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Traxxas Kawasaki Lineup

If you follow Supercross, you’re probably well aware of Traxxas’ involvement as a sponsor in that dirt bike racing series. But, if you haven’t been in a Kawasaki dealership you may not be aware of the lineup of Traxxas vehicles sporting the famous Kawasaki motif. We were even surprised; for some reason we believed that [...]

Oct 13, 2011 Comments
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Why the UTC?

To say the UTC (which stands for Ultimate Truck Championship) is the first event of its kind really wouldn’t be true. I do firmly believe when you look at the complete format that it is truly unique, but for years, various RC rock crawling clubs have held “Tough Truck” type competitions. Most of these events [...]

Oct 11, 2011 Comments
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RC in Combat–Army Robot Repair

I had never heard of the U.S. military’s Joint Robotics Repair Detachment until I came across this story issued by the Army and written by Pamela Proper. Check it out below. Camp Arifjan, Kuwait - It’s every boy’s dream, tinkering with robots. Soldiers in the Joint Robotics Repair Detachment at Camp Arifjan get to do that daily. [...]

Oct 06, 2011 Comments
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Don’t Call Them Toys!!!

I’ll apologize right now for upsetting you. I know some of you will be close to foaming at the mouth when I say it, but regardless of how much they cost or how sophisticated they get, RC cars are–brace yourself–just toys. Even though I’m as committed and passionate about this hobby as you can get, I know [...]

Oct 05, 2011 Comments
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Team Associated Sponsored Drivers Win Big in Arizona LOORRS Short Course Race

Kyle LeDuc won big in Surprise, Arizona at Speedworld Off-road Park with first place wins in the Pro-4 class. Kyle didn’t just get one win, he took first in Rounds 11 and 12. Kyle is sponsored by Team Associated and happens to be an avid RC racer who has raced his Team Associated SC10 on [...]

Oct 04, 2011 Comments
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How to be a Better Racer in 3 Easy Steps

I don’t claim to be the best racer, but I’ve been around long enough to see what works and what doesn’t. Here are some timeless tips that I flat out guarantee will make you a faster racer. 1. Slow Down: The number one reason I see people going slow around a track (i.e. not winning) is [...]

Sep 28, 2011 Comments
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10 Tips For the Perfect Build

Even in this RTR age we’re in, there’s still a whole lot of building going on in RC. There are still plenty of kits and lots of hop-ups and modifications that can be done to pre-built vehicles. Wrenching is easy. Anyone one can throw a kit together and go race. And, anyone can slap some aluminum goodies [...]

Sep 27, 2011 Comments
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What is Your Dream Project Vehicle?

If you could build any project RC vehicle, what would it be and how would it be built? For me, it would be a basher. These days, race vehicles stay pretty close to box stock (I do miss the eighties when race vehicles were total project builds). The two most important attributes of my project [...]

Sep 27, 2011 Comments
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