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What happened to stock racing?

Of all the gigantic advantages in RC technology over the last ten years, there’s no doubt that the motor and speed control units of electric vehicles made the biggest jump in improvement – unfortunately, that transition destroyed the grassroots level of RC racing. The “stock” class designation for motors has long been used by the [...]

Apr 15, 2014 Comments by
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Two popular nitro models from Mugen Seiki and Serpent go electric

Two new vehicles that rolled across our desks this week came from two very well-established nitro racing manufacturers – which is why it was surprising that both were electric. Actually, the Mugen Seiki MBX7T ECO isn’t too big of a surprise, since it’s a follow-up on both the nitro-powered truck based on the current IFMAR [...]

Apr 11, 2014 Comments by
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Dynamite Announces New Reaction LiPos and Prophet Sport Plus Charger

Dynamite’s newest product announcements on the electric front are a line of “Reaction” 2S-4S LiPo packs boasting an 80C discharge rate, ranking up there with the hottest competition packs on the market. They’ve for entry-level hobbyists in mind as well, introducing a new Prophet Sport Plus charger that places a premium on being truly “plug, [...]

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Stadium, Short Course, Truggy…Truck Racing’s Identity Crisis

Baseball, Coca Cola, and apple pie – even these once-strictly American items have caught on internationally.  Since 1928, when Ford built the first Model A with a closed cab and a cargo box, Americans have loved their trucks…which is exactly the reason I don’t understand why RC racers keep trying to ruin them. Even though [...]

Apr 08, 2014 Comments by
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Hacker crashes the party with new motors and speed controls for 1/10-scale, 1/8-scale, and SC vehicles

Brushless motors and speed controls from Arizona-based Hacker have long enjoyed a cult following among car guys, and their equipment has won plenty of and national and world championship events in airplanes and helicopters. With a growing roster of sponsored drivers and these new purpose-built motors and speed controls for the most popular classes of [...]

Apr 04, 2014 Comments by
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Kyosho re-enters the short course arena with the new SC6

Kyosho immediately made a splash in the SC scene with the Ultima SC when it debuted back in 2010, with Jared Tebo winning several events right after the RTR truck was released. A couple of updated kit versions followed over the next couple of years, but when the RT6 stadium truck was released (and the [...]

Apr 04, 2014 Comments by
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REDS Racing evokes improved fuel economy with their new R7 engine

Back at The Dirt Nitro Challenge in February, REDS Racing USA’s Alex Pilson let me in on a little secret that the Mario Rossi-designed brand was working on a new engine, specifically with fuel mileage in mind. Last weekend, REDS Racing team driver and 2010 IFMAR World Champion Cody King took the Pro Buggy win [...]

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Team Associated honors the late Gene Husting with a limited-edition ‘Members Only’ Jacket

It seems only fitting that RC industry icon and RC Hall of Fame member Gene Husting, the late founder of Team Associated, was always seen at the racetrack wearing an “Iconic Racer” jacket from Members Only. Now you too can own one with a special “old-school” Team Associated patch, and benefit a good cause at [...]

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