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Online Build: Tamiya TA07 Pro

Online Build: Tamiya TA07 Pro

The time has come to build Tamiya’s newest mid-line sedan offering, the TA07 Pro. Ever since I first laid eyes on this car when we featured it on rccaraction.com, I fell in love with its unique design and overall look. Other than its unique chassis, other notable features of the TA07 Pro are its one-belt […]
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 […]
How To Color Plastic Parts With Fabric Dye [VIDEO]

How To Color Plastic Parts With Fabric Dye [VIDEO]

Lots of plastics parts can be colored with fabric dye. The process is easy, and the results are more durable than any paint. In addition to coloring white or “natural” parts, you can make any already-colored part black. Use caution since the dying process involves boiling water, and protect all surfaces–that dye will stain anything! […]

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Interview: Electric 1/8-scale Buggy Power with LRP’s JD Mora [FAST LAPS]

Interview: Electric 1/8-scale Buggy Power with LRP’s JD Mora [FAST LAPS]

1/8-scale buggies are big and imposing, and until recently have only been powered by nitro engines. But, with modern electronics and LiPo batteries, it has evolved giving racers the option to go indoors or enjoy the torque and speed of electric power providing a different driving experience. We caught up with LRP America’s “JD” Mora, […]
Add a Realistic Driver to Your Ride [How-To]

Add a Realistic Driver to Your Ride [How-To]

Driverless scale rigs look fine when posed on the trail, but when they’re under power and there’s no one in the bucket, it looks like The Invisible Man is trying to make a getaway. In this how-to, James Knight shows you how to put a realistic driver behind the wheel and complete your rig’s off-road-ready […]

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THIS is How You Hold Onto a Turnbuckle

THIS is How You Hold Onto a Turnbuckle

When you get involved in this great hobby of ours there’s no doubt that you need to have a good set of tools to not only do the job right  but to make wrenching on your vehicle much easier. Over the years I have been lucky enough to have some of the best tools in […]
How To: Remove Anodizing From Aluminum Parts

How To: Remove Anodizing From Aluminum Parts

An easy way to change up the look of your vehicle Many RC cars these days are identifiable by their anodized aluminum parts. For instance, HPI almost always uses purple or orange; Traxxas vehicles use blue anodized parts and Axial went with green. Sometimes you may be into a vehicle, but not the color used […]

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How To: Boost the Strength of Plastic Parts

How To: Boost the Strength of Plastic Parts

Many of the plastic parts that make up RC vehicles, especially suspension parts, are made of nylon or a plastic formulation that includes nylon. Nylon is “hygroscopic,” which means it absorbs moisture.  This occurs naturally, as nylon will absorb moisture from the air (and also dry out, when the air is dry). The greater the […]
How To: Get the most out of your brushless motor!

How To: Get the most out of your brushless motor!

How to understand brushless timing Brushless motors have completely taken over racing, and pretty much everyone has switched to brushless. Most racers are hitting tracks with sensored 17.5 brushless setups, but  unlike their brushed 27-turn “stock” predecessors, these motors allow you to change the motor’s timing. The only problem is that motor timing is still […]

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How To: Tune a Nitro Engine – Carb Tech Secrets Revealed!

How To: Tune a Nitro Engine – Carb Tech Secrets Revealed!

By far the steepest learning curve for a nitro rookie is learning how to tune a carburetor. It can be awkward at first, but with a little effort, you’ll get it and never forget how to do it. Before we start adjusting needle valves, let’s consider the role of the carburetor and how it works. […]
How To: Spend Wisely! Eleven Tools Totally Worth the Money

How To: Spend Wisely! Eleven Tools Totally Worth the Money

The RC car industry is full of innovative products—many of which are geared toward wrenching-oriented tasks. Over the years, many tools and accessories have been developed with RC use in mind, and others although non-RC specific, lend themselves extremely well to RC use. Some RC tools are a bit expensive. While some may scoff at […]
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