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2017 Top Notch Series Rnd #1 Race Reminder – OCRC Raceway

Feb 1 2017

2017 Top Notch Series Rnd #1 Race Reminder – OCRC Raceway

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This weekend the 2017 Top Notch Series kicks off at So Cal’s premiere R/C race track OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, CA. Come on out for a good time and run the 2017 Reedy Off-Road Race of Champions layout… This year the TNS has a new title sponsor AKA, with Team Associated returing as a gold level sponsor… Doors open at 7:00am, Racing begins at 9:00am, there is a guaranteed end time of 9:00pm on Saturday…

This year they have added a 20 an under stock class, a rookie class as well. They will be calling traffic at this series, there will be dual announcers for the mains. For the SX classes they will be having heads up qualifying. Note (This will add more racing)!

Notch Johnson has put some time in during the off season to tighten up his schedule and get this series done in 4 months… He will be working with the racers to provide a good family atmosphere for everyone to enjoy… RCInsider.com is the official media of this series we will be at various events throughout the TNS… We hope to see you out at OCRC Raceway this weekend…

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Note: Special thanks to the TNS for making us their official media outlet…

JConcepts: New S2 Body for the Yokomo YZ-4 w/ Aero wing

Feb 1 2017

JConcepts: New S2 Body for the Yokomo YZ-4 w/ Aero wing

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What is the response when a popular new vehicle hits the market? It’s simple; add the most popular and best performing body to date to an already successful platform. Dubbed the S2, the new shell rocks some familiar features but rolled together with a low-profile stance. With 2015 IFMAR Championship credibility backing this design, it’s an easy choice. The S2 is a performer straight out of the package, with the Aero rear wing to help deliver results on any racing circuit.

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Slammed overall height allows the S2 to whisk through the turns with a low center of mass while the progressive cab design provides plenty of front-end force for superior balance and steering. A channeled roof directs the flow through the center of the body while also increasing the rigidity of cockpit. The dual side-window design that has become famous on the JConcepts bodies remains to bring a traditional feel to the layout.

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The upper side-pods feature distinct vents used to help relieve hot air build-up inside the body for those high-powered runs or hot days at the track. Carved and detailed side-pods edge the body giving the highly aero unit a stylish look with a tight fit and finish.

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Performance validation was delivered by Ryan Maifield during the 2017 Reedy Race of Champions. The Arizona native scored a 2nd overall finish at the annual Invitational event and was tied for the points lead in the 4wd class with the JConcepts equipped Yokomo YZ-4.

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Roll with the IFMAR World Champion, the S2 by JConcepts.

Features:

· JConcepts original Silencer 2 styling
· Aggressive, progressive cab design
· Channeled roof with center stabilizer
· Useable side-pod vents
· Includes two Aero rear wings
· Includes JConcepts decal sheet and window mask

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Source: www.jconcepts.net

JConcepts: New S2/F2 Body Mount Flange for the Yokomo YZ-2

Feb 1 2017

JConcepts: New S2/F2 Body Mount Flange for the Yokomo YZ-2

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The #2622 designed for the JConcepts S2 and F2 body assists in maintaining the rear body height while utilizing the forward or rearward mounted shock configuration. A unique aftermarket piece which helps the body maintain proper running height after mishaps and crashes.

To add the flange piece, remove the lower button head screws which are used to secure the wing mounts. Place the flange against the rear tower and using two 3x16mm FHCS (not included) secure into the mount designed for a flat head type screw and thread into the rear wing mount boss.

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About this Product:

The S2 | F2 body mount flange, designed by JConcepts is now available exclusively through Shapeways. The 3D printed part installs on the front-side of the rear shock tower and adds some peace of mind to the rear body height and helps maintain space between the body and spur gear assembly. The flange gives the JConcepts S2 or F2 body a resting place and acts as a shelf to help hold the body in position during racing.

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Source: www,jconcepts.net

Adam Drake wins at the Southern Indoor Championships

Jan 31 2017

Adam Drake wins at the Southern Indoor Championships

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Last weekend was the Southern Indoor Championship in Alabama. The crew at RaceTime Entertainment put on an amazing event with nearly 500 entries. The layout was fast, technical, and had big air! Adam Drake was the overall top qualifier in the electric buggy class. Three, ten minute main events would determine the overall electric buggy champion. Drake took the victory in A1 and A3 to become the overall champion!

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Products used by Adam Drake

Electric Buggy:

Mugen Seiki MBX7R Eco buggy.
Tekin RX8 Gen 2 with 1900KV motor.
TrakPower 5400mah battery.
Pro-Line Suburb (M4), Velocity wheels, and Trifecta lexan wing.
Hitec Lynx 4S radio and Hitec 9370 servo.
TrakPower accessories.

Note: Special Thanks to Adam Drake for this report…

Team Associated: New RC10F6 Factory Team Kit

Jan 31 2017

Team Associated: New RC10F6 Factory Team Kit

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Full-scale Formula racing is considered one of the most elite forms of racing in existence, with technology and looks off the chart. The engineers behind the doors of Area 51 put maximum effort into the design of the RC10F6 FT kit to make sure the same could be said about their scaled-down version. With a full array of setting options, an ultra-low center of mass, and sleek styling, the RC10F6 FT is designed to put you at the front of the grid.

With an increase in entries greater than any class at the highly contested ETS series, open-wheel racing is growing at a rapid rate. All aspects of the RC10F6 FT were considered and optimized to make sure it would stand above its competition. Performance, adjustability, durability, and style were weighed heavily, and the RC10F6 FT kit shows its hand with a complete package of adjustments and options right out of the box. From front to back, with graphite control arms, the fully adjustable front end, the ultra-smooth rear pivot, and wings styled after current full-scale rules, no corner was left untouched. At an affordable price point, the RC10F6 FT comes with everything to assure you will be at the front of the pack. With such a well-balanced platform, it’s easy to see that the RC10F6 FT kit is another Champion by Design!

