Team Durango have released a comprehensive guide on how to adjust the anti-squat setting on the DEX410v3. The guide not only addresses the new v3 variant but all 410 buggies that are came equiped with a new design RR suspension mount #TD330307. It makes use of the moulded inserts #TD330309 to change anti-squat settings, and makes it unnecessary to buy different angle suspension mounts. Click here to go directly to TD's anti-squat guide and learn how the different settings influence the buggy's characteristics.
 
 
Savöx Germany introduce the upcoming BLH-3650 1/10 scale brushless motors and Razor brushless speed controller. The BLH-3650 motors are of a sensored design and will become available from 4.5T to 23.5T for both modified and stock classes and on-road and off-road applications. The 160A Razor brushless controller will also be of sensored design we guess. More information and prices to follow.
Update: RC-News.de was able to get their hands on the specifications for both the Razor speed controller and the BLH-3650 brushless motors.

Specifications Razor controller
- Classes: 1/12 & 1/10 scale
- Weight: 105g incl. wires & fan
- Modes: Fwd/Brk, Fwd/Brk/Rev, Fwd/Rev, Fwd/Paused/Rev
- Continuos current: 160A
- Peak current: 400A
- Footprint: 31.3x32.6mm
- Motor limit: 4.5T sensored
- Height: 27mm w/o fan, 37mm w/fan
- Programmable using programming box

Specifications BLH-3650 motors
- Dimensions: 35.8x52.9mm
- Shaft: 3.17mm
- Weight: 180g
- Sensored design
- Timing: -12° to 24°
- Dimensions: ø35.8 x 52.9 mm

Turn kV
4.5T 7700
5.5T 6400
6.5T 5500
7.5T 4800
8.5T 4350
9.5T 3900
10.5T 3550
13.5T 3050
17.5T 2200
21.5T 1900
23.5T 1600

 
 
DE Racing have released two new product for popular off-road vehicles in the form of new Borrego wheels for Team Durango's DEX410v3 buggy and a rear skid plate for the Team Associated SC10 4x4 SC truck. The Borrego wheels for the front of the Team Durango DEX410v3 4WD buggy include all the same features from the rest of the company's buggy line in addition to a 14mm mounting hex and offset specific to the DEX410v3. They are available in Black, Silver, White, and Yellow.
Also available is a rear skid plate for the Team Associated SC10 4x4. The part replaces the stock rear mini bumper (ASC91100) with a new rear mini bumper/skid plate. They are sold in packs of two.
DER-BB-D4B Fits Team Durango DEX410 "V3" Front/Black
DER-BB-D4S Fits Team Durango DEX410 "V3" Front/Silver
DER-BB-D4W Fits Team Durango DEX410 "V3" Front/White
DER-BB-B4Y Fits Team Durango DEX410 "V3" Front/Yellow
DER-310-A XD Rear Skid Plate for the Team Associated SC10 4x4

 
 
Vampire Racing have released two new LiPo battery packs in the form of the 2S 6800mAh 70C straight and 2S 440mAh 50C 95mm "shorty" pack. The regular length pack is assembled from the latest high-performance cells, sports a black plastic hardcase and 4mm bullet and 2mm balancer plugs.
The 95mm short 2S 4400mAh 50C pack is designed for off-road buggies like the TLR22 and similar and for generally every class that profits from a lightweight yet powerful battery. The pack also comes with black hardcase and 4mm/2mm bullet connectors.

#VR-1018 Vampire Racing 7.4V 2S 6800mAh 70C LiPo battery
#VR-1019 Vampire Racing 7.4V 2S 4400mAh 50C Shorty LiPo battery


 
 
RB distributor RMV Deutschland have released information on the RB Blast V2 Limited Edition set. The square stroke engine features a 7+3 port ABC liner, multi-exhaust system, 9mm composite carburettor with 7mm venture insert, turbo glow plug and a 13mm nitride hardened and coated crankshaft. The 3.5cc engine is designed for competition use in both 1/8 scale buggies and truggies and comes including an engine protection kit and EFRA 2045 exhaust at a price of 189 Euro.
 
