Video: ‘How to’ paint Elliott Boots’ body by BittyDesign

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In the following video, master painter and founder Stefano Rabitti of Bittydesign takes you inside his world and shows you step by step how the Italian company produces some of the finest looking paint jobs in the industry, for team driver Elliott Boots.

The video gives a unique insight into the level of work, time and skill required to develop a paint job like Elliott’s, the number of layers, intricate detailing and effects shows a level of dedication unparalleled in the RC industry.

A must watch for any enthusiast even non-painters, not only can you observe an artist at work but see never before-seen painting techniques that Stefano has developed that have made Bittydesign the #1 for styling in the world with imitations that comes from all parts of the globe.

Should the video inspire any budding painters, all Bittydesign’s painted bodies have been achieved using their iconic ‘Liquid Mask’, used on several thousands of bodies it is simply the best solution around and available worldwide.

Buy BittyDesign @ Amain | BittyDesign Liquid Mask

Wheels speaks out on ‘illegal’ motors

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While stock class cheating is an age old topic in the R/C racing world, over the past month or two it’s picked up in popularity with the release of several new “illegal” stock motors to the market that join the collection of “outlaw” motors already available.

These new motors do NOT meet specifications of sanctioning bodies such as ROAR, IFMAR, EFRA, etc. They are specifically designed for tracks that do not offer tech inspection for stock class racing, and do not abide by sanctioning body rules. I (Mike Garrison) have been asked over and over again my thoughts on these motors, and the drivers who choose to use them.

I’ve never really expressed my true feelings toward the matter (as I primarily race the modified classes), however, today I have “sat down” (figure of speech…I’m ALWAYS sitting) and put together my thoughts and opinions to the most frequently asked questions regarding the topic non ROAR approved motors. Read More…

TLR moves forward with the 8IGHT

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Seen in use by factory team drivers for QUITE some time now, Team Losi Racing has finally released the highly-anticipated cab forward body for the popular 8IGHT 3.0. The new body is designed for better overall downforce to improve steering and stability. The body includes an optional rear fin which provides additional tuning options by giving the buggy more side bite. The body is pre-cut, includes window masks, and is sold clear.

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Maifield makes nitro debut at JBRL

 

The 2014 JBRL Nitro Series returned to Chula Vista, California this past weekend. Heritage RC Park was the site for the JBRL Nitro Series Rnd #4. The big story of the weekend was TLR’s Ryan Maifield making his nitro debut. He debuted his new TLR 8ight 3.0 buggy, 8ight-T 3.0 truggy and his 8ight-E buggy 3.0. Ryan would go on to TQ all three classes but ran into some trouble in a couple of the mains. Our good friend Jeremy Flint at RCInsider.com was on-site to capture him action, and report back from the exciting event event!

CLICK HERE to read the full RCInsider JBRL Race Report.

Messina Worlds: Track update

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With 7 weeks until the 2014 IFMAR Worlds kicks off in Messina on the Italian island of Sicily we’ve seen some very positive signs of progress via their handy Facebook page; lots of building work underway including a big pitting setup, cleaning stations, spectator stand and more we expect, looking great so far chaps!

From the photo above the track looks in pretty decent shape as well, perhaps in need of a bit of a lawnmower but other than that great to see that a dedicated team is hard at work to make Messina a worthy Worlds host! Thumbs up! Great to see Verry himself testing out the washing station!

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RB Products 100C LiPo batteries

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RB Products have released two new hard case LiPo batteries both with 6400 mAh capacity and 100C discharge rate, the top 7.4V 2S is ideal for 1/10 or 1/8 buggy applications (Dimensions 137x46x25mm), whilst the 4S 14.8v below suits 1/8 E-Buggys, (Dimensions 137x46x49mm).

Made in the best factories, the new RB ENERGY batteries provide great performance and come with Deans high current connectors, silicone-wrapped wires with its balance connector and instruction manual.

#0240019 – RB ENERGY LIPO HARD CASE 2S 7.4V 100C 6400mAh
#0240020 – RB ENERGY LIPO HARD CASE 4S 14.8V 100C 6400 mAh

NeilBuggy: Kent National

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Neil Cragg: Associated’s poster boy of cool, reports on round 3 of the BRCA 1/8 nitro buggy nationals in his iconic ‘NeilBuggy’ guise, enjoy!

So we had the 3rd round of the BRCA nationals this past weekend down in Kent, and even though it took what felt like 3 years to drive there I was looking forward to it, having seen some promising pics of the track. I wasn’t disappointed when I saw the track on Saturday morning, although a little worried it might take me a few runs to catch up after never racing here before.

The track was both technical and balls out! We had a huge main straight, up into 3 fast rollers, a make or break triple, a cross over and a huge step up as stand out features.

After practice I was pretty pleased with my pace, a few tenths off the big hitters but nothing I couldn’t catch up over the course of the weekend.

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First Look Exclusive: ProTek Samurai

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First Look Exclusive By Stephen Bess:

Known as military nobility in Japan’s rich history, samurai were renowned for their fighting skills and their eponymous battle swords that are now displayed over the mantle of every aging hipster in America. ProTek RC, a division of A-Main Hobbies, sent word to the industry just last week that they had a Samurai of their own in the form of a .21 nitro engine. Set for release in mid-August, this engine’s release has already caused quite a stir on social media. I received a test sample and decided to crack it open to check out what makes this Samurai tick.

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K&B III hosts 2014 Mugen Challenge

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K&B III The Outback facility in Kingsville, Ohio is getting set to host the 4th annual Mugen Challenge. This three day event features a Joey Christensen built layout, product giveaways, racer social with live band, free t-shirts for first 100 entries, and to top it off this is a charity event benefiting the local Lions Club. Last years event brought racers from 19 countries and 2 different countries!

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For pre-entry and more details visit RCSignUp.com.

Agama gets first BRCA Nats win!

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The 3rd round of the BRCA National series took place at the Kent track just outside Maidstone, and witnessed the first victory in a BRCA National for the Agama brand! The weather was very hot and humid on Saturday which made it pretty hard work for all the drivers as they got used to the excellent but very technical track layout that had been set down. In response to the track breaking up at recent races, the club had added oil to the dirt mix in many areas, and this held the dirt together well, providing a contrast in surfaces.

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