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 [...]
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 [...]
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.