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JConcepts: New Release RC10B5M Finnisher Body

JConcepts: New Release RC10B5M Finnisher Body

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The JConcepts design team has spent many hours in development with leading team drivers to develop a hot, new style body, specifically for the latest mid-motor 2wd buggy vehicles. The Finnisher for the B5M is a completely tightened design, slimming the overall look of the popular Team Associated RC10B5M vehicle. JConcepts knows 1/10th off-road, and coming off the recent success of the Finnisher bodies, the designers adapted elements from the current fleet to create the ultimate high-grip mid-motor body design. 
The Finnisher sports a smoother high-speed transition with increased flow past the side-pods that lends itself perfect to high-speed circuits. As track conditions have advanced through additives, treatments and maintenance, the ultimate aero package flows through the turns, produces traction and jumps with consistency. During the most critical moments, the Finnisher has very stable driving characteristics that can translate into efficient qualifying and main event results.

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When painted and detailed, the new body looks aggressive, and sets off any new vehicle with a distinct JConcepts style. The Finnisher is capped off with a center roof channel for high speed tracking stability, increased roof stiffness and dual side window treatment. The body includes two of the most popular 1/10th off-road wings on the market, the 6.5” Hi-Clearance wing.

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· JConcepts Finnisher styling
· Forward cab bias, channeled roof
· Tightened side-pods with down-force rake
· Double V-step feature
· Clear polycarbonate with protective film
· Includes window mask and decal sheet

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Midwest Nitro Series Round #3 – Race Report

Midwest Nitro Series Round #3 – Race Report

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Perfect if I had one word to describe Mid West Nitro Series Rd3 at Thunder Road Hobbies that is the word that would come to mind. Prefect weather, Perfect layout, Perfect track conditions, Perfect racers, Perfect Sponsors…..Okay you get the idea.. So onto the Report

Rnd “3 was held at Thunder Road Hobbies in Moline IL just behind the Quad Cities Airport and just a few miles from the Mississippi River that splits IA and IL. The TR track crew had been hard at work leading up the the race and they did not disappoint as “BIG AIR” was enjoyed by all as well as a fast yet tricky track challenged even the fast guys. Unfortunately race entries were down a tad as this weekends race was held on the rain date and many racers had other obligations and we at MWNS understand this but do look forward to seeing everyone again at Rd4 In Peoria IL at River City Raceway on Saturday August 9th.

This round’s dash for cash was for the Int. Buggy class thanks to the Dash For Cash Title Sponsor Lance at RcRenew/Picco/Alpha for engine(s) being donated and the raffle ticket money going to the Dash for Cash drivers. We raised over $350.00 that paid out all 8 drivers of the inverted starting order.
Jeremy Sonnier would take the win after starting 7th, Jake Martens 2nd place after starting 1st, and Kevin Battefeld ended up 3rd after starting 8th, George Nikolauo 4th started 4th, and Brian Matiasek ended up 5t after starting off in 5th.

E-Buggy was an intense race as always with Collin Weatherholt looking solid taking TQ in all three rounds of quals with Tyler Jones right behind him in all three rounds as well looking like the TLR 1-2 punch duo would be in full force. After the tone sounded Collin would take off and never look back. Tyler Jones in the other hand had some company from Allan Richards for the second half of the race swapping the 2 and 3 position every few laps with Tyler getting it together and securing the 2nd place podium leaving Allan on the last step in 3rd Mike Murphy would trail in the shadows looking to capitalize off Allan Richards mistakes but it just didn’t happen so he would have to settle with 4th place a lap up on 5th place Chris Aschliman who would snake him out of a bump up in the nitro B-Main.


1) Collin Weatherholt
2) Tyler Jones
3) Allan Richards
4) Mike Murphy
5) Chris Aschliman

4×4 SC/ 2WD SC

Due to the low entry the SC classes were the ones that were hit the most it seemed. Only 3 4×4 SC and one 2WD SC showed up so we ran them together Allan Richards was on his own level putting 2 laps on 2nd place Gregg Mccarty and Lee Vanderspool, Brian Burton took the TQ and win in 2WD SC.


