The View From The Cab – Racer equips our Vaterra Ascender RTR with a Spektrum Ultra Micro First Person View package to explore the potential of this new technology to the surface market as Radshape RC kindly helps us out with their Urban X course.
Hert of the Matter – The penultimate round of the 2015 BRCA 1:8 Off-Road National Championship was won by Elliott Boots in a rain-affected event. As a result, the title will go down to the wire but to find out who is in with a chance of becoming this year’s victor read our Herts Nitro Model Club report.
A Mental Approach – Mixed results for Racer columnist and defending touring car national champion sees him analyse the reasoning behind going racing and why so much effort is put in, and sacrifices are made.
LRP’s Young Charge – Davide Ongaro is a 1:8 off-road star in the waiting and at the recent European Championships, LRP were on hand to support the young Spaniard as he just missed out on a podium spot.
The Perfect Yokomo YZ-2 For Dirt – In order to win a European Championships, not only does the driver have to bring his A game, but the car has to be on point too. In this month’s issue, we have the 2WD-winning car of Lee Martin that features one or two changes to make the YZ-2 work exceptionally well on the dirt track at RHR.
Schumacher Double Up at Stafford – Wins for James Hart and Colin Price keeps the two championship contender in the hunt for the pro stock and modified titles respectively as the third round took place at the famous Stafford venue in the Midlands.
TORCH Shines Bright for Yokomo – Lee Martin takes two wins at TORCH, clinching the 4WD title in the process and throwing his hat into the ring for the 2WD championship.
Club Focus – This month’s feature is on GMCC as Mark Young writes about the highs and lows of the Essex on-road club that continues to be one of the most popular indoor venues in the area.
FTX Surge MT – FTX produce a variety of RTR off-road vehicles, many of which have graced the pages of Racer over the years. With their latest release, you have a choice of four types of off-road model to choose from, all sharing the same Surge 4WD platforms. Here we take a closer look at the 1:12-scale monster truck called the MT.
Tamiya MF-01X Suzuki Jimny – If you are a fan of the old TL-01 chassis the new Tamiya MF-01X is going to make you very happy, with a low price and three wheelbase options we expect to see this become a very popular platform.
Arrma Raider Mega – As part of the impressive Hobbico stand at the 2015 Nuremburg Toy Fair, the Arrma brand were once again showing off their new and updated electric off-road trucks and buggies. We handed the Arrma Raider Mega over to our RTR expert Shaun Taylor for a thrash around.
Team Associated T5M – The latest stadium truck from Team Associated follows in the footsteps of the B5M competition buggy with its mid-motor design and combined alloy chassis with moulded framework to aid stiffness. Whilst the buggy has raced to great success around the world in the hands of Neil Cragg and Ryan Cavalieri, we got to find out how the new truck would fare with a seasoned club racer
HPI RS4 Sport 3 Drift Subaru BRZ – HPI extends their long-lived RS range with the all-new RS4 Sport 3 Drift. The belt drive is replaced with a shaft set-up and it is equipped extremely strong diffs lifted out of the WR8.