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The Great Debate: Nitro VS Electric

I’m a nitro guy all the way and will be that way for as long as I’m involved in this great hobby. But I do see more and more electric vehicles popping up at the track and hobby shop which means that electric power has taken over. Yes, I have reviewed many electric vehicles for [...]

May 05, 2011 Comments
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Five Things I Don’t Get

I’ll be honest, there’s a handful LOTS of things I don’t get in this world, but my blog today focuses on the top 5 things in RC that I just don’t get.  Take my list with a grain of salt.  I’ve been in RC a long time…a loooong time…but these head-scratchers always make me pause [...]

May 03, 2011 Comments
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Are nitro short course trucks the next big class?

I’ve been talking about converting my Losi TEN SCTE to nitro power for a while now and I finally found the time to make the change over. Since the chassis had all the same screw holes and cut outs as the Losi 810 I decided to remove everything from the chassis of my 810 to [...]

May 02, 2011 Comments
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Can You Beat This?

I have started building an RC version of a Top Truck Challenge style truck. For those who don’t know, Top Truck Challenge is an annual full-size event put on by Four Wheeler magazine. It’s an over-the-top hardcore off-road test for trucks and it includes mud, rocks, dirt and frame bending, suspension breaking, engine blowing utter mayhem. [...]

Apr 29, 2011 Comments
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Old School RC

Growing up, I was very fond of Tamiya vehicles and had a wish list a mile long. But being a kid with no job made it hard to be able to afford that big list of vehicles. By the time I was able to afford those old school vehicles they were no longer available. Through [...]

Apr 28, 2011 Comments
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Race Season Is Back Again

I hate the winter season.  I wish I were more accepting of terrible weather, but I’m not.  I prefer warm temperatures over cold weather.  I prefer clear, blue days over gray, depressing skies.  I prefer sunlight to darkness…and when it gets dark at 5PM, I know I’m having my winter blues.  Sure, a So Cal [...]

Apr 28, 2011 Comments
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RC Doubleheader

Like a lot of family folk, I don’t always have the time to go to as many RC events as I’d like. I don’t mean big events, I mean the weekend stuff like racing or rock crawling comps. This Sunday, however, the stars must be aligned just right because not only am I going to [...]

Apr 27, 2011 Comments
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The Great Debate: Kits vs. RTRs

The vast majority of RC vehicles offered are pre-built RTRs. This makes sense since when most people buy something, they want to be able to use it right away. Seems reasonable. If you had the choice between two computers–same price, one pre-built and ready to plug in vs. an unassembled box of parts–you’d probably go with [...]

Apr 25, 2011 Comments
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