The series posted the following message via the RCGP website…
The 2019 Schedule for RCGP has been set, and we are pleased to announce that RCGP Rounds 1 & 2 will be held in Manila, Philippines, joining the already established, and world famous Philippine Masters event the first week end of May. The opening race of the season will be held on a brand new layout, streamed live on youtube for the global RC racing audience.
The RCGP Races are 3 day events, with the RCGP class limited to at most 30 drivers, and an open class (RC2) for everyone else. Friday is practice for everyone, Saturday is qualifying for RC2, and one complete race for RCGP. Sunday is finals for RC2, and a second complete race for RCGP.
Each week end will see two separate RCGP races, thus doubling the amount of races in the championship series, making for a more exciting points chase.
Stay tuned for more news about races, teams, and brands supporting RCGP in the coming weeks!
MyLaps have introduced the RC4 Pro, what they claim is the world’s smallest transponder. The RC4 Pro features a shorter 8cm / 3.15in cable, ensuring a perfect fit every time and the pitch-black design gives any RC car that beautiful finish it deserves. The transponder comes in at only 3 grams, making it almost as light as a feather.
Source: MyLaps [mylaps.com]
S&B R/C Speedway is known for it’s nice facility and layout along with strong fields of the East Coast’s best R/C Racers. Well the biggest race of the season will be here September 7th-9th as the track hosts the 2018 S&B Championship with an all new layout designed by Joey “The Dirt” Christensen. The track posted the following message on their Facebook page…
“The 2018 S&B Championship is being held September 7-9, Brand new track layout being built by Joey “The Dirt” Christensen along with multiple facility upgrades making S&B one of the best facilities around. Three action packed days of racing with some of the fastest drivers on the East Coast and multiple companies backing and sponsoring the event, this will be a must attend for the 2018 season!”
The track has announced multiple event sponsors for this year’s event including Leadfinger Racing, Pro-Line, NitroPro Race Fuel, XRAY and Hudy among others.
S&B has also asked racers to pre-register to make the process quicker using RC Sign Up, “This will get all the tedious computer work done early so we can truly concentrate on creating a great experience for all of you guys! Here the link again to the RC Sign Up Page, Thank you all!” (Link can be found below)
Tekno RC is proud to announce the newest addition to our stable of innovative RC vehicles – ET410 1/10th 4WD Competition Electric Truggy Kit!
At Tekno RC, we’ve always strived to think outside the box. Rules and standards are great and all, but when it comes to maximum fun and performance, sometimes you just have to do your own thing. For example, it’s only been about 10 years since we pioneered the 1/8th electric buggy class. From there we released the first purpose-built 1/8th electric buggy kit in 2012, and that class is now one of the most popular in the world.
This time though, we didn’t throw out the rulebook entirely as the 1/10th 4wd truck class has been ‘on the books’ for quite some time. Knowing that, we saw an opportunity to introduce a new vehicle that checks all of the right boxes – performance, innovation, durability, and most of all, fun!
Coming soon from Schelle Racing Innovations is a 3.5mm carbon fibre motor plate for Team Associated’s B6.1-based vehicles. The laydown motor plate was tested at the OCRC Stock Nationals and won the 40+ class. Schelle took the motor plate up to 3.5mm thick, with a clearance cut for the slipper clutch, so that it would hold the motor rigid while still shaving weight off the chassis. The plate scrubs over three grams of weight and it fits the Layback and Laydown Gearboxes of the B6.1, B6.1D, T6.1, and SC6.1. The plate is available for pre-order now and will become available in early August.
Source: Schelle Racing Innovations [schelleracing.com]
New from Spektrum RC:
Introducing the next-generation DX5 Pro!
Inspired by user feedback, the DX5 Pro capitalizes on the familiar and highly intuitive Spektrum Radio programming interface and leverages the ergonomics and adjustability from the flagship DX6R radio. Taking ergonomics and control feel to the next level with a updated steering and throttle mechanism, the 5 Pro includes multiple grip sizes, steering angle adapters, and even a smaller wheel.
AVC Smart Drive Modes come pre-tuned for popular Losi vehicles that give you 4 unique driving experiences with just the flick of a switch! All this and much more make the DX5 Pro a fantastic option for those looking for a feature packed radio that you can make your own.