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Kevin Hetmanski kevinh

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Simply put, I’m all about nitro. Well, almost. I’m down with electric for crawlers and some indoor racing, but if you really want to get my attention, it better make some smoke and noise. I’m a regular racer and I usually go with 1/8-scale buggy and truggy. When I’m not racing, I am usually fabricating custom parts and even entire vehicles.

Project HPI Baja 5SC parts list.

Mar 13, 2012 1 Comment by

In the May issue of Radio Control Car Action, we feature a project HPI Baja 5SC that I built for racing. It’s a pretty cool truck and you should check the issue out when it’s available. Here’s the parts list for that truck. Here you will find the parts used part numbers and prices for [...]

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Join in the fun

Jan 19, 2012 1 Comment by

If you are racing RC at the 2012 Motorama show in Harrisburg PA, you have a chance to join us for some extra fun. RC Car Action Magazine and Horizon Hobby have teamed up for a 10 lap shootout race that consists of 10 Losi XXX-SCT RTR trucks. The race will take place on Saturday [...]

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Top 10 trucks of 2011

Jan 03, 2012 2 Comments by

2011 has been a great year in RC. A lot of awesome vehicles and parts have been released and I am really looking forward to seeing what is going to happen next year. As we wrap up 2011 I thought I’d share what I think are the top 10 trucks of the year with you [...]

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HPI Baja 5SC body makeover

Dec 26, 2011 5 Comments by

I’m currently building a project Baja 5SC for an upcoming issue of Radio Control Car Action. The base for this project is my well used HPI Baja 5SC. Since a replacement body wasn’t available I decided to use the stock body and thanks to TGN Distributing I can give it a new look by adding [...]

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100MPH Traxxas XO-1. WOW!

Nov 30, 2011 No Comments by

Can you believe that we are seeing a car that can easily reach 100MPH and uh…you can actually go to the local hobby shop and buy it. Unreal! This makes me think. I wonder if we are going to see another company release a similar product and more importantly what is Traxxas going to do [...]

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We’re getting closer! Revised Ultimate Truck Champs rules inside.

Oct 05, 2011 No Comments by

Well, our first ever Ultimate Truck Championship is going to be here before you know it. We have been working closely with the guys from RC Excitement on various things and it’s looking like we are going to have a very fun event. I can’t wait to see how my project Toyota Tundra does during [...]

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A Sneak Peek at My Tamiya Tundra Tough Truck (Ultimate Truck Champs Rules Inside)

Sep 28, 2011 10 Comments

I’ve been working on this truck for a few months now and it’s pretty much done. I may add one or two more things here and there in the future, but for now it’s ready for our upcoming comp. I built this truck so that it can do multiple things well instead of one thing [...]

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Be a Digital Racer

Sep 23, 2011 3 Comments

I really enjoy racing off-road vehicles of all types and never really run on-road. I guess I’d run more on-road if there was a track closer to my house. A while back I was introduced to Virtual RC and at first I wasn’t that into it because it was an on-road sim. The second I [...]

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