Schumacher’s latest 2WD buggy is the Cougar KF2 – nope, nothing to do with eager older ladies! this car is all business, with a really unique 2WD belt drivetrain rather than the more conventional 3- or 4-gear design seen on current racing buggies. Updating the now 2-year old Cougar KF, the KF2 features an all-new chassis, easily moved motor position, new body and new slipper clutch.
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The RC Racing TV Facebook group had hit the 5000 Member mark!! – Not likes, because as we say on the live stream ”You can’t like us, in fact you probably don’t like us, but you can JOIN us!!” (Nearly 3000 of you have in the last year)
The group is a true community of RC fans, as well as the best place to go for all our Live-Streaming news and interaction, any member can post on the group (about RC stuff not about Discount Ray-Bans or Ugg Boots or Pyramid investment schemes).
In association with Team Durango, Concepts and VRCpro we have all the action from Sweden and the 4WD 1/10th Electric Buggy Championships. Last year saw Martin Bayer take a shock maiden win, can he repeat the feat or will pre event favourites Lee Martin and Jorn Neumann manage to snatch the title?
No, that’s not a giant cat, that’s a normal-size cat next to a hand-built RC Ford Escort! It (the car, not the cat) is just one of many handmade scale RC vehicles made by the very popular YouTube user ‘Headquake’, who has a series of fun and inspiring ‘build’ videos showing how he makes his cars and trucks completely from scratch.
KillerBody have been blowing up the scale scene recently, and now they’ve got a big and growing line of touring car bodies! Their latest 1/10th touring car body is aimed at ‘vintage’ TC fans: the Alfa Romeo 155 GTA! This legendary DTM racer from the 90′s ruled the roost for a while, and the KillerBody version includes side mirrors, exhaust and front and rear lights.
Here’s a pretty cool 1/10th scale motorcycle that’s slipped under our radar, the X-Rider Cx3-II Motorcycle! This is an unboxing video of this RTR motorcycle with 3-channel radio, battery and charger. It’s even painted up, ready to hit the track!
Team Durango has been in touch to tell us they’ve got a few new racing kits on the way for 2015. It looks like 1/8 nitro buggy, 1/8 electric buggy, 1/8 truggy and short course pro-spec kits. No idea if these will replace or just enhance the existing DNX8, DEX8 or DEX8T, but we’ll soon see!
Xray’s Olly Jefferies completed his domination of the 2015 International Carpet Challenge event by taking a clean sweep of qualifying and the triple leg finals. The British National Champion was clearly the class of the field at signature race of the well-known EWS team in the UK.
When you’re ready to get your redneck on and go huntin’ alligators, there’s just one thing a bayou-lovin’ child of the American South wants to have under their feet: the Cajun Commander 1/10th scale airboat from Aquacraft! These uniquely American air-driven ‘boats’ use a flat-bottomed boat hull so it can float in shallow water and go over lake grass without getting stuck, a small-block V8 engine connected to a colossal propeller and boatloads of horsepower to push it along on top of the water. Fitted with close to a dozen car headlights, it’s the perfect thing to take out to the swamps for some nighttime critter hunting. All this scale version needs is a servo-controlled hunter in the front seat with an airsoft gun and you’re all set!
The Cajun Commander has a hull ABS is 70 cm long and is driven by a 1800kV brushless motor. This airboat is equipped with an LED lighting system and weighs 2.43 kg.
Germany’s Christopher Krapp scored a big win for the visiting drivers as he took the Dash For Cash win in the evening event at the International Carpet Challenge.
Krapp took his Kyosho to a time just two one-hundredths of a second quicker than Kyle Branson managed with his Capricorn in the two-lap runs around the track in the reverse direction. Elliott Harper also set a time within one tenth of a second, but for the second year in a row, the cash will be heading to Germany, following Yannic Prumper’s win last year.
The organisers also chose another random group of drivers, and this time it was the Super Stock D Final drivers. Tom Evers set the best two-lap time, ahead of Richard Clarke and David Usher.