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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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Over $3,500 in Prizes — Enter The Stormer Truckload Sweepstakes Now!

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 [...]

Dec 06, 2013 Comments
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How to properly transport, care for, and store your LiPo batteries

  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 [...]

Dec 06, 2013 Comments
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How To: Remove Anodizing From Aluminum Parts

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 [...]

Nov 08, 2013 Comments
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Horizon Hobby “Gotta Have It!” Sweepstakes – 30 Days of Prizes!

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.

Nov 06, 2013 Comments
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$4000 IN PRIZES! Enter the HRP Sweepstakes NOW!

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, [...]

Sep 13, 2013 Comments
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