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VIDEO: Kevin on energy drinks…

We already shot this week’s The Radio Control Show episode 94 and Kevin had a little help from his favorite energy drink… Don’t forget to tune in every Friday right here on rccaraction.com for the latest episode. This week’s show features some awesome 1/5-scale Baja 5SC short course footage and a sneak peak at something from [...]

Feb 15, 2011 Comments
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My trophy truck lower link mounts are done

I designed my lower link mounts to slide over the axle housing that will be made soon. I waited for the material for the axle tubes to show up so that I can design the link mounts to have the same inside diameter as the outside diameter as the tubes. These pieces will bolt in [...]

Feb 15, 2011 Comments
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Scale Overload

Slow traffic in the passing lane, conversation crashers, Kevin Hetmanski burning a rare Bruiser, bad parking, referring to pets as children, loud cell phone talkers, empty food containers in the fridge, etc, etc. Pet peeves are a popular topic of discussion, and like you, I have my fair share of things that tweak me. One [...]

Feb 03, 2011 Comments
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Short course trucks are hot, but will we be seeing trophy trucks soon?

A lot of us love short course trucks because they look just like the real thing. I like short course trucks but there’s nothing like a tricked out trophy truck. They look so much better with all the lights on them and the spare tires in the bed. I think that it’s time for a [...]

Feb 01, 2011 Comments
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The Yet-Another-Nationals Nationals

I don’t get worked up about too much in RC. Why would I or anyone else? It’s a fun hobby. That said, there is one topic that makes me want to, well, scream. OK, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch. There’s one topic in RC that makes me roll my eyes and shake my head. [...]

Jan 29, 2011 Comments
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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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