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    The RB6 receives new ‘Running Changes’

    May 22, 2015 - 18:03 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments

    Running Changes RCN

    Kyosho America has announced the popular Kyosho RB6 buggy will undergo ‘running changes’ for new kits produced. The new features of the buggy include several features that were planted on Jared Tebo’s IFMAR World Championship winning car from 2013. Designed specifically for mid-motor racing, the new kit will include 3 hole rear suspension arms, gold rear shock springs, and a selection of rear wings. While these changes are far from releasing an earth-shattering new car, Kyosho says these changes improve durability, allow for broader setting options, and increase stability on high grip surfaces including artificial grass, carpet, and hard-packed dirt.

    Source: Kyosho

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    Brilliant RC makes heavyweight debut

    May 22, 2015 - 17:55 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments

    Brilliant Balance Weights

    A new aftermarket parts and accessory company has emerged today, known as ‘Brilliant RC’. The new brand will offer high quality accessories and aftermarket parts for nitro and electric powered cars, helicopters, and more. As a well-balanced car is one of the keys to run fast lap-times, the first item to be released by Brilliant RC are the ‘Brilliant Balance Weights’. These new weights allow racers to fine-tune the weight distribution of any R/C model. Read more…

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    Justin Moon grabs NCRL Mod Buggy title

    May 22, 2015 - 17:30 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments

    Justin Moon

    This past weekend hosted the final round of the NCRL Series at Norcal Hobbies. Tekin pilot, Justin Moon, clinched the coveted 2wd Mod Buggy NCRL title after taking two 1st, one 2nd, and one 3rd place finish in the Reedy Race format for the day. In other news, 4th place finisher Harrison Anderson receives our RCNews ‘Hair of the Day’ award for his race-winning hairstyle on the driver’s stand.

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    Exotek Micro RS4 XPro conversion kit

    May 22, 2015 - 16:42 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments

    Exotek RS4 Conversion

    Exotek Racing has released their new high grade carbon fiber conversion chassis set for the HPI Racing Micro RS4. The race inspired design utilizes micro servos and LiPo packs for true 1/18 micro style performance and looks. Designed using 1.5mm USA made carbon fiber for lighter weight, and a factory racing look.  Read more…

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    Highlights from Moscow Hobby Expo

    May 22, 2015 - 16:25 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments

    Among the hundreds of hobby expo shows around the globe, one of which that took place earlier this spring was the annual Moscow Hobby Expo in Moscow, Russia. The expo show included a sprinkle of nearly everything R/C and model related. As part of the expo show, there was a variety of racing events taking place in front of the hobby show crowd as well. Our pals at RCMOTORS.TV have shared a few of the highlights from these events, including the Russian Offroad Grand Prix! Read more…

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    Top 10 Facts about Race Directing

    May 21, 2015 - 20:15 by Mike Garrison 0 Comments

    Word of Wheels Whiny Racers

    Week after week I scan the armchair experts’ chosen mediums – forums, social media sites, and listen to the latest drama from the previous weekend’s races everyone attended. Ironically it is almost always the same; constant negative comments, complaints, and criticism. 9 out of 10 times, I am not at the event I am reading the raged reviews about, therefore I don’t personally know how the race program was ran, how the track was or was not maintained, whether the rules were fair or not fair, etc.

    “The constant whining and complaining will drive you mad, and ultimately suck the fun and desire to be a part of the event all together.”

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