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How to properly mask a body

One of the most important aspects of 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 the [...]

Feb 28, 2014 Comments
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Keep your ride in top shape with this simple 8-step post-race inspection

Even in a perfect world, where you don’t crash into anything and the racing surface is free of any and all debris, every car still benefits from a brief inspection after a testing session or race qualifier. In fact, it’s one of the best things you can do for your vehicle (obviously outside of complete [...]

Feb 14, 2014 Comments
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Performance Test: Team Associated SC10RS

Associated’s SC10 is a proven short-course performer in kit form, and maintains its race-ready handling in RTR mode as the SC10RS (that’s “RS” as in “Race Spec”). Here’s the full review from our on-sale-now April issue.  Click the pages to embiggen. For maximum size, right-click and open as a new tab or window.  Nice shots [...]

Feb 02, 2014 Comments
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It’s Not Nitro—Losi’s New Monster Burns Gasoline! Losi LST2 XXL First Look and Video!

One of the biggest announcements coming out of this week’s Nuremburg Toy Fair is from Losi, and it’s all about their new LST2 XXL monster truck. While the LST2 is no spring chicken, it’s been totally revamped and given new life thanks to some slick parts, new technology, and an all new gas-powered 2-stroke engine. [...]

Jan 31, 2014 Comments
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Six quick and painless tips to trim your new body!

You just got yourself a new RC body but instantly you’re considering one very important question: “After I paint it (or buy it), how do I trim this thing out in order to make it fit?” It’s actually very easy, and only requires a few simple tools: Lexan scissors, a razor blade/hobby knife, Dremel tool [...]

Jan 31, 2014 Comments
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Tech Know-How: Motor Timing Explained

If you have a sensored brushless power system, you’ve probably noticed timing marks on the end of the motor’s can. They indicate a range of stator/sensor timing that adjusts how the motor’s RPM builds throughout its powerband, and you can adjust the timing to suit running conditions. This article will explain basic brushless motor timing [...]

Jan 17, 2014 Comments
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Jan 09, 2014 Comments
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How To Build, Tune, and Maintain Gear Differentials

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 [...]

Dec 20, 2013 Comments
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