Update: Sorry for the typos and half story. I accidently published the article before it was finished and I didn’t notice until I returned home from work and went to finish it. On the plus side, I heard from George Thompson the owner of this track and you can read what he has to say in the comment section of this post.
We have a new Featured Track. This week we are focusing on the Cap Pele RC Revolution Raceway. This fantastic track is located in Cap-Pelé, NB. The track measures about 100ft by 130ft with plans to get bigger in the future. They also have a sponsored race series that goes once a month. At Cap-Pelé RC Revolution Raceway they run they following classes.
- 1/10 2WD Buggy Open
- 1/10 2WD Short Course Open
- 1/10 4WD Short Course Open
- 1/8 Buggy
- 1/8 Truggy
You can get more details about joining and running with them on their Facebook page. If you are headed to Cap-Pele, make sure to check out Aboiteau Beach maybe even rent out one of the cottages in Aboiteau Park.
Traxxas has just unveiled a very sexy, officially licensed Ford GT. The RTR Ford GT will feature a new Dual-Bellcrank steering system and a new 4-Tec 2.0 chassis, which is designed to optimize handling and sharp cornering. The Traxxas exclusive body mounts will allow for the easy install of 190mm or 200mm body styles. The Ford GT will also include Traxxas favourites such as Traxxas Stability Management and Waterproof Electronics. The Shaft-Driven All Wheel Drive Ford GT will be powered by the Titan 12T Motor and the XL-5 Electronic Speed Control. Look for it in Black, Red and Blue at a price of around $300 in March 2017 when it is expected to be released.
More details can be found at Traxxas Ford GT
This is one sweet looking ride. I don’t even mind the brushed motor. It will keep the cost down and it is an easy upgrade with a brushless system that you may have laying around. I consider this and affordable alternative to the X0-1. Sure you give up some speed to the X0-1, but are you really doing 100mph all the time? I think this is a nice compromise and gives you a great looking On-Road car that you can set up to your own taste, without breaking the bank.
This scratch built RC is not only stylish, but once they cut into the car, it also looks delicious. This fully functioning RC Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is actually a cake from Angie Scott Cakes in the U.K.
I am not sure it is a good idea to let me know that RC’s and Baking can be combined.
RPM has announced their latest product, the “No Clip” Body Mount System for the Traxxas Slash 2wd & 4wd. The new system completely eliminates the use of body clips, it adds scale realism, the mock radiator fans on the back of the body now double as a body lock. The new system also gives you adjustable body height. The kit comes with everything you need to install. It should be noted that the system doesn’t work with Traxxas on board audio system or the Nitro Slash.
No word on when these will be available, but the manufacturer suggested retail price is $27.95. 2wd details can be found using part #70860 and 4wd details can be found using part# 70920
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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.
Traxxas has just released its latest offering. It is a fully licensed replica of the original Bigfoot. 1/10 scale 2wd Monster Truck comes out of the box fully assembled, waterproof and RTR.
- Heavy-duty, extra-thick Lexan BIGFOOT No.1 Licensed Monster Truck Body
- TQ 2.4GHz radio system
- Traxxas 4-amp DC Peak Detecting Fast Charger
- Traxxas iD-Equipped 7-cell Power Cell NiMH battery
- Waterproof electronics all-weather, all-season R/C excitement
- Watertight receiver box and 3 channel TQ receiver
- Titan 12-Turn 550 modified motor
- Powerful XL-5 waterproof electronic speed control
- Black composite parts
- Included optional 19-tooth pinion gear
- Revo-Spec Torque-Control slipper clutch
- Authentic “shaved” monster truck tires on chrome rims
- Powder coated white springs
The suggested retail price is $245.95us. Retailers are hoping for a mid January release.
Model #36034-1 Get more details at Bigfoot The Original Monster Truck
Something like this takes me back to my youth. I could see me owning one of these for all of the fun as well as the nostalgia.
It has been awhile, but we are back with a Featured Track. The Riverfront RC Speedway is located in Fort Dodge Iowa. The asphalt track is built on a 125ft x 75ft plot and features a 5ft high drivers stand that is 43ft long. They run 1/10 and 1/8 scale vehicles and have a fully built computerized timing system. They are open Monday to Friday from 11 to 5, Saturday and Sunday 11 to 3.
Membership prices are structured as follows.
Membership: Youth (Monthly) $30.00, Adults (Monthly) $40.00, Family of 4 (Monthly) $45.00 & $3 for each additional youth.
Check out the Sprint cars in action. This place looks like a crazy good time. I have never raced on asphalt, but it is something that I must try.
If your in the area, make sure you check out Riverfront RC Speedway, if you are heading there from out of town, try to co-ordinate your trip with Shellabration. Shellabration is an annual rock concert held in late July/early August at the Oleson Park Music Pavilion, featuring nationally touring rock groups. It has been referred to as “The Heart of Rock and Roll”
Check out Riverfront RC Speedway on Facebook or at FortDodgeRC.com