 
See an update on the bottom of this page. Revolution Design Racing Products have released a couple of teasing CAD renderings of upcoming option parts for the Team Durango DEX210 buggy. Available will be several aluminium, brass and carbon option parts such as weights, front bulkheads, a steering plate for new steering link positions, carbon and aluminium battery plates, titanium shock mounts and AE-compatible front wheel axles, aluminium shock towers, +8mm height aluminium wing mounts, brass suspension mounts with different toe and kick-up settings, spur gears, and shock parts. The parts will very likely be on show at the upcoming Nuremberg Toyfair and and should hit the stores this Spring.
 
 
Hobby-TEK is now open!! Nuestra tienda esta abierta ya al publico, nos pueden visitar en la carr 861 km 6.2 sector el siete en el barrio pinas, Toa Alta. Estamos frente al CDT y el cuartel municipal de Toa Alta, nos puedes llamr al 787.294.5044 para cuaquier duda
 
 
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"The new features on the DEX410v3 are:

Big bore shocks - more consistent on rough tracks due to the larger volume of oil.

Gold shock shafts as standard – super smooth Ti Ni coated shock shafts.

New ‘Kuhler’ Body – increased space inside the body and improved air flow to the electronics

New RR suspension arm brace – allows the rear squat to be altered using moulded inserts.

New ‘Fine Tune’ shock towers with finer adjustment for the upper mounting positions and more rear camber link positions on the rear tower.

New HD Ball Ends used throughout – tighter fitting and less likely to pop off during a collision.
14mm Hex hubs – new hex hubs and wheels provide stronger and more reliable wheel fitment.


Changes from the 2010 kit to bring a more cost effective buggy!!!Durability IS NOT sacrificed with these changes :)

Plastic side rails are used in place of the aluminium side rails.

Plastic servo mount is used in place of the machined aluminium one.

Plastic rear gearbox inserts used in place of the machined aluminium parts.

Plastic middle bulkhead used in place of the machined aluminium part.

Moulded upper shock mounts with steel screw.

Revised rear bulkhead and rear gearbox hoop to improve strength in these areas.

Steel turnbuckles used in place of titanium turnbuckles.

Shock and drive shaft boots removed from the kit.

Some of these changes have been made following feedback we received from drivers of the out-going model. After listening to our team drivers and our customers we feel that not all of the machined aluminium parts are required in the kit, so changing these to plastic has helped us bring out a better, but less expensive buggy.

We will still be producing the machined aluminium parts, rubber boots and other option parts for this kit to allow people to upgrade their models should they choose to.

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The second round of the German 1/8th Buggy Nationals were held from 2-4 September in Welden, Germany.  Jörn Neumann showed his current form once again as the newly crowned 10th off road European Champion took another win.  Jörn reports on his victory:

Friday saw 5 Rounds of controlled practice take place. The track was totally different to normal tracks. You need a lot of power for the long straight. The track surface was 70% concrete and the rest Astroturf – very high traction. In practice I tried different tires to get a good combo for both track parts. Then we put a thicker front sway bar in to make the car easier to drive. After that the car was really good. After the practice Hupo and I could manage the same laptimes as Daniel Reckwardt. On the next day were again 2 controlled practices to reseed the groups for qualifying.

We had 5 Rounds of qualifying. I had problems in the first Round and made only a few laps. Hupo was 2nd place only 0.4 seconds behind TQ. In Round 2 and 3, we finished 2nd and 3rd. The 4th and 5th Round was very good for me with TQ both rounds. In the end we were both in the semi final, starting first and second.

On Sunday were the finals and our semi final was 20 minutes. Hupo and I pulled away from the field. We were both in an easy bump up position, but then Hupo´s throttle servo broke. I won my semi, to start 2nd on the grid for the main final.

The main was 40 minutes. I made a small mistake in the second lap and Martin Bayer took 2nd place. Daniel was 2-3 seconds in 1st place. I pushed very hard to overtake Martin, he made a mistake and I was back in 2nd position. After that I close the gap to Daniel and we both battled for the lead. He made a mistake and I was in the lead. From that point on, I pulled away to a 9 seconds lead. I made no more mistakes and after the 40 minutes I crossed the finish line in 1st place to take the win. Daniel was in 2nd place and Hannes Käufler in 3rd.

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Avaliable soon!!!!