Issue 288 RC Racer October 2021
10 A FULL-ON WEEKEND OF ICONIC ACTION
Not only would competitors in the Iconic Cup get to race
on the Sunday, they also had the option to enter Broxtowe
club race on Saturday for more track time on what was a
very busy weekend for the Tamiya drivers.
16 THE GENERATION GAME
As Olly Jefferies enters the latter stages of his RC career,
son Harry is just beginning. How does a multiple British
Champion deal with their role as a dad, whilst still trying
to help them improve as an RC racer? That is just one of
the questions Olly addresses in his latest diary piece.
30 JONI AND MUGEN MAKE IT
TWO FROM TWO
Joni Skidmore proved his title credentials by taking
a second win in as many meetings as the BRCA 1:8
Off-Road National Championships headed to East
Shrewsbury, and the Mugen racer once again took the top
spot on the podium.
42 XRAY DOUBLE UP AS
THE LATEST THRASH TESTS.
22 CAPRICORN LAB TE05 MDM
As the name implies, the Lab TE05 MDM is the Italian brand’s
new mid-motor electric touring car platform that not only
features a revised motor position, but also longer wishbones,
new rear uprights, shock towers and shock absorbers. The
34 FTX BUZZSAW
The new Buzzsaw from FTX adds another RC tangent to
46 TAMIYA GF-01CB
The Comical range continues to grow with
54 WEST BRIDGFORD MAKE IT
WORTH THE WAIT
MTC Nationals round two headed to Nottingham and West
Bridgford MCC, a club that was due to hold a National last
year. Whilst the pandemic prevented it from happening in
2020, it was with great pleasure that the racers hit the
Primafelt carpet, rewarding the club and organisers hard
work, with Michael Chapman and Mark Young taking the
58 CHOOSING AN AIRBRUSH AND
In the second article in our series of airbrushing guides,
we compare an entry-level and mid-range setup of
airbrush and compressor, the pros and cons of each and
when you should opt for one over the other.
Colchester would host round two of this year’s TC
Nationals and it was Chris Grainger and Billy Fletcher
who took the TQ spots in modified and stock. But come
the finals and teammates Olly Jefferies and Marcus Askell
would be going home with the biggest trophies.
Capricorn TC has been showing excellent pace in the hands of
UK drivers such as Kyle Branson and Billy Fletcher, so we were
keen to test one ourselves. Stephen Coyle stepped up to the task
and offers his insightful opinion.
the pages of the magazine in the form of a tracked vehicle.
With self-adjusting tracks, LED lights and a Li-Ion battery,
the Buzzsaw certainly exceeded our expectations offering a
hobby-grade performance that belies its toy-grade pricing.
another 4WD model joining the line-up of
rear-wheel drive machines. The latest model
to be released on the GF-01CB platform is the
famous Hotshot model complete with funky
looks to compliment its fun handling.