Boom Racing has released a bunch of Aluminum upgrades for the ECX Torment, Circuit, and Ruckus. Some of the upgrades include Steering Blocks, Hub Carriers and A-Arms. To see all of the parts, check out AsiaTees.
FWIW, If you aren’t familiar with AsiaTees, I made 2 separate orders from AsiaTees this year, both times I used PayPal and I haven’t had any issues.
The AKA Track Database is an online app to aid in tire selection for tracks all over the world. The tire recommendations come straight from the world championship winning race team and is constantly updated. It’s easy as typing in a track name and hitting enter to see the exact tread patterns and compounds to keep you hooked up in most 1:8 and 1:10 chassis. For a walk through check out the YouTube video and head on over to www.raceaka.com/trackdatabase and give it a go!
My Team Associated SC10.2 FT build is moving right along. This bag didn’t provide any challenges, but it did provide a couple of talking points. 1) Getting the Front Hinge Pin Brace in place on the chassis, took a little muscle to get it to seal properly. 2) The Front Body Post has 4 holes in it, the 4 holes allows you to adjust your body height. The holes are drilled on an angle, so make sure to get the angle matched to the Body Mount, or the screws will not be able to go thru the Body Mount and Body Post. 3) The Ball Cups are not threaded. If you tap them before you try to install the turnbuckles, it will make this process easier.
All of the parts in Bag C, nicely organized.
It seems like just yesterday that XRAY released details on the 2014 version of the XB4, but it turns out that was October of last year. Today, XRAY released the details on the 2015 version of the very popular and successful 1/10 electric buggy. The 2015 XB4 platform is built on a 2-in-1 concept, that lets you change or reposition components on the car to use a short LiPo battery pack -or- saddle packs. Smarter chassis weight balancing options support the 2-in-1 concept, allowing repositioning of battery packs, motor, electronics, and servo on different sides of the car. Continue Reading
Village Raceway 2013 Roar Nationals
The Featured Track this week is Village Raceway located in Preservation Park, a 62 acre public park in Royal Palm Beach Florida. The ultra smooth outdoor asphalt On-Road R/C car track that was established in 2005. The track sits on 140′ X 60′ of asphalt in what was formerly used as a roller hockey rink. They Electric and Nitro TC Pan cars once a month and because the track is in a public park, it is open for practice as long as the park is open. This track is run by racers for racers.
The facility includes:
- Stadium-Style Lighting
- MyLaps (AMB) RC4 Compatible Transponder Required
- Overnight Parking for Trailers Available (No sleeping overnight)
- AC Power Available
- Trailers must use a Generator
- 17.5 Touring
- MOD Touring
- World GT
- 1/12 Scale
- Nitro Touring
Get more details at Village Raceway.
I am a off-road man myself, but I can certainly see the appeal to racing on a paved track and this track looks pretty sweet.
Team Associated has released a CT4.2 Mid Motor Conversion Kit for the RC10T4.2. The kit is designed specifically for very high-traction surfaces. The Centro CT4.2 Mid Motor conversion for the T4.2 features a hard aluminum one-piece chassis, and molded gearbox and bulkhead assembly that positions the motor in front of the rear wheel centerline, creating a centralized weight balance.
The Kit includes: Continue Reading