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Great Places for Extreme Bashing

Although some “serious” hobbyists only drive their RC cars and trucks at the track, the fact remains that the majority of RC vehicles are “backyard bashers” that tear up the streets, forests and extreme areas around the country. Warning! What you are about to read should not necessarily be attempted at home. Whenever bashing, always [...]

Aug 03, 2011 Comments
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Budget RC—Ways to Save Money

RC is expensive, and that is a fact. If you are into RC, chances are that you even have more disposable income than the average person. But just because you have a little extra money to burn, it doesn’t mean that you wouldn’t benefit from being able to save a few bucks as well. Stretching [...]

Jul 22, 2011 Comments
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Online Coverage Of The 2011 Midwest Short Course Nationals

I made my way over to Fort Dodge, IA this past weekend for the inaugural Midwest Short Course Nationals held at the Fort Dodge RC Offroad Raceway,  Some of the Midwest’s fastest short course drivers battled the intense heat and each other this last Saturday.  The track is located at the Webster County Fairgrounds and the [...]

Jul 18, 2011 Comments
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Neaten those wires

It’s a fact: RC vehicles are laden with on-board wires. And to top it off, wires are delicate and often left of out in the open, where they are susceptible to damage and sometimes look plain old sloppy. From the very beginning, RC owners have searched for ways to combat loose wires. Over time, four [...]

Jul 07, 2011 Comments
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Starting your Nitro RTR for the First Time—Things to Check

There was a time when Ready-to-Run (RTR) vehicles were a small, alienated segment of RC. Over the last ten years, however, not only have they gained respect among hobbyists, but they are partially responsible for keeping the industry afloat during hard economic times. Thanks much in part to Traxxas, RTR vehicles are much better than [...]

Jun 30, 2011 Comments
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The deal with droop

Suspension tuning is not a simple thing.  A typical RC car has more adjustments than you can shake a hex driver at, and choosing the right thing to adjust in the right way in the right situation takes years to learn. One of the more subtle tuning attributes on a car is droop.  A lot [...]

Jun 23, 2011 Comments
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Choosing the Right LiPo—What is Best for You?

It is hard to believe, but just a few short years ago, Lithium-ion polymer (LiPo) batteries were new to the industry. Since then, not only have LiPo’s come to the forefront, but they are partially responsible for resurrecting electric RC altogether. Li-Po’s, compared to the NiMH technology they replaced, are lighter, deliver more linear current, [...]

Jun 21, 2011 Comments
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Go-anywhere RCs – Which are best?

The official start of summer is right around the corner, but as far as I’m concerned it’s in full swing.  The weather is nice, backyard barbecues are a daily event, and probably half the people I know are off to the beach somewhere on vacation.  I have quite a few trips coming up myself, and [...]

Jun 14, 2011 Comments
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