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Pit Tips: Pot Car Stand [March]

Pot Car Stand: Terra cotta plant pots make great car stands if you are in a pinch, especially when they are turned upside down. Rob Guest – Irvine, CA

Jan 15, 2013 Comments
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Readers’ Rides: Traxxas Slash [March]

Traxxas Slash: Scott did this killer Black Cat Fireworks paint scheme for his 14-year-old son. Underneath this Parma Rattler body is a box stock Slash, but who’d ever notice with a body like that?  He was so proud of his all paint bod, that Scott sent a picture of it to Black Cat and got [...]

Jan 15, 2013 Comments
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Team Associated SC10B RS – RAGE CAGE!

Award-winning platform with scale appeal! There’s no doubt that questions about Team Associated bringing an SC buggy to market have been brought up in the RC community. Ultimately, the questions all revolved around one question—”When?” Back when this whole short course revolution hit RC, Team Associated was the first to release a kit-quality SC truck [...]

Jan 02, 2013 Comments
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Team Associated Prolite 4×4 [Video]

Since the RC100 of Butch Kroells crossed the finish line to claim the first-ever IFMAR World Championship in 1977, Team Associated has won 26 of the most coveted titles in radio control—with a staggering 18 different car kits. The ProLite 4×4, however, couldn’t be any less interested in that history; after all, there’s not even [...]

Dec 31, 2012 Comments
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Pit Tips: CA Remover [February]

CA Remover: Gluing tires can be a messy process and CA glue can find its way into places it is not supposed to.  I keep a bottle of CA neutralizer on hand when gluing tires.  If I get flue in an area that I am not supposed to, I can neutralize it quickly before it [...]

Dec 18, 2012 Comments
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Readers’ Rides: Tamiya TA05 Ver. II [February 2013]

Tamiya TA05 Ver. II : Oh, baby, do we love JDM and clearly, so does Jason.  He upgraded his Tamiya TA05 Ver. II with a Castle Creations Mamba Max Pro ESC and 9000Kv motor, Airtronics MX-3X radio system, a Traxxas 2075 servo for steering, and a Gens Ace 3S LiPo pack for power.  The car [...]

Dec 18, 2012 Comments
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Traxxas Nitro Slash

When something completely new comes along like the Nitro Slash, the anticipation nearly kills me during engine break-in. The Traxxas break-in method is detailed very precisely in the manual, as proper break-in is essential to the TRX 3.3’s performance and life (that goes for any nitro engine, actually). It takes a bit of time to [...]

Dec 13, 2012 Comments
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Pit Tips: Loose Screw [January]

Loose Screw: It can be tedious to bolt check a car between every run.  After I rebuild my cars and trucks, I put a small line with a silver marker from the head of the bolt and onto the chassis.  If a screw starts to come loose, the line will look disjointed, and I will [...]

Nov 19, 2012 Comments
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