M.I.P. Blue Thread-Lock and Grease
M.I.P. (Moore’s Ideal Products) has announced thru their Facebook page that “All kits coming out of MIP’s doors will come with thread-lock and grease from now on.” The blue thread-lock gel and M.I.P. grease will also be available for separate purchase.
We think this is a great idea and anyone who uses MIP CVD’s or any of their great products will probably agree.
M.I.P. has also released X-Duty CVD Spline Drive Kit for the Vaterra Twin Hammers. Part #13240
MIP X-Duty CVD Spline Drive Kit, Rear, Vaterra Twin Hammers
On top of all that comes a sleek new Race Duty CVD Aluminum Kit for Traxxas vehicles.
MIP Race Duty CVD Aluminum Kit, Traxxas
Rustler/Stampede Part# 13110
Slash/Nitro Rustler/Nitro Stampede Part# 13101
Slash 4×4/Rally Part# 13105 (Front) and Part# 13115 (Rear)
Check out their full product line at MIPonline.com
This weeks Featured Track is a readers submission. We want to say Thank You to Kelby for pointing us in the direction of this gem.
IBR Padova is a unique World-class indoor facility located in North Eastern Italy; it was designed by Joey “The Dirt” Christensen. IBR Padova earlier this year hosted The Italian Job Race which featured over 190 racers from all over the world. The track features a clay surface and a lap around the track is approximately 300m (312 Yards). The facility itself features a Bar/restaurant, RC models’ shop, First aid room, washrooms and Parking for 300 cars and 40 campers. On top of all that, there is also an indoor carpet track as well.
For more info check out IBR Padova
You can watch this video and have Lee Martin take you around the track and explain the nuances.
Thank you Kelby.
Have you ever wanted to get your RC fix when you don’t have your RC around? We may have an answer for you. Paladin Studios and Elastik Concepts are teaming up to bring us Nikko RC Racer for the iPhone. Nikko RC Racer features 10 different Nikko RC cars and 9 different tracks. The download for Nikko RC Racer will be available for free on iTunes Thursday May 16, 2013. Sorry, no word yet on Android. If you want more details, check out Paladin Studios.
ECX RC has just released promo videos of their overhauled product line. You can check them out here or you can head over to the ECX RC Youtube Channel to see all of their videos.
ECX RC Torment – 1/10 2WD Electric Short Course Truck
ECX RC Boost – 1/10th scale 2WD Electric Buggy
ECX RC Ruckus – 1/10th scale 2WD Electric Monster Truck
ECX RC Circuit – 1/10th scale 2WD Electric Stadium Truck RTR
Want to see the full ECX vehicle lineup? Check out ECX RC.
Our friends “Down Under” have done it again, they have set another record. For the full story, some great pictures, with video to be posted shortly, check out New World Record – Most F1′s Raced
That is two World Records in less than a month. Congratulations to all the drivers and the people who worked behind the scenes with RC Formula1 at TFTR in Melbourne, Australia.
Who will be next?
This video comes to us from Australia. It features a different look at RC Rally Cars. It looks like they had a real good time and got some exercise as well.
ECX has announced through their Facebook page the arrival of the next generation of ECX 1/10th scale vehicles including, the Circuit Stadium Truck, Ruckus Monster Truck, Boost Buggy and Torment Short Course Truck. Each vehicle will come with a Spektrum 2.4Ghz radio system including the DX2E transmitter and SR201 receiver. The new and improved features don’t end there either.
- Dynamite 15T or 20T brushed motor
- Spektrum DX2E transmitter and waterproof SR201 receiver
- Updated trim schemes
- New body designs for the Ruckus and Circuit
- Waterproof (15T capable) Tazer ESC with high current EC3 connector
- Waterproof steering servo
- Dynamite 2.0A 1-hour Peak AC peak charger
- Dynamite 1800mAh NiMH Speedpack battery
- 4 AA batteries for the transmitter
ECX RC has also reduced the pricing on all 4 vehicles. Pricing now begins at $149.99.
To check out this impressive new lineup, head over to ECXRC.com.
If you are going to purchase one of these bad boys make sure you have the correct part number, so you don’t accidentally buy the one of the older versions.
A Main Hobbies have posted a video featuring a slick way to adjust your slipper clutch. This is the first time we here at Sackville RC have seen this technique, but it make sense and we will be trying it in the future.
This isn’t new news, but for those of you who haven’t heard of RC TV Canada, you are missing out on something special. The show which is hosted by Nik Rak and brought to us from X-Ten Productions Inc, is in its 7th season. The RC TV crew travel across Canada and shows viewers various things related to RC. In any given episode you can see Planes, Boats, Cars and/or Trucks. Each episode also contains an informative tech tip which covers a wide range of topics. The show airs on OLN in Canada on Saturday mornings at 8:30 est. with re-airs being shown Mondays at 8 am est. If that schedule doesn’t fit yours or you want to see past episodes and extras, you should check out their youtube channel X-Ten Productions.
This is the Tech tip of the week, from April 24, 2013. Glue Tires
The World Record setting crew from Australia, the Templestowe Flat Track Racers are at it again. This Sunday May 12th they are hoping to set another World Record with “The most F1 cars in a race where anyone with an F1 can join in”. The current documented record appears to have been set last year in the Philippines, with 25 cars on the track. The Templestowe Flat Track Racers are hoping to get 35 drivers and vehicles to participate in the 6 minute race. After a terrible weather forecast forced them to scratch their previous attempt, here is hoping it is all systems go. Once again we wish them the best of luck and look forward to seeing some video of the event.