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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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2013 ROAR Nationals Sideshow – Denver Houghton Eats Huge Beetle

At last weekend’s ROAR Nationals in Porter, TX there was one particular event in the pit area that drew nearly as much excitement as the on-track action itself. A collection plate circulated through the pits to put together a jackpot for young TLR racer Denver Houghton from Benton, LA, who agreed to eat a large [...]

Jun 21, 2013 Comments
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