May 30, 2024

Revolution Design B7 Machined Idler Gear 26T

Revolution Design Racing Products has released this Machined Idler Gear 26T (RDRP0672) for the Team Associated RC10B7 and RC10B7D as a premium upgrade compared to the standard injection molded idler gears. This option part is machined from white POM and offers improved durability while also lowering friction thanks to POM’s self-lubricating properties.

Source: RDRP [revolution-rc.com]


May 30, 2024

Mugen Seiki MSB1 Friction O Ring & Shock Springs

Mugen Seiki has released new option Friction O Ring and Shock Springs for their MSB1 1:10 2WD Buggy which was released earlier this year.  The Soft option Friction O Ring is intended to be used for gear differential.  Sold as a pack of 10 pieces, they are made of softer material than the kit standard B2322C O Rings and provide a smoother action making the buggy drive easier.  Also new is a 5 Dot Front Shock Spring which is one stage harder than the previous strongest front spring offering.  A new 4 Dot Rear shock spring is one level harder than the current strongest Riya Spring.

Source: Mugen Seiki [mugenseiki.com]


May 29, 2024

Revolution Design B7 Steel Suspension Mount C and D

Revolution Design Racing Products has released a Steel Suspension Mount C and Mount D for the Team Associated RC10B7 and RC10B7D buggy.  These high-quality and durable option parts are made from high-strength steel, making them extremely durable and resilient.  Compared to the standard parts, they offer significantly improved durability and stability, which is particularly beneficial in demanding racing conditions.  Additionally, the weight distribution can be influenced, which is especially advantageous on slippery surfaces such as clay tracks or wet astroturf.

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May 29, 2024

Infinity IFB8 1:8 Buggy unveiled

Creation Model has finally officially taken the wraps off its first entry into the Offroad market with a dedicated website for the presentation of the Infinity IFB8 1:8 Nitro Buggy.  The multiple World Championship winning nitro onroad manufacturer teased out the long awaited release of their first buggy earlier this month and now has published the full specs and features of the production chassis kit on the website.  With World titles in 1:8 Onroad and 1:10 Nitro Touring Car as well as major race titles in Electric Touring Car, Infinity’s entry into offroad has been quite some time coming with Riccardo Berton the driver leading the project and giving the new platform a promising start to the 2024 season by winning the Montepellier GP in France in February against a stacked field.  It will be interesting to see of Japanese manufacturer expands its factory team of offroad drivers ahead of the IFMAR 1:8 Offroad World Championship which take place at Redovan in Spain in September.

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May 29, 2024

GForce MX-4 Forever brings Hirosaka 2001 4WD Buggy design to fruition

Japanese manufacturer GForce has teamed up with one of the all time greats of RC Masami Hirosaka and his father Masaaki to bring to fruition a car that World history previously prevented from racing on the World’s greatest stage and from going into production.  Limited to just 100 individual numbered & assembled cars,  the MX-4 Forever is the car that Masaaki had designed & developed for his son to take on the 2001 IFMAR Electric Offroad World Champion which as a result of the 911 attacks never took place.  After the disappointment of failing to qualify for the 1999 World title race, this iconic duo were determined to retake the title and after many prototypes they finalised this design in 2001 but it didn’t get to race.  The Hirosakas chose not to participate in the 2002 and 2003 World Championship, and in 2004, the Hirosaka team disbanded when Masaaki decided to pursue his own path.  Therefore, the opportunity to participate in the World Championship with stealth car was lost forever.  Now, twenty years later, the legendary Offroad car which looked to never see the light of day again has been revived.  Each MX-4 FOREVER is present in an exclusive paulownia box produced domestically in Japan by the established Japanese company “Kitamura Mokkou Co., Ltd.,” with a history of 76 years.  The Masaaki’s graphics on the box are the work of his younger brother, Mitsumi Hirosaka and each of the 100 people who get to buy one of these kits will receive a personally signed photo from the legendary father-and-son Masaaki and Masami.   This makes the MX-4 Forever a truly special addition to any RC collection.  Set to go on sale from 12:00 on Saturday, June 1st, Japanese time, GForce have already had huge interest from collectors with this unique release expected to sell out fast.

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May 28, 2024

Revolution Design B7 Ultra Battery Mount Set

Another new direct replacement part from Revolution Design Racing Products (RDRP) for the Team Associated RC10B7 is their B7 Ultra Battery Mount Set.  Replacing the standard plastic battery mount, the Aluminium Battery Mount Set not only looks great with its black anodised aluminium and silver chamfered edges, but it is also a more sturdy version and keeps your battery in place safely.  In addition, the combination of aluminium and carbon fibre parts adds to the professional look of your RC10B7 and RC10B7D buggy and accommodates shorty batteries of different capacities and sizes.  The set includes three different heights of washers and screw lengths to adjust the battery mount to the battery height and can be operated without the need for any tools.

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May 28, 2024

Wins for Smith & Orlowski at Scotty Ernst UK Showdown

With it a Bank Holiday weekend in the UK, Scotty Ernst took his UK Showdown to the famed Robin Hood Raceway where Schumacher pairing Ben Smith and Michal Orlowski took the two big wins.  The second year of the event,  in 2WD qualifying it was Smith, fresh from his British National win a week earlier, that took the TQ after topping 3 of the 5 rounds.  Behind him with 2 TQ run was Orlowski ahead of Team Associated’s Tommy Hall and Schumacher’s Lee Martin.  While Smith took all three A-Mains, the main battle as first second.  Hall got by Orlowki for the second in A1, with Orlowski 2nd in A2 but both where passed by Luke Holdsworth in A3 and it was a tie-breaker between the pair with Hall getting the second spot.  Bank Holiday Monday’s 4WD action saw reigning European Champion Orlowski secure the TQ with fastest times in 2 of the 4 qualifiers.  Fastest in Q1, Jamie Hall would line up second ahead of Lee Martin, Tommy Hall and Smith who had TQ’d Q2.  In the triple finals, Orlowski secure the overall victory with wins in A1 & 2, while Jamie Hall secured the runner-up spot with the A3 ahead of Martin who completed the 4WD podium.

Image: Schumacher [racing-cars.com]


May 27, 2024

RDRP B7 Ball-Raced Rear Anti-Roll Bar Mount Set

New from Germany’s Revolution Design Racing Products (RDRP) is this B7 Ball-Raced Rear Anti-Roll Bar Mount Set. It replaces the standard plastic rear anti-roll bar mount of the Team Associated RC10B7 and RC10B7D with a version made out of 7075-T6 aluminium.  This version also incorporates two 4x7x2.5mm ball bearings, which are included in this option part.  As use of ball bearings mean the anti-roll bar moves more freely and the anti-roll bar movement is more precise compared to the standard part.

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