Aaron Waldron’s Blog

The most accessible pros in motorsports

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about taking go-kart racing against some friends a bit too seriously while on a vacation (read “Competitive Much?”) to go watch my favorite baseball team play a few spring training games. For diehard baseball fans, the smaller parks and relative accessibility of even the sport’s most popular [...]

May 07, 2013 Comments
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Competitive much?

Last weekend I did the unthinkable: I took a mini vacation. Friday afternoon I picked up a gas-sipping rental car, loaded my bag, picked up my girlfriend and her 12 bags that I’m convinced contained every last item of her personal belongings, and set off for the sunny desert of Arizona to catch the last [...]

Mar 29, 2013 Comments
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Spring Cleaning

I just couldn’t stand it anymore. Actually, I couldn’t stand at all. Seven and a half months of near-weekly visits from delivery trucks dropping off the products you see strewn about the pages of RC Car Action had taken its toll, and after finally running out of walking space in the spare bedroom I’ve designated [...]

Mar 15, 2013 Comments
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From the Perspective of a Spectator

I started typing this blog while packing my bags for this weekend’s Cactus Classic in Scottsdale, AZ. It’s approximately the 1,379th “big” RC race that I’ve attended, and while I won’t be racing I still can’t help but get at least a little bit excited. While at last month’s The Dirt Nitro Challenge, I marveled [...]

Mar 13, 2013 Comments
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Flippin’ Physics: RC vs. full-size back flips

One of the many reasons why we love RC cars is the opportunity to make them do what we otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to attempt in real life; whether it’s tearing up a loamy and jump-laden short course,  grinding the curbs of a windy road circuit, or launching into the sky to complete a [...]

Mar 01, 2013 Comments
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RC Could Make Airport Travel Even Easier

Anyone who has ever been running late for a flight knows what a pain it can be to haul your luggage around an airport (especially if you’re trying to a race with your RC gear). Modern day electronics companies make their livelihoods on using current technology to make our lives easier, so it really shouldn’t [...]

Feb 13, 2013 Comments
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Racing in a distant, far away land.

I spent last week outside of my comfortable Southern California bubble, leaving behind 80+ degree weather and clear skies to board a plane for the East Coast. It was AirAge’s annual Town Hall meeting and dinner, so I didn’t really have much chance to get out of it; instead, I stuffed my big Upgrade RC [...]

Jan 31, 2013 Comments
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RC (Super)crosses over

The connection between RC and short course off-road racing was a no-brainer; after all, it’s exactly what we do but on a larger scale. I wasn’t at all surprised to see RC short course trucks sweep through the industry with their combination of realistic looks and entertaining performance. For many of us who have been [...]

Jan 22, 2013 Comments
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Aaron Waldron aaronw

About the author

Associate Editor Since receiving my first hobby-grade RC car as a holiday present from my father nearly 20 years ago, I've been fortunate enough to meet more people and experience more opportunities through the adventures I've had in the RC industry than I would've ever imagined. I've done it all - from working at a hobby shop, to being a factory sponsored racer, to working for some of the biggest brands in the industry. I've enjoyed each and every one of the dozens of kits I've built, hundreds of events I've attended, and thousands of laps that I've logged at race tracks around the world, and my passion is to share those experiences with other hobbyists so that they may find fulfillment in their own RC careers.
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