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July 9, 2014

Team Tech Tips – Lightweight Diff Conversion

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UK Team Durango team driver, Jason Ametrine, returns with another really interesting episode of our popular Team Tech Tips series.

This time Jason shows you how to convert your Gear Diff assembly with our lightweight Cross-Shafts and Planetary Gears. This conversion is very simple to complete, providing you with a super-smooth Gear Diff assembly, that benefits from reduced rotating mass, increasing efficiency on all track surfaces.

Join Jason for his excellent tutorial here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QJg6GOyg3c&list=UUcb3G6YgDwcyJpE3qW2W2Jg

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April 23, 2013

Team Durango Poland – Orlowski Wins Off-Road Champs For Team Durango

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Team Durango young super racer Michal Orlowski has added to his recent success at the EOS meetings by winning both 2WD and 4WD classes at the final round of the Polish Winter Championships. Michal was again dominant across both classes with a performance on the track that was as strong as any seasoned racer you will see. At 11 years old, Michal is forging an enviable reputation across his domestic racing scene in Poland, and his recent track results are confirmation that he will be THE young star to watch during the upcoming outdoor season.

Michal secured first overall in 2WD with his DEX210 setting the pace from an early stage. He was followed by Team Durango team mate Bartek Zambrzycki who battled back from a fifth position start in the A final to secure third overall. Team Durango exerted their serious pressure on 2WD and then changed their focus to the 4WD racing.

Michal again pushed the very limits of a very fast and tight track lay-out. His DEX410v3 provided a very pleasing first overall against a fast field of local talent. Michal won the A final with a two lap lead over his rivals. Bartek Zambrzycki came third overall to secure four Team Durango podium positions from a possible six at this exciting off-road event.

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Team Durango Poland have already secured a very firm position within their local racing scene. Their individual and team successes have given Team Durango fans world-wide a real high level of inspiration when it comes to watching young racing talent.

We congratulate Michal and his Team Durango Poland colleagues on a strong performance at this event. We look forward to seeing their outdoor season develop over the next few months. Team Durango Poland are clearly ‘Serious About Racing’

Watch Michal re-define Polish off-road racing with his first few laps at the meeting that would see him crowned double champion,click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPTCgfg9RyE&list=UUgJ8J2RLZE90iu86k9-Yrcg&index=3

Own the cars that assist Michal in creating his fastest performances, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

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March 20, 2013

Team Durango Hall Of Fame – Immortalise Yourself In Racing History

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Here at Team Durango we are proud of our rich racing heritage. We are also proud of  every single one of you. Our fans, our supporters, our racers. We are excited by every single race result, we are inspired by every single customised body shell, we are humbled by the positive stories that share your amazing experiences with Team Durango products. You are all ‘serious About Racing’

It is with the utmost pleasure that we announce an extremely unique opportunity. Team Durango need you.

We strongly believe in sharing our respect and gratitude for your tireless support and belief in the Team Durango vision. Its time to set these global efforts in stone. Its time to immortalise you all in the pages of Team Durango racing history.

The Team Durango Hall Of Fame will allow you all to become recognised for your love of our products. Whether you own an early version of our world-class DEX410 4WD buggy, an example of our Race Ready RTR kits, the race winning DEX210 2WD, or indeed any of our precision manufactured 8th and 10th scale vehicles, you can now show the world that you trust and support the brand with racing in their blood.

Our goal is to compile an exhaustive list of every single Team Durango user and immortalise your name, place of origin and Team Durango vehicles of choice in a constantly updated list…the Team Durango Hall Of Fame.

This list will be housed as a dedicated page on www.team-durango.com and will allow the world to see who is really ‘Serious About Racing’. Watch the list develop, share your fame with friends and fellow RC enthusiasts, but most of all, feel a part of our history. Every single one of you has contributed to who and what we are, and we want to remember you all forever.

Entering the Team Durango Hall Of Fame is very easy. Send us a good quality photograph of your Team Durango racing cars, with your name and place of origin. We will then etch your details into our digital tribute to the people who have traveled with us on this amazing journey so far. The Hall Of Fame will never finish, it will constantly evolve into the world’s first global documentation of racing supporters.

We are constantly amazed by some of the gorgeous examples of our engineered racing products that we spot both on the wealth of RC related forums,websites and message boards, and also when we are doing what we love most, racing. This excitement always drives us to push the boundaries of design and engineering when creating new additions to our already proven Team Durango range. Check out a few of our favourite examples so far, are you part of our history?

