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Are nitro short course trucks the next big class?

I’ve been talking about converting my Losi TEN SCTE to nitro power for a while now and I finally found the time to make the change over. Since the chassis had all the same screw holes and cut outs as the Losi 810 I decided to remove everything from the chassis of my 810 to [...]

May 02, 2011 Comments
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Old School RC

Growing up, I was very fond of Tamiya vehicles and had a wish list a mile long. But being a kid with no job made it hard to be able to afford that big list of vehicles. By the time I was able to afford those old school vehicles they were no longer available. Through [...]

Apr 28, 2011 Comments
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How to Shut Down Your Nitro Engine

Nitro-powered RC vehicles attract a lot of people because of the sound of the engine and smell of the exhaust. Everyone who owns a nitro vehicle knows how to start it. There are a few ways to start an engine, but each vehicle only has one or two ways to make that happen and you [...]

Apr 25, 2011 Comments
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It’s time to go racing!

There are two things I like about the spring; it gets warmer and the racing season starts. I’m excited about running laps at Pin Shop Hobbies. I always have a great time hanging with everyone there and I enjoy running in the buggy and truggy classes. This year I think I’m going to switch things [...]

Apr 15, 2011 Comments
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Don’t miss it!

We’re celebrating the 100th episode of The Radio Control Show with special guests gymkhana legend Ken Block, Tanner Foust of Top Gear, and Grave Digger creator and driver Dennis Anderson. Get ready for one seriously awesome ride. Check it out! Go to the Radio Control Show Facebook page and wish us a “Happy 100th Episode”. The [...]

Apr 04, 2011 Comments
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This is Mint! Full-size off-road!

While on a recent trip to Las Vegas I attended the SNORE Mint 400. I heard that the race was going on while I was there and after making a call to my boys at HPI Racing we were in a car and on the way to the event. Friday night before the race we [...]

Mar 31, 2011 Comments
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14 Things You Didn’t Know About RC

We are lucky enough to have a lot of RC vehicles come across our desks and we’ve each been in this great hobby for a long time. One of our frequent office conversations is about where things got started. For example, what company came out with the first ball differential or where did CA glue [...]

Mar 25, 2011 Comments
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Ten Tips to Get That Engine Running

Nitro engines aren’t a plug and play deal like brushless power and because of that, time needs to be spent tuning and trouble shooting them in order to enjoy your time with them. These engines are very simple machines and don’t require much to run. If it’s getting air, fuel and spark, the engine will [...]

Mar 11, 2011 Comments
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