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NEW! Factory Team Blue Aluminum Front Bulkhead Parts

NEW! Factory Team Blue Aluminum Front Bulkhead Parts

#91367 Factory Team Aluminum Bulkhead, 25 deg. Aluminum brings added strength Produces 25 degrees of kickup Use as a tuning weight for vehicle weight bias Set screws included Fits B5, B5M, B5M-FL, T5M, SC5M #91368 Factory Team Aluminum Bulkhead, 30 deg. Aluminum brings added strength Produces 30 degrees of kickup Use as a tuning weight for vehicle weight bias Set screws included Fits B5, B5M, B5M-FL, T5M, SC5M #91369 Factory Team Front Bulkhead Weight Use as a tuning weight for vehicle weight bias Made to fit in vehicle’s top plate Fits B5, B5M, B5M-FL, T5M, SC5M Designed for use in bulkheads #91365, #91366, #91367, or...
MIP B5/T5 Eco All-in-1 topshaft

MIP B5/T5 Eco All-in-1 topshaft

MIP introduces the ultimate top shaft for the AE vehicle line, the MIP 17.5 Eco All-in-1 Topshaft! Why is it called “All-in-1”? Well because it works with the original 3-gear rear motor, 4-gear mid motor, 4-gear V2 mid motor, 3 gear mid motor, and the MIP Box! How is this possible you may ask, well with a little bit of creativity and some awesome engineering we were able to fit the necessary bearing sizes on one top shaft. Along with the 5-in-1 capability the contact surface is 30% narrower than normal, equating to less overall drag/contact patch on the idler gear. If that isn’t enough, the All-in-1 Topshaft is the lightest on the market today coming in at a feather light 3.8 grams! So to reiterate, you get a top shaft that will work with any one of the transmissions on the market, a Topshaft that has less contact area meaning less overall drag, and a Topshaft that has less rotating mass than anything on the market today. Time to get what your 17.5 stock car needs; an MIP 17.5 Eco All-in-1...
March 16th PDX mini-z Lucky Charms Challenge

March 16th PDX mini-z Lucky Charms Challenge

This Coming Monday (March 16th) will be the “Lucky Charms Challenge”! What better way to start your Saint Patrick’s day morning than with a victory bowl of Lucky Charms! Tell your friends Monday to come out and race! Top Qualifiers will be sporting flashing shamrock necklaces for their main events. Sport some green on your car and get called out first in your qualifying heat. Nothing starts off a TQ pace like some open track! In honor of Spring’s time change mains will be a extra minute long! So be sure and wear your racing shoes, because if your leading it could be the longest 5 minutes of your day. 😀 Classes:  MINI-Z stock F1 Open When:  March 16th 7pm. Where: Kevin’s Place,  1001 SE water ave. suite 190 Bring a smile and let’s have some fun this coming...
The Northwest Local National Invitational Worlds Box Stock Mini Z Championships

The Northwest Local National Invitational Worlds Box Stock Mini Z Championships

PDX Mini Z presents The Northwest Local National Invitational Worlds Box Stock Mini Z Championships or better known as the NWLNIWBSMZC for short on January 19th at the studio. Racing will begin promptly at 7pm and the “track” opens at 5 Rules are as follows: 1- Bring a Mini Z 2- Have fun We have quite the star studded line up at this event. The who’s who of the NWLNIWBSMZC you might say. Tom “gaffers tape” Davies, Cameron ” can I borrow a car” Kellogg, Mo “the hack” Hille, Keith “the spaetzle” Whetsell. Tommy “just plain fast” Tuite, Ryan “I’m faster than my dad” Weathers, John “no he’s not” Weathers, along with Del “Subie roll” Ebetuer, Paul “hometrack” Toufar, and Kevin “snowplow” Focht. It’s the race for the jar of salsa, as the winner gets a whole jar of mild salsa. Second and third get twinkies and skittles. One loaner car is available to the first person who wants to borrow it. Be there for this earth shattering event. There is even a chance that Hille and Focht will debut their new F1 mini z’s, if they can get driving suits to fit them. This is a bucket list event, so get their early as seating is...
Next PDX Mini Z race is Nov 17th!

Next PDX Mini Z race is Nov 17th!

