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Speedzone 7.4V 4000mAh LiPo battery pack

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Speedzone have introduced their new 7.4V 4000mAh hardcase LiPo battery pack. Great for RTR kits, cars and trucks that require this type of cell configuration in a hardcase rounded edges case. Wires exit the case through a rubber gasket which protects the wires and helps prevent moisture from entering the case. The LiPo battery pack comes pre-wired with T-plug and balance connector.

Team Associated 1/10 FT 12mm thin shock pistons V2

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Team Associated have introduced new Factory Team 12mm thin shock pistons V2 for the B74, B6.1, B6.1D, T6.1, SC6.1, B64 and B64D. These thinner shock pistons give you less “pack” inside the 12mm shock. Terrific for tuning in all kinds of track conditions, they are particularly helpful on carpet to help improve jump landings. Available as 2×1.6mm and 2×1.7mm, the hole size is machined into each piston for easy identification.

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Keith Smart trifecta at 30 Years of Madness Turf Opener


This past weekend, RC Madness held their 30 years of Madness Turf Opener in Enfield, Connecticut. Needless to say it was a super stacked field of talented drivers, with over a 150 entries and 71 drivers, adding up to 2 full heats of 4wd Mod, 3 heats of 2wd Mod and 3 heats of mod Stadium Truck. The weather was in in the driver’s favor with a cloudy yet hot day with brief rays of sun. Minimal changes have allowed to Keith Smart (XRAY) to take the overall TQ in the 4WD and Stadium Truck classes. But, in the Mains, K.Smart took the lead from the start of each race and led from flag to flag in all three classes concluding in 3 wins. In 4WD, Steve Fiume and Nick Otto (Schumacher) rounded out the top 3 while in 2WD it was Cameron Dopp and Tyler McCormack who completed the top 3 podium result. Eric Bresnahan in second and Tom Bishop in third rounded out the top 3 in Stadium Truck.

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Pilot RC Products B6.1 Orbit ceramic hybrid bearing set

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Pilot RC Products have introduced a set of Orbit ceramic hybrid bearings for the Team Associated B6.1 ,T6.1, & SC6.1. The Orbit bearings are precision crafted and produced from highest grade materials governing them the ABEC rating grade 7. Grade 7 rated bearings provide a higher tolerance and a deviation of 5 μm. (0.000197 inch). This allows for better performance at high RPM’s. The Orbit bearings features stainless steel rings + Si3N4 ceramic balls + metal shields. These bearing come pre oiled with 1UP clear bearing oil for ultra free bearings and increased drivetrain efficiency. The 15-piece set includes three different sizes of bearings and comes with a 1UP clear bearing oil.

Nico Schmid doubles at Swiss Nats Rd2


Last weekend was held the second round of the Swiss 1/10 buggy Nationals at the Islikon indoor track. Nico Schmid (XRAY) would sweep the race, taking the win in the 2WD and 4WD Modified Buggy from his brother Florian, in second in both classes. The XRAY duo of Philip Jeisy in 4WD and Kay Frehner in 2WD rounded out the top 3. In the entry-level class Sportsman it was Mathias Machler (XRAY) who took the win from his teammate Daniel Mannhart in second while Ramon Brulisauer (team Associated) came in third. Unfortunately, the round was the last event held at the Islikon indoor track, as the track has been closed its doors after the Easter weekend, 15 years after its establishment.

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Reedy Blackbox 1000Z+ Pro sensored brushless ESC

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Team Associated have introduced the new Reedy 1000Z+ Pro censored brushless competition speed controller. Reedy’s Blackbox 1000Z+ Pro is a simple to use, yet powerful ESC with versatile features that make it suitable for both Modified and Spec class racers. Excellent throttle and brake feel, a wide range of adjustability, and robust hardware make the Blackbox 1000Z+ Pro an excellent choice for a variety of racing applications.

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AVID introduce 1/10 CF option parts

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AVID have introduced new carbon fibre option parts for the Team Associated, TLR, Yokomo, XRAY and Tekno 2WD and 4WD buggies in the form of carbon fibre wing buttons and carbon fibre wing mount braces. First up are the wing buttons. The wing buttons are made out of 100% carbon fibre and they are available in one-piece, a cool alternative to the commonly used wing buttons and in the usual shape for the B6.1, B64, 22 5.0, YZ-2, YZ-4, XB2, XB4, and the EB410 buggies. Also new are the carbon fibre wing mount braces. This DIY (Do It Yourself) product is a fun mod to create a carbon sandwich on your B6.1 wing mounts to keep them from permanently bending after a hard crash. The setup includes everything you need except for the drill.

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KO Propo EX-RR ST2 2.4GHz radio

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KO Propo have introduced the new EX-RR ST2 2.4GHz 4-channel radio. Based on the EX-RR radio, The EX-RR ST2 radio features a new angle sensor which was particular about the durability and the feeling of operation for both steering and throttle. It prevents deterioration of durability and operational feeling due to wear, which can be said to be the problem of contact sensors. Along with smooth operation feeling by smoother sliding, the new sensor realize high durability that is approximately 100 times compared with the prior sensor. Therefore, the best feeling of operation can be maintained for a long time and in addition, the new sensor outputs a more linear signal to the transmitter.

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