Ball bearings take a lot of abuse in our RC cars. They spin up to outrageous RPMs, get caked with dirt, and eventually rust and seize up if not attended to. It is extremely important to make sure your bearings stay free and well oiled. A seized axle bearing will put a lot more stress [...]
One of my favorite parts of RC is the technology involved. It never ceases to amaze me the leaps and bounds our hobby takes. LiPo’s replaced nickel-Metal batteries. Brushless motors made ungodly speeds possible in almost any car, and 2.4ghz radios eliminated radio interference. Dynamic timing ( or “boost”) has been taken to a whole [...]
It looks like Avid is starting to expand their product line beyond bearings. An all aluminum bell crank set was spotted on Kurt Wenger’s B4.1. This thing is pretty cool! It looks like the servo saver has been eliminated and it bolts right up to the rest of the stock parts. Rumor has it the [...]
I frequently read RC forums. One of the most common threads I see is, “Should I buy car X or Y?” Rarely do you get factual information on why one is better than the other. It typically sounds like used car salesmen are informing you. Let me try and steer you in the right direction [...]
Jared Tebo runs us through his routine on properly adjusting the slipper clutch on the RB5. This routine work well for all types of buggies. Check out the video below!
AKA has been expanding their 1/10 tire lineup. The previously released “Rebar” tires were joined by the announcement of the new “Impact” (4wd buggy front and rear) and “Vektor” (2wd and 4wd buggy front) tires. Here are some spy shots I took out at AKA headquarters in California. Their latest release, the “Vektor” buggy rear [...]