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JQ THECar White Limited Edition Buggy
“Good guys always wear white” (at least in the movies) and now you can get an All White Edition of JQ’s THECar. THECar white edition will not only make you instantly stand out in a crowd, but it is a full on race buggy capable of busting out fast lap times. Trick looks, fast laps, what more can you ask for.

The part number is #INT-JQB0677LE, they are priced at $599, and they start shipping on September 1st. There are only 100 of these kits being produced and you can get one on pre-order by Clicking Right Here.

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CRC WTF-1 Formula 1 Kit
The WTF-1 Formula 1 kit from Calandra Racing Concepts is not only affordable, but also one of the fastest cars in its class. The WTF-1 was designed from the ground up to be a racer featuring a low center of gravity chassis, an ultra smooth 16 ball differential, and lightweight materials. For you bashers out there, it was also designed to be rugged with a 3mm quad axial carbon fiber chassis and durable front end parts.

The part number is #1500, it has a street price of $249, and they start shipping in the next two weeks. Get complete details at This Link over on CRC’s official website.

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Tamiya Dual Ridge
There are scale realism people, then there are people looking for something wild. The new Dual Ridge buggy from Tamiya definitely falls into the wild category.

The futuristic looking Dual Ridge is a 4wd buggy based off the long running Tamiya TT-02 platform. It’s a kit so you get the experience of building it yourself, while long travel oil shocks and 4wd help it conquer some serious off-road terrain.

The part number is #58596, it is street priced at $189, and they are expected to hit hobby shops in late October. Click Here to get more details over on the official Tamiya website.

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Vaterra Chevrolet K-5 Blazer Ascender
Are you into rock crawling? Like building your own kits? Is scale realism important to you? If you answered “yes” to those three questions the new ’86 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer from Vaterra should be considered a must buy.

At the heart of the Blazer is the new Ascender chassis. The Ascender chassis features a stamped steel frame, adjustable wheelbase, metal gear transmission, and serious off-road suspension.

For scale looks, the the Blazer comes with a fully licensed 1986 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer body. The body is clear so you can throw on your own paint job and comes with an injection-molded grille with headlight details. Fully licensed Interco TSL SX Super Swamper tires complete the true off-road look.

* 8 spoke 1.9″ wheels
* Aluminum suspension links
* Floating battery tray (holds a shorty pack)
* Crawling style bumpers
* Adjustable side bars
* 4-line rear suspension
* 3-line panhard front suspension
* Low-profile axle housings & locker/ring gear
* HD CV front shafts
* Single speed tranny with slipper clutch
* Threaded oil filled shocks

The part number is VTR03023, it is street priced at $319, and to ensure you are the first person on your block to have one, Click Right Here to pre-order over on Horizon Hobby’s official website.

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Serpent Cobra E-truggy
Big power combined with big tires equals a whole lot of bashing fun, hence the reason many bashers use a monster truck or truggy to bash with. The latest big truggy to hit the market is from Serpent, the 1/8 Cobra E-Truggy. The Cobra is a high-end 1/8 4wd, featuring plenty of carbon fiber and other high quality materials. Some of the highlights of the E-Truggy include-

* Narrow 3mm 7075 aluminum chassis
* 5mm carbon fiber shock towers
* Optimal weight distribution
* Rear mudguards
* Low profile body
* Hard anodized 16mm big bore shocks
* Captured universal joints
* Composite battery trays with hinged covers

The part number for the E-Truggy is #600033 and you can get full details by hitting This Link over on the Serpent website.

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XRay XB8E Buggy
For all you guys wanting to go reallyyyyy fast with a high-end buggy, XRay has announced their new XB8E. The XB8E is based off the nitro XB8 and was designed to be the best of the best. For the track it should put in some blazing lap times, for bashing, it should go huge with premium parts under the hood.

* New aluminum chassis and motor mount
* Better weight distribution
* New side guards
* New a-arms and towers
* New cab forward body
* Pivot ball suspension
* Carbon fiber a-arm stiffeners

Want more details? Hit up This Link over on the official XRay website, or you can Click Here to read more XRay news on BigSquidRC.

Yokomo BD7 ETS Champion Limited Kit
Just 25 of the new Limited Edition BD7 ETS kits from Yokomo will be put out for sale. This model was made to celebrate its four wins at the European Touring Car series and comes with luxury packaging and special transporter bag. It also comes with a slew of high-zoot upgrades-

* Titanium main gear shaft
* Titanium turnbuckles
* Precision bearing set
* Aluminum servo mount, belt tension cams, & rear bones
* Graphite body mount support
* Hard coated pivot balls
* Double joint front universals

The part number is #MRTC-BD714ETS and you can get full information over on the Yokomo Europe website.

