Traxxas EZ-Peak Plus Charger

When it comes to chargers, I’m a bit of a self proclaimed “fancy man”. I like to have all the bells and whistles and I’m usually not one to bring a cheap charger to racing or bashing. So when the Traxxas EZ-Peak Plus landing on my desk I was a little bit nervous. What would [...]

Aug 13, 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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RC Short Course Winter 2012

From the editors of RC Car Action, the latest issue of our must-have magazine takes the most exciting segment in RC to the next level. With project vehicles becoming faster and more powerful, everyone is looking to build the best truck possible. From tires and bodies, to power packs and radios, RC Short Course will [...]

Nov 17, 2011 Comments
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Tools of the Trade

When most people start out in RC, they use a mix of the tools included with their vehicle and tools they have around the house such as a couple screwdrivers and maybe a pair of pliers. Most kits include inexpensive L-shaped hex-wrenches that quickly round out, strip screws and cause frustration.

Nov 16, 2011 Comments
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RC Racing’s Do’s and Don’t’s

Racing can be a little intimidating if you’ve never competed with your RC car before, but with a little knowledge you’ll know exactly what to do, and you’ll have a lot more fun. If you have raced, there is some good stuff here for you, too. Have fun, show good sportsmanship, and try to avoid [...]

Nov 16, 2011 Comments
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