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DEX410v3 - This example oozes high-impact graphics and cutting-edge design

The DEX410 platform is a major elemnt of our ‘genetic makeup’, and every example we see makes us proud to have created such an enigmatic buggy. Show us your DEX410 vehicle and be added to the Team Durango Hall Of Fame, forever.

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This collection of DEX410 and DEX210 cars look amazing in their matching colour scheme

The more we learn about the racers who choose to dedicate their time to Team Durango, the more we realise that a lot of you are the proud owners of several of our vehicles. Show us your collection of Team Durango products and get carved into our heritage, forever.

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DEX210 - With a body shell that seems to have gained a sudden cult status, what a beautiful example of our famous 2WD buggy

At Team Durango we encourage individuality. We promote trend setting. We endorse forward thinking. Show us how you have made your Team Durango vehicle uniquely yours and be emblazoned on the Hall Of Fame, forever.

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DNX408 - Aggressive yet refined, we love the orange and black rear of this example

We invite your entries to the Team Durango Hall Of Fame immediately. We will include everybody who is kind enough to share their dedication to our brand with us. You are the reason why we continue to create the highest standard of world-class racing products, and now it is time for you to enter the Team Durango Hall Of Fame.

Send photos and details via email to: support@team-durango.com

From this day onward we join together to document history, you are all ‘Serious About Racing’

Stay tuned here to learn more about how to access the Team Durango Hall Of Fame list….are you famous yet?

Follow us on Twitter for fast on the move updates, search for @teamdurango

 

March 18, 2013

Cactus Classic 2013 – Team Durango Further Cement Their Global Position

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Second in 4WD buggy for the DEX410v3

The dust is yet to settle after the close of the 27th annual Cactus Classic in Arizona. Team Durango have solidified our position as a world famous racing manufacturer with impressive results in multiple classes against the stiffest competition that 10th off-road has to offer. With eight top ten finishes that included four podium positions, Team Durango pro drivers team are once again the racers to watch when it comes to performing at the very highest level of RC competition.

Jörn Neumann was once again the only European driver to truly rattle the combined forces of Maifield and Cavalieri on their home turf. Jörn returned with a second in 4WD buggy, positioning his DEX410v3 directly between the USA’s best racers. He then went on to gather a second overall in 2WD Stadium Truck with the DEST210R, and also add a third overall in 4WD Short Course with his DESC410v2.

Team Durango did not stop there! Super racer Ryan Lutz returned with a solid third in 2WD Short Course with his DESC210 . Carson Wernimont, Travis Amezcua and Hupo Hönigl all blasted into top ten finishing positions across multiple classes to further stamp Team Durango’s indelible mark on this pretigious 500+ racer attended event.

4WD Mod Buggy Overall Result
1. Ryan Maifield – Associated/Reedy – 200 pts
2. Jörn Neumann – Durango/Speed Passion – 199
3. Ryan Cavalieri – Associated/Orion – 196

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Second in 2WD Stadium Truck for the DEST210R

Team Durango made light work of the grueling Cactus Classic race calendar with Travis Amezcua piloting his DEX210 buggy straight into the top ten finishing positions to deny rival manufacturers taking ‘total domination’ rights. Carson Wernimont was battling hard in the middle of his top ten 4WD buggy finish to once again drive a very firm Team Durango flag into the results board at Scottsdale RC Raceway. Hupo Hönigl was clearly travelling at world-class 4WD Short Course pace as he returned with a second from his third leg of the prestigious A main final.

2WD Stadium Truck Overall Result
1. Ryan Maifield – Associated/Reedy – 200 pts
2. Jörn Neumann – Durango/Speed Passion – 198
3. Ryan Cavalieri – Associated/Orion – 198

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Team Durango with their world-class paced vehicles - The world are fully aware of their collective power

Team Durango fielded a full range of professional race kit vehicles, bringing our precision engineered off-road products directly into world focus once again. It is impossible to deny the powerful qualities of our products, and the pro team drivers we entrust with racing them at events such as the Cactus Classic.

