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Online review LRP USB Bridge

Online review LRP USB Bridge

Updating speed control profiles has become all the rage t hese days allowing users to set their ESC’s to the same trims and setting the pros use in major races. LRP has released its USB Bridge which allows users to link up their SXX and iX8 speed controls to their Mac or PC and install […]
9 Easy Soldering Tips

9 Easy Soldering Tips

Soldering is one of those tasks that you either really enjoy or greatly despise; RC maintenance is often like that. Even if you are a nitro guy, soldering comes-up more than you’d think, and if you run electric, soldering is a vital necessity. Most beginners—and some veterans—are intimidated by soldering jobs, but if you keep […]

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How to be a Better Racer in 3 Easy Steps

How to be a Better Racer in 3 Easy Steps

I don’t claim to be the best racer, but I’ve been around long enough to see what works and what doesn’t. Here are some timeless tips that I flat out guarantee will make you a faster racer. 1. Slow Down: The number one reason I see people going slow around a track (i.e. not winning) is […]
10 Tips For the Perfect Build

10 Tips For the Perfect Build

Even in this RTR age we’re in, there’s still a whole lot of building going on in RC. There are still plenty of kits and lots of hop-ups and modifications that can be done to pre-built vehicles. Wrenching is easy. Anyone one can throw a kit together and go race. And, anyone can slap some aluminum goodies […]

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ROAR 2011 1/8 Electric Off-Road Nationals: Tebo Sweeps Truggy And Buggy

ROAR 2011 1/8 Electric Off-Road Nationals: Tebo Sweeps Truggy And Buggy

The finals for the 2011 ROAR 1/8 Electric Off-Road Nationals were held Sunday at the HobbyTown USA HobbyPlex in Omaha, NE.  Kyosho pilot Jared Tebo swept the ROAR 1/8 Fuel Off-Road Nationals last year in Colorado Springs, CO and he has done it again, but this time on the electric side. In the Pro 1/8 […]
13-Upgrades for Under $50

13-Upgrades for Under $50

Although you can easily spend hundreds of dollars on a single RC upgrade, there are numerous upgrades that you can make without breaking the bank. Sure, brushless motor systems, fully-digital transmitters, 11.1V LiPos and race-tuned nitro engines are among the most expensive and sought-after products, but there are actually tons of upgrades that can be […]

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Great Places for Extreme Bashing

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 […]
Budget RC—Ways to Save Money

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 […]

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Online Coverage Of The 2011 Midwest Short Course Nationals

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, http://www.fortdodgerc.com/.  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 […]
Neaten those wires

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 […]

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Starting your Nitro RTR for the First Time—Things to Check

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 […]
The deal with droop

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 […]
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