July 2, 2024

Epp joins 1up Racing as new Lead Designer

US racing accessories brand 1up Racing has announced the hiring of Eric Epp as their new Lead Designer & Brand Manager.  In this role, Epp will spearhead all aspects of product development, graphic design, and brand management, focusing on elevating the performance and visual identity of 1up Racing’s proprietary products. Having dealt for many year’s with Epp during the heyday of Protoform bodies, Red RC is excited to see him joining Randy Caster’s 1up Racing, a company we have enjoyed seeing Caster start and grow into the success it is today. On the announcement Caster said, “We are thrilled to add Eric to our team. His exceptional talent and proven leadership in product development and brand management will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our company. Eric has been a supporter of our brand since the very beginning, and I know that his passion for innovation, style and commitment to excellence align perfectly with 1up Racing’s mission to deliver world-class products to our customers.” On his move to 1up Racing Epp said, “I can’t wait to get started!,” Eric said about the new position. “I’ve watched Randy grow this brand from simply selling battery tape and grease into the ultra-cool, wide-reaching, attractive RC brand and media company that it is today. Getting to work with both Randy and Joe Pillars to grow the 1up brand is super exciting. The sky’s the limit for 1up Racing with this group of talent.”

Source: 1up Racing [1upracing.com]

November 4, 2022

T-Works B74.2 Graphite Electronics Mounting Plate

Adding to its offering of parts for Team Associated’s B74.2 1:10 4WD Buggy platform, T-Works has release a Graphite Electronics Mounting Plate.  A direct replacement for the standard ESC mounting plate, the carbon fibre plate offers a weight saving and comes complete with mounting screws and nuts.

Source: T-Works [rc-tworks.com]

August 17, 2022

Hudy hard case for Accessories/Air Vac 1:8 Offroad

Following on from their onroad starter box hard case release last week, Hudy has added to their case range with this smaller example to store and protect your accessories.  Measuring 215x90x85mm, the case is also ideally suited to house Hudy’s Air Vac ultra-compact electric-powered vacuum pump for 1/8 off-road shock absorbers.  High-quality materials ensure the durability and long life of this hard case. The upper lid features inner net pocket with a zipper.

Source: Hudy [hudy.net]

August 13, 2022

JConcepts big bore shock limiter & up-travel kit

JConcepts have released these clip on big bore shock limiters and up travel kits.  Up and down travel are huge adjustments, with one taking place outside the shock and another, inside the shock. JConcepts has refined lightweight injection molded spacers in multiple increments to make solid vehicle adjustments.  The down travel limiters are precision molded in 1, 2, 3, and 6mm lengths to achieve a wide range of options. The outside limiters, included in the same length, are clip based with a small opening so adjustments can be made on the fly to the outside. The kit is ideal for all 1/10th and 1/8th shock tuning using either 3.0 or 3.5mm shock shafts and is available in red, black, yellow and white.

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August 10, 2022

JConcepts light bucket, flag mount set w/ flags, & bump stops

Detailing a design can be just as fun as racing and competing. JConcepts is bringing more fun accessories to market in a variety pack featuring some of the most sought-after items for finishing off a look or identity. In the 1980’s and 1990’s, flags, and lights were on just about every custom truck on the road. The team from Groveland, Florida is offering several of these products in a multitude of designs and colours to decorate any 1/10th vehicle of choice.

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August 4, 2022

OfficinaRC Tungsten Smart Shims

OfficinaRC have added these new tungsten Smart Shims to their existing aluminium and brass Smart Shim offerings. Obsessed with quality and attention to detail, OfficinaRC say they have added the Tungsten version as a follow up to the successful introduction of the aluminium smart shim. OfficinaRC have applied a laser cut on the side of the shim in order that you can immediately recognise its size so you will no longer have any doubts and no longer need a caliper. The material used, tungsten, plays a fundamental role, increasing the weight by 8 time over the Alu Smart Shim so at the lowest point it can consequently lower the centre of gravity and make the car even more stable. Measurements are defined by solid lines with each line indicating millimetres. Offered as a pack of 8 shims they are available in 2 sizes: 3x6x1mm and 3x6x2mm.  The Tungsten Smart shim are designed by OfficinaRC in Monaco and made in Italy.

Source: OfficinaRC [officinarc.com]

August 4, 2022

Hudy Onroad Starter Box Hard Case

Hudy have released this full colour HUDY graphics hard case for its popular onroad starter box. Made from high quality materials and to a high level of workmanship, the case’s durability with ensure a long life of travelling to races and providing protection for your starter box. The upper lid features inner net pocket with a zipper.

Source: Hudy [hudy.net]

August 3, 2022

Gimar 1:8 GT tyre warmers

Italian company Gimar, specialists in GT class and former European champion of the category, introduce this new tyre warmer for 1:8th GT. Featuring a very small control unit with front-side warming belt connectors, the warmer takes up minimal pit space. Gimar is also the first brand that use the CUP warmer for the GT class that is more commonly used in 1:10 touring class. The tyre warmers can be powered by a DC power supply or a 3S LiPo battery pack and come in a Gimar branded carry case.

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