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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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Is This The Ultimate First Heli?

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 Comments
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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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