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Laydown Transmissions: The Lowdown on the Latest Buggy Tech

Laydown Transmissions: The Lowdown on the Latest Buggy Tech

2WD buggies are continuing their evolution at a staggering rate and a big part of the innovation is the incorporation of laydown transmissions. Whether you choose a new factory conversion, a purpose-built buggy, or a 3D-printed aftermarket tuning option, there’s a lot of ways to jump on board. Most were initially developed for carpet or […]
Tech Center: Punching the Numbers

Tech Center: Punching the Numbers

I know that battery capacity determines how long my car will run on a charge, but does it affect power too? My car feels more powerful on a 5000mAh 2-cell pack than a 3000mAh 2-cell pack. Yep, that’s a real thing. Even though the 3000mAh battery and 5000mAh battery have the same resting voltage, that […]

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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 […]

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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 […]
New 1/8-Scale INF1NITY Nitro On-Road Car Tease

New 1/8-Scale INF1NITY Nitro On-Road Car Tease

1/8-scale on-road nitro cars are considered by many to be the Formula 1 of RC racing and recently we spotted a new car in the pits at the recent 2016 Reedy TC Race of Champions. Being developed over the past couple of years by a new upstart Infinity, with a parent company called Creation Model […]

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Tamiya’s Rheinard Leads After Day 1 at the 2016 Reedy TC Race of Champions

Tamiya’s Rheinard Leads After Day 1 at the 2016 Reedy TC Race of Champions

The Reedy Touring Car Race of Champions is providing all the excitement and drama you’d expect in an event that has such a unique format and spectacular racing round after round. The Invitational Class is where the most excitement usually happens and Friday saw the first 4 Rounds of Heads-Up style racing among the elite […]
2016 Reedy TC Race of Champions: Prestigious Touring Car Race Kicks Off

2016 Reedy TC Race of Champions: Prestigious Touring Car Race Kicks Off

The 2016 Reedy Touring Car Race of Champions kicks off today with the Invitational drivers starting their first rounds and the other classes continuing their practice with one round of qualifying in the evening. Throughout practice the heavy favorites were already showing teeth with last year’s Invite Champion Marc Rheinard (Tamiya) showing his well-known speed, […]

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Stadium Truck Racing In Europe?

Stadium Truck Racing In Europe?

Stadium truck racing has been a staple of off-road racing in North America, but in Europe its pretty much non-existent. However, the EOS (Euro Off-Road Series) has been enjoying success among racers and added the stadium truck class creating an interesting twist by combining the characteristics of big tire trucks and carpet’s high-bite nature. The […]
Under the Hood: Jake Thayer’s TLR 22 3.0

Under the Hood: Jake Thayer’s TLR 22 3.0

TLR’s Jake Thayer is another driver who usually runs modified, but was at the JConcepts Stock Nationals and configured his TLR 22 3.0 with a laydown transmission. Check out the details that go in to his buggy and the thoughts behind his chosen set-up when running a 17.5t motor. He feels that although set-ups are […]

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Under the Hood: Kody Numedahl’s Associated B6

Under the Hood: Kody Numedahl’s Associated B6

Team Associated recently surprised the racing community when they announced the new B6 and B6D buggies. Each buggy has a specific purpose with the B6 designated for high-grip applications like Astro-turf, while the B6D is intended for less grip, like dirt or clay. However, there are times when conditions warrant the blending of the two […]
V8-Powered Race Cars Should Be A Racing Class

V8-Powered Race Cars Should Be A Racing Class

These hand built Conley V8 engines are definitely awesome, but right away visions of one of these firing up on a big racetrack come to mind. While some guys are turning nitro vehicles in to brushless powered track killers, I vote for a next-level, V8 powered engine and bridge the gap between the scale builders […]
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