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Pro Racer

If you spend most of your wheel time burning laps around the local racetrack to practice for the upcoming ROAR Nationals, or even just have the aspirations of signing up for your first local club race, our Pro Racer special issue is just what you’re looking for! Pro Racer is packed with racer-minded how-tos, long-term [...]

Jul 08, 2013 Comments
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RC Short Course Winter 2013

Quick Overview Short course racing is raging into the new year! The first Short Course special issue of 2013 is packed with new vehicles and products, along with tips to get the most of your truck. RC Short Course is free to members, join today!

Dec 12, 2012 Comments
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RC Buyer’s Guide 2013

The 2013 Buyer’s Guide special issue delivers: • Over 1,000 listings • The best accessories • Never-before-seen jaw-dropping project vehicles • The hottest RC cars, trucks, engines, electronics, and more The 2013 RC Buyers Guide is free to members

Nov 06, 2012 Comments
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15 Awesome Roto-tool Uses

Without question, the first tool that many hobbyists splurge-on is a roto-tool kit. With its variable RPM capabilities and plethora of accessories and bits, roto-tools are versatile enough to tackle mostly any wrenching task that involves cutting, sanding, grinding and polishing. If fact, most people are so impressed with their new-found machine that they go [...]

Sep 17, 2012 Comments
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The TLR 22SCT is a hot commodity right now, with summer SC club racing still going strong.  My review of this truck in the November 2012 Radio Control Car Action will hit newsstands soon, and I wanted to supplement the article with the following three detailed tips.

Sep 12, 2012 Comments
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TrakPower 25A Racing Power Supply

If you’re like me, you’ve put a lot of time into setting up your workbench at home; getting everything just the way you like it and making everything easy to reach with plenty of room to work. When we go racing however, we’re forced to jam all that stuff into a much smaller space leaving [...]

Jun 11, 2012 Comments
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Class Explosion—10 classes in 10-years

Throughout most of RC history, the complexion of the industry had been relatively slow to change. Along the way, niche classes like came to fruition, but the inception of these niche classes occurred sporadically. As the New Year dawns, it always invites a time for reflection. In retrospect, more niche classes have sprung out of [...]

Jun 10, 2012 Comments
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10 Things to do While your Battery Charges

Even though the “point” of RC is to drive the vehicle, the sad reality is that we actually spend more time waiting for the battery to charge than actually driving. Down-time between runs, however, should be looked at as a great opportunity to do something productive and efficient with your time. The next time you [...]

Jun 09, 2012 Comments
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6-Ways that YOU can promote RC

RC is definitely a cultish hobby. The average person has no idea what RC is about, and when they do, they assume it is a Tyco or Nikko car that can be purchased at Target for $50. But as we well know, RC is far from a cheap toy. Those involved in RC are obsessed [...]

Feb 09, 2012 Comments
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RC Short Course Spring 2012

Short Course is the hottest segment in RC and this special issue has a wide variety of tech, hop up and how-to content that you won’t find anywhere else! * Expert how-to’s including LiPo maintenance and tuning large scale gasoline engines * Tech articles explaining ESCs and 4-pole motors * Three project vehicles * Tuning [...]

Jan 25, 2012 Comments
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