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February 16, 2016

Travis Amezcua – RC Insider Interview

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Amezcua talks Team Durango

We are excited to share news that Team Durango Field Representative for North America, Travis Amezcua, has been the star of a very detailed interview with the guys from RC Insider.

With decades of RC racing experience and a full insight into the constantly evolving world of Team Durango products, this great interview is live now and ready to enjoy.

Catch the full interview and some nice pictures here: http://rcinsider.com/?p=76995

Stay close to all the Team Durango community action here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Find your local TD dealer easily now: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

May 26, 2015

Team Tech Tips – How To Create A Car Stand Using Kit Boxes

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Learn How To Quickly Make Your Own Car Stand

Here at Team Durango we are always working hard to bring you the very best Team Tech Tips.

Our latest edition of this exciting video series shares a really cool guide on how to create your own Team Durango car stand, using your DEX8, DNX8, DESC10 or DEX8T kit box.

Watch the latest installment with Jason Ametrine here now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPKwOwwVNqw

Stay close to all the Team Tech Tips action here: https://www.youtube.com/user/WatchTeamDurango

Connect with Jason and other Team Durango racers now: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Do you have your own Team Tech Tip? Send us the information here: halloffame@team-durango.com

 

 

May 1, 2015

Team Tech Tips – Droop Tuning Guide

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 Learn How To Get The Most From Droop Settings

As the first part of an exciting new series of Team Durango tuning articles, Travis Amezcua shares a nice guide on how the Droop travel on the newly launched vehicle range can help you access custom set-up configurations.

We hand over to Travis for an exciting look on the facts that surround adjusting your Droop Screw settings.

This week I will cover the effects of Droop Travel. Down stops limit how far the suspension arms travel downward.

Travel, or Droop, is a very sensitive adjustment configuration you can make on your vehicle. It also a very quickly accessed by turning small Screws positioned in your lower Suspension Arms. This can be adjusted easily in pit lane using a 2mm Hex driver. The effects may change with the type of track and/or the level of grip you encounter.

Turning your Droop Screws clockwise decreases droop, counter clockwise increases the amount of droop.

I find the best was to measure the amount of droop you are running is with a pair of digital Calipers. I measure the distance from the center of the top Shock Mount Screw to the center of the bottom Shock Screw. Making sure each side of the vehicle is equal length.

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Measuring the amount of Droop you are currently running is a good starting point

More Droop Travel:

This makes the car more responsive but less stable. Typically better on bumpy tracks or on tracks with slower corners. This allows the chassis to transfer more weight back under acceleration or transfer the weight forward under braking.

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How your vehicle will look when set to have increased Droop Travel

Less Droop Travel:

This makes the car more stable and is typically better on smooth tracks. This stops the chassis from transferring to much weight back under acceleration or transferring too much to the front during braking.

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How your vehicle will look when set to have decreased Droop Travel

Effects of front Travel:

More front Travel

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Note how far the Suspension Arms travel beyond the Chassis line

1. It will increases rear traction on corner exit allowing more weight transfer

2. Land better on big jumps

3. Better on bumpy tracks

Less front Travel:

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Note the position of the Suspension Arms in relation to the vehicle Chassis line

1. Increase on power steering when accelerating

2. More responsive when changing direction

3. Better on smooth tracks

Having such fast access to this easy tuning option will allow you to make super-fine adjustments in seconds. Roll into the pit lane and have your car back on the track quickly. This will encourage you to continue tuning the car during the action of each race meeting, meaning you can gain an even greater advantage against the competition.

Team Durango make it easy for you to become faster at tuning, then faster when you hit the race track. The perfect winning combination.

Stay tuned for more exclusive set-up tips from Travis Amezcua during the coming weeks.

Explore the car used in this Team Tech Tips feature, the DNX8, now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

Connect with Travis and other Team Durango racers in your region here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Find your local Team Durango dealer now: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

April 30, 2015

Team Tech Tips – Episode 5 – DNX8 Tuning

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Gain More On-Power Steering – Travis Amezcua Shows You How 

 The latest installment of our exciting new series of Team Tech Tips is now live.

Travis Amezcua shares some quick tips on how to gain more on-power steering, showing the fast and easy adjustment that can be made to his DNX8 when the car is experiencing understeer when you apply the throttle. Get faster on the track and learn what it takes to race towards your next podium with Team Durango.

Watch the new video now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujRlejsN5-0

The tips that we share in this video will also work very well for our newly launched DEX8, DEX8T and DESC10 race machines, meaning you can all feel the benefit of our Pro driver tricks and tips when you hit your local race track.

Explore how the DNX8 can put you ahead of the competition now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dnx8/

Connect with Travis and other Team Durango racers in your area now: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Get your hands on the DNX8 1/8 4WD Nitro Buggy by finding your local dealer here: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

 

 

Nuno Roque Interview – DEX8 Team Talk

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Roque Talks DEX8 – Get The Team Scoop Here

Team Durango Portugal racer and long-time Team Durango ambassador, Nuno Roque, took some time out of his busy schedule to sit down and speak with us about the all-new DEX8.

