News of October, 2012

VRC PRO NEXT CLASS: 1:8 NITRO BUGGIES

29.10.2012   65 comments   Category: Site news

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Whenever we launch a new class like Short Course trucks back in August, one of the first questions always is: what’s next? Well, next is 1:8 nitro buggies, a class of r/c racing that is very popular throughout the world.

At this moment we are still in preparation mode for this class. 1:8 Nitro buggies will be our first ‘open-wheel’ type of chassis, requiring fully animated suspension, including the suspension arms, shocks, sway bars, track rods and drive shafts. This type of animated suspension requires a different approach on the physics as this part of the software controls all these movements. In the other chassis the suspension geometry is laid out as 2 ½ D, but the open wheel off-road buggies need 3D geometry because of the complexity of these suspensions. Not only needs the rake angle of the front suspension to be modeled in 3D, also other features like C-hubs and anti-squad geometries need to be fitted in. This called for a complete overhaul of the suspension system by physics expert Todd ‘Doc’ Was... read more

TEKIN SHORT COURSE POWER PACK AVAILABLE IN VRC PRO

26.10.2012   39 comments   Category: Site news

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TEKIN PRO4 MOTORS AND RX8 ESC RELEASED

The popular Tekin Pro4 motor series and their RX8 electronic speed controllers are now available in VRC Pro. These motors deliver more power than the standard Etec series off-road motors.

The pack is available from the VRC World e-shop as a power pack at reduced price (only EUR 5,95), but only for full members. Of course full members can also obtain these components directly in VRC Pro using their earned vEuro's.
Trial and Lite members can obtain the motors and speed controller directly in VRC Pro using vEuro's which can be purchased in the e-shop. The 4000kV and 4600kV can only be used in the full option short course chassis.


Tekin's official product information
Tekin's Pro4 Motors set a new standard for 4 Wheel Drive Short Course performance. Utilizing the proven design of the T8 1:8th Scale motor, the Tekin Pro4 produces the torque and smooth power you demand for a 4x4 Short Course Tru... read more

SPL-1 TRACK RELEASED

12.10.2012   13 comments   Category: Site news

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Another Japanese track has been released: SPL-1. This track is situated in a public park outside Tokyo and is one of the oldest tracks in Japan. The track is very suitable for racing 1:8 sportscars and 1:10 nitro and electric touring cars. For 1:12 the track is probably a little on the wide side but should be fun too. As for most Japanese tracks, the layout is technical but fast and has a nice flow to it.

Surely a 'wanna have' track to add to your collection of world renowned tracks. The new SPL-1 track is available from this website (under Tracks) but can also be selected directly in VRC Pro.

XCEED 1:8 SCALE BODIES RELEASED

12.10.2012   5 comments   Category: Site news

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2 Brand new bodies have been released for 1:8 scale, the Xceed GT1 open cockpit model, and the Xceed Zytec v2 closed cockpit. Both bodies are released in a variety of paint schemes including solid colors. The following decal sets can be selected:
- Intercept NR8
- Serpent 966
- Kyosho Evolva M3
- Mugen MRX5
- Motonica P81rs
- Shepherd Velox v8
- Xray RX8
- Capricorn

The bodies can be obtained on the VRC World website and directly in VRC Pro.

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