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Short Course Racing: I think there are big changes happening in the RC industry, and at the top of the board is the short course class. There is still some people out there that don’t think it is a real class and think it’s a waste of time. Well, you are wrong. It’s the best [...]

Jan 13, 2011 Comments
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How I Got Started In Racing

I started racing when I was six years old with my father at S.R.S. (Scottsdale RC Speedway). We raced all kinds of cars such as dirt oval sprint car, 1/10-scale pan on-road, and of course, 1/10-scale off-road. My parents basically spent every dime they made on my racing. They obviously wanted me to do well [...]

Jan 13, 2011 Comments
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We need scale snow plows!

As I write this, there are a lot of people in my neighborhood digging out from one of the biggest snow storms that we have had in a long time. As I was breaking my back shoveling snow I starting thinking about how cool it would be to have a scale snow plow for my [...]

Jan 12, 2011 Comments
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Is Short Course Here To Stay?

Let’s face it. Trends come and go in RC. Well, to be more specific, the “in thing” changes. The first “in” category was 1/10-scale electric off-road. Oval had a healthy run. Then came touring cars. Nothing dominated the hobby for a few years after the on-road craze and then came rock crawling. Rock crawling’s rise [...]

Jan 12, 2011 Comments
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Reunited With An Old Flame

The other day a friend/racing buddy/RC Car Action contributor was over my house and commented on how he was surprised that I didn’t have a big collection of all my favorite cars from throughout my years in RC. I explained that before I became a spoiled editor I had to sell the old to be [...]

Jan 11, 2011 Comments
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Pro Contracts & Salaries…Do You Care?

There was an interesting topic of discussion last week on a popular R/C message board—the topic of professional R/C racer salaries and contracts.  In fact, R/C driver contracts seemed to be the topic du’jour last week as many pro racers “re-signed” their contracts and commitments for the 2011 racing season.  Each day, another high profile [...]

Jan 11, 2011 Comments
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1/5 Scale, The Next Big Thing

Large scale vehicles have been around for a long time now. 1/4 scale vehicles were the thing to have but now, thanks to their slightly smaller size and better power to weight ratio 1/5 scale vehicles are here to stay. I’ve always been interested in 1/5 scale but nothing has made me want to go [...]

Jan 11, 2011 Comments
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RTRs Are Great For The Hobby

I’ve been in the hobby for a long time (over 20 years). As such, I got started in the hobby by building kits. I still enjoy building kits. Well, except for tie rods, shocks and differentials of any sort. Other than those steps, I enjoy putting a kit together. It’s fun, it’s relaxing and the [...]

Jan 07, 2011 Comments
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