The next race of the PDX Mini Z racing club will be Nov. 17th at 7pm. Track will open at 5 at the studio. If you need a rig, hit me or Mo up. The club has a few for sale. Come join the most fun racing you will have with a great group of...
PDX Mini Z race club opening race was last night

PDX Mini Z race club opening race was last night

We had an awesome first night of racing at PDX Mini Z Racing Club. !2 entries for the first race, and a ton of people coming to just check it out. Kyosho/Orion Team Manager Joe Pillars was racing as well as Kyosho ace Tanner Day (borrowed my dialed car). We also had Mr. 2wheelmod.com Thomas Tran in the house. Derek the speed Rasheed stopped by with his two kids. Bruce from Premier Hobbies and his wife were in attendance and Bruce raced too. We even had a Derek Lovenstein sighting! Mo’s wonderful wife cooked up some pulled pork sliders, so we were all happy and full. Lot’s of laughs all around. It was great just hanging with friends, and racing. Nice to see people waiting in mains for each other, just to race. Haven’t seen that in quite some time. If you want to check us out, our next race is in two weeks on a monday night. Come join the fun, the club has cars to sell thanks to Kyosho and Mo! Hit us up if you want one, and we can get you hooked up. This is by far the least expensive form of RC on the planet, and yet might be the most...
Schumacher Cougar KF

Schumacher Cougar KF

I haven’t driven a Schumacher in years, but I can tell you from what I have seen it’s a beast. It’s also the only 2 wheel drive 2 wheeler I know. There is a Schumacher wave going on in our area right now and part of it is thanks to Mike “Flawless” Andrade. Here’s what Mike has to say about the Schumacher KF The Schumacher Cougar KF is by far the best car I have owned. I started my adventure into the RC world looking for a diamond in the rough. Everyone that knows me, knows I’ve owned just about every make of buggy. In my long search for something to give me an advantage on the track the Schumacher Cougar KF was the ticket! This car has been a dream on four wheels! The car is extremely easy to work on. Taking a diff out is as simple as 4 screws being removed! You can change a suspension arm rear or front in the blink of an eye! The only issue I ran into when I first discovered this car was the fact that not very many people ran it in the USA, so there was a lack of setup for the clay tracks that we are used to here in the USA. Soon enough though Schumacher added a team driver by the name of Rocky Knuth and for me he was the missing link. Rocky Knuth in my opinion is the setup king and in a very short time he was able to find a setup for this car that allowed the car to perform as well...

The Big Offroad

Schumacher Cougar KF

Schumacher Cougar KF

I haven’t driven a Schumacher in years, but I can tell you from what I have seen it’s a beast. It’s also the only 2 wheel drive 2 wheeler I know. There is a Schumacher wave going on in our area right now and part of it is thanks to Mike “Flawless” Andrade. Here’s what Mike has to say about the Schumacher KF The Schumacher Cougar KF is by far the best car I have owned. I started my adventure into the RC world looking for a diamond in the rough. Everyone that knows me, knows I’ve owned just about every make of buggy. In my long search for something to give me an advantage on the track the Schumacher Cougar KF was the ticket! This car has been a dream on four wheels! The car is extremely easy to work on. Taking a diff out is as simple as 4 screws being removed! You can change a suspension arm rear or front in the blink of an eye! The only issue I ran into when I first discovered this car was the fact that not very many people ran it in the USA, so there was a lack of setup for the clay tracks that we are used to here in the USA. Soon enough though Schumacher added a team driver by the name of Rocky Knuth and for me he was the missing link. Rocky Knuth in my opinion is the setup king and in a very short time he was able to find a setup for this car that allowed the car to perform as well...
XRay XB4

XRay XB4

This buggy is a carpet king! Locally it owns on any high bite track. Not so much on loose conditions, but don’t take my word for it. Local carpet offroad ace Joey Mendoza is the XRay dude in the area. Here is what he has to say about the buggy. The Xray XB4 2wd is based on the XB4 platform and is 94% compatible with the XB4 4WD. This “mid/front” motored car excels on high bite tracks such are carpet, astro turf, and high bite clay. This car has A LOT of steering with great rotation and incredible corner speed. Jumping and landings are 2nd nature to this car. Maybe it’s the wider front end or the extra weight carried in the center mass but manipulation in the air is a snap. I bought the car strictly for carpet racing only but was talked into trying it on clay. Expecting the worst for the first time trying it on high bite clay I ended up tq’ing and winning 2wd mod (Haven’t touched a 2wd for months). For the coming weeks the clay track started to dry out and the XB4 2wd began to suck. Not enough rear weight to keep the car from spinning out. Xray does make a ball diff but haven’t had any success with it. Just recently I tried using super lightweight diff fluid and the car gained rear traction again. On high bite you want to use 2k-3k. On slicker tracks you want to use 800cst (losi 50wt is 866cst). Now I am able to not break the tires loose coming around 180 corners. Pros:...
Battle for the Faddle won by Kellogg

