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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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Vaterra Twin Hammers 4WD Rock Racer Kit
Our friends over at Vaterra have announced the Twin Hammers will soon be available in kit form. This is some big news as many hobbyists prefer to build their trucks from scratch, modifying and hopping them up during the build process. The kit version also features upgrades like licensed Interco Super Swamper tires, a front locker, and heavy duty front axle outdrives.

* Comes with clear body and a GenRight decal sheet
* 1/10 scale 4wd
* Two-speed tranny
* Metal tranny and diff gears
* Threaded aluminum shock bodies
* Metal 12mm wheel hexes
* Front & rear sway bars

The part number is #VTR03001, it has a street price of $279, and they are expected to hit hobby shops in late July. Get full details at This Link over on Vaterra’s website.

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Pro-Line PRO-2 Short Course Buggy Kit
Pro-Line has just made it a lot easier to get one of their ultra trick PRO-2 Buggies. You no longer have to buy one of their trucks and convert it over, the PRO-2 Buggy is now available as a stand alone kit. The PRO-2 buggy combines realistic looks with a high performance chassis to make it a great choice for bashing or for the track.

While the word “kit” is used along with the new PRO-2 buggy, much of it comes pre-built. It comes much like their PRO-2 truck, with the shocks, transmission, and much of the chassis already assembled. This speeds up the time of going from the box to the local bash spot.

Of course the PRO-2 buggy is littered with goodies. For example, it comes with the same uber PowerStroke shocks, Performance LCG chassis, ProTrac suspension, and Performance transmission of the PRO-2 truck. For tires, it comes with Pro-Line Blockades, some of the best race tires money can buy.

The part number for the PRO-2 Buggy Kit is #4002-01, it is street priced at $389, and they are available right now. To get full details simply click This Link To head over to the official Pro-Line website.

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Mugen MTX-6 Nitro Touring Car
Mugen has a long history of high-end 10th scale nitro touring cars, their latest is the MTX-6. The MTX-6 starts with a new chassis and has many updates over the previous model. The updates were designed to make it more durable, to give it more steering, and to generally make it a better overall car for club racers. Some of its updates and features include-

* New disc brake set-up that mounts to the 2 speed shaft
* New servo saver and clutch
* New towers and shock springs
* Stiffer chassis with twin braces
* New front bulkhead for easier diff removal
* Wider pinion and spur gears for increased durability

The MTX-6 has a part number of #T2003 and has a projected release date of August. You can get more details over on Mugen’s website.

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Serpent Viper 977-e
For those people looking to go insanely fast around an on-road track, Serpent has started teasing their new 977-e 8th scale on-road car. Like most Serpent products, it is ubered-out with carbon fiber and should be an animal to drive. Some of its features include-

* Carbon fiber chassis, ESC plate, and battery holders
* 7075-T6 aluminum motor mount and mid-shaft bracket
* Runs a pair of 5mm belts
* Big pulleys & uses bearings on belt tensioner
* Viper 977 front & rear suspension
* Designed by Michael Salven

The part number is #904002, they are slated for a July release, and you can get more information at This Link over on Serpent’s website.

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Schumacher Mi5evo Touring Car
In the fight for touring car supremacy our friends over at Schumacher have released their latest high-end machine, the Mi5evo. The Mi5evo is entirely new to provide maximum performance on the track, or while blasting around the cul-de-sac. Some of its new features include-

* Ultra low center of gravity
* Wide span vertical top deck
* Motor 4.5mm closer to center of car
* Alloy & carbon fiber servo mount
* Shorter shocks with no loss of stroke
* No e-clips, grub screws used instead
* 4mm carbon fiber towers with optimized shock positions
* Lightweight 2.5mm hinge pins
* 3 point steering rack with bearings

The part number for the Mi5evo kit is #K148, the assembled version is #K150, and both are said to be available to the public on June 12th. Get full details at This Link over on Schumacher’s official website.

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Cross-RC KC6 6x6 Truck
While 4×4 is great out on the trail, 6×6 is even better for getting through those tough sections. One of the latest 6x6s to hit the market is from Cross-RC. Their new KC6 sports a military look and plenty of scale realism. Some of its features include-

* Kit with unpainted one piece ABS body
* Assembled gearbox, axles, and front dampers
* Leaf springs front and rear
* Metal gearbox guard & tow hooks
* Includes LED light set
* Requires radio system, servo, ESC, motor, and battery
* Size: 730 x 220 x 250mm

The KC6 has a street price of $650 and they are available right now. For more information on everything from Cross-RC HERE is the link to their website.

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Tamiya  Hornet Black Metallic
The Tamiya Hornet has been on the market a very long time, 30 years in fact, and over all those years it has brought many people into our fine hobby. The latest Hornet is a Limited Edition Black Metallic version. This Hornet is much the same as previous versions, but comes with a pre-cut/pre-painted black metallic polycarbonate body and wing, and also comes with black wheels. The latest Hornet is also a kit, something many old-school hobbyists are looking for.

#84383 is the part number, it should have a street price of $145, and you can expect a July release date. Get full details at This Link over on Tamiya’s official website.

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