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GS Racing Team in Action

NNRC Winter Series Rd1

NNRC Winter series Rd1
Ian (right) and Gavin (left) from GS Racing Team UK both pictured with the GS Racing Storm CLX Pro 1/8th Nitro Rc Buggy.

“This past Sunday 16/10/2011 saw the first round of NNRC’s winter series at the all astro venue just outside Preston.

We were greeted with a “it’s grim oop norf” start to the day with that horrible drrizzle, you know the kind that soaks ya thru. But the hardy northerners ever optimistic stuck it out and were rewarded with clear skies not long after 10am even though the track would stay wet right up to the finals. The quallies saw local lad Ollie Evans and his OS powered Losi putting on a cracking performance equalled by GS driver Ian Boushear with a very composed and well set up car, both drivers coping well with the tricky conditions. In truggies NNRC timekeeper and resident ginger Wayne Eley lead the way initially, with Ste Jones hot on his heels. Kev Davies would then stamp his authority on proceedings in the third round as he got to grips with the Losi Truggy after changing from JQ buggies for winter, showing the guys why he is twice club champ at NNRC.

The final were 25 mins of war, especially in truggies with Wayne, Ste, & Kev going toe to toe for the first 9 mins until lapped traffic played it’s hand and saw Kev drop back from the leaders after struggling to get past lapped cars. And Wayne was also to retire with mechanical issues, giving Ste a well-deserved win.

The Buggy A final was more of the same with Ollie and Ian going at it for the full 25 mins. With some skilful overtakes and awesome machine control from the both of them. I must say tho the GS looks impressive in Ians hands!

Final results were:

Truggy/Buggy B:
1st Ste Jones
2nd Kev Davies
3rd Andy

Buggy A:
1st Ollie Evans
2nd Ian Boushear (GS Racing Team UK)
3rd Gaz Davies

GS Racing Team UK is supported by Nitrotek.


ESky Honey Bee CT – 3 Blade flybarless RC Helicopter

The Honey Bee CT is the first flybarless, three blade RC helicopter manufactured by ESKY. This all new helicopter has a realistic appearance, flybarless structure, and comes with the special 3 blade structure with aluminium rotor head. Thanks to the CCPM collective pitch setup it’s capable of 3D aerobatic flight. All the main blades are able to change their pitch to increase lift and perform swift changes of movement. The motor driven tail blades provides higher sensitivity and rapid response.


  • Main Rotor Diameter:490mm
  • Length:525mm
  • Width:110mm
  • Height:185mm
  • Weight:440g(including battery)
  • 6-Channel Transmitter
  • 6-Channel Receiver
  • 7.5g Digital Servos(1.0kg.cm,0.1s/60°)× 3pcs
  • “3 in 1” Controller(W/Gyro,Mixer,Receiver)
  • Super 370 Motor + CN12 Motor
  • Li-po Balance Charger
  • 11.1V 1000mAh Li-polymer Battery

The tri-blade structure and solid aluminium CCPM rotor head allows you to fly the heli inverted and perform many other special tricks. The flybarless structure makes the rotor head mechanism simpler and easier to repair and maintain. The Honey Bee CT shares the same frame and electronics with the Honey Bee CPX. The front of the fuselage can be detached without using tools, making it easier to change the battery, and make repairs. At the centre of the helicopter is a simple 3 in 1 controller that does all the jobs of the gyro, receiver and mixer.

The Honey Bee CT – Remote Control Helicopter is supplied with all you need, including batteries for the radio transmitter and field charger. This radio controlled helicopter comes with the newly design 2.4GHz frequency RC system with advanced Spread Spectrum Technology (SST) and digital FSK (frequency shift key) coding technology. This offers many advantages compared to traditional equipment.

For our full range of RC Helicopters please visit our website www.nitrotek.co.uk

Check Out the Spec on the GS Racing Vision Pro Nitro RTR RC Car – Coming Soon!

Vision Pro RTR nitro RC Car - BMW shell
Vision Pro RTR nitro RC Car - BMW shell

Following on from last week’s article about the CL-1 RTR we thought we’d introduce you to another of the GS Racing models which we will be offering you very soon. So here is the GS Racing Vision Pro RTR 1/10th scale nitro radio controlled car, which will be available in the three superb shells you see pictured here: Citroen, BMW and Subaru Imprezza rally cars.
Vision Pro RTR with Subaru Imprezza shell
Vision Pro RTR with Subaru Imprezza shell
Designed to build on the success of the Vision EVO RTR GS have added a higher level of specification to these touring type cars – the transmission, suspension and all mechanical components have been strengthened and re-engineered to a PRO level. The Vision is equipped with the 4mm 7075 aluminium alloy chassis, competition shocks and swaybar system, and the newly added aluminium two speed gear set in a true racing style housing.
Other than the full list of features below, the Vision Pro is packing a CNC lightened chassis; aluminium shock bodies with an adjustable damping system; front and rear sway bars; lightened aluminium wheel hub; and an aluminium 2 speed gear ratio system. The quality of these models has to be seen to be believed, but these photographs show the attention to detail in the shells and also the chassis. These models will come equipped with 2.4G radio gear and the tried and trusted Team infinity .18 nitro powerhouse.



