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4wd Prototypes at the Worlds

2wd has been run and won, and now the 4wd’s are on the track. I was surprised to see no new developments or versions (that I could spot) amongst any of the 2wd chassis vehicles, as the worlds are usually when new vehicles are tested or revealed. 4wd however rings true to the norm, with TLR running a prototype 4wd, Team Yokomo running a prototype 4wd, and apparently Team Xray are running an as yet unreleased 4wd as well (although i’ve yet to see any pics) It will be interesting to see what works well in the conditions in Slovakia, time will tell I guess.

Only body on pics of the TLR so far
8th style 4wd prototype from Team Yokomo

Hearns Hobbies 2019 Tasmanian State Titles

Last weekend the Hearns Hobbies 2019 Electric, Off Road, Tasmanian State Titles was held at the Launceston R/C Track at Quercus Park in Carrick Tasmania. Supported by Hearns Hobbies and Launceston Toyota the event was another success for Launceston R/C.

Aussie RC Racing in 2wd Stock, and placing 1st in the B main.

On the predominantly carpet track small mistakes were punished by big losses in an event that is always tough and competitive. To see all the action, check out the videos from the live stream courtesy of Leo Lorenzen at LX2 RC

Here are the results, also thanks to LX2.

Spektrum DX5 Rugged

So details of this new radio are starting to emerge, and I gotta say I like what I can see from the video on Horizon Hobby’s youtube channel, check it out here

OMP who distributes for Horizon Hobby in Australia have a great rundown of the radio’s features on their website too

So if you are reading lads, i’m more than happy to test one for you !!

I’m Not Dead Yet … I’ve just been busy!

Whilst I have been busy, I’m not dead yet.  As always life has it’s ups and downs, and of late spare time to report the latest RC News has been at a premium.

So keep an eye out for news and updates, as always we want to hear about your rigs, events and news at  We even want to hear if you want to be a regular, or even irregular contributor, so write in and let us know.

Contra Industries – Custom Decals


Have you seen those cool sticker wraps on chargers and radio’s, or ever wondered where to get your own custom decals and graphics? Well we spoke to Adelaide based, Contra Industries to see how they make it happen.

It all starts with you finding a design or logo which can be sent electronically, the higher the resolution the better the results will be. If you don’t have something in mind then Reece from Contra Industries can steer you in the right direction.

Once a design has been chosen it will be scaled and an electronic draft will be created. Cut lines will be added to the image for easy peeling from the backing sheet. The image is printed by a commercial vinyl printer onto a quality piece of adhesive sticker vinyl. If required a varnish can also be added to preserve the decal from containments like nitro fuel.

The decal is then complete and ready for application, Contra Industries can post your new decals to you around Australia.

If your looking for some quality custom decals to add the finishing touches to your model, rc race car or other rc related equipment then Contra Industries is contactable via Facebook. They also have a lot of their past work on display for inspiration.


The worlds according to Crash

Walking out as Team Australia! what a feeling… Photo Credit: Jconcepts inc. on Facebook

Since I was just 8 years old I’ve been racing Karts, Formula Ford & RC cars, I’ve spent the majority of my life being a total fanatic about racing in all shapes and sizes.

When I started RC racing around my 20th birthday I quickly got hooked on the competition that bigger events had to offer, and when I made a start in EP Off Road, it didn’t take me long to set my sights on competing at an IFMAR World Championships. Continue reading The worlds according to Crash

DHK Hobby range

Over the years i have been an unashamed brand snob when it comes to R/C brands. For many years i stuck with HPI cars and nothing else, looking down by nose at the more budget oriented brands with a look of distain. However about a year back i had an opportunity to get what in many ways was a dream job for me, to work at my local hobby shop.  It has certainly been interesting, insightful and informative being on the “other side” of the hobby.


For one thing i have a reformed attitude towards many brands. Haiboxing for example i expected to see nothing but and endless stream of broken cars coming back, however they are no less well built than the likes of vehicles from AARMA and Helion for example. One opportunity that presented itself recently was to examine and drive (in a somewhat limiited space i might add) some vehicles from the DHK Hobby range when Hobby Headquarters visited with a selection from their range.  DHK’s philosophy is to create a significant, interesting, and exciting line of R/C hobby vehicles at the highest level of reliability, performance, and value. Certainly i was surprised with what seemed to be good designs and sturdy looking parts in their vehicles from a brand i had heard very little from. Now DHK are not new, just new in the Australian marketplace, however having their own factory seems to give the, flexibility and control in the design and construction process.


Of their range i was able to have a drive of the Hunter BL SCT (reviewed in the latest racing lines as the Hunter 2 for  some reason), the Maximus brushless 1:8 truggy, the 1:10 Crosse 4×4 Monster Truck as well as have a good look at the Wolf BL 4wd buggy. On the whole i was suitably impressed with good power, strong looking designs and great looking vehicles. In many ways the range is a strong competitor to Traxxas, but without the expense associated with their vehicles, certainly a brand worthy of consideration!


Details of the range can be found on the DHK website at , or ask at your local hobby shop.

Come Drive With Us – The Cactus Classic

Come Drive With Us is a series of documentaries on major RC races created by 5150 Media Productions. This particular video deals with what was the last outdoor Cactus Classic race in Arizona earlier this year.  There is some fantastic footage as well as some interesting insights into a few issues such as the sugared track and the move to indoor for next year’s edition of the Cactus Classic.  It’s worth a look if you can slot away the 25 minutes to spare, so without further ado, enjoy!