He wasn’t kidding
How is your New Year going? Are you as busy as the Tessmann family? Check out their impressive timeline.
Dec 30, 2016: Ty releases a statement addressing rumors when he confirms that he will not re-sign with HB Racing for the 2017 season, thus ending a twelve year relationship. – Tessmann issued statement on departure from HB Racing
Jan 3, 2017: Team XRAY announce Ty Tessmann as their latest driver for the 2017 season. – Ty Tessmann joins XRAY
Jan4, 2017: Ty puts in his first official laps with the XRAY XB2. – Getting the 2wd dialed in, the car feels really good
Jan 4, 2017: XRAY also announce the appointment of Gord Tessmann as XRAY’s North America Off-road Team Manager. – Gord Tessmann – North America off-road manager
Jan5, 2017: Pro-Line announce the contract extension of Ty Tessmann thru the 2018 season – Pro-Line Team Driver Ty Tessmann
Jan 7, 2017: Ty gets his first chance to shake down the XRAY XB2 and XB4. – XB2 CE17 and XB4 17
Congrats to Ty and Gord Tessmann we wish you and the First family of Canadian RC Racing all the best in 2017. Keep making us proud.
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
XRAY teases a Luxury Formula1-style chassis, called the X1. Details to be released soon, but you see it in action in the video below.
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
As promised, Xray have released the details on the all new XB8E. They have really step up and brought a bunch of new goodies.
- All-new chassis
- All-new side guards
- All-new motor mount
- All-new XPBS(tm) suspension
- All-new I.S.S.(tm) rear suspension holders
- All-new suspension arms
- All-new SFA(tm) graphite stiffeners (option)
- All-new steering blocks
- All-new king-pin plates
- All-new rear uprights
- All-new suspension additional weights (option)
- All-new big-bore shock absorber
That is just some of the features check out the XB8E Release Sheet for the complete details. Continue Reading
One More Lap is a brief recap of some of the RC related happenings from this past week, that we didn’t feature for one reason or another. Lets take One More Lap and try and do a better job of hitting our marks.
The Toyz turned us on to some upcoming releases from McAllister Racing. New 1/10th, 2014 Nascar Truck Bodies.
The Toyz Blog, featured a really interesting 3D-Printed ‘Scorpion’ Micro-Crawler, from CTM Projects. This is a great read and it is always interesting to see how technology can play a role in our hobby. Also check out 3D-Printed Micro R/C Crawler. Continue Reading