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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
I arrived this morning in Lincoln, IL at RJD Hobbies for the 2011 Futaba Electric Challenge. Today is open practice and drivers are out early working on their setup and lines. We will run 3 rounds of qualifying tomorrow and then the mains. After the mains there will also be a Dash 4 Cash race [...]