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Features

Slovakia, The Sequel – The Hudy Racing Arena in Slovakia once again hosted the European Championships and it was very much a case of déjà vu as Alexander Hagberg and Hupo Hönigl took their third titles in the modified and stock respectively.

The Vintage Collection – James Instone runs through his vintage collection of RC equipment, his inspiration and how he managed to source some of those difficult to find components.

First Blood to Grainger – Team Associated’s Chris Grainger took the bragging rights after winning the first round of the BRCA TC National Championships at Cotswold, defeating the pre-race favourite Olly Jefferies on his home track.

Pull and Go – This month’s LRP column sees Jurgen Lautenbach introduce their new pull-start nitro engines whilst the race team heads to Italy and the ETS, and the first outdoor race of the season.

Collinson and Team C Claims First Wins – Whilst Lee Martin and Yokomo continued their domination of the 2WD class, Craig Collinson was a popular début winner in 4WD taking the win for Team C as the second round of the 1:10 off-road nationals headed to RHR in Nottinghamshire.

Cragg Wins at Kent Again – After racing the prototype RC8B3 to victory in 2015 at the Kent venue, Neil Cragg returned in 2016 with Team Associated production version and repeated the success at the second round of the BRCA National Championships.

What’s The Deal? – Sponsorship is part and parcel of RC racing so many aspire to getting support from a shop or distributor. As a factory racer, Olly Jefferies has worked his way up through the ranks and now offers his advice on the ways and means in his latest diary piece.


Reviews

Kyosho Optima – The Kyosho Optima is a 1986 classic, but things have certainly moved on a lot in 30 years so it’s nice to see the re-release has been updated for modern technology without detracting from the original.

Schumacher Mi6 – As usual Schumacher has upped their game with the new Mi6 incorporating some new ideas and designs into the chassis that they hope will retain the BRCA National title as well as targeting the biggest international races.

RC4WD 1:18 Gelande II – Smaller scale off-road models are a small market, but RC4WD are about to change all that with their latest 1:18-scale release using their popular Gelande II as inspiration.

Team Durango DEX210F – Using a transmission layout that has proven itself in the DEX410 platform, the latest Team Durango 2WD places the motor centrally in the car than previous models complete with a shaft-drive set-up.

Price: £4.25
 
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