Team Associated and Carson Wernimont Part Ways

Despite strong results after joining Team Associated for the 2015 season, Carson Wernimont has split from the team. It’s not quite clear who broke up with who (see Carson’s and Associated’s statements below),  but it’s obvious Team Associated and the 2014 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Buggy podium driver simply didn’t see eye to eye. Associated isn’t [...]

Jul 14, 2015 Comments
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Team Orion Vortex dDrive: The End of Speed Controls? [VIDEO]

Motor, battery, speed control. Those three items are what make up an electric power system. Or they used to, at least; Orion’s new Vortex dDrive system integrates throttle circuitry directly into the motor, eliminating a separate speed control. The motor plugs directly into the receiver and battery, and gets its own power switch with setup [...]

Jul 13, 2015 Comments
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Losi’s LST XXL-2 Is Now Available With 6S Electric Power [VIDEO]

First the Losi LST XXL was updated with gasoline power and now the gang at Losi have given us a electric powered version that is capable of handling 6S of LiPo power. A 2200Kv brushless motor gets things moving and Spektrum’s AVC keeps the truck in total control at all times. Wheelies are going to [...]

Jul 10, 2015 Comments
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TLR 8IGHT-T E 3.0 Electric Truggy Kit: Updated Electric Track Killer

Truggies are always a favorite and can be a blast to drive on the track or at your favorite spot. With electric power getting more and more reliable and easy, some drivers are taking a serious look at eTruggies. The TLR 8IGHT-T E 3.0 electric truggy kit has a race proven design with electric power [...]

Jul 09, 2015 Comments
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Tamiya Announces New VW Amarok, Petronas Tom’s RC F, and Limited Edition DB01RRR Kits

Wrench-spinners rejoice, Tamiya’s latest three models are all DIY kits, so you’ll have plenty of poly bags of parts to open and you can choose your own gear and paint–and your own body and tires, in the case of the Limited Edition DB01RRR 4WD buggy. It’s the latest race-spec iteration of the DB01 chassis, and [...]

Jul 08, 2015 Comments
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Pro Boat Announces Voracity-E and Stealthwake RTRs

Pro Boat has just released two new V-hull boats for the boat gang out there. Both are ready-to-run models and go by the names of Voracity-E 36  and Stealthwake 23.  The Voracity-E 36 is a 36 inch boat with a fiberglass hull and it has a 120amp speed control that is capable of 6S power. [...]

Jul 07, 2015 Comments
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New HobbyWing Xerun XR8 Speed Control for 1/8-Scale Power

With 1/8-scale electric racing becoming more and more popular, it is no surprise to see competition level electronics at the front of technology. The new HobbyWing Xerun XR8 Speed Control is ready for high level racing and has all the features you’d expect in a system at this level. Sensored, programmable and designed for high [...]

Jun 26, 2015 Comments
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Pro-Line Adds 2.8″ Traxxas-Bead Tires to “Prime” Slick Lineup

Pro-Line’s “Prime” slick tires were developed for 1/10 and 1/8 buggies and SC trucks running on high-grip clay, but there’s no denying their street appeal. Thankfully, Pro-Line has expanded the Prime line to include a 2.8″ “Traxxas bead” version. Available unmounted as well as factory -glued to F-11 wheels in two offsets for front and [...]

Jun 26, 2015 Comments
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