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The Path To RC Enlightenment

Perhaps I over-think things, but I’m convinced that there are 3 stages in the life of an RC racer.  Much like the “Seven Stages of Grief,” there seem to be 3 stages of RC racing.  No matter from what region, state, country or province you hail, these stages apply to you if you’ve ever raced [...]

Jul 12, 2011 Comments
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Tebo – Cavalieri – Evans – Fischer Win at 2011 Hot Rod Shootout

After a long week of racing at Hot Rod Hobbies, the 2011 Shootout winners were crowned. As you can see below, winners were spread across severak chassis manufacturers, with Kyosho, Associated, TLR and Durango each taking wins in the triple A-mains. We would like to congratulate all of the winners, and thank Hot Rod Hobbies [...]

Jul 11, 2011 Comments
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Novak Electronics Ballistic 8 Sensored Brushless 1/8-Scale Motors

From Novak–their newest 1/8-scale brushless motors for buggy and truggy. Here is Novak’s press release with all the details: Irvine, CA – July 7, 2011 – Novak is announcing the newest member of its Ballistic motor family—the Ballistic 8 Sensored Brushless Motor. The Ballistic 8 is specifically designed for the rigors of today’s 1:8 racing [...]

Jul 07, 2011 Comments
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Happy 4th of July!

From all of your friends at Air Age and Radio Control Car Action, have a safe and happy 4th of July! Much like Memorial Day, I plan to run a RC car today…maybe even one with a sparkler attached to it.  Hmm…the project ideas…. Have a good one, everyone.

Jul 04, 2011 Comments
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RCX Chicago–HUGE Crowds!

It didn’t take long for RCX Chicago to welcome massive midwest crowds, with some attendees coming from far away as Arkansas!  People lined up out the door and around the large Odeum Sports Complex waiting to get in.  With over 20 live RC exhibits, three dirt tracks, a tractor pull area, an outdoor drift track [...]

Jul 01, 2011 Comments
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Product “Testing” Gives Us An Excuse…

I’ve always believed that “real world” product tests involve using the product in question as much as possible, and then reporting the results.  Product destruction isn’t at the top of my list. Still, I couldn’t help but laugh at our friends over at Big Squid when they posted this video of their Futaba 4PL “durability [...]

Jun 28, 2011 Comments
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RC Checklist: Easy Steps To A Great Day At The Track

I had a great club-racing day this past weekend, and it got me thinking: what makes for a great day at the track? Here’s my suggestion for a simple RC checklist you can print, take with you to the track, and mark as each event occurs. RC RACING CHECKLIST 1) Arrive at RC track.  This [...]

Jun 20, 2011 Comments
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Celebration of Mike Reedy’s Life: RC Superstars, Stories and Racing

Mike Reedy, an RC icon and the hobby’s most recognizable motor-man, passed away recently and left countless RC friends mourning his passing.  Yet, Mike did not want a memorial or funeral in his honor; rather, Mr. Reedy wanted a party. So, yesterday at West Coast R/C in La Mirada, California, over a hundred of Mike’s [...]

Jun 13, 2011 Comments
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