Wow, was it really 21 years ago that Coolio was on top of the charts and Die Hard was only on the third movie? Yep, looks that way. As for RC Car Action, our February issue was bursting with buggies…and other cool stuff. Click photos to embiggen The SRT was Traxxas’ last truck to be offered […]
Held in Valladolid, Spain, this year’s 2016 EFRA European Electric Off-Road Championships saw battles between the best drivers from Europe. Driving the new Team Associated B6D, the UK ace and 2007 IFMAR World Champ bested other notables including runner-up Jorn Neumann/ Serpent in 2nd, and Michal Orlowski/ Schumacher. The tripe a-mains were a true nail-biter, […]
Flashback to the 1996 IFMAR EP On-Road Worlds when Masami Hirosaka was in his prime and 1/12-scale was contested on asphalt. Held at Revelation Raceway in Southern California, on the asphalt track that is now where the off-road dirt track currently sits. Lots of legends in this race including Mike Swauger, Joel Johnson, Barry Baker, […]
Age: 26 Home Track: OCRC Raceway, Huntington Beach, California. Sponsors: Team Associated, Reedy, J-Concepts, VP Fuels, Kicker, Makita, LiveRC.com Favorite Class to Race: 1/10th 2wd Tip #1: Keep your car clean. It is much easier to spot things that are wrong if your car is looking good. Tip #2: Listen to everything you […]
I’m using a Hitec Lynx 4S with a Tekin RX8 speed control. Some throttle settings are duplicated on the radio and the speed control. Which unit should I be making adjustments to? Making the setting changes at the speed control or transmitter will be equally effective. The benefit to making adjustments at the transmitter […]
The 2016 Axialfest wrapped up this weekend and it was the biggest one to date. With over 900 entries, participants were in RC heaven and were treated to six Adventurist trails with 150 gates each (that is over 900 gates people!) as well as being able to compete in Rock Racing and the Ultra 5K […]
Getting your car up to 90+ MPH is easy to do these days thanks to brushless and LiPo power. Getting up to that kind of speed in 2003 wasn’t that easy. Doing it on a sketchy banked oval made it even harder.
Flashback to the 1985 IFMAR EP Off-Road Worlds Open A-Main (A2). Can you name all the legendary drivers? These 4WD buggies battle it out on loose and loamy conditions. Great to see the big differences in design in spite of the less-than-perfect, handheld video camera filming.
Front wheel drive buggies may not be that common, but they do have a history and passionate following. ORB Racing is a small company dedicated to these unusual buggies and the design does have some merit. We got a chance to ask Paul Dijkstra of ORB Racing about the ideas, theories and racing scene of […]
Jumping is a blast—if you have a good jump. A plastic skateboard ramp is the most popular way to add hangtime to the neighborhood RC scene, but what if you want to go bigger? Ramp maker LandWave offers stackable, molded ramps that make it easy to customize your launch pad. The system makes it easy […]
More and more RTR vehicles are coming with scale interiors to increase their realism. Since the interiors are vacuum formed, molded-in details are generally soft. Most are painted a single color (black), which speeds things up on the assembly line but looks far from realistic. There are a few things you can do to your […]