Citroen Body Shell
Citroen Body Shell
Length: 380mm
Width: 198mm
Height: 104mm
Ground clearance: F/R: 4.5/5.5mm
Wheelbase: 260mm
Track: 172mm
Gear ratio: 11.69:1
Weight: 1700g
Tank: 75cc
Radio equipment: 2.4GHz with LCD display
Engine: Team Infinity .18 Nitro


Chassis of Vision Pro from GS Racing
Chassis of Vision Pro from GS Racing
Fully adjustable pivot ball suspension
Finished pre-mounted body
GS Racing camber clip system
75cc fuel tank with splash guard
2.4G Radio system included
Sealed radio box with transponder mount
GS fuel bottle and glowstarter included
Powerful nitro engine
7075 aluminium alloy chassis – for lightness and strength


So what’s in the box: this is a ready to run model so when you open the box you’ll find a 100% assembled model; a GS tool set; preprinted body with decals; manual; 2.4G radio equipment.
So not too long to wait now, we’re hoping to be able to ship these from late June, so don’t forget to keep up to date both here and by liking our Facebook page.

A Closer Look at the GS Racing CL-1 Coming Soon

GS Racing Storm CL-1 RTR rc Buggy
GS Racing Storm CL-1 RTR rc Buggy

Pursuing the ultimate in luxury and performance the buggy pictured above is soon to be launched in the UK; this is the striking GS Racing Storm CL-1 RTR, ready for release after much work by the GS Racing R&D team.
This fantastic RC Buggy has inherited the super sensitive suspension from its stablemates, plus the smallest differential system to be found on any buggy of this scale – The CL-1 is a 1/8th scale model. These two features alone give this car the greatest accelerating performance possible, in addition the suspension linkages are all fully adjustable, this allows you control over the way this buggy handles, so that you can configure it the way that you prefer.

The Powerful Storm Speeds Across The Terrain
The Powerful Storm Speeds Across The Terrain
Powered by a punchy .25 Infinity nitro engine, this buggy is fierce, and fast, the engine provides smooth, rapid acceleration and the torque needed for jumping and smooth fast cornering.
Fitted with spider tyres and dish wheels to enhance the stability when driving at speed, this buggy is a superb way of finding out for yourselves the world of 1/8th scale buggy fun.

The gorgeous prepainted body which comes with beautifully designed decals was designed by US top 10 driver – Marty Kom. Once you bring this car to the track, all eyes will be on you and your Storm CL-1!

Close ups of components
Storm CL-1 Specifications:

  • Length: 520mm
  • Width: 310mm
  • Height: 220mm
  • Ground clearance: 75mm
  • Wheelbase: 325-330mm
  • Track: F:306mm, R:306mm
  • Gear ratio: C:44/13T, F/R 38/11T
  • Weight: 3450g
  • 2.4G radio gear

Storm CL-1 Features:

  • 100% factory assembled 1/8th scale race buggy
  • Over 60% compatible with Storm CL-1 series buggies
  • Full range of options/upgrades available
  • Fully fitted with precision ball bearings
  • Tuned exhaust system
  • Powerful Team Infinity .25 Engine
  • Pre-glued GS Road Spider tyres on GS dish wheels
  • Front universal drive shafts
  • Pre-painted and trimmed Kom Designs body with decals

Watch this space for more news on prices, and arrival date. This is going to be one of the big arrivals of the summer!

Nitrotek’s April Video Winner Announced

We had some interesting entries last month featuring tanks, radio controlled planes, a buggy, the FS Monster Truck and our ever popular XSTR.
The winning entry for April comes from Toby Abram who sent us a video of his XSTR rc buggy, though we certainly don’t recommend driving your buggy straight into kerbs at high speed, this video does show both the speed and the resiliance of this model, and why it is so popular. Of course if you do cause crash damage you can order a full range of spares from our website to get your buggy running again! So congratualtions Toby, you have won £100 worth of Nitrotek credit, and here for everyone to see is your XSTR putting up with some high impact usage. If you fancy owning an XSTR then you can order from our web site by clicking here as you can see it’s a great looking buggy and yours for just £89.99 including UK mainland next day delivery!

