April 24, 2010

Short Course Nationals – Announcement

Short Course Nationals - Announcement

The organisers of the 2010 Short Course Nationals to be held at R/C Madness in Enfield, CT were in touch to promote their event which takes place from the 9th to 11th of July. As the name suggests, the race is only open to short course vehicles by encompasses 7 classes including Slash spec, 2wd stock, 2wd open, 4wd electric small block, 4wd electric big block, mini short course open and finally 4wd nitro open. Registration is now open and you can find the entry form here.

March 4, 2009

Team Associated SC8e Short Course truck

Team Associated SC8e Short Course truck

Having recently reviewed the gas powered SC8 from Team Associated, the company have now released an electric powered kit version, called the SC8e. Like the SC8, the SC8e was designed to meet the scale specifications and handling of full-size short course race trucks. It’s all there, a durable and realistic clear race truck body, KMC wheels with realistic off-road tires, scale suspension travel, full roll-cage and functional mud flaps result in an unparalleled scale experience. Good looks mean nothing without the engineering to back it up. Team Associated’s engineering team has developed a practical chassis design that incorporates the same exceptional strength, durability, cornering capability, jumping ability, and rough track handling that characterize the nitro SC8. With special features such as a hard anodized machined chassis, correctly balanced and optimized weight distribution, composite Big Bore shocks featuring 4mm gold shafts, and upgraded steering system, the SC8e is right at home on the race track – just like its full-size counterparts. Scale realism and electric power make the SC8 the must-have truck in 2009.

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December 20, 2008

Factory Team Muffler & RC8T options

New from Factory team are these 1/8th scale muffler and header. Perfect for your RC8, SC8 and RC8T this 3-chamber muffler provides the best combination of bottom end punch and top end performance. Hard anodised they are EFRA Homologated (#2035). Also new from FT, for the RC8T are a pair of narrow aluminium wheel hexes. Recommended for use in both the front and rear of your RC8T and RC8T RS, they reduce your overall width by 9.0mm, yielding quicker steering response and more speed through the corners. Finally for the RC8T are front and rear chassis braces, made from aluminium, which both help stiffen the chassis in bending and torsion.

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December 18, 2008

Team Associated Pro Comp SC8

Team Associated have announced the release of the Travis Coyne edition Pro Comp SC8, the latest edition to their line of 1/8th scale, nitro 4WD, authentic race truck replicas. Based on the championship-winning RC8T truggy platform, the SC8 was designed to meet the scale specifications of the full-size short course race truck. It’s all there, Fully assembled and ready to go, underneath the replica body, roll cage and wheels beats the heart of a RC8T. Team Associated’s Pro.28 engine and XP3D Computerized Digital FM Radio system are factory installed. The differentials and shocks come filled with the proper silicone fluids, making it faster and easier than ever to get Team Associated SC8 performance out of the box and into the dirt.

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August 21, 2008

Associated SC8 Short Course Race Truck

Associated SC8 Short Course Race Truck

Team Associated have officially announced the SC8, the first 1:8 scale, nitro 4WD offroad, authentic race truck replicas. Each SC8 comes decked out with one of four fully licensed race truck bodies, wheels and tires, designed to look just like the full size race trucks that run in short course off road series around the country. The world of high-performance R/C has never before seen this level of scale accuracy. Starting with the championship winning RC8T truggy platform, the SC8 was designed to meet the scale specifications of the full size short course race trucks. It’s all there, from the scale suspension travel, to the roll-cage tube diameter, to the functional mud flaps. The result is the SC8, a creation of an unparalleled scale experience at a level of performance that has never been seen before in true scale.

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