Gear differentials have been the norm in 1/8-scale cars for quite a while, but it has only been since the release of short course trucks that they’ve found their way into many RTR and race-level 1/10-scale cars and trucks. A gear diff requires little maintenance and is very durable, which is why they have become [...]
RC Car Action is pleased to present the Stormer Hobbies Truckload Sweepstakes, which kicks off today and gives you a shot at six exciting prizes, including an Associated ProLite 4X4 (our 2013 Truck of the Year) and an Associated Rival monster truck! Click each prize to view details on the Stormer site: Associated Pro-Lite 4X4 [...]
When they first arrived on the scene, LiPo batteries were shrouded in mystery. The technology was new, and the industry’s experience was limited. Initially, hobbyists were somewhat confused by LiPos, but now that the industry has enough experience under its belt, we can finally make some solid guidelines on LiPo use. LiPo batteries are [...]
An easy way to change up the look of your vehicle Many RC cars these days are identifiable by their anodized aluminum parts. For instance, HPI almost always uses purple or orange; Traxxas vehicles use blue anodized parts and Axial went with green. Sometimes you may be into a vehicle, but not the color used [...]
Starting November 15th, the “Gotta Have It!” Sweepstakes will be awarding a new RC prize every day for 30 days! The assortment of Horizon Hobby prizes includes the latest RC cars, trucks, planes, helis and transmitters. There’s no purchase necessary and entry is simple (seriously, it takes 10 seconds)–just click here or on the image below.
Many of the plastic parts that make up RC vehicles, especially suspension parts, are made of nylon or a plastic formulation that includes nylon. Nylon is “hygroscopic,” which means it absorbs moisture. This occurs naturally, as nylon will absorb moisture from the air (and also dry out, when the air is dry). The greater the [...]
HRP Distribution has teamed up with RC Car Action to bring you the most massive giveaway in HRP history. Enter now for a shot at the grand prize and become one of the first owners of all the new Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro RTR. Prize Packages include bestselling products from great brands like Racers Edge, [...]
No one likes to throw away perfectly good stuff, especially when it’s RC parts. But when it comes to worn-out tires, they usually hit the trash bin glued to perfectly good rims. The glue that allows the tires to stay stuck despite jumps, bumps, cornering forces and centrifugal force also makes them darn near impossible [...]