Another video we received last month featured our Dynam Extra 330 performing some amazing aerobatics, unfortunately the maker of this video didn’t enter their details so I’m unable to credit them for it. This video shows just what can be done with this rc plane which costs under £120 with everything you need (other than 8AA batteries for the transmitter) to get it airborne! If you’d like to have a go with one of these then click here to visit our website. Anyway sit back and enjoy this video.

So let’s see your May entries coming in, we’d love to see some rc helicopter videos, and more tanks. Edit them, put them to music, roll the credits and get them uploaded. There’s £100 of Nitrotek credit up for grabs each and every month, so what are you waiting for!?

GS Racing RC Cars Update

We announced last month that we are proud to be bringing the GS Racing range back to the UK, as promised here’s a further update.
We’re planning to start shipping these high quality models at the end of June so only a couple of months off; prices, and pre-order availability will be announced on this blog very soon. These are the models you can win national competitons with, last year a GS model won the Brazillian Nationals and only recently Georg Horninger came 3rd in the Austrian National Championships with his GS Racing buggy.
If you want to know what to expect, have a look at this video of the GS Racing Conqueror, which is the Nitro powered Pajero replica.
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GS Racing RC Cars Coming Back to the UK

We at Nitrotek are so excited to be able to tell you that very shortly we will be bringing the respected GS Racing range of rc cars, trucks, buggies and truggies back to the UK!
These models combine fantastic looks, brushless or nitro powered propulsion, outstanding build quality and as you’ve come to expect from Nitrotek – amazing value for money. Not only this but the range includes yet more licenced shells including Subaru, Citroen, BMW, Mitsubishi and also some striking buggy and truggy designs.

Pajero RC 4x4
Pajero RC 4x4

For those into their 4x4s, then this radio controlled Mitsubishi Pajero/Shogun (left) will give you the opportunity to stage your own stages of the Paris-Dakkar wherever you like! A faithful reproduction of these specially prepared 4WD beasts, this model stands out from the crowd as something extra special, or is that extra-ordinary!? This Mitsubishi is nitro powered with a rear mounted exhaust and features the renowned Team Infinity nitro engine. See picture below for chassis layout.

Chassis for Nitro Powered RC Pajero
Chassis for Nitro Powered RC Pajero

Vision Evo BMW M3 Rc Car
Vision Evo BMW M3 Rc Car
If on road, touring cars and rally cars are more your thing then look no further than this stunning looking BMW, equipped with 2.4G radio gear this is another nitro powered beast, with low centre of gravity, giving awesome grip even at high speed. Also available with a Subaru Imprezza Shell and a Citroen Xsara – there’s something to suit all tastes.
As with all GS Racing models these touring cars are superbly finished on the outside and precsion engineered on the inside; attention to detail is second to none. These models are also fitted with the Team Infinity engines, that you know and trust.

GS Racing Brushless RC Buggy
GS Racing Brushless RC Buggy
Maybe electric is more your thing, not everyone is a petrol or nitro head afterall; well you are catered for by these models too. The model shown left is the familiar buggy shape, with large offroad tyres, high downforce wing and an extremely powerful li-po, brushless motor and brushless ESC combo. These models will not disappoint – they look great and are faster than you will believe! Take a look at the picture below showing the chassis layout and note the cable management, the carefully thought out layout – giving you plenty of room to get in for maintenance purposes. I think you’ll agree these models are in a class of their own and are suitable for the hobbyist and serious racer alike.
Brushless RC Buggy Chassis
Brushless RC Buggy Chassis

Keep an eye on our twitter and our Facebook Fan Page for more information, updates on when these models will be arriving, and news of any pre-order offers.

NEW PRODUCT! Build-it-yourself Electric RC Truggy Kits

Nitrotek were the first to bring you the complete all in one box Nitro kit and these have been one of our most popular items since the day we introduced them. To build on this success we are now adding some electric self build kits to our range. Both Brushless and Brushed versions of the kit are available. For those who don’t fancy building one, we do also sell both versions pre-built.

Raptor Self Build RC Truggy Kit
Raptor Self Build RC Truggy Kit (Brushless Version)

These kits are perfect for those who enjoy building models as much as using them! Forget Lego etc, these self build kits provide hours of fun and when they are finished they are actually fun to use! For the hours of use and enjoyment you will get from first building and then racing them, these kits are amazing value for money.

If you are new to electric rc cars then buying a self build kit is a great way to learn about the hobby and see how they work before going out and racing them. We sell some self builld models to schools as they are educational and a great introduction to mechanics and engineering. There is no other product on the market that gives such a complete all in the box kit like this.

