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traxxas valentino rossi vr46

Last month we published the scoop about the collaboration between Traxxas and Valentino Rossi. The American brand sponsored the Italian pilot at the Rally dell’Autodromo di Monza (held in Italy from December 6 to 9).

The Traxxas VR46 line will feature three different model: a 1/10 scale replica of the Ford Fiesta ST Rally drived by Valentino, a smaller Latrax 1/18 replica and a custom Slash: and now we can admire these models in a couple of videos that Traxxas have just published on Youtube.

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AWS DeepRacer: Amazon's autonomous 1/18th scale race car

Last week Amazon, the e-commerce giant founded by Jeff Bezos, announced the all new AWS DeepRacer: a 1/18th scale radio-controlled, four-wheel drive car, complete with a new racing league (“The world’s first global autonomous racing league, open to anyone”). What exactly is this scale car from Amazon? First, it’s autonomous, and there isn’t a radio control. So how people will compete? Simple, young coders can develop the program that will drive the car: the AWS DeepRacer is a scale car designed to get customers to adopt reinforcement learning.

AWS DeepRacer: Amazon's autonomous 1/18th scale race car

The DeepRacer is controlled by an Intel Atom processor (that runs Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Robot Operating System, and the Intel OpenVino computer vision toolkit) and mounts a 4 megapixel camera with 1080p resolution, WiFi board and multiple USB ports.

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Tamiya Dynahead 6×6 G6-01TR World of Truck Trials

Last month Tamiya announced the new Dynahead 6×6 (G6-01TR) based on the G6-01 chassis (from the KongHead 6×6 kit). Now the Japanese company have posted the official video of this interesting 1/18 scale truck designed by Takayuki Yamazaki of PDC Design-works.

Hub reduction axles raise ground clearance by 15mm and 5-spoke wheels are paired with V-tread block tires for better crawler performance.

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davide ongaro associated ifmar buggy 2018

At the beginning of November, in Australia, the young Italian champion Davide Ongaro won his first 1/8 buggy world title at the IFMAR off road Worlds 2018. Team Associated have been on a quest for a 1:8 Off Road World title for over a decade and thanks to Davide the dream came true!

In this new video we can follow this fascinating adventure for the 1/8 off-road world title.

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  Traxxas VR46: Slash and Rally Valentino Rossi edition!

Traxxas just dropped a bomb: few days before Christmas, during the Rally dell’Autodromo di Monza (that will be held in Italy from December 6 to 9), a new line of models inspired by Valentino Rossi will make its official debut.

Traxxas VR46: Slash and Rally Valentino Rossi edition!

The Traxxas VR46 line will feature three different model: a 1/10 scale replica of the Ford Fiesta ST Rally drived by Valentino, a smaller Latrax 1/18 replica and a custom Slash: the most popular short course truck!

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Dynahead 6×6

Tamiya has introduced the new Dynahead 6×6 (G6-01TR) based on the G6-01 chassis used for the KongHead 6×6. The model arrives as a kit with the chassis and cab-over truck body specially designed by Takayuki Yamazaki of PDC Design-works. Hub reduction axles raise ground clearance by 15mm and 5-spoke wheels are paired with V-tread block tires for better crawler performance.

With suspension reassembly and a separately-sold transmitter with 4WS function and R/C equipment, the rear wheels can be made steerable.

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