2WD Short Course Overall Result
1. Ryan Cavalieri – Associated/Orion – 200 pts
2. Ryan Maifield – Associated/Reedy – 199
3. Ryan Lutz – Durango/Tekin – 196

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Many colours - One world-class team - Team Durango representing innovation in its finest form

The Cactus Classic is a unique off-road event. The massive volume of entrants creates an intense racing schedule that demands as much endurance as it does speed, both from the vehicles and the racers who pilot them. With high ambient temperatures and the pit time between some rounds being nearly seven hours, it can be a truly exhausting experience for even the most experienced race teams. Combine this epic test of strength and stamina with the fastest racers from all four corners of the globe and you have a powder keg of action that seems to ignite on an hourly basis throughout the weeks racing calendar.

4WD Short Course Overall Result
1. Dakotah Phend – TLR/Orion – 200 pts
2. Billy Fischer – TLR/Novak – 198
3. Jörn Neumann – Durango/Speed Passion – 198

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Neumann was completely exhausted after a straight 15 hours at the track - To win at this level sleep is as important as racing when your working day can be this long

Our pro team drivers found that the enormous gap between some race class qualifying rounds gave them chance to work on their vehicles in finer detail. No detail is left unchecked at this level of competition, with some drivers even deciding to rebuild cars after each round. Imagine the unique demands that are placed on sporting professionals who only have five minute opportunities to perform, and that could possibly be five minutes every seven hours for a lot of the top-flight field. Consistency is very difficult to master when your ‘operating window’ is so critically balanced.

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Hupo Hönigl - Cactus Classic team racing colours - Stylish on the track and just the same in the pits

A race meeting of this style can be seen as the perfect testing ground for the best RC race manufacturers to battle their products against each other. The parallels with full-scale motor sport are very apparent for any of you who have been fortunate enough to attend a race of such scale. Team Durango never stop working on the development of our products, and the Cactus Classic was no exception.

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The Team Durango 'monument' - Testimony to the quantity of vehicles that we fielded at Cactus Classic

When Team Durango attend large-scale International race meetings it is a real company effort. As well as the pro team racers engaged in the track action, there is a dedicated crew of administration and support staff who make all the elements of our International racing tours run smoothly. Just imagine the intense organisation that can go into making every vehicle perform at such a high level. Let alone the hundreds of hours of promotions, product support, customer liaison, prototype development, logistical organisations and human resources that are required to move everybody in the direction of the winners podium.

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What do Team Durango pro racers do during those rare moments that they have away from racing? They watch racing of course - Hupo catches up on the F1 action during his 'sleep break'

Events that allow Team Durango to visit venues all over the world are always such a great inspiration to us all. We are truly humbled by the amazing support that the world-wide racing community show our brand. It is always so exciting to meet our customers in person. It is also such a wonderful feeling to stumble upon one of the millions of lovingly created model shops across the globe and find such a strong representation of Team Durango products.

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This model store is obviously 'Serious About Racing' - Fully loaded with Team Durango

The 27th annual Cactus Classic has provided our pro team drivers with some wonderful racing results. It has also further cemented Team Durango in the ‘premier league’ of off-road RC competition. We are very proud of our rich racing heritage, and the Cactus Classic has allowed us to share our philosophy with the world from the pit table to the winners podium. We congratulate our drivers, pit crew, support staff, International partners, retailers, family members, production staff and supporters for their dedicated hard work. Team Durango is ‘Serious About Racing’

Racing is not just our passion, it is our profession.

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The fortune cookie theme continued all week...perhaps there is some truth in the mystical art of sugar snacks? Team Durango officially love fortune cookie surprises

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We eat breathe and sleep RC racing. Our sincere thanks go to our International partners for all their support and tireless hard work

Explore the world-class products that we engineer to win, click here:  http://www.team-durango.com/parts.php

Follow us on Twitter by searching @teamdurango – Retweet our Tweets for a chance to win some super special Team Durango prizes very soon.

Keep up with our pro team drivers custom set-ups, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/in-the-pits.php

 

 

February 21, 2013

DEX210 – The Maths Behind The Machine

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UK Team Manager Adam Skelding - DEX210

The Team Durango DEX210 has established itself as one of the highest performing 2WD off-road platforms in the world. It has been winning at all levels since it was launched both in the hands of seasoned pro team racers and casual club drivers alike. With some of the most flexible set-up configurations available straight from the box kit, the DEX210 is as pleasurable to work on as it can be to drive. The pro kit version of the DEX210 has recently been joined by a Race Ready RTR version that provides an even greater set of winning opportunities for off-road racing fans all over the world.

