Editors Blogs

Kit or RTR, which one is for you?

There are a lot of opinions on this subject and I used to be a kit guy all the way. There’s nothing like sitting down and building a vehicle as perfectly as possible and making slight modifications to it as you build it. That was when I had the time to build a kit. Now [...]

Jan 28, 2011 Comments
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The trophy truck build continues!

After spending some time at STL Customs designing and making my SC10 GT conversion for the Team Associated RC10GT, I was able to find some time to continue on my 1/5-scale trophy truck project. This time we have brake pads. I picked up a set of hydraulic brakes from AMS for the front and rear [...]

Jan 27, 2011 Comments
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Were The Good Old Days Really All That Good?

The quick and dirty answer is–drum roll, please–yes and no. For me, there are a few segments that qualify as the good old days of RC. The first segment is the mid eighties when I discovered hobby-grade RC and almost immediately started racing. These were the good old days because everything was new and exciting. I [...]

Jan 26, 2011 Comments
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Let’s Learn From Our Mistakes

“Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.” Someone much wiser than I said this phrase many ages ago, and it applies directly to politics, engineering, life in general, and of course, RC.  With participant turn-over rate in RC that’s remarkably high–ie, our hobby has more new RC’ers each year than those who stay [...]

Jan 26, 2011 Comments
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How Did We Get Here?

This blog post is not meant to put the blame on anyone or accuse anyone. I am merely trying to raise “awareness” to what everyone already knows but may be too frustrated to say anything…. For years and years I have listened to racers and ROAR blaming the yearly problems with racing and our industry on [...]

Jan 25, 2011 Comments
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Is Short Course On The Right Track?

Let me be clear: I am a proponent of short course racing. I fully embrace RC’s return to scale realism and short course is my primary racing class of choice. That said, I have my concerns. More specifically, I have one important question. The question is simple. Is the short course racing class on the [...]

Jan 20, 2011 Comments
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Is there a future for solid axle monster trucks?

I am a big time fan of solid axle monster trucks and can remember seeing a lot of them in the pages of RC Car Action back in the day. Most of them were based on the Tamiya Clodbuster and they showed up in many different configurations. The race trucks were always my favorite and [...]

Jan 20, 2011 Comments
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Awesome In Flight Video

Check out this amazing video by Tabb Firchau on Vimeo. This incredibly smooth aerial footage was taken with a dSLR video camera mounted to an RC helicopter and will be featured this week on The Radio Control Show.

Jan 18, 2011 Comments
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