May 13, 2024

JConcepts ‘The Adventure Team’ crawler t-shirt

The JConcepts team has rolled out a new t-shirt just for the crawler, and scale truck market with ‘The Adventure Team’ dedicated to the enthusiast who enjoys the path less traveled and has their roots firmly planted on the rocks, under the trees, or under water. The front of the 100% cotton black t-shirt shows off the team logo as the centre piece with tire tread running horizontally. On the rear of the shirt, the Off-Road primary mark is contained in a shield and gives off a relaxing vibe.  JConcepts and the Adventure Team motif repeats itself carrying the theme front and rear to finish off the design.  Powerful colours cut through the dark shirt and the yellow pops for all to see at the competition.

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May 13, 2024

Moto Obscura Losi XX Front Bulkhead

Moto Obscura has released an aluminium front bulkhead for Team Losi XX models.  This piece fits both 2WD Buggy and Stadium Truck vehicles, and features an internal pocket for optional brass weights to adjust weight distribution.  Each bulkhead is machined from a billet of 6061-T6 aluminium and finished with a beautiful black anodised coating.

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May 13, 2024

Sanwa M17 Limited Version 2024

Sanwa has announced the release of a new 2024 Limited Edition of its M17 radio in three different colour options of the very popular transmitter.  Available in limited blue, orange and pink each colour will be limited to 720 pieces.  The Limited Edition M17 features a coloured AL ST Wheel, Dial, Handle.  It also has a Black Chrome Plating Front and Rear Panel and Oil Slick Screw installed on AL handle. Technical different is that the radio has a USB Type-C installed.  Each transmitter is individually numbered on the back panel (Number 1-720 of each transmitter).  Sanwa will start to ship the limited version to distributor from end of May.

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May 12, 2024

IFMAR 2024 1:8 Offroad World C/ship Stage 1 Report

The organisers of the 2024 IFMAR 1:8 Offroad World Championship to be hosted at the RC-Redován circuit in Spain have published the Stage 1 report for the 19th running of the Championship.  At the end of March, the impressive track which hosted the previous World Championship in 2022 was announced as a late replacement venue just a week after the originally selected hosts Brazil announced it would be unable to run the event for the FAMAR Bloc.  Since then, the well known Baldo brother’s family have been busy making preparations once again for hosting the sport’s biggest race.  Executing an excellent World Championship in 2022, where Davide Ongaro defended his title win from four years earlier in Australia, the Stage 1 Report contains important and useful information for the capacity entry that will descend on the track in early September.   One big announcement from the report is that former EFRA President Javier Garcia will be Race Director.

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May 10, 2024

VP-Pro Diamond Evo 1:8 Buggy tyre

VP-Pro has extended their range of 1:8 Buggy tyre offerings with the addition of the new Diamond Evo pattern.  The pattern is a diamond-styled tyre recommended for hard-packed surfaces and also particularly suited for multi- surface.  Made from high quality rubber it comes with a durable closed cell inserts and is available in a choice of four compounds.  Available un-mounted, VP-Pro also offer it pre-mounted on a choice of yellow, white, pink, green or orange rims.

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May 10, 2024

B-Power SRX8 GT’23/TQ Gearbox Kit

Italian company Star RC under its B-Power brand, which specialises in options for Serpent cars, has released its own gearbox kit for Serpent’s SRX8 GT’23/TQ 1:8 GT Onroad chassis.  The kit can be installed without the need to make any modifications and allows you to use the original Serpent 2-speed gears.  B-Power claim that with their gearbox kit, you will always have a perfect gearbox operation, with changes that are always equal and precise.

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May 10, 2024

175RC Mini B upgrade parts

175RC has released a variety of aftermarket products for the Team Losi Mini B 1:16 2WD Buggy.  As an upgrade to the stock motor plate they have produced a Carbon Fibre motor plate for the Mini-B / T 2.0 platform with it featuring slots instead of holes.  This allows you to run all pinion gears, with full adjustability of gear mesh.  Another carbon fibre upgrade are their front shock tower for the Mini B.  This tower is a direct replacement for the plastic tower and is made from 3mm thick carbon fibre.  Also available from 175RC for the Mini B are their vinyl chassis protectors which they offer in 5 different colours.  These little buggies take a beating, but the bottom of your chassis doesn’t have to but using the protector to keep the dirt out of your screw heads, saving your driver tips from wearing out.

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May 9, 2024

R1 Wurks B7 Aluminium Steering Rack

R1 Wurks is offering an upgrade for the Team Associated B7 1:10 2WD Buggy steering system with this precision-machined Aluminium steering rack.  Not only will this upgrade greatly improve upon the standard plastic components in durability, but it also enhances steering responsiveness and feel.  The lightweight design means it weights just 2.80 grams.  Machined from high-strength 7075 T6 Aluminium Alloy it gets a black anodised finish with R1Wurks branding.

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