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2012 Short Course Nationals Image Gallery

The weather at the 2012 Short Course is always a factor but this year it did little to stop action on the track. Here’s a little peek at what I like to call “The People’s National”

Aug 08, 2012 Comments
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2012 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series

RC Car Action contributing photographer Sean Earnest attended rounds 9 and 10 of the 2012 Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series held at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernadino, CA, where drivers sponsored by Team Losi Racing, Team Associated, and Traxxas competed in their respective divisions. One of the most famous off-road racing facilities in [...]

Aug 07, 2012 Comments
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Traxxas’ Courtney Force Wins Seattle

SEATTLE, WA — Courtney Force won in just her third final round appearance of her rookie year today at the 25th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Northwest NHRA Nationals. The rookie driver defeated three Funny Car world champions – Cruz Pedregon, john Force and Matt Hagan – as well as veteran driver Bob Tasca III en [...]

Aug 06, 2012 Comments
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Pit Tips: Fluffed Foam [September 2012]

Tire foam inserts have a tendency to come out of the package with a crease in them. I have found that putting them in the dryer for a few minutes gets rid of the creases, and gets them back to their original shape. It also makes trimming them easier, too. Rob Langone ›› Clarksville, TN

Aug 01, 2012 Comments
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Pit Tips: Stuck Screw [September 2012]

When I have a socket-head screw that is stripped out, I take a rotary tool with a cutoff wheel and make a small slot on the head of the screw. Then, I can use a flat-head screwdriver to remove the screw. Manny Thompson ›› Escondido, CA

Aug 01, 2012 Comments
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Rocket-firing helicopter

This is interesting. A reader from Brazil sent us this video of a Thunder Tiger Raptor 50 that he and his father equipped with a rocket launch. Should there be a law against this, or not? The live action starts about 1:24 into the video. [A note from our team at Model Airplane News: this [...]

Aug 01, 2012 Comments
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Cat vs. helicopter

In this video pick of the week, a cat KOs a ‘copter (no animals or aircraft are harmed!). Watch it … it’s funny!  

Jul 17, 2012 Comments
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Smoke Show – Team Associated SC10GT

words Kevin Hetmanski  Photos Hope Mccall The SC10 is one of Team Associated’s most popular vehicles. It offers up great performance,  lots of tuning options and great looks that are appealing to both racers and bashers. A lot of the DNA of the SC10 is borrowed from the company’s T4 2WD off-road electric truck. Naturally, [...]

Jul 16, 2012 Comments
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