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Matthew Pyle wins at Light It Up Blue Autism Benefit race

See: XRAY

The Light It Up Blue Autism benefit race was held at NWA R/C Raceway in Rogers, Arkansas. Matthew Pyle (XRAY) took the overall TQ in the 17.5T 2WD Buggy class by 0.250 seconds. Final was a neck-to-neck three-way battle between Pyle, Robert Reynolds, and Michael Walker. Thanks to more consistent laps Pyle managed to take the win from Walker in second and Reynolds in third.

Dustin Evans doubles at 2018 April Fools Classic

See: Team Associated

Murf’s Intermountain R/C Raceway hosted the 2018 April Fools Classic in South Salt Lake, Utah. After four competitive rounds of qualifying in 2WD Modified Buggy, Dustin Evans (Team Associated) was able to grab the TQ with Team Associated/Reedy teammates Jake Mayo and Rob Gillespie starting second and third, both of whom also TQ’d in rounds of qualifying. Dustin went on the win the first two mains, with Mayo winning the third main. Evans was able to secure second overall, while Gillespie rounded out the podium for a Team Associated/Reedy podium sweep.

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1up Racing Pro Pit iron

See: 1up Racing

Coming soon from 1up Racing is the Pro Pit iron. Small but mighty is the best way to describe this feature-packed tool. With it’s included 24v power source, the Pro Pit iron heats and is ready to use in under 10 seconds! An easy-to-read LCD display offers accurate adjustment of the 100-400°C (200-750°F) temperature range. 1up Boost mode offers a nearly instant temperature increase to 450°C (850°F) at the press of a button, making easy work of thick gauge wires. The Pro Pit Iron automatically cools to 200°C after 2 minutes of inactivity to prolong the life of the tip, and shuts down completely after 10 minutes of inactivity.

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Power HD B7 Revolution HV low profile servo

See: Power HD

Power HD have introduced the new B7 Revolution HV low-profile brushless servo. The High Voltage (6V-8.4V) B7 Revolution servo pulls up to 13kg-cm of torque at a speed of down to 0.055s at 7.4V input. The B7 Revolution servo comes with a short, black color 80mm wire, a steel gear set and weighs only 47g. The B7 Revolution was developed and improved by 1/10 Touring and EP Off-Road drivers.  

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Yokomo one-touch AC quick chargers

See: Yokomo

Yokomo have introduced two quick chargers in the form of the one-touch AC LiPo 3A charger and the AC NiMH/NiCd 3A charger. Both AC quick chargers use the same features and power, the difference is only the type of battery compatible. Both are a 35 W (up to 3 A) high power charger dedicated to LiPo batteries (AC-74 LP) or NiMH / NiCd batteries (AC-30D) with a built-in power supply in a compact mainframe. It is an easy operation to start charging the battery automatically simply by turning on the power to the household outlet and connecting the battery to the charging connector that goes out from the side of the housing. Charging status can be confirmed with the LED of the enclosure during charging, and charging will be ended automatically once reached to the full. The Yokomo one-touch AC quick chargers will be available from end of April.

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2018 Flash Point Season Opener report

See: LCRC Raceway

Over the weekend, LCRC Raceway located in Central Pennsylvania hosted 232 Entries for their 2018 Flash Point Season Opener held on Saturday, April 14th. Racers from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Ohio, and more traveled to LCRC to enjoy the beautiful 80 degree temperatures Mother Nature provided the area for both the Friday practice, as well as Saturday’s racing. The LCRC staff quickly got racing under way on schedule in the morning, allowing for 2 rounds of qualifying and mains to be completed around 11:00pm. Along with all the great racing, the LCRC crew was able to hand out great product giveaways to racers.

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Tommy Hall joins PR Racing

See: PR Racing

PR Racing have announced the signing of the young and talented driver Tommy Hall to their team. The 13-year-old UK driver will be racing 1/10 scale electric in regional, National and internationnal races during the 2018 season. Tommy had the following to say:

“I have been racing since the age of 5 and started 1/10th UK Nationals in 2016. I am now racing at Regional, National and European level with F2N grading for 2018. I won the E final at the European Championships 2017 and made my first National A final in 2018 at the age of 13 and 2 days, one of the youngest to ever achieve this.”

HRC 3S 6000mAh LiPo battery pack

See: HRC Distribution

HRC Distribution have introduced a new HRC Racing 3S 6000mAh LiPo battery pack. Measuring 133 x 43 x 27mm and weighing 335g, it is built from 50C/100C cells and comes with T-type or XT90 plugs. The pack is based on a very compact 2S size to fit most 2S battery compartments which doesn’t requires hard cases.