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6 Easy Fixes for when you forget to mark body post holes

Imagine that you just finished laying down a cool paint job or you just received a custom painted shell from a pro painter; with either scenario you’ve spent a lot of time or money on a new look for your ride. All seems to be going well, until you go to drop the body on [...]

Jul 19, 2013 Comments
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The Micro RS4 is back! New HPI Ken Block GRC Fiesta

Mini and micro RC enthusiasts who were around in the early 2000s will undoubtedly remember HPI’s Micro RS4 – with full-time 4WD providing traction to a relatively simple platform, the car was a huge success on garage floors and carpet tracks around the world. It even spawned an online racing game that captured the attention [...]

Jul 11, 2013 Comments
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How To: Get the most out of your brushless motor!

How to understand brushless timing Brushless motors have completely taken over racing, and pretty much everyone has switched to brushless. Most racers are hitting tracks with sensored 17.5 brushless setups, but  unlike their brushed 27-turn “stock” predecessors, these motors allow you to change the motor’s timing. The only problem is that motor timing is still [...]

Jul 05, 2013 Comments
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When RC Meets Exercise: Czech RC Rally Racing

It’s no accident that Europeans are often thinner than Americans for two reasons: smaller portions and more activity. After all, it makes sense – eating fewer, and burning more, calories tends to help keep the waistline fit and trim. RC racers stereotypically fall on the opposite end of the spectrum, but these rally racing enthusiasts [...]

Jul 05, 2013 Comments
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Where does your loyalty lie?

While at Petco Park for a Padres game last week, I had a moment of clarity in between bouts of yelling at the guy a few rows behind me. We weren’t so different, he and I: hot dog in hand, sipping a cold drink and enjoying America’s oldest sport, and yet despite the fact that [...]

Jul 05, 2013 Comments
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Episode 216 of the Radio Control Show featuring the HPI Baja 5B Flux!

Episode 216 of the Radio Control is highlighted by Aaron Waldron’s test drive with HPI Racing’s most radical 1/5-scale yet! The 29.6-volt, 23-pound, 60 MPH Baja 5B Flux is sure to make the hair on your arm stand up as its big brushless motor screams past, launching the car into low orbit over some huge [...]

Jul 02, 2013 Comments
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How It’s Made – Inside Team Orion’s brushless motor production plant!

Anyone who has driven an electric RC car in the last ten years has a lot to be thankful for when it comes to power systems; today’s brushless motors are more reliable, more powerful, more efficient, and require less maintenance than ever before. Team Orion’s newest video shows what goes into making these modern engineering [...]

Jun 27, 2013 Comments
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A Main Hobbies’ ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals Video

A Main Hobbies’ latest highlight video comes straight from Gulf Coast Raceway in Porter, TX, site of the ROAR Fuel Off-Road Championships a couple of weeks ago. The clip starts with incredible flyover footage of GCR’s large pit area and track, and ends with Ty Tessman and Adam Drake hoisting their respective national championship trophies. [...]

Jun 26, 2013 Comments
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