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10 Racing & Setup Tips

Ask anyone at the track why they race and you’ll hear comments regarding having fun or enjoying the competition or the social element of hanging out at the track with some buddies. The inherent competitive aspect of racing will most likely get down played and the fun will be emphasized, but let’s face it, we all want to [...]

Jan 21, 2011 Comments
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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, [...]

Jan 17, 2011 Comments
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Speed Secrets of the Pros

What the fast guys are doing By Matt Higgins Why are the fast guys so fast? Once you get past the erroneous notion that everyone who’s faster around the track simply has faster stuff, you’ll probably decide the difference must be natural ability. Sure, a lot of it has to do with reflexes, hand-eye coordination, [...]

Jan 15, 2011 Comments
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Build The Perfect Short Course Truck

We know you want to win when you’re out at the track and as such, we try to share as many driving tips as possible. But, frequent winners know that winning ways start before the truck even hits the track. The first step in finding your way to the victory lane with your short course truck is [...]

Jan 06, 2011 Comments
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10 Best Monster Trucks

Monster trucks make everyone smile and they have been around in the RC world for a long time. What makes them so cool is their big size and ability to cover any type of terrain. We’ve been lucky enough to have a lot of monster trucks to choose from, even though some have come and [...]

Jan 06, 2011 Comments
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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 [...]

Dec 28, 2010 Comments
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7 Tools I Can’t Live Without

By Stephen Bess Wrenching is a large portion of my overall enjoyment in RC. Building kits, tearing down components for maintenance and between-race adjustments are all part of the fun. The right tools for the job, however, are a must. Given RC’s specialized fasteners and parts, you won’t find every tool you need at Home [...]

Dec 28, 2010 Comments
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Parrot AR Drone: Geek Candy!

Geek Candy By Greg Gimlick By now the ubiquitous “toy” from Parrot is well known among the hobby and toy industry, but it’s really so much more if you just dig a little deeper. That’s why I put the word toy in quotes. There are reviews everywhere telling you what it’s designed to do and [...]

Nov 22, 2010 Comments
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