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ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals–Trackside Coverage All Weekend!

This weekend, the fastest electric off-road racers in North America will head to the Northern California town of Chico for the ROAR Electric Off-Road National Championships, the final big race for these classes before next month’s IFMAR World Championships. Like the Worlds, this year’s Nationals will be held at A Main Hobbies’ incredible Silver Dollar [...]

Aug 08, 2013 Comments
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When Electronics Attack

I’m beyond spoiled to have a comfortable indoor track within a 30-minute drive from my house, and the local RC community is lucky to not only have a place to race, but an owner who listens to his customers and genuinely cares about making the most of his business. In order to make the track [...]

Aug 02, 2013 Comments
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Cut, Trim, Sand, and Buff – Dremeling Basics

Choosing and using a rotary tool There was a time when I did not own a rotary tool. I had to cut bolts with a hack saw, and I used a Swiss Army knife to trim Lexan bodies. Then one day I bought a Dremel tool, and the Dark Ages officially came to an end. [...]

Aug 02, 2013 Comments
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Test Bench: Speed Passion Reventon Stock Club Race ESC

Over the last couple of years stock racing has undergone many changes as today’s brushless motors and speed controls have pushed the technology envelope. Many critics used to argue that you need the latest firmware to stay competitive in stock racing; that might have been true when electronic timing was allowed, but since many race [...]

Aug 01, 2013 Comments
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Seventh Annual Futaba Nitro Challenge Results!

Racers love competing for hardware, but most trophies get stuck on a shelf and forgotten after just a few weeks. For the last seven years, the top finishers at the Futaba Nitro Challenge have taken home trophies they can actually use – O.S. engines, Futaba radio gear, and even cold hard cash! After three years [...]

Jul 26, 2013 Comments
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Maifield, Cavalieri, and Tessman TQ as Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout readies for A-Mains

Situated at the northern edge of Los Angeles County, the city of Santa Clarita is best known as the location of Six Flags Magic Mountain. For sixteen years it has also hosted the Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout, a local event that quickly turned into one of the biggest and most competitive electric off-road races in [...]

Jul 21, 2013 Comments
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New Video! Mud-slinging 6X6-tracked Semi Truck

Earlier this spring, well-known YouTube user and RC filmmaker ‘djmedic2008′ took full advantage of the warming spring time, and the snow melt it caused, to put together one of the sloppiest, muckiest, and most entertaining mudder videos we’ve ever seen! Watch as he uses his 21-pound, 6X6 semi that he calls “THE JUGGERNAUT” to rescue [...]

Jul 19, 2013 Comments
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Test Bench: Muchmore Racing LED Folding Pit Light

Whether you are seated in the pits at your favorite local RC track, or back at home at your workbench, good lighting is key if you need to make any adjustments or repairs on your RC vehicles.  There are plenty of lights to choose from, but RC racers need a light that is both bright [...]

Jul 19, 2013 Comments
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