Associated B5 and B5M have landed

It is finally here, the new B5 and B5 Mid Mounted buggies from Team Associated. While there was nothing wrong with the B4.2, there was no in house mid mounted motor option, and the platform was looking long in the tooth compared with Buggies from TLR, Team Durango, Schumacher etc.

Few details have been released yet, but like the Serpent buggies, it looks like these buggies are seperate models rather than one model that can be configured 2 ways like the 22 and DEX210.
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for more details visit http://www.teamassociated.com/AREA51/B5_B5M/

Source: Team Associated Area 51

Licensed Warn Winches from RC4WD

We all know that RC4WD have some of the best crawler and scale gear out there, and now they have collaborated with Warn to release a licensed version of their 9.5 winch for your crawler.  And not only can you get the winch, but you can get a wired or wireless controller for your vehicle in these fantastic scale additions to your rig.

To find out more details, prices, photos etc, head over to the RC4WD website here http://store.rc4wd.com/search.asp?keyword=Warn+Winch+1%2F10&search.x=0&search.y=0

winch controller Source: RC4WD

Snowing sponsored drivers in Tasmania.

It is a positive avalanche of sponsored drivers in Tasmania this week with Team Xray Australia announcing a third sponsored Tasmanian driver. Drew Butcher is joining the Xray team in 1:8 buggy and truggy classes for 2014.

It is great to see some sponsored drivers in Tasmania, and with Team Xray announcing 3 team drivers around the state in the last week they are obviously looking to make an impression in Tasmania.

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Another Team Xray Tasmanian Driver Announced

Team Xray Australia have announced another recruit, and another Tasmanian recruit at that!  Congratulations to Sam for making the team!

Recruit #2 Tassie Driver Sam Wells, hooked up with XRAY for the 2014 season. Sam’s a front runner in Tassie for the last couple of years, recently traveling to the NSW States in Sydney where he caught our attention. Welcome aboard Sammy!!!

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Source: Team Xray Australia Facebook

VRC – The Buggies are here!

Let’s start at the beginning, what is VRC?  Initially focused on Touring Cars, Virtual RC is an online Radio Control Car Racing simulator! No, it’s not a game, it’s a fully fledged, physics based RC Car simulator that is recommended and used by racers around the world for the last 13 years.

In recent years, and newer releases of VRC and VRC Pro have expanded their user base by an increasing number of tracks, as well as the release of off road tracks and vehicles.  Initially off road circuits were navigable by short course trucks, however yesterday marked the release of the nitro 8th scale buggies.   Whilst many areas are only available to paid subscriptions, a limited number of areas can be accessed from the free version.  You can even buy adaptors to use your own radio in the game.  Check it out today at http://www.vrcworld.com

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Source: VRC http://www.vrcworld.com

Updated Baja 5B SS for 2014

Yes, HPI Racing have updated it’s fantastic Baja 5B SS for 2014!  hpi5bss2014

This massive vehicle weighs in at a hefty 9.6kg, and is 817mm long, and for 2014 it comes with some stellar upgrades!  The SS is the “go fast”kit so it comes with a clear body, and needs your own radio gear and throttle servo.  However everything else is in the box.  The powerful 26cc two stroke petrol engine is still there, but for 2014 it has a new aluminium tuned pipe with a steel header for improved durability. New heavy duty front wheel hubs, and one piece rear hub carriers are included in the kit.  One of the most welcome additions comes in the form of Super Heavy Duty Diff Shafts, super Heavy Duty Drive Shafts and Super Heavy Duty Axles.

The new livery in grey and orange looks fantastic as ever HPI kits do.  Makes you want a BIG RC buggy doesn’t it!

hpi5bss2014bSource: HPI Racing

2014 Victorian Off-Road Calendar Published

The 2014 Victorian Off-Road Calendar has been published by Keilor Offroad RC Club and contains the dates for major electric off road RC events in Victoria.

The details have been added to a thread in RCtech that can be found here (http://www.rctech.net/forum/australian-events/778848-2014-victorian-1-10-off-road-calendar.html) along with all the details.  The race dates have also been added to our own Racing Calendar covering events nation wide.

Source: Keilor Offroad RC Club http://www.rctech.net/forum/australian-events/778848-2014-victorian-1-10-off-road-calendar.html

2013 Tasmanian Drivers Championship

We spotted down at Launceston RC that they have released the results of the 2013 Tasmanian Drivers Championship.  By the looks of it, it was mostly 1:10 electric off road racing over three rounds at three different clubs.

Congratulations to all of those that took a Class Podium, and to Adam Beresford who took the overall win despite not winning a single class!

2013 Tasmanian Drivers Championship

  1. Adam Beresford – 158 points
  2. Ben Hoare – 149 Points
  3. Justin Strickland – 134 Points

Stock Short Course

  1. Justin Strickland – 59 Points
  2. Adam Beresford – 54 Points
  3. Andrew Mackenzie – 53 points

Stadium Truck

  1. Ben Hoare – 59 Points
  2. Phil Reibel – 56 Points
  3. Jarrod Painting – 53 Points

2wd Stock Buggy

  1. Andrew Mackenzie – 56 points
  2. Joe Browning – 55 points
  3. Marcel Jeni – 47 points

2wd Modified Buggy

  1. Ben Hoare – 58 points
  2. Jessie Hilder – 52 points
  3. Adam Beresford – 51 points

4wd Modified Buggy

  1. Justin Strickland – 57 points
  2. Mark Rayner – 51 points
  3. Damien Betts – 47 points

8th Scale Electric

  1. Steve Madziara – 40 points
  2. Adam Beresford – 35 points
  3. Chris Madziara – 34 points

For the full list of results visit http://launcestonrc.com/2013/12/16/2013-tasmanian-drivers-championships/

Source: Launceston R/C  http://launcestonrc.com/2013/12/16/2013-tasmanian-drivers-championships/