While 10th scale pan cars don’t make good outdoor bashers, they sure can be fun indoors on carpet. What is the latest pan car to hit the market? The Lightning10 from VBC Racing.
The tenth scale Lightning10 is perfect for the popular World GT class held here in the states. The Lightning10 was designed with versatility in mind. For example, it comes with two different servo mounts, one for regular size and one for a smaller 12th scale style servo. Its chassis also makes it easy to change weight bias when using a shorty style LiPo battery. Some of its other features include-
* 2.5mm carbon fiber chassis
* Adjustable bumper to fit a wide variety of bodies
* Adjustable wheelbase
* 7075 aluminum bulkhead, caster blocks, steering knuckles, motor mount, rear axle mount & chassis brace mount
* Slop free composite materials
Street price is $299 and they should start shipping in early November. Complete details can be found over on the official VBC Racing website.
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VBC Lightning10 Gallery
Can’t get enough bling for that Gmade R1 of yours? The folks over at Boom Racing have 5 new aluminum upgrades to set your Gmade apart. The upgrades include aluminum front & rear link mounts, servo mount, rear axle lock-out, steering blocks, and a center skid plate. All of these are available in three different colors and you can get complete details at This Link over on the official AsiaTees website.
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In the beginning there was the Estes Proto-X. It blew away consumers and was the big sales hit of X-mas 2013. Since then a dozen different companies have put out nano sized quads. To help protect and keep all your nano quadcopter gear organized, the fine folks over at TheToyz have announced a new storage case.
The storage case features heavy duty construction and a Velcro strap for easy attachment to your belt or backpack. With plenty of room for extra blades, batteries, and the controller, it makes short work of holding all your gear.
The part number is #TOYZ 99, it is street priced at $13, and these are available right now. For the full scoop hit up the official TheToyz Website.
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VRX Racing is an affordable line-up of cars and trucks that our next door neighbor at iHobby, IMEX RC, had just picked up. The guys at IMEX set us up with a review car so we could give it a good thrashing and see how it held up. We haven’t started testing on the VRX XR4 Rally Car yet, but we did take a bunch of pictures when we unboxed it. Take a look at the two galleries below to see what it looks like to crack open the box on the XR4 and expect our full review in about 3 weeks.
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VRX Rally Unboxing Gallery 1
VRX Rally Unboxing Gallery 2
The folks over at IMEX have been into rc for a long time. From tires to cars to tanks, the IMEX crew knows rc. With our booth being right next to theirs, we had an excellent opportunity to get to know them and their products better. This year IMEX was showing off a new line-up of VRX Racing cars, some big new 1/5th scalers, and some very detailed tanks.
To take a look at all the different products from IMEX simply head on over to their Official Website.
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IMEX at iHobby 2014
Making their very first appearance at the iHobby Expo is a company called Fire Brand RC. While new to iHobby, they have been selling various rc accessories on eBay for some time. What was the coolest thing in their booth? That would have to be their very trick chassis wraps. These are available for several different models and can really bling out the underside of your chassis.
Fire Brand RC has a bunch of different accessories for everyone from the drift crowd to backyard bashers, check out all their products on their Official Website.
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Fire Brand RC Gallery
To make your on-board shots better than ever the folks over at GoPro have announced 3 new cameras.
The most affordable GoPro ever, the new Hero comes with a price point of only $129. The Hero comes with a rugged/waterproof housing and can shoot 1080p at 30 fps or in 720p at 60 fps.
On the upper end side of things, the Hero4 Black can shoot 4K at 30 fps and 1080p at 120 fps. It comes with built in WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity and boasts a street price of $499.
The last of the new cameras is the Hero4 Silver. The big news here is its built in touch screen which should make reviewing and framing shots much easier. The Silver can shoot 1080p at 60fps and hits the streets at $399.
All the new cameras go on sale this weekend and you can hit up the Official GoPro Website for complete details.
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Are you a tool snob? If you raise your hand yes, the folks over at Revolution Design Racing Products have some new high-end wrenches for you. Available in 2.0, 2.5 and 3.0mm, they have a large butterfly handle to bust loose even the most stubborn of bolts.
The part number for the 2.0 is #RDRP0227, the 2.5 is #RDRP0228, and the 3.0 is #RDRP0229. For complete details hit up This Link over on the RDRP website.
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For all you 1/10th scale World GT drivers, a company from Italy called Mon-Tech has announced their new M10 body. The M10 has a sleak look and was made to fit 200mm 1/10th scale pan cars. Molded from .75mm polycarbonate, it includes window masks, decals, and a high downforce rear wing. To get more details, simply hit up This Link to head over to Mon-Tech’s official website.
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M10 Body Gallery
Make your 1/10 touring car look like it is going 200 mph even when sitting still with the Bugatti Veyron body from Matrixline RC. The Matrixline Veyron comes clear so you can put your personal paint scheme on it and was designed to fit 195mm electric touring cars. The body includes a decal sheet, overspray film, window masks, and light buckets.
The part number is #PC201406, these are available right now, and you can get more details over on the offical Matrixline Website.
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For you guys running the high zoot Schelle Slipper Clutch, Schelle is now offering a Lockout Plate. The lockout eliminates the slipper clutch and gives you direct drive, which can come in pretty handy on high grip tracks or in basher events like tug-of-war. The part number for the lockout is #SCH1315, it is street priced at $8, and you can get complete details at This Link over on the official Schelle website.
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Schelle Lockout Plate Installed
After signing a deal with Tower Hobbies, it is easier than ever to get Graupner products here in the States. One of the latest and greatest products from Graupner is the X-8N transmitter.
The X-8N is a 2.4GHz 4 channel surface transmitter for use in cars, trucks, and boats. The Graupner boasts a laundry list of features, some of the highlights include-
* 128 x 64 pixel TFT display
* Ultra fast 2.4GHz HoTT technology
* Steering wheel can be mounted right or left handed
* Telemetry storage via micro SD card
* Bidirectional communication between transmitter and receiver
* Voice output via headphones
The part number is #S1018, it is street priced at $249, and This Is The Link you want for full details over on the official Graupner website.
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The folks over at SWORKz have been teasing their first ever truggy for months, now they have released full details.
The 1/8 SWORKz truggy is dubbed the S350T. This is a nitro powered machine loaded with high performance features. Some of its highlights include-
* 7075 aluminum chassis with black hard coating
* CVDs all around
* Sealed front and rear arms
* 150cc fuel tank
* 7075 shock towers
* Pro 2.0 shocks with hex bladders & impact pistons
The part number is #SW-910019 and you can Click Here to check out the official SWORKz website.
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