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Duratrax Has Attitude

Every so often RC company’s will revamp it’s logo, slogan and most importantly they will often improve the product. Not always at the same time. Duratrax did. The guys at Duratrax want you to get outside and mix it up, to experience RC like you never have before. Duratrax started in the late 1980s as [...]

Oct 31, 2011 Comments
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2011 JBRL Electric Series Wraps Up at HRH

Jimmy Babcock’s 2011 JBRL electric series came to an end this weekend at Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, California. The 8 race long series was held throughout the year at multiple tracks across Southern California. This year saw an exceptional turnout with an average of 200 entries per round. The popularity of the race seems [...]

Oct 30, 2011 Comments
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Spy Shots! EXOTEK Aluminum LCG Chassis for the Associated SC10 4X4

On my last outing at SDRC Raceway in San Diego, Ca (sdrcraceway.com/), I caught up with Exotek (www.exotekracing.com), which was testing their new LCG (low center of gravity) chassis for the Associated SC10 4×4. At 5 oz heavier than the stock chassis, it’s adding stability and traction to this SC that is sometimes considered “too [...]

Oct 27, 2011 Comments
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Trophy Alternatives

I do a lot of racing.  Lately it seems like I’m at a big race every weekend.  I am not complaining one bit. In fact, I love racing but one thing has caught my eye lately. No matter the size of the race whether it be a Nationals event or just a glorified club race [...]

Oct 27, 2011 Comments
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Photo Highlight Tuesday 10/25/11

Subject: Ty Tessmann Location: Temecula, Ca                 Photo Info: – Camera: Hasseblad H3D – Lens: Hasseblad HC 50-110 – Exposure: 1/125th at f/4.0 – ISO: 400 – Focal Length: 50mm

Oct 25, 2011 Comments
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Rear-steer Setup VIDEO

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 25, 2011 Comments
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Workbench Essentials: Locking Pliers

This week my choice for must-have tool is an oldie but a goodie: Locking pliers. Often referred to as Vice Grips (a name brand), locking pliers are one of those things that simply must be within an arm’s reach at all times if you hope to retain any semblance of sanity. They make so many [...]

Oct 24, 2011 Comments
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Let There Be Light!!!

It’s not as though we have no lighting options.  So why on Earth do so many RC racers sit at the track, at night, in near-complete darkness?   Is it the anti-socials who simply don’t want to be seen?  Is it the conspiracy theorists who believe a competitor will steal a top secret tuning tip?  [...]

Oct 24, 2011 Comments
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