TLR’s racing program is very important with their vehicles seeing top-level competition around the world. Recently they prepared for the release of their new 22 4.0 as it was being tested and about to hit the market. We got a chance to sit down with Jake Thayer and get a glimpse at his personal TLR […]
Our article about Glow Plugs Dos, Don’ts, Tech, and Tips will be in the July issue, but RC Car Action Premium members get to read it first! CLICK HERE to become a member, or click on an image below. RC Car Action Premium offers members exclusive content and the first look at the latest projects, shoot-outs, how-to’s and more! […]
Pro-Line is always pushing technology and provides racers and passionate hobby enthusiasts with some of the best products around. In this video, they explain the function and parts of their popular Powerstroke shocks and how to tune and adjust them.
Batteries! They make everything go in RC, even in nitro-powered models — sure, the engine burns fuel, but you aren’t going anywhere without a battery on board to power the receiver and servos. As with so many aspects of our amazing hobby/sport, you can go super-deep into battery tech if it really interests you — […]
What’s the best kind of grease for metal gears? Do I need special grease if my truck is going to be in mud and water? Before we get to the best grease, let’s talk about the worst grease for metal gears, and that’s “no grease.” At the very least, use the grease supplied with […]
Better Turnbuckle Builder Instead of a turnbuckle wrench, use a pair of mini locking pliers to hold the turnbuckle as you thread the cups into place. The turnbuckle won’t walk out of the jaws like it would with a wrench, and you don’t need to use hand pressure to hold the turnbuckle like you would […]
If you’re a regular RC Car Action reader, you know your way around an RC car and what’s-called-what. This one’s for the noobs who don’t know! Our weekly GETTING STARTED column is designed to help beginners get up to speed (literally) for maximum RC fun. To read this installment, just CLICK HERE or on the image below. […]
Backup Nut Storage If you’re using nut drivers with hollow handles, stash a few spare nuts in the handle. If you lose a nut, you’ll have a replacement at the ready, tucked away in the tool you’ll use to install it.
I want to trick out my trail truck with LED lights, but I’m wondering how they’ll affect battery life. What’s the range of power consumption for LED lighting kits? The amp draw for 1/10-scale LED light kits is so low that most don’t even list a power-consumption fi gure. The actual power used will […]
So, you’re taking the kit plunge and building a car yourself. Good move! You’ll know it inside and out when you’re finished, and you can be proud that you did all the wrenching. Plus, it’s just plain fun to build your own stuff! These tips will help your first build go smoothly. Choose an […]