YOUR INSIGHT INTO THE BEST OF RC CARS, PEOPLE AND TECHNIQUES.
24 Middleweight Champ
Sanwa’s MT-S radio enters the fiercely competitive mid-range market arena so we find out if it has what it takes to be a title contender or will it have to throw in the towel?
40 Twice as Nice
The CTC-Duo Touch screen charger from Absima is a unit with specifications that are capable of satisfying the needs of any RC driver whether they be serious competitor or recreational user as this unit will pretty much charge any battery that you may have in your possession, two at a time.
44 Jan Wins Again
This month’s LRP Column focuses on the end of season racing events and the upcoming world championships in Beijing, whilst another major fixture in the schedule had its conclusion, the 2015-16 ETS that was once again very successful for LRP.
46 I Have an Idea!
As the name suggests, the Dremel 3D Idea Builder is a 3D printer designed to be easy to set-up straight out of the box, yet be able to produce items for operators of all ages. It comes built with a filament included and can print to a maximum size of 23x15x14cm so replacing a broken part or redesigning an inferior item is possible for many RC applications as Shaun Garrity found out when he put it to the test.
52 Darren Does the Double
A new track for the series at Pembrey, but this wouldn’t affect Nemo Racing driver Darren Bloomfield as he took a second consecutive win in his quest to reclaim the BRCA 1:8 Off-Road National Championship from his nearest challenger, Elliott Boots, the defending champion.
56 Masterful Tactics
Chris Grainger’s game plan for new tyres were interesting to say that least, but he was the one that came away with the choice vindicated with the Southampton-based driver putting one hand on the modified championship trophy as the series travelled to Mendip.
68 Cant Split Cragg and Martin
Once again Team Associated’s Neil Cragg and Yokomo’s Lee Martin were forced to share a national title. With it all to play for at TORCH, Neil took TQ and the win, which was enough to tie with Lee on points in 2WD and with the same dropped scores, the title couldn’t be split. Read our in-depth report on page 68.
74 It’s Good to be Back
The Scottish GP made a return to the touring car calendar as the Stonehaven and District club hosted the big event. Despite a busy calendar and a long drive, the attraction of Schumacher sponsorship and a great venue would see some of the top English racers take the fight to the best Scottish TC racers.
THE LATEST THRASH TESTS.
32 Tamiya TA07 Pro
As the first new number TA chassis since the TA06 of 2011, the TA07 Pro is based on the race-proven TRF419 design, but features a unique chassis and single-belt drivetrain that means that the motor position can be altered without having to change the belt. The chassis targets the club racer and those looking to make the step-up from an entry-level machine. Based on a composite layout, the TA07 Pro is fused with proven parts like the TRF419 uprights, wishbones and dampers.
60 Carisma M10DB
Carisma’s new M10DB desert racer-styled buggy features brushless electronics with waterproof qualities so there was only one place we could take it! Racer packs the bucket and spade and heads to the beach to find out how it goes…
80 Losi Ten-SCBE
With great looks and performance to match, the stunning Losi Ten-SCBE buggy is based around the proven Ten-SCTE platform, but with an open wheel design, roll-cage and multi-panel body, this short course buggy pays homage to the full-scale desert version. Underneath the body there is a 4WD shaft-driven transmission and a powerful four-pole 3800Kv brushless motor that is all controlled by a Spektrum radio system with AVC Technology so the driver can push the limits whilst remaining in control.
NEWS, LETTERS, DATES, NEW PRODUCTS AND OUR VIEWS.
Lots of world championship news including results from the 1:12 and touring car events as well as the 200mm nitro race, domestic news from the off-road sections in 1:10 and 1:8 Völker Wins Worlds, whilst its that time of the year that clubs announce their winter series for 2016-17.
14 Inside Lines
All the latest stuff including kits, accessories, option parts and much more.
How to avoid the winter blues.
20 Who, What, When and Where?
Three pictures from the past but who are they?
21 Time Warp
What was happening one, five and ten years ago.
73 Coming Up
What you can expect to see in the next month’s issue of Racer.
Plan your schedule for the next few months with our racing calendar.
90 Club Racer
Reports from the Buggython 2016 and oOple Invernational at Robin Hood Raceway as well as the Schumacher BTCC from Stafford.
96 Buyers Guide
Where to shop in your area with Racer’s comprehensive store guide.
99 All Over
Some times being nice doesn’t get you the rewards that it deserves and that kindness comes back and bites you!