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2012 ROAR Fuel Off-Road Nationals – Ty Tessmann wins Truggy Class

As strong as he ran all weekend, Ryan Maifield had his work cut out for himself today in the Truggy class. He’s largest challenge came in the form of Canadian Hot Bodies factory driver Ty Tessmann. Tessmann ran hard in the this mornings practice and proved to be a substantial the field early on taking […]

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Associated TC6.1 Test Drive [VIDEO]

Associated TC6.1 Test Drive [VIDEO]

Its good to occasionally get back to my onroad roots where it all began for me in RC. You can check out the full review of the Associated TC6.1 in the current August issue of RC Car Action. You can also check out my TC6.1 build, rca.airage.com/TC61_build , and see every little part that goes into building […]
Tamiya Bruiser  – The Truck, the Myth, the Legend

Tamiya Bruiser – The Truck, the Myth, the Legend

Picture it; it was 1985. Ronald Regan was President, Back to the Future topped the movie charts, and gasoline cost a whopping $1.07 per gallon. Michael Jackson and company sang “We Are The World,” and Knight Rider was a cultural icon. Wait, were you even alive? If you weren’t, you may not remember 1985 as […]

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Kit VS. Roller [What To Purchase]

Kit VS. Roller [What To Purchase]

When the topic of discussion pops up about buying a kit or a roller, typically, you’re dealing with an upper-end vehicle and the clientele has some pretty good knowledge about what they’re getting themselves into.  Granted, this really only applies to the 1/8-scale off-road market, but it’s still a valid topic.  Ultimately, it boils down […]

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How To Troubleshoot A Nitro Engine [Clutch]

How To Troubleshoot A Nitro Engine [Clutch]

Clutch: As a last line of defense against troublesome engines, always maintain your vehicles clutch system.  Even when all of the above items check out, a broken or worn-out clutch shoes, gritty clutch bearings and grease inside the clutch bell.  In general, if you remove the clutch bell and it looks like a bomb went […]
How To Troubleshoot A Nitro Engine [Carburetor]

How To Troubleshoot A Nitro Engine [Carburetor]

Optimal Universal Needle Settings One of the more common questions from inexperienced nitro guys you’ll find on RC message boards is this: what is the perfect needle setting for my particular engine? Unfortunately, no such optimal needle setting exists.  Needle settings will vary widely depending on many factors, including your local weather, altitude, humidity, fuel […]

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How To Troubleshoot A Nitro Engine [Pipe/Gaskets]

How To Troubleshoot A Nitro Engine [Pipe/Gaskets]

Pipe/Gaskets: Check your tuned pipe for leaks by disassembling it and pulling it off of the engine.  A tight seal between the engine exhaust gasket and the header is vital.  Check the header/pipe gasket as well.  If either of these rubber gaskets is torn, replace it,  Exhaust leaks cause tuning problems every time. Carburetor (Click […]
How To Troubleshoot A Nitro Engine [Glow Plugs/Igniters]

How To Troubleshoot A Nitro Engine [Glow Plugs/Igniters]

It’s Running…Right? When all else fails, ask an experienced nitro guy to check your equipment.  There’s no replacement for experience, and as you tune more engines, you’ll become familiar with problem signals and their causes.  Just remember-an engine needs fuel, air and a spark to run properly.  Keep those three components healthy, and your engine […]
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