AVID RC8B3 & MBX7 FastTune camber shims

Made for both Team Associated RC8B3 and Mugen MBX7 are the AVID FastTune camber shims. The FastTune camber shims are made from Aluminum 6065-T6 anodized in black and designed to allow you to easily adjust your camber on popular pillow ball designs without having to fully unthread them. The tab feature helps you keep them in place as you tighten down the pillow ball. Don’t get caught up in all the complicated sizes AE has introduced, 0.5 and 1.0mm shims have been working for Mugen since the dawn of time. Also fits to other cars with 6mm threaded pillow balls.

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oOple Invernational 2017 report

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This past weekend was the annual event of the oOple Invernational at the brilliant Robin Hood Raceway venue. A fantastic entry of 191 competitors across the various classes was superb to see. The format for the event was 4 rounds of qualifying by round by round, with the best 2 to count. Then followed by 3 leg finals for everyone. On Saturday morning we had the drivers briefing by Damian Whittle, James Helliwell and Schumachers Mark Musgrove. After this followed the raffle that the oOple team do with loads of prizes being given away, a huge thank you to all of the sponsors for this.

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Dylan McBurney sweeps Irish Nats Rd3

Round 3 of the Irish Championships took place last weekend at the Dublin Model Car Club in Naul, Ireland. In 2wd Defending Champion Dylan McBurney took the TQ and won all 3 legs of the A Final. Dylan’s Dad and mechanic managed to bring home a 2nd in 2wd to make it 1-2 for the McBurney pair. In 4wd, Dylan was equally dominant by taking the TQ and the first place overall. This time Denzell took a win in Leg 3 of the finals to secure a 4wd 1-2 for the Son and Father pair.

Thanks to Denzell McBurney for the report.

RDRP B64 brass suspension mounts

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Revolution Design Racing Products have introduced four brass suspension mounts for the Team Associated B64 series of buggies. They are direct replacement for the kit’s lightweight parts and add valuable weight especially when running in high-traction conditions or when the track is getting bumpier. Machined from black-coated brass and sporting gold-colour chamfered edges the parts weigh in at 14g for the A LRC mount, 13g for the B LRC mount, 14g for the C mount and 15g for the D mount which shifts the weight bias further to the front or rear of the buggy, depending on the location of the brass hangers. Using the front A and B brass mounts will result in an easier to drive buggy while the rear C and D mounts add traction out of and rotation into corners. All mounts were designed to work with the original #92014 arm mount inserts and they are best used in pairs at the front or the rear.

Aleš Bidovský doubles at RCHobby Grand Prix

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This past weekend was held the RCHobby Grand Prix in Czech Republic. In nitro buggy it was XRAY driver Aleš Bidovský who took the overall TQ and after some changes to the set-up, he was able to win in front of Fillip Rajdus in second and his teammate Martin Rytíř in third.

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LRP lost Sanwa distribution

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Sanwa have announced that their distribution contract with LRP expired on June 30, 2017. Based on Sanwa’s list of distributors, LRP would have been replaced by HOECO for the Germany, Austria and Switzerland distribution. Nevertheless, LRP have announced that they were able to stabilize their sales during the preliminary insolvency proceedings and in addition, they have implemented further restructuring measures, in particular personnel adjustments. This information was confirmed by LRP General Manager Jürgen E. Lautenbach who also added:

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Bradley Baird crowned Irish National Champion

The Irish 1/8th scale off road Championship took a trip North to Derry last weekend for round 4 of the series. This was the Derry clubs first time to host the National series and the drivers were treated to a well prepare track and venue for the weekend. The layout was a change from the larger open track giving drivers a taste of a tight technical track which lead to close racing in both nitro and ebuggy. The weather was ideal and the atmosphere among the racers was high. Drivers where improving quickly with each round of practice and qualifying as they fine-tuned setups and confirmed the best tire choice for the conditions. Race control manned by David and Gary kept watch over the track and the drivers making sure the event was running on time.

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Ty Tessmann’s ROAR 1/10 Offroad Electric Nats report

Race report by Ty Tessmann (XRAY)

This past weekend was the ROAR 1/10 Offroad Electric Nationals, held at The Track in Gaithersburg, MD. I ran Mod 2wd, Mod 4wd and Mod truck. There was open practice on Wednesday and we worked hard to find the setups that would work the best for our vehicles. The track started out every morning fairly loose due to being watered every night and then the track grooved up and traction went up throughout the day. We worked at getting a setup that would work for softer tires in the morning and harder in the afternoon to keep our car consistent throughout the day.

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