Nuno has a formidable reputation on the track, but also has a strong following of European fans who value his warm attitude to sharing information and his approachable nature.

Nuno is very excited to be racing the DEX8 1/8 4WD Electric Buggy. This is what he had to say when asked some interesting questions about the newly-launched race machine from Team Durango.

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Team Durango – What are you most excited about with the launch of the new Team Durango 1/8 scale vehicles?

Nuno – I am truly confident that they are super-competitive for all racers. They are packed with new innovative features, saving you time and making you faster.

 

Team Durango – What is your favourite feature of the new cars and why?

Nuno – The feature that I like most is the Diff removals….truly quick and easy…less time in pits, and more time on track.

 

Team Durango – Explain how you will benefit from the cars new design whilst racing in the Portuguese off-road scene?

Nuno –  In Portugal, our tracks are a bit rough so the new layout will help to get a more stable car….The DEX8 is really very easy to drive, and have lots of setup possibilities that will provide consistent performance.

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Nuno is happy to be already seeing the benefits of his DEX8 on the track

Team Durango – What do you think racers will be surprised about when building the DEX8 Buggy for the first time?

Nuno –  Of course, the pre-assembled parts…..really quick to build a new kit and especially the quality of the materials. I was very surprised when I opened DEX8 box…really made me smile J

 

Team Durango – Explain how the design can make racers faster when they are servicing the car at race meetings?

Nuno –  The best thing for speed with my DEX8 is the fast Diffs removal……really really quick and easy, set-up changes can be made in a few minutes. This kind of improvement will allow quicker setup changes and more time running on the track; so I’m perfectly confident that this easy-to-access feature will improve other racers speed.

 

Team Durango – Explain the benefit of having pre-assembled parts in each DEX8 kit?

Nuno –  It´s very easy to build a new kit and it will reduce the risk of assembly mistakes of crucial parts. Everything fits extremely well and you can spend much less time building and more time running.

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Nuno has been very happy with how the DEX8 makes easy work of rough dirt track surfaces

Team Durango – Do you like the new Body Shell design for the DEX8? How does it look with your custom paint scheme?

Nuno – I like the fact that new DEX8 has a cab forward design. I think my custom paint fits very well on this new Body Shell, and it gives a really awesome look when you see the car running on track. Typical Team Durango stylish design for these new cars.

 

Team Durango –  What is the benefit of having multiple Battery positions? Explain why this will be useful for you please?

Nuno – It’s perfect because you can adjust battery tray easily. This will allow you to create the most balanced kit possible (and it will be noticed very much when the car is on track).

 

Team Durango –  The Patent Pending Sliding Gear Mesh feature. Explain the benefits to you. Both at the track and when you are maintaining your DEX8?

Nuno –  The Patent Pending Sliding Gear Mesh feature is awesome! It allows you to get a correct mesh easily of the Pinion and Spur. It allows you to maintain your vehicle weight balance as you are not moving heavy parts around when you alter your Gear mesh. For maintenance, this is perfect because you can remove the centre Diff, and your previous Gear meshing would be ‘memorised’ What a great feature.

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Every driver we have spoken with, including Nuno, agree that the fast and easy Diff access will save lots of time and hassle

 Team Durango – What race are you most looking forward to with your new DEX8?

Nuno –  I will race almost all races in Portugal for 1/8 Electric Buggy (although in Portugal, this class is just developing a stronger following right now)

Team Durango – Describe the new Team Durango 1/8 scale vehicles in three words?

Nuno –  Competitive, Easy and Fast.

Are you ready to race towards your next podium with the DEX8? Send us your positive race stories to: halloffame@team-durango.com

Explore the innovative features of the DEX8 now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/dex8/

Connect with Nuno and other Team Durango racers in your area now: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Find a Team Durango dealer near you easily: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

 

September 22, 2014

DETC410 – Team Tips & Advanced Build Guides

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Get Closer To The Touring Car Technology

We are very excited to announce a new series of technical articles that will share in-depth set-up and build tips from the Team Durango Touring Car race team.

With the DETC410 already finding great success in the hands of club racers and Touring Car experts alike, we thought it was the perfect time to share some exciting tricks and tips to help you all get even more from your kit.

You will be treated to detailed pointers from Team Durango star racers Elliott Harper, Travis Amezcua, Ben Cosgrove and newly appointed UK team driver, Andy Murray.

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This new series kicks off later this week, with Andy Murray taking us through an interesting DETC410 build tips guide, helping you get your kit looking and driving just like a Pro.

Stay tuned here for more information very soon.

Learn how the DETC410 will transform your racing now: http://www.team-durango.com/race-cars/detc410/

Enjoy the global Team Durango race community here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialTeamDurango

Find a dealer in your region now: http://www.team-durango.com/where-to-buy.php

Your local Team Durango distributor
T: 217-398-3630
F: 217-398-1104
E: gpinfo@gpmd.com
W: www.gpmd.com
Great Planes Model Distributors
1608 Interstate Drive
Champaign,
IL 61822, USA
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