Many of the plastic parts that make up RC vehicles, especially suspension parts, are made of nylon or a plastic formulation that includes nylon. Nylon is “hygroscopic,” which means it absorbs moisture. This occurs naturally, as nylon will absorb moisture from the air (and also dry out, when the air is dry). The greater the [...]
Hot on the heels of the the IFMAR Electric Off-Road World Championships that finished on Sunday came two big announcements that will help define the 2014 racing season. Radio Operated Auto Racers (ROAR) released their 2014 schedule of sanctioned national championship events for all six different categories of vehicle, while Team Associated published the final [...]
After six grueling days of racing action in order to crown two new IFMAR Electric Off Road World Champions, Kyosho’s Jared Tebo in 2WD and Team Associated driver Steven Hartson in 4WD, all attendees were invited to the official IFMAR Worlds Awards Banquet held this year at the famed Sierra Nevada brewery conveniently located less [...]
June, 1992. Most of you will recall that this was the year Denmark rejected the Maastricht Treaty by a thin margin in a national referendum, but some of you will also remember this action-packed issue of RC Car Action. Also, Kriss Kross was ruling the charts with Jump–please put your pants on backwards out of respect [...]
Unless you’re actually at iHobby and standing in booth 1215, this is the closest look you’re going to get at the Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro! We’ll have a full review in the January issue of RC Car Action, and Racers Edge’s first 4X4 looks like a winner–as these photos attest. It’s a sharp-looking truck, make [...]
In full-size cars, electronic stability systems are common, with names like ESP (electronic stability program), DSC (dynamic stability control), and ESC (electronic stability control) all describing essentially the same thing: a system of piezoelectric gyroscopes, position sensors, and accelerometers that monitor the car’s attitiude relative to control inputs, and software that electronically “steps in” and makes corrective [...]
Vaterra announces Hälix 4X4 brushless monster truck with AVC electronic stability system–WE DRIVE IT!
Vaterra’s ever-growing line of models now includes a 4X4 monster truck, the aggressively styleed and well-equipped Hälix. Ready-to-run and brushless-powered, the new monster machine also features a Spektrum 2.4GHz radio system with the new Active Vehicle Control (AVC) technology. Full-time 4WD is provided via shaft drive–you can see the green-anodized aluminum shaft clearly here, as it [...]