Raptor once built
Raptor once built

Unlike other self build kits on the market that only include the basic chassis and none of the electronics etc, these kits include all the components needed to build them! Brushless motor, ESC, pistol type radio equipment, grease, oil etc – everything is there, even the tools needed to build them. Construction will take around 8 – 12 hours on average and is recommended for ages 14+.
Our brushed version offers a very low cost option to get you into the hobby, but even at £109.99 these feature a big motor and a 7.2V battery meaning these models are rapid, great fun and all at an amazing price!
For someone who wants something even faster then the brushless version is capable of speeds of around 40mph in the right conditions, and in scale model terms that is very rapid! The special motor in this kit is much quicker than the motors found in other models. Because it is brushless it also means the motor needs no maintenance and can handle a lot more power being pumped into it. So to take full advantage of that, the standard 7.2v Ni-Cd batteries that are found in most rc car kits has been replaced with a very powerful 11.1v lithium battery along with a balanced lithium battery charger which is needed for these special batteries.
So what are you waiting for, we include next day mainland UK delivery in our price, and parts, support and advice. Click the links below for more info and to order!

Raptor Brushed Version – £109.99
Raptor Brushless Version – £159.98

Nitrotek’s March Video Winner

These months seem to come around more quickly all the time, here we are at the beginning of April already, and it’s time to announce our March Video Winner.
This month the prize goes to Craig Ellis for his well thought out and edited footage of our 1/5 scale ShengQi models; this video features the Hummer shell and also the Ford. So congratulations to Craig, and £100 worth of Nitrotek credit is yours.

These ShengQi models are all due back in stock towards the end of April 2011, and at the time of writing you can pre-order one and save yourself £20 off the usual RRP. Not only do you save, but it means you’re sure of getting one; these 1/5 scale monsters usually sell within days of arriving! If you want more information or wish to order click this link, and it’ll take you straight to our 1/5 scale page.

So don’t forget to get YOUR videos uploaded for the chance to win £100 of Nitrotek Credit.

Just arrived! Barbarian EXL 1/8th Scale Brushless RC Monster Truck

Barbarian EXL Brushless Monster Truck 1/8th Scale

Check out this rc truck – the Barbarian EXL – it’s a massive, and extremely powerful radio controlled monster truck. This EXL is a fully built, fully featured, top of the range 1/8 scale off-road monster truck, and comes with many feature enhancements to make this a superb electric brushless motor powered model. This is the Pro version and it is fitted with high quality components – is 4WD and equipped with a powerful brushless motor which gives this monster phenomenal acceleration!

This model is the pinnacle of the brushless monster truck range! Its shiny chrome wheels just finish off the well engineered look of this model. Also you get a choice of colour for the beautifully finished shells – red or blue.

It has huge 16mm super big bore oil aluminum shocks, designed to smooth the ride as it speeds over the terrain of your choice; these in turn are secured to the aluminium chassis by a hardened aluminium shock tower. Couple this with the ultra-strength front and rear bumpers and you have a model that should withstand pretty much everything you can throw at it!

The Barbarian EXL is built using advanced components and innovative engineering to get the best performance out of your package. It has a newly developed C-hub steering system, where the king pin axis extends to the wheel centre; this feature improves steering performance. It has a specially designed suspension system, with twin adjustable rear suspension modes which allows for a flexible driving mode and a smooth driving mode.

Part of its performance is due to the lightweight ultra-compact gear box; this has a low centre of gravity, assisting with grip and control. The gearbox is also built to be highly durable, so that it can cope better with the hard knocks associated with monster truck use. It has been engineered with a gear ratio that offers both superb acceleration and a high top speed. Not only this but the gearbox consists of all steel gear and is of a pinion design which makes it easier to maintain and repair.

Big Bore 16mm Aluminium Shocks
Big Bore 16mm Aluminium Shocks

The Barbarian EXL is built around a narrow, but solid aluminum chassis; this centralised chassis design allows quicker steering and faster response. The blows are cushioned by the 16mm super big bore oil shocks, see pictures.

It also has fully adjustable sway bar ball cups, for customisable and better traction and stability, depending on whether you’re speeding across tarmac or roughing it over gravel and tougher terrain. Additionally the front bumper is built so that it moves backwards on impact, this can prevent the chassis from becoming distorted or even broken when landing after jumps. All the linkages can be set with adjustable turnbuckle.

Due to the amount of power this combination of battery, ESC and motor can deliver, the Barbarian EXL features two cooling fans – one for the motor, one for the ESC.

This is no small model, the Barbarian is a beast – 570mm long and with a massive 50mm of ground clearance – on top of this it is almost as wide as it is long!

You’ll be able to drive this almost everywhere – tarmac, gravel, on-road, off-road – the choice is yours.

Order yours now – for only £299.99 including next day UK mainland delivery. Click here and BUY!