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Tech Know-How: Motor Timing Explained

Tech Know-How: Motor Timing Explained

If you have a sensored brushless power system, you’ve probably noticed timing marks on the end of the motor’s can. They indicate a range of stator/sensor timing that adjusts how the motor’s RPM builds throughout its powerband, and you can adjust the timing to suit running conditions. This article will explain basic brushless motor timing […]
Radio Control “Devil Baby” Terrorizes NYC

Radio Control “Devil Baby” Terrorizes NYC

For once, you just might literally “ROTFL” at something on the internet. To generate hype for the movie Devil’s Due, an elaborated animatronic “devil baby” complete with self-propelled carriage was piloted around the streets of NYC via radio control to scare the bejeebers out of all who decided to look in on the little terror-tot. It […]

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LaTrax Announces New Alias Quad-Copter

LaTrax Announces New Alias Quad-Copter

RC Car Action puts cars first, of course, but when RC car powerhouse Traxxas  takes to the air (in this case, via its LaTrax brand), it gets our attention. Traxxas has a quad of its own with the QR-1, but this new LaTrax entry  is a completely different bird. Engineered entirely in-house, the Alias features […]
PROTOform “Better Edge” body finishing tools

PROTOform “Better Edge” body finishing tools

You’ve no doubt seen sanding drums and sanding blocks before, but have you ever seen them so perfectly made for RC work? You have now, and hello red anodizing. Red ano makes everything better. PROTOform’s new Better Edge tools are designed specifically for body-finishing and are sure to make it much, much easier to finish […]

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ZAP hopes to change the way you glue tires

ZAP hopes to change the way you glue tires

Tire glues have traditionally been “thin” cyanoacrylates (CAs) that rely on their water-like consistency to wick between tire and rim to provide a tight bond. This also makes them prone to running across tire sidewalls and rims, marring their finish, or worse, gluing your fingers to the tire, the tire to your workbench, or both. […]
Hobby People announces Activator-EZ “one touch” LiPo/NiMH charger

Hobby People announces Activator-EZ “one touch” LiPo/NiMH charger

There are lots of easy-to-use charger options available, but they’re usually for NiMH OR LiPo packs–not both. Hobby People’s new Activator EZ works with both cell types, and a single button is all it needs to do the job. You press the button to select NiMH or LiPo, then hold the button down to begin […]

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Tamiya Launches New Website

Tamiya Launches New Website

Good news Tam-fans, Tamiya.com is redesigned, looking good, and easier to use. The parts finder is excellent, and the site is just plain fun to click through—it’s incredible just how much cool stuff Tamiya offers. In addition to the full RC line, you’ll find scratch-building supplies, paint, tools, apparel, robotic gear, science kits, and of […]
How To: Apply Decals Like A Pro [VIDEO]

How To: Apply Decals Like A Pro [VIDEO]

Applying decals is a finishing-touch that has nothing to do with function, but is still extremely important. Unlike many RC tasks, decal work is a “one and done” process which cannot be reversed, so it is important to apply decals correctly the first time. A well-decorated body not only looks good, but it can help […]

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Slow-Mo Rock Crawling [Video Of The Week]

Slow-Mo Rock Crawling [Video Of The Week]

How best to immortalize an afternoon of rock crawling with your buddies? Get it on video by filming it from as low as possible, slow it down, and set it to the background music of a rad dubstep remix of a Pink Floyd song. Watch the local crew at Cutting Edge Hobbies in Las Vegas, […]
2013 Reedy International Touring Car Race Of Champions Announcement

2013 Reedy International Touring Car Race Of Champions Announcement

What started out many years ago as Mike Reedy’s vision to showcase the top drivers in the world in a format unlike any other ever used in RC racing, has grown to be one of the most anticipated and prestigious RC races anywhere in the world. Reedy and Team Associated are proud to announce that […]

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A Main Hobbies 4th Annual Outback Shootout Race Report

A Main Hobbies 4th Annual Outback Shootout Race Report

A Main Hobbies’ Outback Raceway presented by Tekin, DE Racing and Panther Tires hosted the 4th Annual Outback Shootout. Racers from all over the west coast converged at A Main Hobbies’ indoor race facility to compete in the racing season’s kick-off classic. With nearly 200 entries, the indoor facility was a buzz as competitors had […]
Teaser: Pro-Line Rat Rod

Teaser: Pro-Line Rat Rod

Pro-Line has released this teaser image of what appears to be a rat rod inspired body and possible some new wheels and tires to go with it.  Is this just a new body, tires, and other accessories, or possibly an entire conversion kit for an existing vehicle? What do you think?  Sound off below! If […]
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