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Designer Michael Vollmer Leaves Durango

Posted on Saturday, January 29th, 2011 | in News | 1 Comment

The main designer at Durango, Michael Vollmer, has decided to say his goodbyes to the company after nearly 3 years. He, along with

Vollmer

Gerd Strenge created the DEX410 and DNX408 and is definitely talented. He stated that he was not happy with the compromises he had to make as a designer and with his work and decided to take his talent elsewhere. He will now concentrate on working with other companies through his design company Revolution Design. Michael released the following statement:

“After nearly 3 years of collaboration with Team Durango, which was founded by Gerd Strenge and I, I feel the time is now right to search for a new challenge. Having designed the most innovative 4WD electric Off Road car on the market, the most innovative nitro Off Road car on the market and the no less innovative future projects for Team Durango, the differences of opinion between myself as a designer and the Team Durango management has become to great to continue. As a designer you always have to make compromises between what you as a designer want and what the company require, which is normal in business. But now I feel that I am having to make too many concessions for me to be happy with my projects. Its a shame to leave as I will lose some of the nicest colleagues a man could wish for. Also I wish my friend Gerd all the best for the future. Now I feel is the time to to create something new. I will continue my work through my design office Revolution Design located in Hamburg/Germany and I am looking to work with RC companies on any RC relevant projects where the client is looking for innovative, stylish and creative design.”

JConcepts Indoor National Series

Posted on Saturday, January 29th, 2011 | in News | No Comments

JConcepts, together with Team Associated and the participating race tracks, have organized a first of its kind, true Indoor National Series for 2011. Jason Ruona, president of JConcepts along with Team Associated race team manager Brent Thielke have made the commitment and are attending each race in support of this new series. The event will include a total of 4 races held across the US.

Drivers like Ryan Maifield, Steven Hartson and Tanner Denney highlight just a small portion of the attending drivers traveling from across the United States to compete at select events. And that SC10 4×4 RC I talked about in my last post? It may be debuted at the first race coming up soon on February 5-6, 2011. Also, Jason Ruona will be on hand releasing the new JConcepts Bar Codes V2 and Rips tires to the public for the first-time.

Here is the schedule:

- Winter Indoor Nationals – February 5-6 – St. Louis, MO (SmacTrac Raceway)
- Spring Indoor Nationals – April 16-17 – Huntington Beach, CA (OCRC Raceway)
- Summer Indoor Nationals – July 2-3 – Chico, CA (Outback Raceway)
- Fall Indoor Nationals – October 1-2 – Fitchburg, MA (R/C Excitement)

New SC10 4×4 From Team Associated!

Posted on Saturday, January 29th, 2011 | in News | 5 Comments

The long awaited and anticipated Team Associated 1/10 scale SC10 4×4 is finally here! Read on »»

New From ProTek for 2011

Posted on Friday, January 28th, 2011 | in News | No Comments

Here is a new product for ProTek in this new year:

Prodigy 65 AC

ProTek R/C has released their new “Prodigy 65″ and “Prodigy 65 AC” battery chargers! The ProTek R/C “Prodigy 65″ is a powerful multifunctional balance charger with a high performance microprocessor. The “Prodigy 65″ delivers 50 watts of output power and produces a maximum charge current of 5.0 amps with an efficient cooling system, allowing the “Prodigy 65″ to efficiently operate at full power with little effort. The “Prodigy 65″ features an optimized user interface with a variety of functions that allow you to charge, discharge or cycle up to 15 NiCd or NiMH cells, as well as the three most common lithium battery types: LiPo, Li-ion, and LiFe, up to 6S. And where the “Prodigy 65″ is a great choice for those who already have a power supply, the built-in 5 amp power supply of “Prodigy 65 AC” provides all of that functionality with power straight from an electrical socket. Read on »»

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