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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 […]
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 […]

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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 […]
Choosing the Right LiPo—What is Best for You?

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, […]

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Go-anywhere RCs – Which are best?

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 […]
Ditch that rattle can

Ditch that rattle can

I am not an artist. I have practically no artistic ability, and I can’t paint to save my life.  If you asked me to draw a scenic landscape, it would probably end up being a bunch of little stick men with rifles blowing each other up…  similar to what I might have produced in the […]

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Packing for Bashing—What to Bring

Packing for Bashing—What to Bring

“Bashing” refers to driving your RC car in places other than the track. While some racers think the only place to have fun is on a well-manicured track, the fact is that most RC cars never see the track and spend their lives on the bashing paths. Although it is commonly called “backyard bashing,” there […]
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 […]

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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 […]
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 […]

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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: > […]
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 […]
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