It’s pretty much a universally accepted fact that RC car guys love RC helicopters. If you want to get in on the action, you should check out this article on getting started with electric helicopters. It has the scoop on what you need to know to get airborne without a lot of fuss. Even better, [...]
You may have noticed a countdown timer on www.tamiyausa.com. It’s in reference to an upcoming unveiling taking place on September 6th 2011. No word from Tamiya on what this annoucement will be but keep checking back here for the latest info. See the countdown for yourself here: http://www.tamiyausa.com/link_tracke…/2011Countdown
Last week HPI released this teaser of a new 1/8 vehicle that will run on gasoline instead of the traditional RC nitro fuel. Previously you only saw this technology used in their 1/5 line of Baja vehicles. Electric is huge right now thanks to LiPo batteries, brushless motors, short course trucks, and new race platforms [...]
You may not be into RC planes, but I think we can all agree real RC jets with fully functioning turbines are super cool. Check the videos and photos from the 2011 World Jet Masters that recently went down in right here in the U.S. This is similar to one of RC car racing’s IFMAR [...]
You’ve probably already seen this commercial, but watch it again and try to spot the Hitec servos being used. Once you see them you’ll wonder how you never noticed before. If you haven’t seen this commercial, it’s very much worth checking out.
A US soldier fighting in the Afghanistan War received a Traxxas Stampede from his brother in Rochester, MN to help him locate IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices). Recently it was destroyed when it triggered a bomb wired to an estimated 500lbs of high explosives and in the process 6 soldiers’ lives were saved. Use this link [...]
We recently chose the winners of the first Air Age Media RC Scholarship contest! Each applicant was asked to submit an essay on how RC has had a positive impact on his or her life. Although we received entries from numerous explemplary students, two applicants truly stood out from all the rest. We’d like to congratulate Billy Janus and Gustavo Salazar as the first-ever recipients [...]
The Short Course Nationals are happening at RC Madness in Enfield, CT on August 26-28. RC Car Action editors Kevin Hetmanski and Matt Higgins will be at the race so stop by and say hi. They will also be racing so place your bets now on who will do better.