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Features

Iconic Vintage Column – With the vintage scene growing strongly, John Weston gives us a little insight into the history behind Iconic RC and how they have put their weight behind the sector of the hobby in his first instalment of the new column.

Olly Stamps His Authority – Two wins from two sees Xray’s Olly Jefferies on top of the two 1:12 championships in the 10.5T stock and modified classes as the 2014-15 season kicked off at West Kent.

World Championship Reflections – Jurgen Lautenbach looks back at two of the biggest races of the year with the 1:8 off-road world championship in Italy and the touring car IFMAR event in the USA.

Championship Wide Open – With three different winners in the form of Tim Wood, Dan Bancroft and Mark Green at Halifax, Cotswold and Mendip, respectively, the 2014 BRCA 1:18 On-Road National Championship is still to be decided…

Lee Wins to Take Second – The Remote World club’s historic track at Slough would host the final round of the championship and with Darren Bloomfield just requiring an A final position to win the BRCA 1:8 Off-Road National title, it was Lee Martin who would take the round victory.

Team Orion on the Double – The new Duo version of the popular Touch charger offers two sets of outputs making it even more flexible whilst retaining our favourite features of the model that we first tested back in the middle of 2012.

Completed Crossword – How did you get on with last month’s crossword? Well you can fill in any of those missing blanks on page 72 with a full rundown of all the answers.

Five from Six – Wrapping up the title after just four rounds, Racer took the opportunity to check out the dominant 4WD buggy of Neil Cragg and see the little touches and al the optional parts fitted to the Team Associated B44.2 buggy.

Newbury RCC In Focus – Our Club Focus feature returns and its one of the most well known venues in the Berkshire area who kicks this off as Tony Gatt take the opportunity to promote Newbury RC Club.

Cougar To the Four – He may have only contested four rounds but this was enough for former 1:10 off-road national champion Darren Bloomfield to win another title in the 2WD sector driving a Schumacher Cougar KF prepared by Tom Cockerill at Schumacher and we got to find out all about it.

 

Reviews

Team Associated B44.3 FT – At first glance the new Team Associated 4WD buggy looks very familiar, but underneath the JConcepts shell lurks a new chassis, gear diffs and a choice of motor/battery configurations. Now we have your attention turn to page 38 for the full SP on the B44.3 Factory Team model.

Vaterra Ford Fiesta Rallycross – Few doubt the spectacle that is rallycross with their powerful turbocharged engines in small hatchback cars. With modern-day electronics, replicating this is in RC is easy and Vaterra are one of those who have perfected it with models like their Ford Fiesta Rallycross that utilises Spektrum’s AVC system so you can spin up the tyres just like the pros.

Tamiya TT-02B Dual Ridge – The Dual Ridge is the latest 4WD buggy from Tamiya to be based on its popular TT-02B off-road chassis platform. With a distinctive body that combines aggressive aerodynamics and a futuristic look, the Dual Ridge like so many of the company’s off-roaders stands out even on the model shop shelf! Tamiya aficionado John Weston uses his experience and knowledge to the test building and running this entry-level racer.

Helion Volition 10SC – Bold claims of 30mph plus speeds out of the box adds to the attraction of Helion’s 8.4V-powered 2WD short course truck so there was no lack of interest when the box arrived at the Racer office and it one of our designers Alex Hall and his son Zak who put the best argument together and got to put the 10SC to the test.

Price: £4.25
 
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