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Align announced their new T-Rex 300X SC 3D Helicopter Ready To Fly. The helicopter utilizes a new narrow body design and DFC Flybarless rotor head.

Align T-Rex 300X SC 3D Ready To Fly

Looks like HPI Racing is coming back!! The UK based brand have announced that “change is coming” with a new ownership of its global operation.

HPI Racing: Change is coming!

What happens if dynamic modeling meets sport? The staff of Mini 4WD Sport tells it briefly in this article! Dynamic modeling is the hobby of building, customizing and driving models.

Mini 4WD Sport: Hobby & Running!

I’m Jun Watanabe, and from now on, I’ll be writing this column for Hobby Media. I’m a designer living in Japan. If you’re an avid Tamiya fan, you may already know my name.

Jun Watanabe on Hobby Media!

Italy: Campionato Costruttori EP 2019

Italy – The Campionato Costruttori EP is a new championship strongly desired by the Italian manufacturers and distributors of the EP sector who have joined together to allow all racers to have fun in a healthy and constructive manner racing in an high competition context.

The first round was held last weekend at RC Gymnasium in Livorno (Tuscany) with many drivers from all over the Country.

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Dash Ai V2

Dash-RC presented the new Arrowmax Dash AI V2 Series Program Card. This accessory is the perfect tuning card option for all Dash AI Series Competition Brushless ESC to access and adjust the programmable parameters. The upgraded hardware and software is user-friendly and makes ESC programming easy and quick without the need of a PC.

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LEGO Technic 42098 Car Transporter box

LEGO never stops to amaze us and next month will release the LEGO Technic 42098 Car Transporter set. This replica model comes with a host of realistic features and functions f and is build with 2,493 pieces. The Car Transporter includes a blue car compatible in scale with the 42093 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (sold separately).

Our friend Sariel posted a complete in-depth video review that you can watch below.

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Tamiya M551 Sheridan

At the end of the week Tamiya Japan is going to release the M551 Sheridan R/C TANK Full-option Complete Kit. This massive RC Tank replica recreates the shape of the rather unique M551 Sheridan in 1/16th scale. The main gun barrel is moved via servo, and offers a range of motion from 5 degrees of depression to 15 degrees of elevation. The Turret rotation is controlled via transmitter and can be stopped at will. The gun automatically rises to avoid contact with the hull rear.

Tamiya M551 Sheridan

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Classic Team Lotus 49

The Italian brand Fenix Racing presented the new Classic Team Lotus 49 body shell for their Classique Pan Car kit. The body is made utilizing the original drawings with the approval of the Classic Team Lotus, run by Colin Chapman’s son. 

The highly distinctive sleek and smooth lines were recreated with a challenging lexan mold build using both 3D cad technologies and manual craftsmanship, giving a race-worthy reproduction of the Classic Team Lotus 49.

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EFRA 1/8th IC Off Road Euros 2019: Report

As we reported, last Saturday, at the “Ongaro Ring” in Sacile, the Italian pilot Riccardo Berton (Kyosho) won the EFRA 1/8th IC Off Road Euros 2019. Now ourt friends at RC Racing TV sent us a full report of the finals of an event that will be remembered fondly for many years to come!

The schedule had already been preplanned by the organizers to account for problematic weather in the afternoon so not a full schedule of finals, with many taking place on the previous day, nevertheless we had a rained off quarter-final from the previous evening, plus 40+ as a build up to the semifinals.

We then had two great semi finals that resulted in wins for Davide Ongaro and Riccardo Berton and the ever exciting Last Chance Qualifier that saw young Berak Kilic bump up to start on 13th place. At the front end of the grid we had Ongaro, from Berton from two twice European champions Elliott Boots and David Ronnefalk – so we were surely in for a thrilling 45 minutes, and with a few light rain drops in the air – little did we know!

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Drone Champions League

The Italian city of Turin this weekend hosted the second stage of the Drone Champions League (international championship of racing drones which takes place in 6 races, 5 in Europe and 1 in Asia). The Drone Gran Prix of Turin took place in the Murazzi Po area, inside a flight zone bounded by wire nets with a track built of portals and inflatable obstacles installed for the occasion.

Drone Champions League

The Danish APEX Racing team won both race days, beating the reigning British world champions XBlades Racing twice. If you are curious to see these flying racing drone in action, below find the official video published by DCL.

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