Editors Blogs

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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The Future of RC Rock Crawling

One could argue that RC rock crawling has been around as long as there have been RC trucks and rocks. There’s some truth to that, but true rock crawling with specific-built machines is still a relatively young segment. Rock crawling really started when conversions of Tamiya’s TLT-1 and Clod Buster began growing in number.  In those early days, however, crawlers had to [...]

Apr 25, 2011 Comments
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Microsoft and Kyosho Partner up?

Last weekend I was out in Las Vegas for the anual Silver State Nitro Challenge and I decided to stay an extra day in order to attend the NAB (National Association of BroadCasters) Show. Anything that has to do with broadcasting was there. Whether your the IT guy for the TV station, sound engineer, camera operator, [...]

Apr 21, 2011 Comments
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5 Tips for Better RC Videos

When shooting and editing video, it’s best to keep things simple. Fast cuts, crazy transitions, and visual effects can negatively impact your presentation and cause your viewer to move on. It’s far more important to include the necessities rather than the accessories. Here are a few tips to keep your audience tuned in. 1.) Always [...]

Apr 18, 2011 Comments
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