Editors Blogs

The ultimate RC parts cleaner

A while back I was stuck with the task of a long over due cleaning and overhaul of my RC8T. Granted it needed to be done but I wasn’t looking forward to pulling out the extensive array of brushes and cleaning agents to get my truggy all cleaned up. Then, all of a sudden the [...]

May 06, 2011 Comments
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Going To Las Vegas! SX Finals!

Some perks of my job include always having an influx of new RC cars to play with, traveling to interesting destinations, and living on the other side of the country from Kevin Hetmanski.  This weekend, I’m on the road again, traveling to the Fabulous Las Vegas to check out the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Finals [...]

May 06, 2011 Comments
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What Makes a Race Day, What Ruins a Race Day?

Racing is fun. I hesitate to over simplify something that many people are extremely passionate about, but that’s why we do it–to have fun. In that sense, RC racing is no different than, say, bowling or billiards. But, like those two examples, racing can go beyond being simply fun and elevate to being highly fulfilling. That’s [...]

May 06, 2011 Comments
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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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