Racing needs rules. Without them there would be no guidelines and confusion would rein. But what happens when the rules are so vague, outdated or confusing that their relevance is useless? Thumbing through the latest rulebook and you’ll see a lot of rules with a ton of detail. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately the [...]
Think “tough gears,” and chances are you think of Robinson Racing Products–especially their hardened steel stuff. Robinson offers steel gears for a wide variety of brands, including Vaterra. We put RRP’s steel spur for the Twin Hammers to the test. Click to enlarge
RPM has expanded its popular line of indestructible plastic parts to include the Helion Dominus series, as seen here. As usual for RPM stuff, the parts are direct replacements for the factory plastic parts, just way more durable–in fact, RPM guarantees you can’t break them in normal use (go to RPMrcproducts.com for details). For more [...]
Jason assembled this super clean ’86 K5 Blazer from the Vaterra Ascender kit using a Tekin power system — an FXR speed control running a 35T motor. Jason painted the body with Tamiya Gun Metal up top with Duratrax Metallic Black below. The tires are stock from the kit but he mounted them on Gearhead [...]
From our September 2014 issue, a blast from the past with Associated’s RC10 Worlds Car–the machine that Brian Kinwald drove to his ’93 Worlds win. Unlike the gold-tub “RC10 Classic” re-release that quickly sold out in its limited run, Associated made plenty of Worlds Cars and you can still snag one–but that doesn’t mean they’ll [...]
Novak is upping their 1/8 scale game with the new HD8 motor, Activ8 V2 speed control, and Pit Wizard. RC old-timers will recall Novak was the first to offer a hand-held. LCD-screen speed control programmer way back in the late 1990s, back when we all ran brushed motors. Today’s Pit Wizard works with Novak’s Super-Tuner Plus firmware based speed [...]
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From our November 2014 issue comes this “Test Bench” review of XTM’s econo brushless system, which belies its low price with solid performance. Hobby People customers gave it their thumbs-up online; here’s our take. Click to enlarge