September 22, 2022

Factory Team Vertical Ballstud Mount Set

Team Associated’s Factory Team brand has released Vertical Ballstud Mounts for the RC10B74 series cars, including the B74.2 and B74.2D. These vertical ballstud mounts increase the tunability of the rear camber link, allowing for lower ballstud positions to be used as well as a further outward ballstud position. These pieces mount directly to the tower included in the kit. The intent of these mounts is to allow drivers more versatility than what is available on the kit tower, particularly regarding mounting the inner rear ballstud, which affects the roll center and camber gain of the car. The extent of the available adjustment range will depend on multiple factors such as differential height, hub height, link length, and more.

Source: Associated [associatedelectrics.com]


September 22, 2022

JConcepts RM2 B6.4 precut chassis protective sheet

JConcepts has release this RM2 pre-cut chassis protective sheet for the B6.4. A high-end item used for many years on the performance side of RC racing is the chassis protective sheet. While it’s not easy to re-invent the chassis sheet, JConcepts, along with Ryan Maifield, now offer a newly designed protective sheet for the latest Team Associated vehicle. The heavy-duty and pre-cut item has the latest RM2 graphics incorporated into the scheme with subdued background imagery. The 2-piece design includes 3 extra rear chassis pieces and a selection of pre-cut decals scattered throughout. After a tough race weekend, there will be no excuses and “no apologies” with this design. The “no apologies” tag line is printed full colour to dedicate this item to the racers who wear their heart on their sleeve. With 2 pieces included per package, the durable and resilient material fits each chassis layout like a glove and adds protection and style in one easy package.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]


September 21, 2022

Steel City R/C Speedway to close

Sadly it has been announced that Steel City R/C Speedway in Fontana, California, is to close at the end of the 2022 season.  Located on the grounds of Auto Club Speedway which has hosted NASCAR annually since 1997, redevelopment of the site means the RC track with its trademark red infield will no longer be.  Having just hosted the 1:5 World Championships, in the five years it has operated the track has hosted some of the sport’s biggest races including the 1:8 Onroad World Championship and the last Touring Car Reedy Race of Champions, both in 2019.  With Red RC having attending both these events, it was a great pleasure to deal with Kyle Goodwine and his family who were the visionaries behind this amazing track.  We are pleased to hear the Goodwine’s are already looking at a new location to keep the SCS name and its red infield alive and we look forward to paying it a visit to report on a major event there.

Read SCS Statement here


September 21, 2022

Xtreme Racing Optima Mid ‘Shorty’ chassis conversion

Xtreme Racing has released a custom carbon fibre “Shorty Pack” chassis designed for the re-release of the Kyosho Optima Mid 2022. This chassis allows better layout by putting a shorty 2 cell hard pack on one side of the chassis and the electronics on the opposite side. The battery is placed close to the centre line to help with weight balance. With the battery being placed close to the centre the top plate has been made just for this chassis with cut outs for battery plugs. The conversion kit is supplied with a 2.5mm bottom chassis, a 2.0 mm top plate and a battery hold down system.

View completed conversion here


September 21, 2022

Avid Ringer Shock Standoffs

Avid Racing Concepts have released these Ringer Shock Standoffs which are a direct replacement for the kit standoffs, including (4) standoffs, and (4) Delrin pivot bushings. They are made of black anodized 7075 Aluminum with a 7mm nut and our Ringer design silver highlights at the base to blind your competition with. Each standoff is fully threaded to help prevent bent shock mount screws. The Delrin pivot bushings are designed to rest against the smooth standoff instead of the screw which extends the life of them however they can be replaced to help maintain a tight fit in your shock cap when needed.

View mounted in car here


September 21, 2022

JConcepts Mono Losi Mini-B front wheel

JConcepts has release the Mono wheels as the latest accessory available for the Losi Mini-B vehicle. The front wheels are a direct replacement and fit a selection of JConcepts tires on the market. The wheels are designed in the popular dish style and available in white and fluorescent yellow. The new Mono wheels are ~37.70mm in diameter which match the standard size of the Mini-B front wheel. The flat shape of the wheel design and superior inner rib design provide great performance and durability. The wheels incorporate light-weight pockets inside the wheel which surrounds the wheel nut and a slightly textured tire bead for mounting security. The wheels are designed with small JC logo for brand identification and authenticity.

Source: JConcepts [jconcepts.net]


September 20, 2022

Exotek Racing DR10M 4 Gear Gearbox

Exotek Racing has announced this new aluminium 4 gear gearbox for Team Associated’s DR10M 1:10 2WD drag car.  The ‘bullet proof’ heavy duty machined 7075 aluminium gearbox bolts directly on the car with 4 gears and keeps your gears in perfect alignment, even under the heaviest motor rpm loads.  The America company has also released a heavy duty alloy rear ballstud mount for the car. Machined down to 6 grams to minimise weight but made with 7075 alloy to increase the strength over the stock part.

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September 20, 2022

Team Titan 1:10 Set-Up station

Titan has introduced this new 1:10 Set-Up Station intended for use on all 1:10 electric and nitro cars. The setup station can be used to measure and adjust the all vital set-up changes including camber angle, front and rear toe angle, front and rear caster angle, steering endpoint symmetry and effects of Ackermann changes.  The setup station comes complete with wheel thumb nuts for assembling each gauge assembly to the wheel hubs, a clear acrylic toe gauge, and a high quality padded bag for safe storage and easy transportation.

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