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https://hpisavagex46.wordpress.com. As you know,Traxxas is the Official and Exclusive Hobby Class Radio Control Truck of Monster Energy Supercross. Monster Energy star rally and gymkhana driver Ken Block – who also inspired the Traxxas “Ken Block Gymkhana Fiesta” just received his very own “Ken Block Limited Edition Traxxas E-Revo”.

The former DC Shoes co-founder and snow-boarding competitor gets alot of snow this time of the year, and asked Traxxas if they could whip up something he might enjoy. The result was the awesome  Ken Block Monster Energy E-Revo.

Ken Block Limited Edition Traxxas E-Revo

Ken Block Limited Edition Traxxas E-Revo

It boasts a striking Monster Energy paint job, and aggressive bead-lock, green-anodized wheels with snow-gripping tyre threads. Here are more pictures of the snow-buster…

The Ken Block Revo sure looks quite the racing truck. Almost could have been a truggy or ST. Why doesn't the HPI Savage X ever look this cool?

The Ken Block Revo sure looks quite the racing truck. Almost could have been a truggy or ST. Why doesn't the HPI Savage X ever look this cool?

Check out the Ken Block E Revo's Green-anodized Beadlock Wheels and Snow-grip tyres!

Check out the Ken Block E Revo's Green-anodized Beadlock Wheels and Snow-grip tyres!

Aggressive rear wing for greater downforce at high-speed and tail-end stability during jumps

Aggressive rear wing for greater downforce at high-speed and tail-end stability during jumps

Here comes the bad news! The Ken Block Edition E-Revo is #1 in a production run of 1! But who knows? Keep your fingers crossed. After all, the Ken Block Edition Fiesta 1/16 VXL Brushless Gymkhana Rally Car was a hot-seller. Perhaps this one will get more mileage across the globe too!

Thanks for reading!

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If you’re in the United States and looking for something to do this weekend, or you feel like taking a break from the weekend races to check out what’s on in RC, look no further than the RCX 2011. Held at Fairplex, Pomona, the is THE place to be if you care even an ounce about your hobby. There’ll be lots of 1/5 scale action this year, with Zenoah Engine’s  NATC Championship Series, and even a charity raffle for a highly-modded Baja 5T by Baja Addicts (I wrote about this earlier at Donate $2 to win a $10,000 fully-modded, custom-built HPI Baja 5T! Best thing is… You don’t have to be at the event to participate in it… World-wide hobbyists, read the post to find out how you can be a part of the raffle), it’s no wonder why Large Scale News is doing LIVE coverage of this event. RCP tracks will also be dishing out their mettle for Crawler demos and Kyosho & Auldey Mini-Z racing.  There’s just so much going on..

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Read about it from the organizers Air Age Media themselves:

Via RCX Official Website

Horizon Try-Me Track!
Test your skills with hot new products and a hands-on experience!


NASCAR/Lionel Raffle
Enter to win the autographed hood from Tony Stewart’s custom NASCAR racer. Recognized as “one of the finest racers of his generation”, Stewart has won titles in Indy and stock cars, as well as midget, sprint and USAC Silver Crown cars.


Baja Raffle
Sponsored by Baja Addicts. Enter to win a one-of-a-kind Baja 5B! All proceeds from this raffle will go to the American Red Cross.
 


Traxxas Try-Me Track!
Take a test-drive with Traxxas’ new Monster Jam models—Grave Digger, Monster Mutt, Maximum Destruction, and Grinder! Everyone’s welcome to take a spin—and you just might take a Monster Jam truck home in Traxxas’ daily giveaway!


MHRA Drag Racing
Watch as pro dragsters reach speeds in excess of 115mph!

RC Tractor Pull
Sponsored by Outlaw Hobbies. Watch as nitro tractors pull sleds weighing 400+ lbs. across the dirt!

Drift Track – Sponsored by HPI
Check out mind blowing driving skills and amazing precision as talented gymkhana-style racers tear up the RCX drift track.
 



Sizzling Supercross Race and Demos!
Come watch the pros compete in this RC Car Action invitational race featuring the best nitro racers in trucks and buggies. Top manufacturers will also be showcasing their hottest new cars throughout the show.

Crawl Mountain!
Sponsored by RCP Tracks.
RC rock crawling is back at RCX 2011! Check out the pros as they climb a 30’x40′ mountain in amazing competition and scale rock crawling.


Die Cast X Collector’s Expo
Buying? Selling? Trading? Collecting? It’s all here at the International Die Cast X Collectors’s Expo! Special collector only ticket package includes one-of-a-kind giveaways, collector’s hours, 2 day admission and raffle entries. Click here

Model Airplane News Expo
Check out the hottest plane and micro heli demonstrations, races and aerobatics both indoors and out! Click here

RCP West Coast Challenge
Sponsored by RCP Tracks.
Some of the world’s most advanced micro RC drivers compete in head to head action on a huge 40′ x 25′ RCP Track.

HPI Drift Challenge #4
2 days of drift battles galore, time attack madness and freestyle drift sessions!

The NATC Championship Series presented by Zenoah
5th Scale racing ventures to RCX for 2-days of pulse-pounding RC action on the outdoor track! All fuel scales, 1/10th, 1/8th, 1/8th GT, 1/5th scale electric motor cycle, 1/5th Super Touring, 1/5th T2 (sportsman) and 1/5th Formula 1.

RCX Boat Pond sponsored by Venom
Take your turn at the helm in the large outdoor boat pond!

The Southwest Armor Group
1/6 scale radio control AFV club brings their light, medium and heavy tanks to RCX! Come experience the sound, smoke and most of all the ability to crush things. Watch as model cars, tanks, cans and whatever else we can run over gets crushed by the large scale armor.

via Kershaw Designs – E-Revo 5T Conversion

By Julian Wong.

No mistake on the title. The design fellows at Kershaw Designs created a kit for Traxxas E-Revo owners to pimp their trucks up to the size dimensions of a HPI Baja 5T. With 8 extra inches in length, this brings the 1/8  E-Revo all the way up to a 1/5 size!

E-Revo Brushless Open View

E-Revo Brushless Open View

Kershaw Designs E-Revo to a Baja 5T

Kershaw Designs E-Revo to a Baja 5T

The entire kit retails for $379.99, and includes the 8″ stretch chassis, Traxxas anti-sway bar kit, heavy duty slipper, X-long body posts, 7.5″ truck tires and matching 23mm hubs. You may also purchase the items separately at prices ranging from $99.99 for the 7.5inch tires, to $249.99 for the chassis. While no weight specifications were provided, Kershaw promises that the chassis is lightweight and still allows for quick acceleration. In any case, with the stock Mamba Monster ESC and Castle 2200Kv brushless motor, you can amp up all the way to 6S Lipo and comfortably manage over 55mph!

Castle Creations Mamba Monster Brushless System E-Revo

Castle Creations Mamba Monster Brushless System E-Revo

Kershaw Designs is comprised with a bunch of Electric RC quacks who also have created conversions for the HPI Savage. I’ll be covering that it a future post. Stay tuned!

– Julian Wong
for https://hpisavagex46.wordpress.com