Matthew Higgins's Blog
Oct 25, 2011 1 Comment
Check out this video with tips on setting up a rear-steer setup on a scale rock crawler. The truck shown is an Axial SCX10 built for an event called Ultimate Truck Championship. This modification greatly improves maneuverability and is well worth the effort.
Oct 21, 2011 2 Comments
Even if you’re a die-hard car guy, you will probably agree with me when I say that RC helis are cool. Helis are, after all, a whole closer to the RC cars we know than they are to RC plans. How so? Well, take a look at a heli with its canopy off. It’s made [...]
Oct 21, 2011 11 Comments
The hottest segment in RC is short course, right? Well, I guess it’s hard to argue that, but we might just be on the verge of something new being the biggest racing class. I’m talking about 2WD electric buggy. Back in the era of the Tamiya Hornet and ol’ gold tub Team Associated RC10, I got [...]
Oct 19, 2011 19 Comments
OK, the big T in Texas is long overdue. We all know something new is going to be announced soon–we just don’t know what or when. What do you think Traxxas’ next big release is going to be? What do you want it to be? What do think is the realistic next release from Traxxas?
Oct 11, 2011 No Comments
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 06, 2011 No Comments
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 05, 2011 18 Comments
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 [...]
Sep 27, 2011 6 Comments