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Spring Cleaning

I just couldn’t stand it anymore. Actually, I couldn’t stand at all. Seven and a half months of near-weekly visits from delivery trucks dropping off the products you see strewn about the pages of RC Car Action had taken its toll, and after finally running out of walking space in the spare bedroom I’ve designated [...]

Mar 15, 2013 Comments
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From the Perspective of a Spectator

I started typing this blog while packing my bags for this weekend’s Cactus Classic in Scottsdale, AZ. It’s approximately the 1,379th “big” RC race that I’ve attended, and while I won’t be racing I still can’t help but get at least a little bit excited. While at last month’s The Dirt Nitro Challenge, I marveled [...]

Mar 13, 2013 Comments
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How To: Keep Your Brushless Motor Cool

Heat is the enemy Here’s a fact: a cool motor is a happy motor (unless it isn’t being run). With the efficiency of brushless motors and higher LiPo battery capacities, run times in the 20-minute range aren’t uncommon. But during extended runs, heat build-up can affect your motor’s performance, or at worst, cause total system [...]

Mar 01, 2013 Comments
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Flippin’ Physics: RC vs. full-size back flips

One of the many reasons why we love RC cars is the opportunity to make them do what we otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to attempt in real life; whether it’s tearing up a loamy and jump-laden short course,  grinding the curbs of a windy road circuit, or launching into the sky to complete a [...]

Mar 01, 2013 Comments
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2013 Nitro Challenge – Ryan Maifield Wins Pro Buggy

Five days of inconsistent weather and consistently incredible racing action concluded with a stunning drive from the local favorite, as Ryan Maifield drove his Team Associated RC8.2 to his second Nitro Challenge Pro Buggy championship in convincing fashion. As we saw in last night’s Pro Truck final, dominating qualifying meant little for the Top Qualifier; [...]

Feb 25, 2013 Comments
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2013 Nitro Challenge – Pro Truck A-Main Final

If you weren’t here in Phoenix, AZ to watch Ty Tessman outduel Jared Tebo, Adam Drake, and the other 12 drivers in the Pro Truck final to take his second class championship in a row, here’s your chance to relive all 45 minutes of this exciting race!

Feb 24, 2013 Comments
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2013 Nitro Challenge – Saturday Interviews

It’s the final day of the 2013 Nitro Challenge and last night was an amazing Pro Truck main event, with reigning champion Ty Tessman winning for the second year in a row. Earlier in yesterday’s program we caught up with two of the drivers who bumped up from the B-Main event, and both have some [...]

Feb 24, 2013 Comments
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2013 Nitro Challenge – Ty Tessman Wins Pro Truck

Though the results of tonight’s Pro Truck final weren’t what was expected after watching three rounds of qualifying on Thursday, it wasn’t really a surprise either: Ty Tessman repeated as Pro Truck champion by methodically driving through the field, hanging tough as pit stops cycled through, and keeping it together when it mattered. The young [...]

Feb 24, 2013 Comments
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