If you have been around this hobby for any length of time and have turned to the internet for guidance or research, then you probably stumbled onto Ultimate RC and eventually bookmarked the site. The site has been offline since November 19th and Jang(The owner) has been working very hard to get it back up and running. Has been keeping users informed as he makes progress and now he is reaching out to the RC community for a little help. He would like us to simply click around a few partial (partially broken) pages on the site. If you are interested in helping, get the complete story and details at Ultimate RC.
Check out this video breaking down the features on the new Futaba 4PX, their most advanced 4-channel surface system. These should be available by the end on the month at a price of around $550 us.
I have a Futaba 4PLS and I couldn’t be happier. It has more functions then I will ever use. I will say that the full-color display on the 4PX, certainly has my attention. Futaba has a great reputation for making some solid radios and receivers and I would expect the 4PX to live up to that standard.
Take a listen to the interview Ty Tessmann did with RC Chat.
The Halifax Electric Flyers Association are conducting a Raffle to raise funds for improvements to their two flying sites. There are just 100 tickets available at $10.00 each, the raffle is only open to residents of NS. The prize is a E-flite Splendor (BNF) model complete with all running gear except battery. The draw takes place on Saturday January 24th, 2015.
Check out the Halifax Electric Flyers for more information
This is opportunity to help support another side of this great hobby. Fund raising is a very important part of building and maintaining proper facilities. We are just really beginning to understand how difficult it can be, as we gear up a fundraising campaign in order to secure funds to upgrade our facility. Good Luck to the Halifax Electric Flyers in their quest.
XRAY have released details on the All- New XB8. The 2015 version of their 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Buggy, the XB8 incorporates numerous refinements and improvements to make it stronger, better performing, and even more reliable over the 2014 version. Some of the new features include
- New aluminum chassis
- New side guards
- New aluminum front shock tower
- New aluminum rear shock tower
- New diff outdrive adapters
- New shock pistons 6 & 8 & 10-hole
- New steering ball-joints
Check out the XB8 Release Sheet for more details
Have you ever needed a 50w shock fluid and all you have laying around is a 60w and a 40w? You would think that a 50/50 mixture of the two fluids would give you a 50w fluid, you may be surprised to learn that this is not correct. So, how do you get to the desired 50w fluid? The crew over at Script Asylum have Silicone Oil Mixture Calculator to help you out.
The calculator is very straight forward. Just input the two different fluids you have on hand and the fluid weight you want to obtain and the calculator with tell you what percentage of each fluid you need to get your desired result.
You can check it out at Silicone Oil Mixture Calculator