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Foam Inserts Explained

Foam Inserts Explained

Similar to air in full size cars, foam inserts are needed to help support the tire carcass from the inside and help it to keep its shape. But, unlike air the insert can be shaped and tuned or made from different materials in order to change its characteristics. For practical purposes, there are two types […]
Pro Tips: Matt Olson Gives Us Six Large-Scale Tips

Pro Tips: Matt Olson Gives Us Six Large-Scale Tips

Large, 1/5-scale vehicles have an extra level of complexity and tuning that other scales can’t match. MIP’s Matt Olson races at the highest level, and knows a few tricks to make these big machines work at their best. Fortunate, we got a chance to pick his brain about some of his tricks he uses and […]

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IFMAR Announces New 2017 Electric Off-Road Rules

IFMAR Announces New 2017 Electric Off-Road Rules

IFMAR (International Federation of Model Auto Racing) is the biggest governing body in racing and often establishes the rules and guidelines for the racing classes around the world. They recently convened this month to complete the 2017 Electric Off-Road racing and technical rules and posted the document online. If you are a serious racer or […]
Reedy Race Announces First-Ever Female Competitor—And She’s Only 11!

Reedy Race Announces First-Ever Female Competitor—And She’s Only 11!

The lists for who is racing and who is waiting are done and posted for the 2017 Reedy Race of Champions for off-road and a nice surprise was to see young 2016 Junior European 4WD Champion Malin Karlsen will be competing in the Invitational Class. At only 11-year-old, the Xray factory driver will be the first female Invitational […]

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UNDER THE HOOD: Dakotah Phend’s TLR 8ight 4.0 at the Worlds

UNDER THE HOOD: Dakotah Phend’s TLR 8ight 4.0 at the Worlds

TLR’s Dakotah Phend has been right in the mix at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road World Championships, and his buggy has been performing with speed and confidence. Let’s take a closer look at his personal TLR 8ight 4.0. Sponsors: TLR, Horizon Hobby, Orion, Pro-Line, Spektrum, Stickit1 Racing, Lunsford, VP Fuels, OCRC Raceway, Darkside Designs, […]
WORLDS: Kyosho’s Tebo Takes Big Risk and Gets Paid with TQ

WORLDS: Kyosho’s Tebo Takes Big Risk and Gets Paid with TQ

With just one day of qualifying left at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Worlds, it’s time for drivers to take some risks in an attempt to move up the leader board. Kyosho’s Jared Tebo took a big chance by running his whole 10-minute qualifier without a pit stop. It’s been tried before, but results […]

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WORLDS: Tebo Comes Out Swinging while Ronnefalk Caps Off the Day

WORLDS: Tebo Comes Out Swinging while Ronnefalk Caps Off the Day

The second day of qualifying is over and it had all the drama and excitement befitting a World Championship. With the top 39 drivers starting their qualifiers later in the day for round 3 (the top 39 are shuffled around uniformly in each day’s rounds so that no group has a distinct advantage), it was […]
WORLDS: New Products from AKA and JConcepts

WORLDS: New Products from AKA and JConcepts

Some more new product in the pits at the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road World Championships. This time from manufacturers AKA, and JConcepts. Aren’t the pros lucky, they get to use the newest and best products and sometimes aren’t even available yet to the public. Check it out.

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WORLDS: Young Davide Ongaro of Mugen Turns Heads

WORLDS: Young Davide Ongaro of Mugen Turns Heads

For most racers, just attending an IFMAR Worlds is a dream come true, but 15-year-old, Italian, Mugen driver Davide Ongaro is not only enjoying the event, but doing well and putting a good bit of fear in to many seasoned veterans. His event started out great, and throughout practice he challenged the best drivers and […]
HB Racing's Ty Tessmann is enjoying the benefits of a lower-center-of-gravity.

Worlds: Ty Tessmann’s O.S. Low-Profile Engine

Engines are always a hot topic (pun intended) at the Worlds, and keen eyes may have noticed the lower-than-normal cooling fins sticking out of the top of Ty Tessmann’s HB Racing buggy. Although still in prototype faze and still testing, the Tessmann team has been enjoying success with the power mill with no issues. Most […]

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Under the Hood: Jason Dias’ Kyosho RB6.6

Under the Hood: Jason Dias’ Kyosho RB6.6

OCRC Raceway is a hotbed for racing and the Expert Stock Class is no joke with some of the fastest American racers in the class calling it their home. It’s taken very seriously and is no beginner class. Needless to say, having a buggy that provides every sort of advantage is a must, and includes […]
O.S already made announcement about these new engines, but are still not available to the public and are still in the testing stage.

Low-Profile Nitro Engines the Future?

Shown at the recent Tokyo Hobby Show was O.S. Engines’ new Speed B2102 3.5cc nitro buggy engine, the most noticeable part of this engine is its low-profile cooling head that is about 17mm lower than regular engines on the market. According to O.S., this lowers the center-of-gravity without sacrificing cooling. The engine will be available […]
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