March 8, 2023

Reds Racing 1:8 Motor 40mm Fan Holder

Reds Racing has produced this new aluminium 40mm fan holder for use on 1:8 electric motors.   Clamping around the motor this help with heat dissipation which is fundamental to keeping your motor working perfectly.  The two piece mounts are black anodise and finished with machined silver edges.

View holder parts here

March 8, 2023

1up Racing UltraLite 30mm Fan Shrouds

Randy Caster’s 1Up Racing has introduced new UltraLite 30mm Fan Shrouds to maximise the effectiveness of your motor’s cooling fan.  Made in the USA by Vargr Industries with high quality materials and the latest 3D printing technology, the fan shrouds are strong while keeping the overall weight incredibly light. A perfect match for the 1up Racing UltraLite 30mm Aluminium Cooling Fan but are fully compatible and look great with any 4-hole 30mm fans.  Traditional Ducted is the most common and directs all air forward.  This is flat on the bottom for those who want to chassis mount their 1up UltraLite Cooling Fan without the Optional Brass Chassis Mount, but still fits perfectly along with our Brass Chassis Mount. Weighs only 2.7 grams!  Bypass for EP TC directs all of the fan air forward while also pulling in air from two vents on the top and right side, perfect for nearly every 1/10 electric touring car with belts and weighs only 3.5 grams!  Like the Traditional Ducted Shroud, this is flat on the bottom for chassis mounting and fully compatible with our Brass Chassis Mount.  2wd Buggy Rear Fit funnels air between the endbell and transmission case towards the rear side of the motor.  Tested and fit on the Team Associated B6.4, the shroud may require minor trimming for proper clearance on other buggies and it weighs only 1.2 grams!

View Shroud fitted to Touring Car here

March 8, 2023

WRC Racing 1:8 Truggy coming soon

Italian RC car brand WRC Racing, who made one of the biggest surprise signings of 2023 when they announced Ryan Cavalieri would lead their Offroad Nitro racing program, has announced that it has a new Truggy coming to market.  Racing at the recent Dirt Nitro Challenge, Cavalieri contested the Truggy class with a Team Associated chassis but WRC are set to be able to offer their star American driver a complete race weekend package with the up coming release of the RTX Truggy to race alongside his SBX-2 1:8 Buggy.

Source: WRC Racing []

March 8, 2023

MIBO Shock & Diff Oils

Fresh from hosting their hugely successful inaugural MIBO International Race over the weekend, Czech brand MIBO has added a range of shock and diff oils to its product line.  MIBO Shock Oil is a high-performance suspension fluid that is specially formulated for use in RC car racing.  Suitable for both on-road and off-road use, it is designed to provide smooth and consistent damping action for your RC car shocks. With the new MIBO shock oils, ranging from 10wt/100cSt all the way to 80wt/1000cSt, you can fine-tune your car’s suspension system to suit your driving style and racing conditions.  The new high-performance MIBO Diff Oils range runs from 2,000cSt all the way to 1,000,000cSt so you can fine-tune your car’s differential stiffness for optimal performance and improved handling.

Source: MIBO []

March 7, 2023

Rivkin completes clean sweep at Desert Classic

Spencer Rivkin completed a clean sweep at Desert Classic over the weekend, the Team Associated driver winning 2WD, 4WD and Mod Truck at the 7th edition of the annual race.  A home event for the Arizona driver & reigning 2WD World Champion, this year’s Desert Classic was more significant than usual due to the fact that the Hobby Action RC Raceway will host this year’s IFMAR World Championships in September.  Top Qualifier of all three classes, in 2WD Rivkin took win from Schumacher’s Broc Champlin, a result that would be repeated in 4WD Buggy where Aydin Horne completed the podium.  In the single 8-minute Mod Truck A-Main, Rivkin would lead home the TLR of Dakotah Phend and Reedy’s Dustin Evans.

Image: Spencer Rivkin [Facebook]

March 7, 2023

Hotrace Mini Pin 1:10 Offroad tyre

Hotrace has announced it is to enter the 1:10 astro/carpet track tyre market with the release of it new Mini Pin tyre.  The Italian company’s latest offering is intended for use as a rear tyre for both 2WD and 4WD.  The casing and pins are designed to improve traction and ease of driving.  The compound has been developed to maximise the life of the tyre with two compounds available with the Medium suggested for low grip and the Hard suggested for med to high grip conditions.

Source: Hot Race Tyres []

March 7, 2023

Xray XB8’23

Xray has released the 2023 iteration of their XB8 1:8 Nitro Buggy.  The latest chassis features all-new front & rear semi-split bulkhead with quick differential access without disassembling suspension and new front & rear diff height adjustment through eccentric bushings.  The central drivetrain angle and height adjustment has been Improved and a redesigned chassis for semi-split bulkheads increases traction via improved rear chassis flex. The front aluminium & rear graphite shock towers are redesigned. The front & rear lower suspension holders have new mounting position with the front upper suspension holder matching the new servo saver.  A redesigned wing holder fits the new semi-split rear bulkhead and the Wickerbill rear wing allows quick downforce adjustments and pre-marked airflow holes to reduce downforce.  The XB8 ’23 also gets a new 46/13 internal gear ratio and 14T clutch bell expands usable gear ratios.

View the full XB8 ’23 presentation here

March 6, 2023

JConcepts Stampede MT Hunter body

The team at JConcepts have been busy with the release of their latest body, the Hunter for Traxxas Stempede 1:10 Monster Truck.  One of the most popular vehicles of all-time in RC, the Stempede gets a retro vibe body shell as the Hunter body throws down a huge retro vibe straight out of the early 1990’s with this classic lid.  A consistent body panel profile runs front to back on the Hunter body with tightly shaped wheel well flares.  The extra cab look has become synonymous with JConcepts bodies on the trucks and buggies and carried over here to a pick-up truck shell.  The Hunter has a louvered rear bed area and an additional rear cab spoiler molded right into the body itself.  A detailed front-end includes the grille, headlights, lower grille area and fog lights.  With the help of included decal sheet, the look fit and finish of the front-end can be completed to look the part of a great looking truck.  In the rear, taillights are molded into the body while the decals cover the area after finalised paint to make a great looking scale appearance.

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