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The DEX210 is at home on a diverse range of track surfaces

With a specification sheet that belies its retail price tag, the pro kit is packed full of pro team driver features. Designed by racers, tested by racers, marketed by racers, sold by racers and driven by racers who all have one common goal that inspires their enjoyment of RC racing, winning. The DEX210 could easily fill many sheets of A4 with the extensive set-up options that it provides to every racer who chooses to drive it.

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DEX210 takes to the air

The really interesting thing about how the DEX210 was designed is that at no point during the conception or design of any of the cars features did it leave the eyes of racers. The DEX210 is beyond an RC model, it is a 10th scale professional racing car through and through.

We thought it would be really exciting to share with you some very interesting facts and figures that directly relate to the world class performance of the DEX210, straight from the kit box.

  • The DEX210 has 20 shock position options in total
  • The DEX210’s front steering assembly and camber links boast 16 points of  set-up adjustment
  • The DEX210 aluminium chassis plate can take up to 30g of weight ballast directly under the servo mounting position
  • The DEX210 benefits from 8 gearbox configurations straight from the kit box
  • The DEX210 has 6 rear toe-in adjustment options in o.5 degree increments.
  • The DEX210 front caster angle can be adjusted from 15 degrees to 35 degrees
  • The DEX210 front axles can be configured as in-line or trailing with adjustments from 0mm to 4mm in 1mm increments

The figures clearly can not lie. Straight from the kit box the DEX210 has more set-up options than any other 2WD buggy currently available. Our design engineers not only pride themselves on creating the most precision products, but also relish the opportunity to share this high level of ‘tunability’ with you all.

arrma-and-td-video-logos-06New racers should not be daunted by the DEX210’s professional grade specification and tuning options. With the help of our downloadable pro driver set-up sheets you can find a basic set-up configuration that suits your ability level and style of driving. As your driving and maintenance skills develop, so can the detail of your DEX210’s race set-up. A professional grade race buggy will always allow you to learn whilst being safe and fun to drive. That equals more track time and ultimately better racing results.

The DEX210 is loved by racers all over the globe. We are always humbled by the amazing race results that the car achieves every week. Our team are dedicated to bringing racers exactly what they want with every product we create.

The DEX210 has been mathematically desigend to race, and win.

To learn more about the 2WD buggy platform that embraces all abilities, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex210/

 

February 12, 2013

DEX210 Race Ready RTR – Race Winning Heritage In An Affordable Package

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Team Durango are ‘Serious About Racing’. We are also very serious about helping the sport of RC racing grow. What better way to get involved with the fast and exciting world of off-road racing than getting your very own Team Durango high specification off-road buggy?

Whether you plan to take your interest in racing to a local club event, or spend some time learning the skills that are needed to drive off-road like a pro, Team Durango Race Ready RTR vehicles are ready for action. The DEX210 Race Ready RTR buggy will provide you with access to years of rich racing heritage, fast off-road action and the thrill of becoming a Team Durango RC racer. A thoroughbred 2WD racing buggy straight from the box, the DEX210 Race Ready RTR is precision manufactured and built to win.

Complete with Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) and 13.5 brushless motor from World Champions Speed Passion, Team Durango’s RTR DEX210 is ready to race with the best.

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The DEX210 Race Ready RTR buggy benefits from the same Hybrid Technology gearbox as the DEX210 Pro kit. This means that you can choose to race your buggy in mid-motor or rear-motor configuration with the addition of a few simple parts. Add to this truly unique gearbox flexibility a diverse selection of suspension and wheel axle settings straight from the box, and it is clear that the DEX210 RTR will become a wonderful learning tool when it comes to racing car geometry.

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Not only will your racing performance improve with the DEX210 RTR, but you will also enjoy the ability to choose how your buggy handles on various surfaces. The DEX210 RTR also benefits from hard-anodised big bore shock absorbers that will provide super smooth handling on the roughest track surfaces. Combined with our already race-proven gear differential, the DEX210 RTR is ready to dominate the racing pack with superior flexibility and precision engineered parts.

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The DEX210 RTR is the perfect way for you to be ready to race straight away. Team Durango provide a dedicated 2.4GHZ wheel radio set with the DEX210 RTR, for fast and reliable control of your racing buggy. Whether you want to start your racing career in style, or upgrade from your current race kit to a fully engineered performance product, the DEX210 Race Ready RTR is the perfect choice.

To learn more about how you can own the most versatile Race Ready RTR 2WD 10th scale buggy in the world, click here: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex210rtr/

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