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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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?
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, [...]