1) Allan Rchards
2) Gregg Mccarty
3) Lee Vanderspool


1) Brian Burton

Intermediate Truggy would be Dae Smrekar setting the TQ and after a bad start to the main would get it under control and take the win over 3rd place qualifier George Nikolaou with George setting the hot lap so he had the truck to get the job done, 2nd place Hunter Dreffahl would have to settle for 3rd having a flame out at the start of the race even though Dan Lick Jr. looked like he would be locked into 3rd place until a mechanical malfunction would take him out of the race with four minutes to go leaving him to finish in fourth place.


1) Dave Smrekar
2) George Nikolaou
3) Hunter Dreffahl
4) Dan Lick Jr.
5) Dave Stewart

Pro Truggy was all over the place during qualifying with a different TQ each round but after the 3 rounds were over it would be Brian Delong starting 1st on the grid but it would be Britten Curry who would jump to the front of the pack on the 3rd lap and never looking back then it would be Sonny O who would make his way up to second place but a mechanical failure would end his race at the twenty minute mark letting Brian back up to second place step on the podium with Joe Couch running in third place but also bowing out early even with the issues Sonny would finish in 3rd place.


1) Britten Curry
2) Brian Delong
3) Sonny O
4) RV
5) Joe Couch

Intermediate Nitro Buggy would again show that no one would be dominating the class with a different TQ each round Jeremy Sonnier would come out on top of qualifying. Roughly 5 minutes into the race George Nikolaou would grab the lead and then Jeremy would take it back a few laps later and then 6th place qualifier Kevin Battefeld would sneak in with 5 laps to go and take the lead and hold onto it until the end with 8th place qualifier Jake Martens making his was up to third place.


1) Kevin Battefeld
2) Jeremy Sonnier
3) Jake Martens
4) George Nikolaou
5) Brian Hopkins

Pro Nitro Buggy would be the highlight of the day with return of Tyler Jones to the MWNS to keep the Weatherholt boys in check and honest. Collin Weatherholt and Tyler jones both took turns with a TQ but Tyler ended up with one more to take the overall TQ. at the sound of the Tone Tyler would be gone then 3 laps in Collin would get a taste of the lead but then on the next lap Tyler would get back by for the lead with Sonny O following close waiting for a bobble from one of the young guns but it was not going to happen until Collin dropped out with three minutes to go moving Derkek Weatherholt up to second place and Wade Aronson up to third then with just over a minute to go Derek dropped out handing Wade Aronson 2nd place and Derek would fall back to third place.


1) Tyler Jones
2) Wade Aronson
3) Derek Weatherholt
4) Sonny O
5) Collin Weatherholt


Avid RC: 10th Wing Mount Buttons

Avid RC: 10th Wing Mount Buttons


10th Wing Mount Buttons were designed after the success of our 8th scale wing button. 10th scale doesn’t require quite the all-out nature of the 8th line so we removed the serrations (not doing 45 minute mains here or getting pounded on by other 8lb cars) and for the sake of a different look we counter sunk the screw hole to get that low profile design. We did keep the contact surface the same as the 8th Wing Button because in our touring car testing it showed more consistent traction at high speeds (without a wind tunnel we guessed this was due to less deformation of the lexan during high loads from the added support when compared to the typical mounting of a plastic button or just a button head screw).

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These parts fit almost every touring car wing on the market and several offroad vehicles (anything that uses an M3 screw).

1. Aluminum anodized black with Avid logo laser etched.

2. Low drag aero effect.

3. Each package includes 2 Wing Mount Buttons and 1 AVID mini decal sheet.

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Team Associated: Apex Scion Racing FR-S GReddy

Team Associated: Apex Scion Racing FR-S GReddy

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The Apex Scion FR-S is the newest addition from Team Associated’s Qualifier Series. Built on the all-wheel-drive Apex chassis, the Scion Racing GReddy FR-S replica comes fully assembled and Ready-to-Run with factory-installed Reedy brushless power, including a Reedy WolfPack 6-cell battery wired with a High Current T-Plug.

Additional features include the XP water-resistant speed control and XP 2.4GHz radio system. The front and rear sealed metal gear differentials are connected together with a tough aluminum drive shaft that handles all of the Reedy brushless power. Imperfections in the road are managed by four adjustable fluid-filled, coil-over tuned shocks.

