Stephen Bess’s Blog

The Mystery Product Has Arrived!

Wow everyone–I figured we would get some guesses, but over 80 guesses in less than 24 hours, with hundreds more on Facebook and the web forums—rock on!  Thank you to everyone who participated in this promo. Click the link to our video below to find out what the surprise product is:  

Aug 12, 2011 Comments
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Win A Free Shirt: Guess What Product Arrives Tomorrow?

So I can’t say what it will be until tomorrow when it arrives, but rest assured that this product is HOT, highly anticipated and VERY much at the top of many discussion forums right now.  And you’ll only be able to SEE IT here at RC Car Action! Assuming UPS delivers on time tomorrow, I [...]

Aug 11, 2011 Comments
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Why Your Girlfriend/Wife Hates RC

Going by the statistics and facts, RC is a male dominated hobby.  RC appeals to guys, and a handful of girls, but generally speaking (if by “generally” we mean 99%+) this hobby is filled with dudes.  Dudes who love to spend money on RC, tinker, build, wrench and race RC cars. Girls tend to enjoy [...]

Aug 09, 2011 Comments
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Explaining RC To The Masses…Good Luck

When I tell a stranger or acquaintance that racing RC cars is my hobby, I usually get one of two reactions. One reaction is often a quick widening of the eyes, a smile, and an eager conversation about how they once owned an RC car…you know, the one with a gold tub chassis, what was [...]

Jul 18, 2011 Comments
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The Path To RC Enlightenment

Perhaps I over-think things, but I’m convinced that there are 3 stages in the life of an RC racer.  Much like the “Seven Stages of Grief,” there seem to be 3 stages of RC racing.  No matter from what region, state, country or province you hail, these stages apply to you if you’ve ever raced [...]

Jul 12, 2011 Comments
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Happy 4th of July!

From all of your friends at Air Age and Radio Control Car Action, have a safe and happy 4th of July! Much like Memorial Day, I plan to run a RC car today…maybe even one with a sparkler attached to it.  Hmm…the project ideas…. Have a good one, everyone.

Jul 04, 2011 Comments
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Product “Testing” Gives Us An Excuse…

I’ve always believed that “real world” product tests involve using the product in question as much as possible, and then reporting the results.  Product destruction isn’t at the top of my list. Still, I couldn’t help but laugh at our friends over at Big Squid when they posted this video of their Futaba 4PL “durability [...]

Jun 28, 2011 Comments
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RC Checklist: Easy Steps To A Great Day At The Track

I had a great club-racing day this past weekend, and it got me thinking: what makes for a great day at the track? Here’s my suggestion for a simple RC checklist you can print, take with you to the track, and mark as each event occurs. RC RACING CHECKLIST 1) Arrive at RC track.  This [...]

Jun 20, 2011 Comments
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About the author

Executive Editor I jumped into R/C back in 1987, when mechanical speed controllers and hard rubber tires were all the rage. Since then, I’ve experienced R/C in almost every state in the USA. I've built and raced every type of RC vehicle created, and traveled throughout the country (and world) to attend and cover more R/C events than I can remember. But what a fun ride it's been! I'm fortunate to live in Southern California, and I take advantage of my location by enjoying R/C outdoors year ‘round. Club racing is the future for R/C growth, and I’m always looking to bring new people into the hobby, whether it’s through backyard bashing or organized racing.

2 Responses to “RC Checklist: Easy Steps To A Great Day At The Track”

  1. Aaron Waldron says:


  2. Darryn Johnson says:

    hahahaha – nice one Stephen!!

    Checked your mail lately?


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