A lot of us get into this hobby because the full-sized alternative is way out of reach. We sit at our workbenches, dreaming of building the ultimate off-road machine—one that can go anywhere, do anything and take on whatever the world puts in its way. Axial had the same thing in mind when it set [...]
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Every racer’s toolbox is brimming with the basic tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches and pliers. These are al necessary for rebuilds and repairs, but there are tools beyond the basic necessities that can make life easier on race day. Here’s a collection of tools that will save some time and improve your racing routine. This [...]
While we don’t pretend to know it all, your faithful RC Car Action editors have, on average, been in RC many decades. We tend to know a bit more about RC than the average guy because, well, we are old and with age comes wisdom. And yet, we are regularly surprised and impressed each month [...]
Tire Sets: I have boxes full of tires and it can be difficult to keep track of them. I make sure to zip-tie the sets together before storage so it is easy to retrieve the set at a later date. Mark Nelson – Titusville, FL For more Pit Tips, check out page 2o in this [...]
Duratrax Ultima Pro XL: This ride from Scott Chapman takes vintage RC to a whole new level. He started out with a Duratrax Ultima Pro XL that he shortened, customized and painted on the chassis. He bolted up a custom painted Tamiya SRB front suspension and fitted the buggy with Kyosho Triumph and the battery [...]
Radio ID: Many racers use the same brand of transmitter at my track. Therefore I wrap a colored hair tie around my transmitter so I can find it easily in a crowd. Julian Dayal – College Park, MD For more Pit Tips, check out page 24 in this month’s issue of RC Car Action.
Get the holeshot! No one was thinking about radio control short-course trucks until Traxxas launched the Slash. No one was considering a 100mph RTR until Traxxas dropped the XO-1 on us. And while it wouldn’t be fair to say no one has been thinking of RC drag cars until now (the RC drag niche has [...]
Silver Back: I like to use pearl and candy colors for my paint schemes. I’ve found that using silver and gold paint as a backing color makes the colors brighter and richer. Mike Starkey – Zanesville, OH For more Pit Tips, check out page 26 in this month’s issue of RC Car Action.