Editors Blogs

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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Give Your RC Photos an EDGE!

Here’s a fun way to make your RC images stand out from the crowd. In a few simple steps, we’re going to add contrast and texture to create a grunge look using Photoshop. The great thing about this technique is that it can be applied to so many different types of photography. From RC product [...]

Jan 18, 2011 Comments
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Creating Killer RC Action Videos

Thanks for checking out my blog! I have a lot of tips and tricks for you guys, as well as behind the scenes footage from The Radio Control Show, funny videos, and much more coming soon so be sure to check back often. Let’s start with some tips on making killer RC action videos. Get [...]

Jan 18, 2011 Comments
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Custom Tools + Me = Total RC Geekdom

I remember the first time I laid eyes on a set of Hudy Professional tools in the pits–it was many, MANY years ago (maybe a over a decade ago?!) and Mark Pavidis was wrenching on his buggy.  Among the symphony of movements Mark made as he wrenched on his cars sat these black anodized tools, [...]

Jan 17, 2011 Comments
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