Horizon Hobby introduce the Ten SCTE Troy Lee Designs RTR 4WD short course truck. Based on the 2013 and 2014 ROAR Nationals winning vehicle the kit offers a factory assembled 4WD shaft-driven chassis, sturdy suspension components and full RTR specifications with a 3900kv Dynamite 540-size 4-pole brushless motor, a 130A LiPo-compatible and waterproof Dynamite speed controller, a Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz radio set and waterproof Spektrum steering servo and electronics. The truck comes including a pre-painted bodyshell rocking the TLD logo and graphics, black and orange beadlock design wheels and grippy racing tyres.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The fifth Annual January Jam Race was held at the Fabulous Flowood R/C Indoor Park this past weekend with 285 entries running 13 classes. While Cole Ogden came out successful in the 1/8th Nitro Buggy class it was Tekno’s Ryan Lutz who swept the 1/8th Nitro Truggy, 1/8th Electric Buggy and 1/8th Electric Truggy classes. In the progress he also came out on top of the field in 1/10th 4WD SCT. Behind Lutz (Tekno) Cole Ogden (TLR) and Chandler Elliot (TLR) rounded out the podium in the 1/8th Truggy class. The Mugen duo of Marc Beck Robbie Darby (Mugen) completed the top 5 result.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
New from Yokomo come the Racing Performer B series LiPo competition battery packs. A special inner cell structure of the 100C packs boosts the performance, making the batteries ideal for both Stock and Modified classes. The B series 7.4V batteries are available as a 5800mAh standard, 4800mAh shorty and 3500mAh low-profile variant with the with the standard and standard height shorty pack offering a unique 5mm and 4mm connector tube configuration to offer reverse polarity protection. As a bonus the first batch of the batteries will include suitable bullet-type connectors.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
The 10th edition of the Petit RC Race was held this past weekend at the RBR36 Arena in Barcelona, Spain, a new indoor facility built and owned by 1/8th Buggy World Champion Robert Batlle. As usual the race attracted some of Europe’s fastest drivers, this time including Jörn Neumann, Migual Matias and of course Robert Battle. The 2WD Buggy and Short Course classes, run on Saturday, saw Jörn Neumann and Robert Batlle leading the proceedings. Jörn took the overall TQ from Dani Batlle while Robert Batlle rounded out the top 3 result. In the Short Course class, that was run in a “finals only” mode, Robert was the man to beat on his home track as he won all but one final legs to take the win from Uri Valde and Vicente Moyano.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Reedy’s all-new SC800-BL Brushless ESC is splash-proof for maximum durability and features a compact footprint that allows for easy installation in most 1/10th scale vehicles. The SC800-BL is standard equipment in Team Associated’s ProSC 4×4 and is the perfect replacement for RTR speed controllers thanks to its ease of setup and simple forward/brake/reverse operation. When paired with Reedy brushless motors, a potent combination of power and efficiency is created, resulting in quick acceleration, high top speeds, generous run times, and more fun.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The 28th Annual CRCRC Winter Mid-West Championships were held this past weekend at The Ohio R/C Factory in Jeffersonville, OH. This year would see a big increase in entries that would reach an impressive total of 471. In Modified Truck Kyosho factory driver Jared Tebo and Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri would both TQ two rounds of qualifying. After each drivers laps and times were added together, it was Tebo who would claim the overall TQ for the class. Tebo would dominate both A-Main one and A-Main two to take the Modified Truck Championship.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
With the Australian Summer now in full swing, round 2 of the WA EP Interclub Series kicked off at Carine Radio Controlled Car Club INC. The small and challenging track came up wonderfully for the strong showing of 65 entries who arrived on Sunday morning to do battle. The multi-surface track, well known for its challenges and unique layout was sure to make the racing interesting, and it did not disappoint. The sun was out, the track looked good, the cars primed and ready – the stage was set for a great day of racing.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Intech Racing have more images of their forthcoming ERSC-10 1/10th scale 4WD short course truck available following a first teaser image some days ago. Sharing many parts with the BR-6 1/8th off-road buggy the SC truck is of a sturdy design with a hard anodised aluminium chassis, a 3-diff drivetrain, enclosed receiver box, a combined battery and speed controller mounting plate and durable suspension components including machined aluminium shock towers and large-volume aluminium shock absorbers. Other features included are aluminium suspension mounts with inserts for the suspension pins, front and rear anti-roll bars and adjustable turnbuckles.
Monday, December 22, 2014