March 22, 2023

Leadfinger Racing A2 Tactic S14-4C bodyshell

American offroad bodyshell manufacturer Leadfinger Racing has added to their A2 Tactic line up with the aftermarket body specifically designed to fit the Sworkz S14-4C (Carpet Edition) 1:10 4WD buggy.  Following the recent release of the new 4wd buggy, customers immediately requested a body from Leadfinger that could offer up great looks and unmatched performance.  The new A2 Tactic body is a super low-profile design that is built for speed.  The perfectly raked windshield contours seamlessly to the roof line that includes an optional vent to help to keep electronics cooler. Finished off with a rear fin and spoiler, this combination delivers the perfect balance for stability and performance. There is no more concern for front wings that break or fall off during hard crashes. This wing securely mounts onto the front shock tower using both bulkhead screws.  Also included are two of our newest and most popular ‘Sniper Medium Weight Turf Wings.’  These wings are molded from a thicker material that will provide lasting performance for a much longer period.

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March 22, 2023

Willspeed RF3 B6.4 Conversion Kit

Following on from their TLR RF3, British specialist buggy manufacturer Willspeed has opened pre-orders for the Team Associated B6.4 version of their beautifully machined conversation kit.  Progressing on a successful 4 years since the incarnation of the RF2 conversion platform, utilising the same principles and philosophies now proven they have taken the design back to basics to keep the same integral properties but improve on further adjustability, tunability and durability resulting in an all new platform, we introduce the RF3.  The Willspeed RF3 conversion platform was designed and manufactured by engineers and racers alike for the true ultimate in performance on medium to high traction surfaces and this release is sure to be big for them with Team Associated’s 1:10 Buggy a benchmark chassis in 2WD racing.  Preorders are targeting to ship mid April.

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March 22, 2023

Hudy Extra Resistant Cleaning Brush

With the technical advances in RC racing the humble brush is still one of the best ways to clean your car and now Hudy has released a new Extra Resistant Cleaning Brush.  Available in two sizes, large 2.5″ & medium 2.0″, it features unique stiffer fibre bristles with additional resistance against oil and chemicals. With a black composite handle finished with stylish Hudy pattern this is a product that will be a part of your pit table set-up for years.

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March 21, 2023

Tebo announces ‘2023 will be last year as a ‘professional driver’

Jared Tebo has announced that 2023 will be his last year racing as a professional driver.  One of the true stars of the sport enjoying a very lengthy reign as as one of the best offroad racers in the world, the American has said 2023 will be his ‘farewell tour’.  The now 36 year old arrived on the RC scene at the age of 13 and since then has lived the ultimate dream of any young kid starting out in racing.  Making the ‘tough decision’, he said he is ‘fully content’ with his racing career and feels that he has nothing else ‘left to prove’ but mentally he is not enjoying the mindset needed to race competitively at the elite level.  Having had the opportunity to work with Jared for over half of his racing career, the first time being when he was Top Qualifier at the 2010 IFMAR 1:8 Offroad World Championship in Thailand, Red RC congratulations Jared on his racing achievements and would like to say thank you for all the racing entertainment over the years.  We look forward to working with him in his future journey in the industry.

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March 21, 2023

NathoBuilds Setup Board & 7.5 Deg Caster Inserts

New from NathoBuilds products are are this Carbon Fibre Setup Board and 7.5deg Caster Inserts for Team Associated 1:10 Offroad chassis.  Manufactured from 4mm thick 3K Twill Weave Gloss Carbon, the Setup board has been tested on a bunch of out door conditions to ensure that the boards will last years without tweaking and making sure the board stays flat. It also features chamfered edges to prevent the corners from chipping and comes with an included heavy-duty Corflute Travel/ Storage Box that fits perfectly into an Ogio Rig 9800 travel bag.  The 7.5deg Caster Inserts have been tested by some of the Team Associated Australia team and give you +7.5 deg of caster which is great for low bite out door conditions.

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March 21, 2023

MonacoRC ‘SpiralBox’ Storage solution

Monaco RC has released a new storage solution it is calling the ‘SpiralBox’.  It is the perfect solution for organising small items to bring to the race track. Divided into 7 compartments, this cylindrical container comes with pre-printed stickers with white spaces to customise them as desired.  The unique feature of the ‘SpiralBox’ is its versatility: thanks to the fully detachable screw-stacked compartments, users can organise their items to their liking, separating them in a precise and orderly manner.  In addition, the pre-printed stickers with the most common measurements simplify the recognition of objects inside the package.  Moreover, the MonacoRC-style graphics give the package an elegant and professional look, ideal for those who want to stand out on the race track.  Monaco RC also offer the SpiralBox in Shim and a SetScrew option.  The MonacoRC SpiralBox-Shim is the perfect solution for anyone working with precision shims.  The cylindrical container comes with 140 shims divided into 7 different sizes (20 per type), to meet all possible needs.  The SpiralBox-SetScrew is the perfect solution for those who want to keep all their set screws organised in the most commonly used sizes in the RC world and contains 100 set screws divided into 5 different sizes.

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March 20, 2023

Lot wins opening round of French eBuggy Nationals

Jordan Lot won the opening round of the French National eBuggy Championship over the weekend, the Sworkz driver taking victory from the Kyosho of Reno Savoya.  The season opener was hosted at the Modélisme Agathois where Remy Bermudez took his Xray to TQ honours ahead of Savoya, both drivers posted a TQ run each from the three rounds however it was young Bermudez who had the faster time to become Top Qualifier while Lot lined up 3rd.  In the finals, starting from 4th it was Noha Ben Mohamed who took the opening encounter from Bermudez. In A2 it was the ‘Shark’ Savoya who got the win from Lot, but the latter reversed that result in the third leg to secure the overall win with his Corsatec powered RC S35-4e. Ben Mohamed completed the podium for Xray behind Savoya.

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March 19, 2023

Jeff Wang crowned FEMCA 1:8 Buggy Champion

Taiwanese driver Jeff Wang is the 2023 FEMCA 1:8 Buggy Champion, the Ming Yang team driver winning the prestigious Asian title from the Xray of young Korean talent Hyunkyu Jung.  Hosted by Taiwan Radio Control Car Association at the 66 RC Racing Track, named after its location under the No.66 highway bridge, the event attracted an entry of 142 drivers representing 10 countries from the FEMCA Bloc.  In qualifying 23-year-old Wang would secure the overall TQ after topping three of the 6 rounds with Hyunkyu Jung classified second with two TQ runs.  The only other to top the timing sheets, Taiwan’s Wang Guan Ling would complete the Top 3.  Wining his Semi final from Thailand’s Witsarut R., 13-year-old Hyunkyu Jung would be on pole for the 50-minute final with a faster winning time than that of Wang who won his 30-minute encounter from the Sparkco buggy of 11-year-old Huang Han Ping.  In the 50-minute Main Final, it would be Wang who would come out on top with his SH Engines powered MY1 having 2-lap margin over Jung.  Winner of the separately run 20-minute ‘Teenage Final’ held earlier in the day,  Jung crossed the finish just 1.1-seconds ahead of Wang Guan Ling who completed podium in Taoyuan.

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