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 10, 2022

MIBO 1:10 Onroad Low Profile Brushless Servo

Following its official brand launch yesterday, RC newcomer MIBO has announced the first product in its range, the MIBO 1:10 Onroad Low Profile MB-2311 Brushless Servo.  The high torque/ultra high speed programmable digital low-profile brushless servo comes with steel gear and double BB-ed output shaft and is intended for use in 1:10 on-road RC cars (suitable for Modified, Stock, FWD, Formula classes). All-aluminium case ensures perfect cooling under high load.  MB-2311 is programmable using the KAVAN servo USB programmer/interface and PC software.

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August 10, 2022

O.S. SPEED B21 Adam Drake Edition 3

O.S. Engines has introduced its newest offroad engine with the release of the O.S. SPEED B21 Adam Drake Edition 3.  The engine is the latest offering from the Japanese company’s collaboration with Offroad racing legend Adam Drake. By adopting a boost bypass processing for the crankcase, the engine runs more smoothly, and making it even easier to drive. Adam Drake’s signature colour, blue anodized aluminium is applied to the cutting part of the new outer head, and two-colour anodized aluminium with new design is used to reduce weight and lower the center of gravity for improved driving performance. You can make a choice of two different carburettor restrictor, 6.5II for buggy and 7.5 mainly for truggy.

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August 10, 2022

Takashima D-13 aluminium curved servo horn

RC Drift specialists Takashima D-13 have extended the range of colours in which it offers their lightweight 23mm aluminium curved servo horn with the addition of an anodised purple option. Featuring a 25T spline, it has been made from high quality 7075 aluminium and lightened, making the steering response even faster for Yokomo & Takashima curved steering system.

Source: Takashima D-13 

August 9, 2022

Tamiya TB Evo.8 – Coming soon

Over five years on from the announcement of the current TB chassis offering, Tamiya has recently released some details of the up coming Evo.8 version of their popular shaft-driven 4WD touring car.  Expected to be released in November, the TB Evo. series has gained numerous fans since its inception in 2000.  Tamiya say the Evo.8 features numerous advances from the previous generation including TA08 design A-type arms and promises even further evolution of the series.

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August 9, 2022

Bok announces new ‘MIBO’ brand

Having raced around the world as the Czech Republic’s top electric touring car racer, Michal Bok is launching his own product brand called Mibo.  Responsible for bringing races like the ETS to his home country as well as organising his very own internationally successful Mibo Cup race series, Bok turned from racer to RC businessman in more recent years. After establishing Mibosport which would become Yokomo’s European distributor, Michal is now about to realise a long time ambition of having his own range of professional RC products. In collaboration with RC flight specialists Kavan, the new ‘Mibo’ brand aims to provide racers with a range products for their cars and pit table which goes hand in hand with values he believe in – sustainable quality, professional services and reasonable prices. Mibo will announce the first of their products in the coming days.

Read official Mibo brand announcement here

August 8, 2022

Cragg celebrates 4th decade of winning national champs

Becoming champion of your country is usually one of the first goals drivers aspire too.  Only a select few will achieve the goal and even fewer will successfully defend the title of being the best in their country.  Over the weekend however Neil Cragg (file pic) made it four different decades of holding a national title.  Claiming his first ever title back in 1999, one of the sport’s most down to earth and unassuming racers clinched his 26th British National crown when he secured the 2022 BRCA 1:10 2WD Offroad Championship with P2 in Round 5 at the TORCH astro track.  The former World Champion admitted it has been a tough season against the ‘young guns’ and dedicated his latest title to his dad, Mick as well known around the world as Neil, and his sponsors who have supported him.  A lifelong factory Team Associated driver, we think just like they proudly display their latest World Championship win tally (currently 30) on their official team clothing that maybe it’s time for a Neil Cragg ’26 and still counting’ special edition champions t-shirt release!!

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August 8, 2022

Nicolson leads Yokomo 1-2 at QLD State Championships

Simon Nicolson lead a Yokomo 1-2 at the 2022 Speedy RC Queensland State Championships over the weekend taking the title from fellow international electric touring car racer Antoni Caretti.  Held at England Park Raceway in Brisbane, overnight rain on the Friday meant drivers faced completely different track conditions for the start of qualifying. Despite adapting his car set-up to the track during qualifying, Nicolson was able to take the first of the five qualifiers from Caretti and ARC driver Jeffery Mackie.  He would also TQ Rounds 3 & 4 to secure the overall TQ.  Fastest in Q2 and 5, Mackie would secure second on the grid from Caretti.  The finals would be a Nicolson clean sweep securing him the title.  With Caretti second in A1 from Mackie, and that order reversed in A2, the third final would decide which side of the podium they would join Nicolson.  Caretti again got by Mackie, finishing 1.5-seconds behind the winner in A3 to take second overall.

Source – Simon Nicolson []