Futaba Electric Challenge: Day 2 Recap

Before we kicked off the 2011 Futaba Electric Challenge we held a brief driver’s meeting to go over all the grounds rules with everyone in attendance for the trophy race. After a few minutes of going over the rules with the drivers and answering questions, everyone took of their hats for the national anthem, and [...]

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Futaba Electric Challenge: Short Course Enduro Race

After the mains and Dash 4 Cash races, we got together for one more event, the short course truck enduro race.  10 teams competed in the event and each team consisted of two drivers. Each driver would take a turn running the truck for 15 minutes while the other driver was on the track to [...]

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Futaba Electric Challenge: Dash 4 Cash

Before we started the mains the top 6 qualifiers for Sportsman and Pro 1/8 Electric Buggy competed in a Dash 4 Cash event, winner take all. In each race the drivers would compete to see who could complete 6 laps first.  The only catch was that there were no marshals and if you wrecked your [...]

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Futaba Electric Challenge: Prototype Epic Revtech 1/8 Brushless Motors

Epic team drivers were spotted testing out their prototype 1/8 buggy and truggy brushless motors. These Revtech motors feature a ribbed can for cooling and I was told they use a 4 pole design.  The team drivers were testing a 1950kv motor for their 1/8 electric buggies, and for 1/8 electric truggies they were running [...]

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Futaba Electric Challenge: Novak Ballistic 8 Brushless Motors

Recently Novak announced that they will be adding 1/8 brushless motors to their popular Ballistic brushless motor lineup. At the 2011 Futaba Electric Challenge Novak drivers were spotted using some Ballistic 8 brushless motors to compete in the 1/8 electric buggy classes.  These motors feature a 4 pole design, adjustable mechanical timing, and use an epoxy [...]

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Futaba Electric Challenge: Team Associated Factory Team Spring Kits For The SC10 4X4

There hasn’t been an official announcement yet, but Team Associated will soon be releasing 13mm front and rear spring kits for their SC10 4X4 short course truck.  Each kit comes with four sets of springs to help you dial in your setup.  Expect these to become available at your local hobby store soon.

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Futaba Electric Challenge: Prototype DE Racing 1/10 Buggy Wheels

This race didn’t offer any 1/10 buggy classes but I noticed these prototype wheels in one racer’s pit area.  DE Racing is known for their great lineup of short course truck wheels and now it appears they are getting ready to enter the 1/10 buggy market too. And make their product stand out from the [...]

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Futaba Electric Challenge: Get The App, Get The Shirt

This weekend we were running our promotion where if you show me that you have downloaded our free app from the App Store, I’ll hook you up with a free RC Car Action t-shirt.  I was overwhelmed with the amount of drivers who had our app installed and actually ran out of t-shirts to give [...]

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