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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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
That was so much fun, we are ready to do it again. This Saturday June 11, we are headed back to the Halifax RC Park. This week we are going to try later start time of 11am. We are also going to try and run some 3 lap races at 1130, 1200 and possibly 1230. Winners will receive a food voucher which will be good for either a hot dog or drink. The Halifax RC Park Committee will again be on hand to raise money for the RC Park through food sales and donations. There will also be an assistance table set up where you can ask RC related questions. Hopefully the weather co-operates and we can have another great outing. Please take a minute to read the Rules of the Halifax RC Park.
- Use the park at Your Own Risk.
- No Running RCs outside fenced area.
- No Running Gas or Nitro RCs during ball games.
- No Smoking inside fenced area.
- No Alcohol or Drugs at the park.
- No Pets inside the fenced area.
- No Bicycles inside fenced area.
- Have Fun.
We will see you track side.
A big thank you to all those that made it out today. Turnout was terrific. We had a great time and look forward to doing it again soon. A special Thank you to Pierre of the Halifax RC Park Committee and putting out some pretty tasty hotdogs. We received lots of feedback today and we plan on acting on some of it for our next open house. Many people were taking pictures and video and we would love to see them. Please feel free to share with us on Facebook, Twitter @sackvillerc or send them to us in an email at email@example.com. Check back soon for details about the next open house Saturday June 11, 2016. Here are some of the pictures and video we captured today. Continue Reading