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Bringing your nitro car out of storage

Bringing your nitro car out of storage

It is official; nitro racing season is here! For many, it is time to bring out their nitro cars and trucks from winter hibernation. It seems strange, but over the months of sitting around, things start to go bad in many areas of your car. Before your fire-up your nitro vehicle for the first time […]
RC Car Action Readers’ Rides: 8 Steps to Get In

RC Car Action Readers’ Rides: 8 Steps to Get In

“Readers Rides” is one of the most popular columns in the magazine, and we receive a lot of mail and emails with your vehicles every day. While we’d love to share each and every submission, often we can’t always show vehicles because of the [poor] quality of the photos that were provided. Taking photos of […]

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Traxxas T-Maxx Awards

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How to: Create an Awesome Rock Crawling Course

How to: Create an Awesome Rock Crawling Course

The task before you is to design an awesome rock crawling course. Seems simple, right? Well, I can assure you, based on my observations, this task isn’t so simple. I’ve been to tiny grassroots level local comps right on up to the Nationals. I’ve been to indoor comps and, of course, outdoor comps. I certainly […]
Team Associated Richard Saxton’s Top Racing Tips

Team Associated Richard Saxton’s Top Racing Tips

Team Associated’s Richard Saxton is a national champion and serves as a coach and mentor to many of the best drivers in RC such as Ryan Cavalieri and Ryan Maifield. As a team leader, his experience helps many drivers win big and helps him stay competitive. Here are some of his top tips for racing success: > […]

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How to Shut Down Your Nitro Engine

How to Shut Down Your Nitro Engine

Nitro-powered RC vehicles attract a lot of people because of the sound of the engine and smell of the exhaust. Everyone who owns a nitro vehicle knows how to start it. There are a few ways to start an engine, but each vehicle only has one or two ways to make that happen and you […]
Five easy steps to a perfectly tuned engine

Five easy steps to a perfectly tuned engine

Nitro engines often need fine adjustment of the carburetor in order to get the most out of the engine and to avoid possible damage. Weather conditions and other variables can affect the tune so it’s a good idea to check the tune on your nitro engine when you fire it up for a day of […]

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5 Mistakes You’re Making

5 Mistakes You’re Making

  Odds are no matter how much experience you have, you–yes, you–are making most, if not all, of these mistakes. Take a look and see how good you really are. Even if you are blowing it on all five mistakes, at least now you know. Change your ways and your equipment will work better, last […]
Top 10 Pit Tips

Top 10 Pit Tips

  1. A graphite chassis is a huge performance booster, but it can also cause serious radio-glitching problems if your antenna wire comes in contact with the graphite. To prevent this from happening, use a piece of heat-shrink tubing to further insulate the antenna where it touches the graphite. Just cut the correct length needed […]

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14 Things You Didn’t Know About RC

14 Things You Didn’t Know About RC

We are lucky enough to have a lot of RC vehicles come across our desks and we’ve each been in this great hobby for a long time. One of our frequent office conversations is about where things got started. For example, what company came out with the first ball differential or where did CA glue […]
Ten Tips to Get That Engine Running

Ten Tips to Get That Engine Running

Nitro engines aren’t a plug and play deal like brushless power and because of that, time needs to be spent tuning and trouble shooting them in order to enjoy your time with them. These engines are very simple machines and don’t require much to run. If it’s getting air, fuel and spark, the engine will […]

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10 Things You Need To Know About Short Course Racing

10 Things You Need To Know About Short Course Racing

Short course racing continues to be the fastest growing segment in RC as it draws in huge numbers of newcomers and has even gained the attention of the hobby’s top pros. As with any new segment, there’s a lot to learn. So, whether you’re new to all things RC or just new to short course, […]
2010 NR/CTPA World Championships

2010 NR/CTPA World Championships

Text: Joe Kilian Photos: Phil Grande                        The 22nd annual NR/CTPA World Championships were held this year on October 8-10 at the traditional location in Holiday City, OH. For years, it was known that the NR/CTPA was not the only association that pulled RC vehicles. There were reports that associations in the Netherlands, Germany, England and […]
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