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Building a Heavy Diff with Paul Lemieux [VIDEO]

Building a Heavy Diff with Paul Lemieux [VIDEO]

Name: Paul Lemieux Hometown; Milwaukee, Wisconsin Sponsors: Xray/RC America, Thunder Power RC, Protoform, Futaba, Gravity RC These days many touring car racers are choosing to run a diff up front with heavy silicone oil, instead of a spool. However, building it correct with heavy, gooey, silicone oil can be hard to do consistent. Factory Xray/RC […]
The front end sports an unusual sprung big bore dampening system that is unusual for pan cars. It features a double wishbone and pushrod design that claims to have better corner stability.

Under the Hood: Marc Rheinard’s Yokomo YRX12

The 2016 IFMAR Worlds in Beijing, China are just around the corner and recently it was announced that current 1/12-scale Champion Marc Rheinard was making the switch from CRC to Yokomo for 1/12-scale racing. With such a big move, it is easy to understand the interest. Take a look at the photos he shot of […]
Neil’s prototype Team Associated RC8B3 running strong at the 2014 IFMAR Worlds in Italy.

Pro Tips with Neil Cragg of Team Associated

Age: 33 Hometown: Chorley, Lancashire. Sponsors: Team Associated, Reedy, LRP, Pro-Line, KO Propo, CML, TKR Graphics, Bandicoot Bodies. Major Accomplishments: 2005 IFMAR 2WD World Champion, 8 x European Champion, 19 x British National Champion. Tip #1: I like to position myself on the driver’s stand as it relates to the middle of the track. If […]
Pro Tips with Team Associated’s "King" Richard Saxton

Pro Tips with Team Associated’s "King" Richard Saxton

“King” Richard  Saxton is a veteran nitro racer who has raced at the highest levels of competition and has even come close to earning a win at the 2002 IFMAR Worlds where he took TQ. He currently works at Team Associated where he wrenches, mentors and advises some of the newest, most talented drivers on […]
Choose The Right Rotor For Your Ride

Choose The Right Rotor For Your Ride

Most of us take for granted the ease and dependability of today’s brushless systems. They provide a level of technology that systems of years past can’t match. But, the components can be a mystery and the affects of changing or tuning them daunting. I sat down with HobbyWing and SchuurSpeed’s Ron Schuur to help explain […]
Detail Wheels With a Silver Pen [PIT TIP]

Detail Wheels With a Silver Pen [PIT TIP]

Many truck wheels have molded-in hardware detailing, but since the wheel is all black they don’t stand out much. An easy way to bring out the detail is to highlight the nuts and bolts with a silver marker. Remove the tires and wheels from your truck to make them easier to work on and simply […]
The new Pro-Line Micron is being debuted at the event.

2015 Pro-Line Surf City Classic: Products and Trends

Like any big event, there’s all sorts of interesting things to see. Sometimes it’s a new tuning item drivers drool over, other times it’s a product that’s at the forefront of technology and other times it’s simply something that’s just plain cool. The 2015 Pro-Line Surf City Classic is no different and with camera in […]
Let Those Tires Breath!

Let Those Tires Breath!

At some point in your RC adventures, you will probably need to mount up a set of tires. Pre-mounted tires are great, but you will find that there are only so many options and finding the right combination of wheel, insert and tire is critical in tuning your vehicle for optimum performance. However, without some […]
How to get the most out of your brushed RTR motor

How to get the most out of your brushed RTR motor

At the heart of every electric RC vehicle is the motor, or the “driving force” —because, let’s face it, as soon as a motor fails, the fun stops. Motor maintenance is extremely important; therefore, if you maintain your motor, the fun is likely to go on and on. While ready-to-run vehicles come with a vast […]
Stab-Proof Hobby Knife Stand

Stab-Proof Hobby Knife Stand

Capping your hobby knife after each use is a pain, but not as big a pain as stabbing the bejeebers out of yourself on an uncapped hobby knife—or having it roll off the bench and into your thigh. Ouch! To go capless safely, build a stand out of an M&M Minis tube (or anything similar) […]
Ten ways a pair of digital calipers will make your life easier!

Ten ways a pair of digital calipers will make your life easier!

Football is a game of yards. Basketball is a game of feet. Baseball is a game of inches. And RC is a game of millimeters. The scaled-down nature of RC heightens the need for precision and narrows the margin of error. For that reason, building and tuning an RC vehicle is meticulous, and a matter […]
Keep your ride in top shape with this simple 8-step post-race inspection

Keep your ride in top shape with this simple 8-step post-race inspection

Even in a perfect world, where you don’t crash into anything and the racing surface is free of any and all debris, every car still benefits from a brief inspection after a testing session or race qualifier. In fact, it’s one of the best things you can do for your vehicle (obviously outside of complete […]
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