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Mini 4WD 99 Cup in Abruzzo – Seconda Edizione Event Report

Exactly one year later Mini 4WD Sport comes back to the Italian region of Abruzzo, for the second edition of the “99 Cup tournament” held in L’Aquila city as part of the Fantasy Fest “Sulle Tracce del Drago”.
The two days tournament took place in conjunction with the 2 years anniversary since the start of the “Mini 4WD Sport” project, an excellent opportunity to celebrate this game, which has become a reference point in Italy for those who want to approach this “modeling sport”.

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RC Lowriders 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS - Fully Functional Hopping Lowrider

The new Redcat Sixty-Four hopping lowrider captures the 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS in a classic highly-detailed, fully-functioning 1/10 scale Remote Control Car. The Sixty-Four was designed from the ground up with the lowrider, auto enthusiast and R/C scaler communities in mind.

RC Lowriders 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS - Fully Functional Hopping Lowrider

Every detail of the Sixty-Four was painstakingly and passionately created with scale accuracy and detail in mind. The Impala SS interior and exterior badging adorn the beautiful 1964 Impala SS body and interior. 23 individual chrome plated molded parts are used to create the body’s chrome accessories.

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Axial: SCX24 B17 Betty Limited Edition RTR

To celebrates Axial’s 15th anniversary, the US brand choose to bring back the legacy body, Rock Lizard tires and Rockster wheels of the original AX10 Scorpion. The SCX24 B17 Betty 4WD is a micro scale model designed for both neofites and long-time Axial enthusiasts alike with classic crawling performance (plus Limited Edition “collectability”).

Every SCX24 B-17 Betty is one-of-a-kind, adding to the value of your purchase. It arrives in a specially designed collector’s box with scale garage artwork and its chassis side rail is laser-etched with the anniversary logo and the model’s unique production number.

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lego A suspension design that allows to have a remotely locked differential without adding extra width.

If you are into LEGO RC models you will be happy to discover that he legendary Technic designer Sariel has just addressed the well-known problem of open LEGO differentials, which are prone to slip situations (when one wheel has less traction than the other, it becomes the only driven wheel on the axle which can stop the whole vehicle) and which can be locked but this results in very wide suspension units which are unusable for most models.

As you can see in the video below, moving the differential up, however, it’s possible to keep the suspension’s width unchanged at the cost of added height.

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RC4WD: Gelande II 2015 Land Rover Defender D90

RC4WD posted a new product breakdown video of the 2015 Land Rover Defender D90 Hard Body Set (build on the Gelande 2 platform) with detailed info behind both the Heritage Edition and Autobiography Limited Edition. Packed full of capability, this rig is ready for any challenging condition. Put your off-road driving to the test and see why the G2 can easily maneuver extreme descents and climb with ease.

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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit - Nintendo Switch gets FPV!

This month Nintendo and Velan Studios will release Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit. There are already a lot of RC cars FPV around the world but this is the first time that a “major” company is releasing a product in the mass market. Of course these karts are just toys, but I’m confident that this will help make FPV more popular also in the hobby market. Just check the videos below!

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Element RC Enduro Gatekeeper rock crawler kit

Element RC has released the new Enduro Gatekeeper kit. The model is packed full of performance features designed for the serious RC rock crawler enthusiasts. The Enduro Gatekeeper is built on the stamped steel C-channel Enduro chassis and retains the same awesome features with the addition of several Factory Team parts, hard plastic components and machined steel pivot balls.

The all-new Gatekeeper Suspension package (GKSTM)! This package consists of rear trailing arms that move the shocks forward, allowing a larger window for shock tuning and providing improved weight bias. The trailing arms are paired with a rear anti-roll bar for a more stable and consistent suspension when crawling on the rocks.

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