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Features:

2.5mm graphite chassis for optimized flex characteristics
Front and rear wings modeled after 2017 Formula rules included
FOX(R) Genuine Kashima Coat center shock for minimal friction and extended wear
Chassis design allows for multiple battery configurations
New center pivot design for optimized rear pod assembly
Lightweight graphite axle for increased durability and rigidity
Differential thrust bearing assembly for smooth action and extended life between rebuilds
Rear axle accepts all standard spur gears without adapter
Two steering bellcrank options for fine tuning Ackermann and steering rate
Servo mounts can be switched from “fixed” to “floating” to allow more flex in the front of the chassis
Integrated droop posts for adjusting droop without disassembly

Source: www.rc10.com

JConcepts: New Yokomo YZ2 Precut Chassis Protective Sheet

Jan 31 2017

JConcepts: New Yokomo YZ2 Precut Chassis Protective Sheet

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A high-end item used for many years on the performance side of R/C racing is the chassis protective sheet. For years, drivers have hand-cut and custom fit their chassis with a clear material protecting the new chassis look and also providing a smooth or slick surface to decrease friction between chassis and dirt surfaces. JConcepts has hit the easy and glamour button at the same time and is now offering a precut and graphically pleasing chassis protective sheet for the most popular 1/10th off-road vehicles on the market. With 2 pieces included per package, the durable and resilient material fits each chassis layout like a glove and adds protection and style in one easy package.

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Style, protection and performance, that’s JConcepts.

Instructions:

1. Clean Chassis
2. Peel Decal
3. Align on Chassis
4. Apply

Source: www.jconcepts.net

JConcepts: New F2 body w/ Aero wing for the Yokomo YZ-2

Jan 31 2017

JConcepts: New F2 body w/ Aero wing for the Yokomo YZ-2

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JConcepts hit the track at the Reedy Race of Champions with an all new body design specifically for the latest generation of 1/10th off-road racing. Cleverly named, F2, the unique design quickly raised some eyebrows during competition and proved effective on the ground and in the air. Designed with aspects learned from the original Finnisher bodies, the F2 provides an even more aggressive look with included details which remain crucial to performance.

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The F2 body is a drop fit for the popular Yokomo YZ-2. Cut-lines are included on each side of the body to accommodate stand-up and lay-down transmission layouts giving all out versatility. With the evolution of race tracks, complicated circuits combining more aggressive jumps and extremely high-speed corners, JConcepts incorporated many features which provide several benefits in the most critical situations. Increased windshield angle provides a steady force upfront during mid-flight wind gusts on large jumps. Forward cab placement changes performance / visible bias which helps steering rotation in low traction corners.

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The side-pods have been simplified and JC chamfered to remove unwanted changes in height to neutralize the at-speed handling. The front of the pods have a dual step, scoop treatment which give a first in class look to the F2 body. The rear of the cab has the Finnisher step feature which allows the placement of a secondary side window and also several louver options off the rear which can be trimmed to allow air to escape at the top of the body.

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In addition to the newly designed body, JConcepts has included two of the latest Aero rear wings used by Ryan Cavalieri, Ryan Maifield and Spencer Rivkin to a 1st, 2nd and 4th place finish at the 2017 Reedy Race of Champions.

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Features:

· Original – JConcepts F2 design
· Blended wing / body design
· Includes two Aero rear wings
· Clear polycarbonate with protective film
· Window masks and decal sheet

Photo Gallery

Source: www.jconcepts.com

JConcepts: New F2 Body w/ Aero wing – for AE B6/B6D

Jan 30 2017

JConcepts: New F2 Body w/ Aero wing – for AE B6/B6D

JConcepts

JConcepts hit the track at the Reedy Race of Champions with an all new body design specifically for the latest generation of 1/10th off-road racing. Cleverly named, F2, the unique design quickly raised some eyebrows during competition and proved effective on the ground and in the air. Designed with aspects learned from the original Finnisher bodies, the F2 provides an even more aggressive look with included details which remain crucial to performance.

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The F2 body is a drop fit for the popular Team Associated B6 | B6D buggy. Cut-lines are included on each side of the body to accommodate stand-up 3 or 4 gear and lay-down transmission layouts giving all out versatility. With the evolution of race tracks, complicated circuits combining more aggressive jumps and extremely high-speed corners, JConcepts incorporated many features which provide several benefits in the most critical situations. Increased windshield angle provides a steady force upfront during mid-flight wind gusts on large jumps. Forward cab placement changes performance / visible bias which help steering rotation in low traction corners.

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The side-pods have been simplified and JC chamfered to remove unwanted changes in height to neutralize the at-speed handling. The front of the pods have a dual step, scoop treatment which give a first in class look to the F2 body. The rear of the cab has the Finnisher step feature which allows the placement of a secondary side window and also several louver options off the rear which can be trimmed to allow air to escape at the top of the body.

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In addition to the newly designed body, JConcepts has included two of the latest Aero rear wings used by Ryan Cavalieri, Ryan Maifield and Spencer Rivkin to a 1st, 2nd and 4th place finish at the 2017 Reedy Race of Champions.

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Features:

· Original – JConcepts F2 design
· Blended wing / body design
· Includes two Aero rear wings
· Compatible with stand-up 3 and 4 gear and lay-down transmission
· Clear polycarbonate with protective film
· Window masks and decal sheet

Photo Gallery

Source: www.jconcepts.net

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