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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
This is interesting. A reader from Brazil sent us this video of a Thunder Tiger Raptor 50 that he and his father equipped with a rocket launch. Should there be a law against this, or not? The live action starts about 1:24 into the video. [A note from our team at Model Airplane News: this [...]
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.
MaxAmps.com has expanded the capacity of its cells. The new 5450 packs from MaxAmps.com are improved cells that boast higher capacity and higher voltage under load than the previous generation 5250 cells. MaxAmps.com states the use of these cells in packs is a running change to its lineup of packs and that it is doing [...]
Next Level Blitz HPI has updated its popular Blitz short course race truck and the latest version is known as the ESE Pro. One of the coolest editions to this build-it-yourself kit is the inclusion of a genuine MIP ball differential. Like the original ESE, all of the parts are color coded to indicate the [...]