6th Annual January Jam Race – Report

6th Annual January Jam Race – Report

Flowood R/C Indoor Park hosted their 6th Annual January Jam Race with 200 entries from all over the US showing up to run in 13 classes. The layout was awesome and the track looked better after the race than it did during practice on Friday with the very unique layout giving both the 1/8 and 1/10 some of the best racing ever at FRC. The 1/8th Expert Nitro Buggy class had Jake Dellinger (Team Associated) taking the TQ and win from fellow Team Associated driver Josh Glancy with TLR’s Graham Gonzales rounding out the top 3 result.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Jose Martinez wins SOR Championship Rd1

Jose Martinez wins SOR Championship Rd1

Round 1 of the SOR Championship was held in Puerto Rico with over 100 racer from all over the country in attendance. In the Nitro Truggy class Jose Martinez took the TQ honours after the qualifiers and he would be able to conserve his qualifying performance in the main final, taking the win some two laps ahead of second place driver Alex Vasquez. Miguel Cotto would round out the top 3 result.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]

Friday, February 5, 2016

Kyosho Optima 4WD buggy re-release

Kyosho Optima 4WD buggy re-release

Following a first teaser Kyosho have now officially introduced the Kyosho Optima 4WD buggy re-release. Redesigned by the original designer, the Optima has been carefully redeveloped from ground up to bring back the best of the buggies in the good old days and to offer a true fun to drive feel. The “2016” Optima is designed based on the original version released in the 1980’s, it features several updated areas without compromising parts compatibility with the original chassis. The upgrades and updates include 6061-T6 aluminium chassis material, the drivetrain can be build with the original chain or and optional belt drive, the diff gears are ball-raced, all gears are modern 48 pitch gears, and a slipper clutch allows the use of more powerful motors. The tyres offer a slightly modified tread and they are made using softer rubber and included in the kit is also all-hex hardware as well as two different front bumpers.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Arrowmax 64 grade titanium M3 & M4 screws

Arrowmax 64 grade titanium M3 & M4 screws

Coming from Arrowmax is a range of 64 grade titanium M3 and M4 screws. The fully CNC-machined fasteners come with Arrowmax’ AM logo engraved and they are available in a range of sizes including M3x5 to M3x18 as well as M4x8 to M4x12 in both countersunk or button head design. The screws are available in packs of five and due to being made of a very lightweight material they can help to lower the overall weight of car significantly.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Kyosho Inferno Neo ST Race Spec 2.0 RTR

Kyosho Inferno Neo ST Race Spec 2.0 RTR

Kyosho have introduced the new Inferno Neo ST Race Spec 2.0 ReadySet nitro truggy. Having World and National Championship origins the truck builds on a foundation that benefits from more than a decade of development and refinement. The channeled aluminium chassis is made from stronger, more durable alloy, it features moulded chassis braces, and the bulkheads and suspension arms are taken right from the ST-RR Evo racing kit. Front, centre and rear differentials transfer power to the wheels via a strong shaft drive system with ultra-smooth front universal driveshafts and a double disc brake system provides ample stopping power.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

RC Concept sensor cables & silicone wires

RC Concept sensor cables & silicone wires

French company RC Concept have new accessories available in the form of sensor cables, silicone wires and 4mm connectors. Starting with the sensor cables, they are available in six different sizes including 50mm, 100mm, 150mm, 200mm, 250mm and 300mm all of which come in all-black colour for looks and mesh covered for best possible protection. Also new is 12AWG and 14AWG silicone wire in black, red or white colour. The highly flexible wire comes in packs of 1 metre. Last but not least are 4mm bullet-type connectors. The gold-plated male plugs are of the now-standard 4-cut type for an increased contact patch and they feature pre-shaped soldering areas, making for neat soldering jobs. The connectors are available in convenient packs of 10 pieces.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Avid aluminium parts trays

Avid aluminium parts trays

New from Avid come aluminium parts tray in three different sizes. The most unique being the 350x40mm which was designed to be placed at the top or sides of a pit area as a more permanent solution. Also available are a 200x100mm and a 150x75mm tray with the 350x40mm and 200x100mm also include two round cavities that hold the included Doodad containers. The black anodised trays sport laser-etched Avid logos and machined silver edges for improved visual impact.

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Friday, February 5, 2016

WRC LM16 1/10th pan car kit

WRC LM16 1/10th pan car kit

Italian company WRC have introduced the LM16 1/10th scale pan car kit. Resembling a Le Mans prototype car the vehicle is based off of the company’s F-One formula car kit and it features a newly designed front bumper and body mount, a new rear upper battery and damper mount plate as well as carbon fibre rear body mounts. The dominating part of the kit, the Pro1 called body – including a separate, adjustable rear wing – finishes off the kit and it is also available separately to equip most of today’s formula cars using adapters made by WRC.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

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