Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Product: Team Associated Short Course 10

Source: Associated []

Team Associated's website has a teaser for the new SC10 that will spell trouble for the market that Traxxas has on 1/10 Short Course trucks. Though details have yet to be released, the truck appears to be 2wd and electric. The attention to detail is impressive, and the truck looks undeniably Team Associated. If AE is able to keep this truck fairly inexpensive (+/-$250), they should definitely have a successful vehicle on their hands.

Have a look and be sure to let us all know what you think!


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Friday, January 23, 2009

Limited Edition RC8 Electric

New from Team Associated:

For a limited time only, Team Associated is offering the world-famous RC8 Factory Team kit including the eConversion kit (#80930) and Factory Team 16mm ‘Big Bore’ shocks, making for the ultimate electric-powered 1:8 scale buggy!

RC8FT Electric Limited Edition Kit features:

* Factory Team threaded, hard-coated 16mm ‘Big Bore’ shocks with springs feature extra-large bladders for full volume compensation and 4mm gold shock shafts for durability
* Clear RC8e body #89523 included
* Rigid one-piece motor mount utilizes standard motor screw mounting pattern
* Molded battery tray supports 7.4-14.8V battery packs with room for foam pads
* Utilizes 3 hook-and-loop straps to secure LiPo batteries into battery tray
* Accepts two ROAR-approved 1:10 scale size 7.4v LiPo battery packs
* Receiver, servo, and battery tray remove from car in one piece for easy maintenance and cleaning
* Convenient wire routing keeps critical electronic wires out of drivetrain components and simplifies disassembly
* Large speed control mounting area raised off of chassis to allow for easy screw mounting of common speed controllers
* Speed control mounting area includes convenient switch mounting boss
* The 4.30:1 ratio gear boxes produce maximum punch allowing the RC8 to accelerate harder out of the corners and up the biggest jumps
* 4mm woven carbon fiber shock towers for maximum rigidity, strength and light weight
* Blue aluminum hexes and wheel nuts featuring nyloc providing the ultimate in security
* Wing angle and position is fully adjustable and secure
* Lightened 43-tooth diff rings make for the absolute minimum rotating-mass
* Captured outer CVD pins
* Metric hardware throughout
* Milled 3mm black hard-coated 7075 aluminum chassis
* Factory Team blue titanium turnbuckles

Note: The RC8FT Electric Limited Edition Kit does not come equipped with the parts needed for use with nitro engines. Body comes clear and requires painting. Assembly required. Tires, batteries, motor, speed control, and servo are not included and must be purchased separately.

RC8FT Electric Limited Edition Kit
MSRP: $859.99
Availability: February 2009

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Kyosho 1/10 RTR Nitro Desert Race Truck

Kyosho has entered the 1/10 Scale CORR Truck arena with their newest vehicle, the DRT.

According to Kyosho's site:

"The New DRT (Desert Race Truck) stands alone when it comes to power, handling and overall performance. The latest spec. .18 powered race truck brings home the goods in this new era of off-road action. The advanced chassis design promises real racing performance while superior handling allows it to be easy to drive. The stable stance lets you power through the dirt even on blown out 1:8th buggy tracks and takes on big jumps without missing a beat. With power that pushes the boundaries of common sense for a 1:10 class machine, you can turn local open space into your own private desert, short course, or road race circuit. Under the advanced engineered body is the perfect chassis layout. The DRT shares many of its parts, option parts and performance with the DBX and DST. Kyosho knows what you want and the DRT is no exception, the DRT comes fully assembled and ready to hit the dirt. This will cut down on the prep time, while the other guys make you wait to have fun Kyosho brings you Nitro experience to your finger tips.

* GXR .18 - New GXR .18 now delivers monster torque and power with Kyosho?s proven reliability.
* Massive 105cc Fuel Tank - Includes newly designed 105cc fuel tank to supply the large 18-size engine. Delivers stable fuel supply even under severe driving conditions. Can deliver run times of more than 10 minutes.
* Compatibility - 80% of DST/DBX parts and option parts are compatible with the DRT.
* No Guess Work - Lower suspension arms are both the same front and rear, this takes out all the guess work with part numbers.
* Fully Interchangeable - Front / rear and left / right suspension arms, front / rear knuckles and front / rear shock stays are all interchangeable. Newly designed suspension with maintenance-friendly ball connect system.
* Dirt Proof Radio Box - Dirt-proof radio box protects the receiver and battery box from the outside elements. It can be attached or removed from the chassis with just four screws for easy maintenance.
* Fully Digital Servos - A new two-channel radio is included with the GT2. The radio features throttle and steering trim adjustments, dual-rate to simultaneously increase or reduce left and right steering travel, and servo reversing switches for both channels. The servos are the digital variety for superior response.
* Shaft Drive - The drive shafts run through the center for chassis to give you better lower CG and optimum weight balance."

Click here for more information about the DRT.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


2008 had it's ups and downs, but it also saw the creation of this very club! Thanks to all our loyal members and supporters! Let's make the next year and even better one, with more members, events, support, etc. Without you, BAPRCC would be nothing.

Here's to a Happy, healthy, and prosperous 2009!!