December 2, 2023

Fenix Tyrrell P34 1977 body

Specialist RC Formula car producer Fenix Racing from Italy has made another addition to their F1 nostalgia bodyshell collection with the release of the iconic six wheeler Tyrrell P34 1977 body.   The Tyrrell P34, was the first and only 6 wheel F1 raced and able to win a Grand Prix.  Fenix Racing choose to depict the version raced in the second half of 1977, with the heavy modified nose, sporting oil radiators there and brake cooling NACA openings  Currently the body is made to fit the Tamiya reissue, based on the F103 but Fenix Racing owners says he is pretty sure that, soon or later, someone will walk in his office saying… “Boss, I’ve had an idea. Let’s put 6 wheels in our F1-70”.  Molded from high-quality polycarbonate, the body comes supplied transparent with decals, made in photo realistic level to give a proper rendition of the parts.

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December 1, 2023

RCtarget Capricorn C804 rear body support

RCtarget has released a new carbon fibre rear body support for Capricorn’s latest 1:8 Onroad chassis that is designed to precisely follow the contour of your Xtreme Aerodynamics body.  Made out of 4mm carbon fibre, the new rear support ensure a perfect support for the popular body shell.  Additionally, the body mount is 43% lighter than the stock one, lowering a considerable large amount of weight in the highest part of the World Championship double podium finishing Lab C804.

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December 1, 2023

Matsukura takes on Velodrome with 120kph lap

Multiple World Champion Naoto Matsukura took on something a bit different recently when he ran a 120kph average lap of the Komatsushima Velodrome in Shikoku, Japan, with his Infinity IF14 Electric Touring Car thanks to his electrics sponsor ORCA.  Pro-Spec owner Kenji Hosoda arranged the event with the banked cycling track owners as a test event with a view running regular RC events in the future.  With the country having more than 40 tracks, which are normally used for Keirin cycling races, there is big potential for RC speed events.  A 400-metre track, and using a 3.5 turn motor with a 200A ORCA ESC for power, Matsukura completed his single flying lap of the heavily banked track in 12.1 seconds.  Like Keirin racing, he was led out on his first lap by a Toyota Supra bodied pace car complete with flashing roof lights before making his speed attempt on lap 2.  Matsukura will be sharing the experience shortly on his YouTube channel.

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November 30, 2023

Axon TC10/3 Electric Touring Car

Having pre-released some specifications and images of their upcoming TC10/3 earlier this month, Axon has released more images and details of their long-awaited 1:10 Electric Touring car kit which is pencilled for a December 21st release.  An evolution of the TC10/2 which achieved a podium finish at last year’s ISTC World Championship in Italy, both the Japanese manufacturers two factory drivers making the A-Main, the new TC10/3 gets refined handling and an improved chassis balance.  The car features a completely new 2.25mm chassis and top deck design and gets a new drive shaft system.  The car uses a common front and rear aluminium caster block and the settings can be changed by half degree increments between 2.0 and 4.0 by changing inner bushings.

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November 30, 2023

1:12 Worlds coverage presented by RadBody

For the fourth & final IFMAR World Championship of 2023, Red RC is excited to announced that our coverage of the 1:12 World Championship at Beachline Raceway in Cocoa, Florida, next week will be presented by RadBody.  The new 1:24 and 1:12 body shell producer is making it possible for us to attend our first 1:12 Worlds since China 2016 when Marc Rheinard won the first of his 2 World titles in the category.  Winning his second title in the UK in 2020, Rheinard will try to defend that title at what will be the 21st running of the championship.  Attracting a total of 80 entries, 22 drivers will battle it our for the Modified honours with Rheinard’s title set to be challenged by both 2020 podium finishers Michal Orlowski and Yoshiyasu Yanagisawa, 2018 World Champion & reigning European Champion Alexander Hagberg, top North American drivers Sam Isaacs, Keven Hebert and ROAR Champion Kemp Anderson, Britain’s Ollie Payne and Japan’s Hayato Ishioka just to name a few.  With inaugural 1:12 Spec World Champion Andy Murray absent from the entry list there will be a new Champion crowned for the category in Florida.  Our coverage from the United States will begin on Wednesday, December 6th, with news from practice and continuing with the unfolding of the championship over the following 3 days.

November 30, 2023

RC Maker 3d Pro Hand Sander Sets for body prep

New from RC Maker are their 3d Pro Hand Straight and 3d Pro Hand Wheel Arch Sander Sets for final prep of your racing body shells.  Handy little tools for all racers to keep in their pit bag they features a stylish and durable 3d printed design, with quickly changeable sandpaper bases.  The Straight Sander is ideal for sanding skirts of bodies, to remove any jagged edges from cutting, or simply to remove some material while the Wheel Arch Sander is ideal for cleaning up those jagged wheel arches to prevent cracks.  The arch sander diameter is 64mm, which fits perfectly into all 1:10 Touring Car Wheel Arches with a little breathing room to spare. It can be also used on front and rear 1:8 Onroad Lola & GT Wheel Arches.  With easy sandpaper changing, each includes a strip of 120 and 240 grit sandpaper.  Replacement sandpaper can be bought at your local hardware store, and should be cut to appropriated sized strips.

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November 30, 2023

Team Associated F28 Formula RTR

For its latest offering of fun 1:28 cars, Team Associated releases the F28 1:28 scale 2WD RTR.  The F28 is a no-nonsense pint-sized Formula style car that looks great and drives smooth thanks to a powerful electric motor and capable drivetrain.  No need to prep or build your racer; just charge it and you’re ready to drive!  The included 2.4GHz transmitter allows complete control, enabling you to navigate around, through and over obstacles with ease!  With race- inspired wheels and body make for a great-looking package that will also perform well on the staggered size foam tires.  When the F28’s integrated LiPo battery becomes discharged, the convenient built-in transmitter charger makes it easy to get back to full power and ready to run in less than an hour. A built-in rechargeable LiPo battery and 4 AAs are included, making the vehicle ready to go right out of the box!

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November 29, 2023

Project-RC MRX6X Radio Plate & RX battery mount

Italian brand Project-RC has released a new optional radio plate and receiver battery mount for the Mugen MRX6X 1:8 Nitro Onroad chassis.  The new radio plate is redesigned to allow the mounting of an Infinity or ARC fuel tank.  A special mount for the RX battery pack also means it can be moved under the tank, ensuring a better weight balance in the car.

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