Kevin Hetmanski’s Blog

Scale crawlers — growing or not?

A while back rock crawlers blew up and it seemed like comp type crawlers kept popping up like crazy. Every now and then a scale rig would show up but now it seems like scale crawlers are taking over. I’m very excited about more scale rigs being built. One of the first trucks that drew [...]

Jul 11, 2011 Comments
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My favorite tool

Not only do we get to play with cool cars but the types of tools that are offered to help us maintain those vehicles are pretty cool too. Everyone has that one tool in their collection that they just can’t live without. The one tool that I’ve had for years and use all the time [...]

Jun 27, 2011 Comments
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We need more solid axle monster trucks!

I am a fan of solid axle monster trucks and will always be. I’m bummed about the lack of choices out there when it comes to that category. Kyosho has the Mad Force line, Tamiya has the Super Clod and TXT-1 and HPI Has the wheelie king. They are all cool trucks but I still [...]

Jun 24, 2011 Comments
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Electric or nitro — So, which one is better? On the track that is…

I was recently at our charity race and talking to some guys about running my 2wd nitro powered short course truck with them in the 2wd truck class. I was already running a nitro powered 4wd short course truck in the unlimited short course class and since my RC10 GT conversion was a close enough [...]

Jun 21, 2011 Comments
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What a vacation!

I recently got back from a week off and during that time I did one of my favorite things; worked on RC. I’m getting myself ready for our Race for a Cure at the end of the week and it was nice to be able to spend the time to get things just right on [...]

Jun 13, 2011 Comments
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Join us for some fun!

Our annual Race for a Cure is going to be here before you know it and I can’t wait. It’s happening on Father’s day weekend and it’s a great time and an awesome way to raise money for a good cause. Bring your family with you and they will have a fun filled day with [...]

May 31, 2011 Comments
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Happy Memorial Day!

It’s been a great weekend and I look forward to heading to some of the picnics that I’ve been invited to. When I attend some of these events I love to bring some of my RC cars with me. There’s always someone there who never saw a hobby grade RC vehicle run before and are [...]

May 30, 2011 Comments
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Are you a custom builder?

  One of the reasons I love the RC hobby is because the possibilities with these vehicles is almost endless. I enjoy building kit vehicles and building project vehicles for the mag where I bolt on a bunch of cool stuff. The thing that I enjoy the most is designing and making my own parts. [...]

May 27, 2011 Comments
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Kevin Hetmanski kevinh

About the author

Simply put, I’m all about nitro. Well, almost. I’m down with electric for crawlers and some indoor racing, but if you really want to get my attention, it better make some smoke and noise. I’m a regular racer and I usually go with 1/8-scale buggy and truggy. When I’m not racing, I am usually fabricating custom parts and even entire vehicles.
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