The warm season has finally arrived and therefore it is also time to start taking care of the garden. For modelers who prefer to have a remote control in their hands instead of pushing around a boring lawn mower, the Japanese firm Kubota has produced the ARC-501 radio-controlled lawnmower.
The Kubota ARC-501 has been designed to reach the steepest and most difficult to mow spots and is equipped with a multi-channel stick radio control.
JConcepts has reproduced one of the classiest looking vehicles to the Drag Eliminator scene: the 1955 Chevy Bel Air Drag Eliminator. Taking on this project was not an effortless task, doing a great deal of R&D, the team went for the more race inspired style and decided to split up the design into 3 different parts. First, the main Bel Air shell has been carefully crafted via CAD and hand shaped and finish to realize the many details found on the 1955.
The body is built for a 2wd Short Course wheelbase length and narrowed to more resemble the original 1:1 counterpart.
Team Magic released a new video that features several CNC machined option parts for the 4SETH Desert Buggy. This 1/8th scale desert buggy is powered by a 2500 kv brushless motor that assures a maximum speed of 80Km/h.
Have you ever wondered how RC racing cars are produced? Check out this exclusive video from the only RC car production plant in Europe. The XRAY’s chief designer Martin Hudy will guide us through the unique and world’s largest RC car manufacturing facility located in Trencin (Slovakia).
The first part of this story shows the CNC milling machine department (where aluminum parts like chassis, bulkheads and suspension holders are produced) while the second video shows the cutting machines.
Despite the popularity of Mini 4WD in Italy, it happens that in some regions isn’t held any Mini 4WD event. Thanks to Mini 4WD Sport after many years of missing, Mini 4WD are back in those places like region of Abruzzo where they were almost forgotten.
Last month, during the fantasy fest of the city of L’Aquila, were held the “Mini 4WD 99 Cup” organized by Mini 4WD Sport. The first event after the summer break of this 2019 season finale.
Hello. I’m Jun Watanabe. In my last column, I wrote about my first encounter with an RC car more than 30 years ago. Despite being a boy with a special admiration for Tamiya, the first RC car I got was Yokomo’s Dog Fighter. Because I was his beloved child, my father, who loved RC cars more than me, wanted to give me a higher-performance RC car. However, I couldn’t find it in myself to be satisfied. To me, the RC car to have was one from Tamiya. Nevertheless, I decided to play with the Dog Fighter (to be fair, this difference in understanding is so common between parents and children. It’s likely I myself, since becoming a father, have made this same mistake). From that day, I trained my Dog Fighter for about a year. The body was painted yellow by the previous owner, and it was a bit dusty since it was second-hand.
Then, one day, I finally got a Tamiya RC car. The model was a Hot Shot 2—my first Tamiya, which I will never forget. It stole my heart with its cool shape, which was also slimmer than the original Hot Shot. Every morning, I would charge it before going to elementary school, and when I came back, it would be finished. It’s hard to believe, since these days charging takes 15 minutes or so, but back then, it took eight hours. As soon as I came back from school, I put the fully-charged battery in my Hot Shot 2 and ran out to the farm road behind the house. It was a long, unpaved, dirt road that led to a tobacco field. I played with this RC car every day surrounded by farm landscapes, the cries of crows, and a sun setting into the forest.