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The Next Big Thing Is Here

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 21, 2011 Comments
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Keep it Cool!–Heat Kills Electronics.

Motors, speed controls and batteries are some of the most expensive components on our electric cars. I’m sure you have blown up one of these at some point and know the agonizing feeling of breaking out your wallet to replace it (or waiting weeks for warranty repair). Motor or speed control failure is often caused [...]

Oct 21, 2011 Comments
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IIC 2011 – A-main Videos! Mind bending speeds!

It might have taken me a little while to post, but it’s well worth the wait. Here are the A-main runs of some of the worlds top best RC drivers running on IIC’s super fast carpet track. The speeds are so fast, one is left to wonder how RC cars are controlled at that speed [...]

Oct 20, 2011 Comments
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The Nomadio Blues

A few years ago, I switched my entire fleet of RC vehicles over from geriatric AM radio gear to awesome new 2.4GHz.  After many hours of careful research, I selected Nomadio as my new radio system of choice.  It was expensive to retrofit the better part of a dozen vehicles, but I figured the expense [...]

Oct 20, 2011 Comments
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Cheaters Never Win

The cynics among you have read the title of this blog and already thought, “not true, cheaters win all the time.”  Well hold your horses there, turbo.  I’m not talking about cheaters in the sense you’re likely thinking of them.  I’m talking about the people who attempt to cheat the odds out of the hard [...]

Oct 20, 2011 Comments
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Traxxas Mystery Product–What Will It Be?

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 19, 2011 Comments
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Tuesday Photo Highlight

As originally promised, I’m going to start featuring photo work into my weekly blog. This weeks photo… Adam Drake sequence shot form 2011 Thunder Alley Gas Championships. The track featured a very tricky hip to double to step-up which proved to be difficult for even the best drivers in the world. As you can see, [...]

Oct 19, 2011 Comments
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Off Road EXPO in Pomona, CA

Being that I’m an off-road enthusiast, every year I make it a priority to attend the Off Road EXPO in Pomona, CA. Why? It’s not all too often I get the kid in the candy store experience and this EXPO certainly fulfills that need thanks to all the vendors that show up showcasing project vehicles, new products and [...]

Oct 19, 2011 Comments
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