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How to get the most out of your brushed RTR motor

At the heart of every electric RC vehicle is the motor, or the “driving force” —because, let’s face it, as soon as a motor fails, the fun stops. Motor maintenance is extremely important; therefore, if you maintain your motor, the fun is likely to go on and on. While ready-to-run vehicles come with a vast [...]

Jun 09, 2014 Comments
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Create simple, stunning designs with proper body prep and masking!

One of the most important aspects of creating a sweet, long-lasting, custom paint job is body prep. If not carefully prepped, the paint will not stick to the Lexan properly, will flake off, and can cause the actual paint process to be much more difficult than it should be. This article will take you through [...]

May 23, 2014 Comments
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The Hottest Action from RCX!

We’re sorting through all our RCX stuff (so…much…stuff) for RCX recap stories, stay tuned for those. In the meantime, we’ve got loads of photos to share, these are just a few of the hundreds! Hopefully these pics make you say, “I was there, that was awesome,” rather than “I wish I could have gone,” but [...]

May 19, 2014 Comments
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RCX – Try it on for Size

RCX attendees squeeze into the full size Rotor FX heli. Would you fly in this??!

May 17, 2014 Comments
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Keep it Rollin’ – Essential Ball-Bearing Care Steps

Ball bearings are a vital part of RC cars. Most of us abuse them day after day with little to no maintenance, and they keep on allowing our wheels to spin freely. Have you ever noticed your car pulling to one direction but your steering trim and toe are set perfectly straight? The culprit may [...]

May 09, 2014 Comments
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Hobby King Announces Low-Dollar Drifter

Hobby King‘s latest low-low-low priced ride is The Devil, a drift-specific machine that arrives “almost ready to run” (ARR), leaving the battery and transmitter/receiver choice to you (you also get to clip the ring-toss body posts). Otherwise, the car is fully equipped with a Trackstar 45amp, 3000KV power system and high-torque servo. The all-plastic, front-motor [...]

Apr 21, 2014 Comments
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Learn from the Pro’s: TLR’s Adam Drake on building perfect shocks

Properly building your shocks the right way can take some practice. Not only is each step elaborate and full of experience-cultivated nuances, but building shocks correctly is also critical to performance. It can take a lifetime to hone the shock-building process, but thanks to TLR’s Adam Drake, we are now leaking some of the best [...]

Apr 11, 2014 Comments
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Ten ways a pair of digital calipers will make your life easier!

Football is a game of yards. Basketball is a game of feet. Baseball is a game of inches. And RC is a game of millimeters. The scaled-down nature of RC heightens the need for precision and narrows the margin of error. For that reason, building and tuning an RC vehicle is meticulous, and a matter [...]

Mar 28, 2014 Comments
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