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PR Racing SB401 4wd Off Road Buggy
What’s new over at PR Racing? The 1/10 scale SB401 4wd buggy kit. The SB401 is PR’s first 4wd 10th scale buggy and was designed to be ultra-adjustable to suit a wide variety of conditions. Some of its highlights include-

* Aluminum 12.75mm big bore shocks
* Carbon fiber towers and top deck
* Can use shorty or saddle packs
* Hard anodized aluminum chassis
* Full bearing set
* One piece aluminum motor mount

The part number is #SB401 and you can get complete details at This Link over on the PR RC website.

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Team C TC02C Evo Buggy
While it may be blazing hot outside right now, the indoor season is right around the corner. For all you guys headed indoors in a couple of months, Team C has announced their latest 1/10 2wd buggy called the TC02C Evo.

The Evo is loaded with many popular features and comes in a mid motor configuration for high bite surfaces. Some of the highlights of the Evo include-

* 4 gear mid motor design
* 8mm longer chassis
* Cab forward body
* Threaded 12mm big bore shocks
* Aluminum arm mount & rear sway bar
* Gear diff
* Fits shorty or saddle packs

The part number is #TC02C Evo and you can get more details by hitting up This Link over on Team C’s website.

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Team Associated
The guys over at Team Associated have shot out a press release to let everyone know about the B44.3 buggy kit. The B44 series of 4wd buggies have been quite popular among the racing crowd, the latest version has received more updates to make it better than ever.

The biggest news on the B44.3 is its aluminum chassis. The hard anodized chassis helps to lower the center of gravity and to increase durability. Mounted on the chassis are a new floating motor and servo mount. The molded battery trays are also new and allow the use of saddle or shorty packs.

The part number is #9063 and you can find full details at This Link over on the official Team Associated website.

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Cubby iHobby Truck Give awayIt amazes me how when every new RTR is announced there are a bunch of old school rc zealots that pop out of the woodwork and go into full idiot mode proclaiming its not worth buying unless it is a kit. Ok, so I understand that some people “like” kits, but to go into a full Chernobyl meltdown after each RTR is announced is a bit much, even by Cubby standards.

Why are the “kit fanboyz” so fanatical? I am certainly no psychologist, so my guess is whatever they may be lacking in life they attempt to make up for by being an “elitist” in the field of rc. They chastise people who don’t share their hatred of RTRs, claim over and over again that RTRs are assembled by blind paraplegics, and state that if you are driving an RTR you are a noob. And after doing so, somehow, someway, it makes them feel “better”.

How is the assembly quality of most RTRs these days? Generally they are much better than RTRs from a decade ago. We go over our review units with a fine tooth comb, and while we do still find a problem here or there, generally RTRs are assembled as good, if not better, than we would have assembled them. The people overseas that are putting these cars/trucks/buggies together do it 40+ hours a week, meaning they are experts at what they are doing. In comparison, an average hobbyist might only assemble one kit every few months. In fact, in the field I’ve seen more poorly built kits than poorly built RTRs over the last couple of years. It seems that while certain hobbyists “want” to build their own rigs, they don’t take the proper time (or read the manual closely enough) to make sure it ends up being built correctly.

If you are driving an RTR does that make you a noob? I’ve personally witnessed pretty much every single big name in our hobby driving a RTR, so that certainly isn’t the case. These big names are no different than the BSRC staff, or the majority of our readers, and they have no problem driving an RTR because it saves them time. It seems that while some of the elitist kit fanboyz swear they would never touch an RTR, the big names they worship have no problem doing so.

And… to all those wanna-be elitists that think every new car announced needs to be available in kit form only- you’ve probably never seen the sales numbers, but I have, and most kits just don’t sell very well. If every new car were banished to being a kit, there would be a whole lot of companies going out of business.

Yes, sure, everyone in the hobby should assemble a kit (or two, or ten) to get a better understanding of the inner workings of an rc car, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with manufacturers putting out mostly RTRs, nor anything wrong with the people that buy them. The advent of the RTR has helped keep our hobby from dying off, and helped finance many of the uber kits that the so called “elitists” like to build.

That’s it for this week ya bunch of rc snobs, support your local hobby shops, bash spots, and ready-to-runs when ya can.

YOUR Cub Reporter

TLR 22SCT 2.0 2WD Short Course Truck Race Kit
For all you short course truck fans, TLR has announced their new 22SCT 2.0. Of course the 2.0 version comes with a bunch of upgrades and changes to help make it faster, and easier to drive, than ever.

* Bell crank steering rack
* Generation II shocks
* Improved body
* Improved suspension geometry
* Ball diff
* Aluminum rear camber block, rear hexes, & ball stud spacers

The part number is #TLR03003, it has a street price of $339, and you can Click Right Here to head over to the official TLR website.

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XRay X10
The folks over at XRay have recently announced the 2015 edition of their X10 pan car. The X10 was given a slew of upgrades to make it easier to work on, drive, and to adjust. Some of the updates on the X10 include-

* Narrow chassis with new battery placement & weight balance
* Narrow rear pod
* Harder material used on new front arms
* Updated ride height adjustment
* New servo saver
* New side tubes and rear link brace

Want more details? Hit up This Link over on the official XRay website.

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