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2016 ROAR EP Off-Road Nats: TLR’s Phend is Phenomenal by Taking 3 TQ’s

Saturday at the 2016 ROAR Electric O-Road Nationals is over and with it the end of qualifications. While 2015 was all about the display put on by Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri, this year looks as if TLR‘s Dakotah Phend will be the driver to beat as he took 3 of the 4 modified classes that […]
Silicone Oil Explained: Weight (W or WT) Versus cSt

Silicone Oil Explained: Weight (W or WT) Versus cSt

There seems to be a lot of debate about what brand of oil to use in shocks and differentials. While silicone oil is recognized as the best for RC due to its ability to resist changes in viscosity due to temperature fluctuations, the labeling can be misleading. To clarify, only manufacturers using cSt as a […]

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Traxxas T-Maxx Awards

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Idle Gear? More Like Hard-Working Gear [Tech Center]

Idle Gear? More Like Hard-Working Gear [Tech Center]

Since I upgraded to brushless power, my truck keeps eating up the middle gear in the transmission. How can I make it last?   The idler gear is the hardest-working gear in your transmission. It meshes with both the top-shaft gear and the differential gear, so it’s subjected to a lot of stress. To prevent […]
Here’s all the new Pro-Line Stuff…

Here’s all the new Pro-Line Stuff…

If you’re hip to our NEW CARS & GEAR page, you’ve already seen all this loot! If not, bookmark it and hit it on the daily. Click any pic to see the new Pro-Line stuff, plus there’s a video how-to for mounting Bead-Locs at the end. Go! 1985 Toyota HiLux SR5 Clear Body Predator Clear […]

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Prop-Powered Pickup? What Could Possibly Go Wrong? [VIDEO]

Yep, no chance of clipping a finger here. Feel free to insert your own “I bet that thing really flies” joke. It actually doesn’t fly (in the air) or fly (go fast), but how often do you see a truck with a 4-stroke engine spinning a prop up front?

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Flashback: RC Car Action February 1995

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 […]
Neil Cragg Takes Euro 2WD Title With Team Associated

Neil Cragg Takes Euro 2WD Title With Team Associated

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, […]

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Flashback: 1996 IFMAR On Road World Championships [VIDEO]

Flashback: 1996 IFMAR On Road World Championships [VIDEO]

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, […]
Mixing it up at the recent Reedy Outdoor Race of Champions

Pro Tips with Kody Numedahl

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 […]

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Interview: Eric Anderson Chats About Motors and ROAR

Interview: Eric Anderson Chats About Motors and ROAR

Name: Eric Anderson Age: 40 Hometown; Murfreesboro, TN Sponsors: Thunder RC, Team EAM, Xray/RC America, Hudy, Futaba, Protoform, Orca, Apex RC, Avid, Gravity RC, Pro level RC, Xenon, LEESPEED Racing Accomplishments: 4-Time Oval National Champion, Oval Masters Modified Champion, Snowbirds Oval Champion, Snowbirds TC Stock Champion, IIC Stock TC Champion, ROAR 1/12-scale Super Stock National […]
Tune the Radio or Tune the Speed Control? [Tech Center]

Tune the Radio or Tune the Speed Control? [Tech Center]

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 […]
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