Traxxas XO1 Supercar 2014!

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The 2014 version of the Traxxas XO1 “Supercar” is now available! Famed for going very fast in a straight line (0-60mph in 2.3 second and 0- 100mph in just 4.92!) The model is supplied completely assembled and ready to run with a Castle Creations Mamba and Monster Extreme esc/motor set up which takes up to 6s Lipos! it’s also  equipped with telemetry and remote control TQi with a docking station for Apple iPhone or iPod Touch. 

but does it go round corners?

More pics after the jump!

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Kyosho Scorpion 1/10 Vintage buggy re-release!

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Kyosho have released the first images of their re-release of the Scorpion electric buggy which first saw the dirt on 1982.
The re-design and updating of the car was carried out by the same the designer who created the original Scorpion 32 years ago! (Either he was very young then or the Japanese retirement laws are way different from here!).
The new version will be identical to the original,apart from the changes … that strength and performance. Among the new features are higher quality shocks, metal transmission gears and a modern slipper clutch.

Lots more pics after the jump!

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VBC Racing Firebolt DM 2wd Buggy

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VBC Racing has published the first 3D images of their new Firebolt DM buggy. The Firebolt DM is intended to be a competition racing buggy, and as such we can see an aluminum chassis, centered electronics and angled shock towers. Looking pretty good so far!

VBC say that the buggy is due for release during the summer, prime racing season!

Here’s hoping that 1/10th buggies are the new 1/8th buggies, and this is the first many new designs we’ll be seeing over the coming months!

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Pro-Line Pro-2 SC Truck Review, Part 3: Assembling the Rear End

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Here’s the third part of our exclusive Pro-Line Pro-2 short course racing truck kit build and review! Just in case you missed them, check out the first article here and Part 2 here!

The Pro-Line Pro-2 short course racing truck has been out for a while, but this is the first and only complete build guide you can find anywhere – click Continue to read how the assembly of the front end goes!

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RealFlight 7 Update for Drone/Quad flyers

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Great Planes has just released ‘Update M’, which is a free updated to their RealFlight 7 flight simulator software. This update allows pilots of drones and quadcopters to fly around and through obstacles in a cool, ‘gamified’ style. There are 10 different tests of skill, suitable for both beginners and experienced pilots.

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Horizon Hobby: Updates its 2WD ECX

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Horizon Hobby have updated (again) its line of entry-level model cars, the ECX. Now the buggy  ”Boost”, the stadium truck”Circuit”, the short course “Torment” and the monster truck  ”Ruckus” incorporate  a new and more powerful waterproof ESC  with LiPo Cutoff.

In addition to the new esc these four model cars, come with a powerful brushless motor (15T) and a  2.4GHz Spektrum radio.

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Pro-Line Pro-2 SC Truck Review, Part 2: Assembling the Front End

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Here’s the second installment of our exclusive Pro-Line Pro-2 short course racing truck! If you missed the first article of this complete kit build-up, check out Part 1 here.

The Pro-Line Pro-2 short course racing truck has been out for a while, but this is the first and only complete build guide you can find anywhere – click Continue to read how the assembly of the front end goes!

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Race Report – West Kent 1/12 GP

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The 1/12 scale electric class is currently in its ‘off-season’ in the UK, with the BRCA nationals taking place during the winter from October to March. However, a number of clubs and series organisers continue to host events during the summer in order to keep competitors occupied and give them a chance to conduct valuable testing and get some practice in.

The West Kent Radio Car Club in Tonbridge, South East England have previously held BRCA national events at their superb indoor venue. However, a complication with the booking arrangements at their venue meant that they were unable to be a part of last winters national calendar. As a result, they decided to put on a one-off GP meeting instead.

The classes and racing format for the event were the same as for the BRCA nationals. A 2-day meeting with each day effectively counting as a separate event. This allowed drivers who could only make one of the days to attend.

Full in depth report after the jump!!

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RGT Racing 1/5th scale Rally car

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Some CAD images here of a new  1/5th scale rally car fraom RGT Racing. The two renderings show a traditional two stroke and a brushless version of the  4WD machine but beyond that your guess is as good as mine! But Easter is a bit of a slow news period so enjoy the drawings!

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J Concepts Punisher body for Serpent Spyder

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The  J Concepts design team  has spent many hours locked up in a small room with nothing but coffee and the occasional packet of biscuits, to develop a new body,  suitable to the current high speed circuits.  The “Silencer”, was the result of the caffeine and sugar  and this shell has now been adapted for the new  Serpent Spyder SRX2 MM Buggy.

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