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Old Is the New “New”

Old Is the New “New”

Anyone that knows me knows that I’m also a big vintage RC collector. When my son was being born, I took some time off from racing and starting collecting and restoring old cars I’d wanted since I was a kid. Over the years I’ve built up quite a collection of shelf queens but also enough […]
When is the last time you asked yourself “why?”

When is the last time you asked yourself “why?”

How recently have you taken the time to reflect on what got you, and what keeps you, involved in RC? It’s one of my favorite questions to ask a fellow RC enthusiast because of the myriad different answers I’ve received over the years; if you surveyed a group of hobbyists you’re bound to receive a […]

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Traxxas T-Maxx Awards

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Online Coverage Of The 2012 Short Course Showdown Nationwide Tour #5

Online Coverage Of The 2012 Short Course Showdown Nationwide Tour #5

[kaltura-playlist-widget entryid=0_gxp3eryu size=regular sort=date /] Sunday I headed over to the HobbyTown USA HobbyPlex in Omaha, NE for the final day of tour stop #5 of the 2012 Short Course Showdown Nationwide Tour.  This is the second year of this unique series which features traditional stock and modified classes, plus three spec classes.  Traxxas sponsored […]
Online Coverage Of The Mid-America Modified Tour Round #5

Online Coverage Of The Mid-America Modified Tour Round #5

Saturday night I made my way over to Blairsburg, IA to check out round #5 of the Mid-America Modified Tour (MAMT). This new points series has 8 tour stops at 2 participating tracks, Thunder Hill Raceway in Lincoln, NE and Deadend Raceway in Blairsburg, IA. All drivers are competing for the HPI 1/5 Dirt Modifieds […]

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Foose Lets Loose

Foose Lets Loose

Chip Foose is literally a chip off the old block—the block being Chip’s dad, Sam Foose, whose custom cars were frequently scaled down to model size in the heyday of plastic kits and rattle can paint. Chip first got his hands dirty at a tender age, working alongside Sam at Project Designs in Santa Barbara
Class Explosion—10 classes in 10-years

Class Explosion—10 classes in 10-years

Throughout most of RC history, the complexion of the industry had been relatively slow to change. Along the way, niche classes like came to fruition, but the inception of these niche classes occurred sporadically. As the New Year dawns, it always invites a time for reflection. In retrospect, more niche classes have sprung out of […]

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How to be a Better Turn Marshal

How to be a Better Turn Marshal

Often overlooked and frequently dreaded, turn marshalling is a very important part of racing. Although in a perfect world nobody would ever crash during a race, the reality is that crashing, flipping your car and getting pinned into the wall can happen numerous times during a race, and it is every turn marshal’s responsibility to […]
Know your glue

Know your glue

I know what you’re thinking.  What in the world could I possibly tell you about glue that you don’t already know?  Yes, it comes in tubes and makes things stick together, but it’s not quite that simple.  There are many different types of adhesives out there, and each has its place in the world of […]

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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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