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Workbench Essentials: Locking Pliers

This week my choice for must-have tool is an oldie but a goodie: Locking pliers. Often referred to as Vice Grips (a name brand), locking pliers are one of those things that simply must be within an arm’s reach at all times if you hope to retain any semblance of sanity. They make so many [...]

Oct 24, 2011 Comments
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Operating Temp for Brushless Motors

What is the correct operating temperature for brushless motors? Radio Control Car Action technical editor Kevin Hetmanski catches up with Lee Estingoy of Castle Creations to find the answer. Click the play button below to watch the video!

Oct 24, 2011 Comments
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Keep Your Battery Dry With This Quick Tip

Traxxas’ Peter Vieira gives us a great little tip on keeping your batteries dry after you’ve run your vehicle through water or mud. Click below to watch the video.

Oct 24, 2011 Comments
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Let There Be Light!!!

It’s not as though we have no lighting options.  So why on Earth do so many RC racers sit at the track, at night, in near-complete darkness?   Is it the anti-socials who simply don’t want to be seen?  Is it the conspiracy theorists who believe a competitor will steal a top secret tuning tip?  [...]

Oct 24, 2011 Comments
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Wing Tote Buggy Pack for 1/8-Scale Off-Road Buggies

Check out this awesome new bag from Wing Tote that’s made for 1/8-scale off-road buggies. It’s durable and well built design keeps the dirt and mud in the bag so it doesn’t end up in your car on the way home. Check out the video below.

Oct 24, 2011 Comments
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Prototype Pro-Line Racing RC8.2 Bull Dog body

While attending the Sidewinder Nitro Explosion I glanced over at the Pro-Line booth and noticed some updates to their current Bull Dog body. Look carefully and you’ll see ribbing along the roof line along with an updated design around the engine location. Check back for more information shortly.

Oct 23, 2011 Comments
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Is This The Ultimate First Heli?

Even if you’re a die-hard car guy, you will probably agree with me when I say that RC helis are cool. Helis are, after all, a whole closer to the RC cars we know than they are to RC plans. How so? Well, take a look at a heli with its canopy off. It’s made [...]

Oct 21, 2011 Comments
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The Next Big Thing Is Here

The hottest segment in RC is short course, right? Well, I guess it’s hard to argue that, but we might just be on the verge of something new being the biggest racing class. I’m talking about 2WD electric buggy. Back in the era of the Tamiya Hornet and ol’ gold tub Team Associated RC10, I got [...]

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