ProTek R/C Carbon Fiber Soldering Jig

Soldering Jig

AMain.com has released the all-new ProTek R/C Carbon Fiber Soldering Jig. This small and lightweight carbon fiber jig is designed to quickly and easily hold your wires, Deans, XT60 and bullet connectors to make convenient work of your soldering needs. Featuring a spring loading sliding movement, the jig opens up when compressed allowing you to insert your wires or connectors. When compression is released, the spring loaded bottom plate pulls back with clamping force, providing a secure hold while you work.

The jig features a rectangular 17x10mm slot that securely fits Deans/T-Style and XT60 sized connectors, as well as two 8mm holes to fit the bullet connector of your choice. If you just need to solder wires, the vertical posts open up to 10mm providing plenty of space for a variety of wire AWG’s. To keep the jig planted, four rubber feet on the bottom keep it from moving around while you work.

JConcepts 1/10 ‘Smoothies’ go green

Green Smoothies

JConcepts remains committed to 1/10th off-road racing by releasing the Smoothies. In some conditions in off-road racing, there is no denying that a slick tire is the fastest way around the track. Throughout the racing calendar year, there are several tracks where slicks in either gold or green compound are the go-to tire. In damp weather, indoor clay surfaces become so tacky that the lower the tread or to the point of zero tread is an advantage. For years drivers have sanded, ground and hand sculpted tires in search of that elusive slick carcass for racing.

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HB Europe website now online

Hot Bodies Europe

HB Europe – now fulfilled by Neidhart, is the new way for racers, shops and distributors to get HB parts, spares and kits anywhere in Europe! Racers can now get what they need directly from Team HB’s fully stocked European warehouse based in the heart of Europe. European distributors can now order direct from HPI Racing’s multiple World Championship winning specialist brand and have confidence that the world renowned race-focused team behind Team Orion will have the right parts at the right price to satisfy demand in their region. Continue Reading…

Pre-production ORB FWD unveiled

ORB Buggy

Do you remember the ORB Racing Front Wheel Drive Conversion for the Team Durango DEX210 buggy we shared a few short weeks ago? Today the company has released more news regarding the unique buggy by sharing a first look of the pre-production car. ORB says, “The car was a joy to build and feels very solid…stay tuned as we prepare the car to undergo final testing soon!”

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Without a doubt, the ORB Racing buggy conversion is quite a sight to look at OFF the track, we anxiously await to see it in action ON the track soon. Stay tuned!

Tessmann chooses VP Racing Fuel

Tessmann Fuel

IFMAR 1/8 Offroad World Champion Ty Tessmann will be using VP PowerMaster Fuels “Tessmann Edition” this weekend at the 2015 Silver State race in Las Vegas and at Neo X next week at Harper Adams University in the UK.

Gord Tessmann said “Fuel mileage is very important to us without sacrificing power, with this blend we do not sacrifice anything.”

“I look forward to working with Ty and Gord Tessmann in the future,” said VP Powermaster’s Sales and Product Manager Tommy Porfirio. “When you combine the talents of World Champion Ty Tessmann and VP Racing Fuel’s legacy of winning, I’m confident for many opportunities with Ty Tessmann and VP Powermaster.”

Tessmann debuts new Pro-Line tire

New Proline Tire

Silver State winning hopeful, Ty Tessmann, has shared an up close pic of his Hot Bodies buggy preparing for the first run on the Vegas track. If tire choice wasn’t already a tricky decision, Tessmann displays yet another all-new tire from Pro-Line Racing known as the ‘Suppressor’. More details of the new tire coming soon, stay tuned!

Ryan Maifield joins TKO for 2015

TKORyan

TKO R/C Specialties is pleased to announce that US superstar Ryan Maifield has joined the TKO team for 2015! Maifield will equip his full TLR lineup with TKO bearings, as well as various other TKO products such as ‘FLAT & Finished’ diff rings, Eureka gear box lube, Enhanced Rotation bearing lube, and more. In addition to working towards putting the TKO product line in the winners circle, Ryan will also be working closely with TKO for future product testing and development projects.

Source: TKO

JConcepts ‘Finnisher’ 1/10 car stand

JConcepts Finnisher Car Stand

The polycarbonate car-stand, introduced first, by JConcepts, during the 2007 racing season has established itself as a benchmark in the R/C community. Each year these stands are treated to abusive pit areas and racers throughout the world while also being used by several key events as trophies or featured as grab-bag items.

For 2015, JConcepts unveiled the latest car stand specifically for the prestigious Reedy Race of Champions. The design team focused on several aspects to debut a new treat during the large event. First, size was a focus and a lower stance was built into the design to accommodate 1/10th vehicles more specifically. The hex shaped design was inspired from the popular locking wheel nuts and Finnisher style wing buttons used within the JConcepts accessory line-up. Side pockets were incorporated as catch-all compartments for body clips, wheel nuts or any small item that is routinely changed during a race event. Cushion pads are positioned at the hex tips to provide support all the way to the edges on any platform vehicle while the large center pads prevent normal slippage.

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Artiles wins at Canaria Winter Series

XRAY Sweep

The 2015 Winter Series took place past weekend in Grand Canaria. The temperature was 25 degrees with a circuit in perfect conditions. Qualifying saw XRAY’s Cristian Artiles on top the leaderboard with TQ. He would hold his pace to win the Semi-Final and Final with ease, leading an XRAY sweep of the podium with Leandro Romano and Juan Jose Llanos second and third.

Source: XRAY

Hobby Pro USA signs Caitlyn Gilliam

Hobby Pro Signing

Hobby Pro USA is excited to welcome Caitlyn Gilliam to their growing Hobby Pro race Team! Caitlyn’s cool, calm and collected approach to racing and competition has provided her with some excellent results on and off the track! Caitlyn and her father/pitman “Skip” will be using the Hobby Pro PRS1 2wd Buggy during offroad competitions throughout the Southern California area.

Source: Hobby Pro USA