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Monthly Archives: March 2011

TGN Exclusive – New RC4WD 1.55″ IROC & 2.2″ TSL Tires available now at TGN!

RC4WD’s new Interco 1.55″ Irok Scale Tires and 2.2″ TSL Boggers are available now through an exclusive early release at TGN Distributing. TGN has a limited supply of these hot new tires so hurry over to TGN now to get some while you can.

“A TGN EXCLUSIVE—RC4WD was on the baja scene early with the first production billet rims. RC4WD has a successful background in the r/c crawling industry and have used their resources to produce many great products for the large scale industry. TGN is proud to be the exclusive worldwide distributor for the entire line of quality RC4WD products.”

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RC4WD appoints John Thornton Team Manager

RC4WD has a commitment to the RC Hobby and Sport, and with that, we would like to welcome John “Rckcrwlr” Thornton as Team Manager for US and International Drivers, recently handled by Tom Allen.  With John’s experience, we are looking forward to him taking the team to the next level.  He started in the hobby over 10 years ago and has a broad interest in everything RC from Helicopters to Crawling to Scale to Short Course, and recently Large Scale. Continue reading

Axial XR10 Heavy Duty Gear Plate

Axial has announced the much anticipated  XR10 Heavy Duty Gear Plate. The plate is precision machined from durable billet aluminum and is 4mm in the heat-sink / motor mount area. The finned heat-sink design disperses heat faster due to increased surface area. The motor mounts directly to the 4mm heat sink section for both rock pounding durability and quick heat exchange for all day driving. Another great way to bullet-proof your XR10!

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RCX 2011 Coverage

RCC coverage from the 2011 RCX Show in Pomona CA. If your not able to make it to RCX this year you can watch our live video coverage on our live page. We will be updating this coverage page throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday with pictures and videos of new products at the show.

RCC will be broadcasting live from the TGN booth both days, big thanks to Mark at TGN for allowing us to share his booth so we can bring you live coverage.

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Spektrum DX3C Transmitter – 3 Channels with Mixing!

The Spektrum DX3C is an evolution of the 2.0/3.0 series making it the ultimate entry-level computer radio. With features of most mid-level 3 channel surface redios, it features a totally new design case and an upgraded easy to read dot matrix LCD display. Offering mixing, capable of 4 way steering or dual brake servos and a 20 model memory. The DX3C also includes an SD card slot which will facilitate software updates similar to the DX3R Pro.
For the enthusiast starting out looking for his first radio or sport drivers who look to put economy and a basic set of programming features they need, in front of paying more for advanced features they don’t, the DX3C is the ideal radio.

The DX3C comes with a choice of small, medium and large interchangeable grips, 4 AA batteries, switch harness and SR300 DSM receiver.

From Jake Wright – Losi Product Manager: “Spektrum set the radio up with the crawler in mind”

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Axial crawlers at the Portland International Auto Show 2011

Team Axial driver Ryan Gerrish attended the Int’l Auto Show in Portland, Oregon this past weekend. Ryan and fellow northwest crawler Brett Carlson set-up a small Axial booth at the show to demo some SCX10 TR’s, and allow fellow show attendees to take the wheel of an SCX10. Ryan’s dashing good looks scored him a small spot on the local news. Thanks to Bulu Productions for making the video!!! Continue reading

Losi Micro 4×4 Trail Trekker is Here!

Losi has now released the next in their line of micro vehicles… the Trail Trekker. If you like 4X4 trucks and off-road vehicles, you’re going to love the 1/24-scale electric RTR Micro 4×4 Trail Trekker. This go-anywhere, ready-for-anything vehicle comes ready to runeverything you need is included in the box. Not only does it have a Losi radio system with Spektrum 2.4GHZ DSM technology, it also features a high-capacity 4.8V 220mAh NiMH battery for extra long run times. Not to mention the true-to-scale look and realistic details. The 1/24-scale electric RTR Micro 4×4 Trail Trekker is unlike any crawler we’ve ever created.

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The new Hobbico Pro-Series LVM Lithium Voltmeter is so convenient you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it!  The LVM measures LiPo, LiFe or Li-Lon battery voltages for 2S to 6S packs all in a unit small enough to attach to your key chain or wrist or neck strap!  The LVM measures and displays individual cell voltages as well as the overall pack voltage and includes a FlightPower® and Thunder Power 6S-in-line adapter.  The LVM includes the Pro-Series 2-year Limited Warranty. Continue reading

Axial Transmission Spur Gear Cover

Axial Transmission Spur Gear Cover

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Axial 2.2 Ripsaw Tires – R35 Compound

The Axial 2.2 Ripsaw Tires offer both a realistic looking tire for the image-conscious scale crawler that is also looking to improve in the performance game as this 2.2 Ripsaw offers an aggressive tread design, ground clearance and a new R35 sticky compound. Continue reading