The high-grip treaded racing tires are mounted on scale replica 10-spoke hex drive wheels featuring detailed brake rotors and calipers. Topping it all off is the factory-finished Scion Racing FR-S Rocket Bunny Aero Kit body that replicates every detail of the car driven and raced by Ken Gushi!

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Apex Scion Racing FR-S RTR Features:

Fully assembled Ready-To-Run all-wheel-drive chassis that accepts NiMH or LiPo type batteries
Scion Racing FR-S Rocket Bunny replica body
10-spoke wheels come mounted with high-grip racing tires and feature detailed brake components
Powerful Reedy 3300kV 540 brushless motor
Water-resistant XP SC500-BL brushless speed control with High Current T-plug Connector (2S-3S LiPo compatible)
XP 2.4Ghz radio system with XP metal-gear steering servo
Reedy WolfPack 6-cell NiMH battery with High Current T-plug Connector and AC peak detection wall charger included
Adjustable fluid-filled, coil-over tuned shock absorbers
All-metal gear transmission with sealed differentials
Steel CVA drive axles front and rear
Metric hardware and ball bearings throughout


Tekno RC: LRC Adjustable Hinge Pin Brace

Tekno RC: LRC Adjustable Hinge Pin Brace


After extensive testing and support from our customers we have designed a new rear hinge pin brace that produces a lower roll center to improve traction and stability in all conditions. The new brace allows vehicles to square up better coming out of corners and provides easier on-off-power transitions. It is compatible with all of our 1/8th scale vehicles as well as the SCT410. CNC manufactured from 7075 aluminum and gun metal anodized for wear.

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Lower the rear roll center by 1.0mm for added traction and stability in and out of corners in all conditions.
Additional 1.0 degrees of rear toe-in compared to the stock part (TKR 5013).
CNC machined from 7075 aluminum, gun metal anodized for wear.
It is a direct fit on all Tekno RC 1/8th scale vehicles as well.
The SCT410 will give you the option for 2.5-4.5 degrees of rear toe-in.
With the +1.0mm offset brace, you will have even more tuning options in your arsenal.
More rear toe will improve forward bite on-power and increase rotation off-power.


Under the Hood: Jared Tebo’s 2wd Kyosho RB6

Under the Hood: Jared Tebo’s 2wd Kyosho RB6

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While we were at the 2014 Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout this past Sunday we spent some time in Jared Tebo’s pits. He let us take an under the hood look at his 2wd Kyosho RB6 Buggy. Check out Jared’s Kyosho RB6.

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Chassis: 2wd Kyosho RB6 Buggy

Tires: N/A

Motor: Team Orion VST2 Pro 7.5T

ESC: Team Orion R10 10.1 Pro

Battery: Team Orion Shorty Pack



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Note: More Under the Hood reports from the 2014 HRH Shootout are on the way…

ProTek RC: 321B Samurai .21 3-Port Engine

ProTek RC: 321B Samurai .21 3-Port Engine


This is the ProTek R/C 321B “Samurai” Off-Road 3-Port Competition Buggy Engine. The 321B “Samurai” Off-Road 3-Port engine is ready to lead you into battle – a samurai, by definition, is a noble, powerful warrior willing to serve his master – with a short-stroke, turbo head, rear ceramic bearing and legendary, easy-to-tune carburetor, it’s easy to see why the ProTek racing engine bears the Samurai moniker!

The Samurai sips fuel without sacrificing horsepower thanks to elliptical aluminum carburetor restrictors that are included. The handcrafted powerhouse has been built meticulously by a world-renown Japanese engine manufacturer, to the specs of A Main’s top pro drivers.

The Samurai delivers a versatile package like no other – excellent fuel mileage, predictable, crisp throttle-response and consistent carburetor settings are all traits every racer needs to stand atop the podium – to be crowned the master of his class.

The Samurai 321B has been meticulously designed and crafted in Japan by a leading maker of model engines. It has been manufactured in limited production runs guided by nearly 80 years of experience and an unrelenting commitment to both quality and performance.

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Superior tunability
Increased fuel mileage
Unrivalled power
Smooth and responsive power band
Custom 7 & 8mm elliptical restrictors
Ceramic rear bearing
ABC piston and cylinder
Ultra hot ProTek P3 turbo glow plug
Strengthened black-coated crankcase


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