Battle for the Faddle won by Kellogg

The Battle for the Faddle was a huge success at RC Plus in Salem. Racers were excited to get the race going fully knowing that there were boxes of Fiddle Faddle and A&W Root Beer for the winners. The Mendoza – McKune battle was over before it got started. Troy had the mechanical bug all night, and didn’t even get a chance to race a qualifier. Maybe that was a good thing, as Mendoza was on his home track and on fire. Joey TQ’d the night in a crazy fast run. This battle has been going on for years, and I am sure Troy will get him back next time. The battle of the night ended up being the Kellogg – Focht battle. Round 1 went to Kellogg as the seas parted for him starting from the back one in front of Focht. This reporter thinks it was the push start that Focht gave him at the start of the qual. It seemed like Cameron needed some Orion power pushing him to get up to speed. Focht had a few tangles with the others in the race, but held his own. Qual 2 no one really cares, because Mendoza tq’d over Mike Andrade. Mike has been coming on fast as of late in his Schumacher, but Joey’s XRay looks just unbeatable sometimes. So the mains were set. Mendoza, the Kellogg as Andrade had mechanical issues and had to drop out, then followed by Devin Patterson, and then Focht. Before the mains, something very odd happened. Focht, pitting next to Kellogg all of a sudden jumped out of his chair...
Team Orion Touch V2

Team Orion Touch V2

With the Advantage Touch 50W AC/DC charger Team Orion has presented an extraordinary charger at the toy fair in Nuremberg 2012. The unique and modern design, the shiny white case with the color touch screen centered on top of the charger were something the R/C world has never seen before. A brand new software has been designed which allowed the user to easily navigate – with just his fingers. Thanks to a charge assistant the charge, discharge, cycle, storage or balancing of a battery has never been easier and more fun than ever before. With the time Team Orion has added more and more chargers to the new Touch charger family: the Touch Pro DC for racers who wanted to discharge with high rates, the Touch Advance 100W AC/DC for every driver who needed some faster charging, keeping the advantages of an integrated power supply. Lately the Touch Duo has been added which is our first AC/DC Touch screen charger with two channels – it became a huge success! Many magazines and websites have tested our charger – just to mention one statement we picked the one from RC Racer UK magazine: „The Advantage Touch is a re-think about making a charger super easy to use, presenting the extremely sophisticated electronics that work in the background to charge up your battery’s cells.“ Two years have passed since the release of the original Touch and we are proud to present the Touch V2 today. The V2 is a consequent advancement of the original Touch. It has more power (55W, up to 7A), features a new memory function for 6 battery...
FIDDLE FADDLE BATTLE! SEPTEMBER 23rd at RC Plus.

FIDDLE FADDLE BATTLE! SEPTEMBER 23rd at RC Plus.

This Tuesday! Don’t miss out on some mid-week clean carpet off-road racing action and a chance to win a box at the Fiddle Faddle Battle at RC Plus in Salem, OR sponsored by TheBIGRC. Nothing better to snack on the drive home like a victory box of Fiddle Faddle while your buddies eat the complimentary pop corn always on hand at RC Plus. The trash talking alone you can do on your choice of social media should be more than enough to show up to this sweet box of goodness battle. Not that it is possible but maybe your not a Fiddle Faddle fan, RC Plus has told us that A&W has donated half gallon giveaway’s of their famous Root Beer. So now your thinking “Oh my gosh! I could go home with a box of Fiddle Faddle and a half gallon of Root Beer too!” Yes it is possible to win big but not if you don’t show up Tuesday night September 23rd with racing starting at 6:30 pm. Entry fee for this event? You would think at least $20 no $25… wrong again $5! Yes Tuesday night entry fee’s at RC Plus are $5. So this is a must do race for everyone. Also confirmed on the battle card to show Tuesday. Focht vs. Kellogg and Mendoza vs. McKune. These buggy hacks will most definitely be worth the cost of entry with these old guys trying to concentrate long enough to put in a 5 minute run to place them on top of the box and ahead of their nemesis. So here is what you need to...
4wd Bearing Sets for B44.3, D413, and 22-4, SC10 Axles

4wd Bearing Sets for B44.3, D413, and 22-4, SC10 Axles

The ROAR National Champion Onyx Bearing line has expanded to outfit the 3 newest 4wd Electric buggies on the market. Get ready for the indoor racing season and outfit your Associated B44.3, Hot Bodies D413, or TLR 22-4 with a premium Schelle bearing set. As always, sets come in a re-usable snap case wrapped with the Schelle logo and graphics. Also newly released, the SC10 Spinfree Front Axles for the Associated SC10 RS and SC10.2. These Chromoly Alloy Axles relieve clamping forces on the front bearings, allowing racers to tighten their wheels completely and stop the front axles from binding in the turns. Instructions...
Undercard has been added to the Battle for the Faddle

Undercard has been added to the Battle for the Faddle

The Big RC is proud to announce the undercard for the Battle for the Faddle between Focht and Kellogg. McKune and Mendoza will be the undercard that is billed as “Don’t diddle with my Fiddle”. This should be an amazing night next Tuesday at RC Plus in Salem. These 4 guys just don’t like each other, and there is bound to be some lexan flying in this one! Come watch them give carpet burns to each other at the amazing RC Plus indoor offroad racing complex. Racing starts at 6:30 signups close at 6. Best of all racing is only 5 bucks!!! See you...