Photo Highlight Tuesday 10/25/11

Subject: Ty Tessmann Location: Temecula, Ca                 Photo Info: – Camera: Hasseblad H3D – Lens: Hasseblad HC 50-110 – Exposure: 1/125th at f/4.0 – ISO: 400 – Focal Length: 50mm

Oct 25, 2011 Comments
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Team Associated Factory Team RC8.2e 1/8-scale Electric Buggy

There’s no need to wait to see if this kit is going to be capable of winning. Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri has already claimed victory with the new Factory Team RC8.2e. To be specific, he took the TQ spot and the win at the recent Sidewinder Nitro Explosion. Team Associated states: Team Associated has taken all of [...]

Oct 25, 2011 Comments
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Rear-steer Setup VIDEO

Check out this video with tips on setting up a rear-steer setup on a scale rock crawler. The truck shown is an Axial SCX10 built for an event called Ultimate Truck Championship. This modification greatly improves maneuverability and is well worth the effort.

Oct 25, 2011 Comments
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Team Associated Flyin’ Ryans Win Big at Sidewinder Nitro Explosion

No one you follows RC racing should be too surprised when the two Ryans at Team Associated, Ryan Cavalieri and Ryan Maifield, win races. In fact, it’s far more surprising when they don’t. Well, they were up to their winning ways when the attended the 2011 Sidewinder Nitro Explosion race held at ARC Raceway in [...]

Oct 25, 2011 Comments
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Workbench Essentials: Locking Pliers

This week my choice for must-have tool is an oldie but a goodie: Locking pliers. Often referred to as Vice Grips (a name brand), locking pliers are one of those things that simply must be within an arm’s reach at all times if you hope to retain any semblance of sanity. They make so many [...]

Oct 24, 2011 Comments
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Operating Temp for Brushless Motors

What is the correct operating temperature for brushless motors? Radio Control Car Action technical editor Kevin Hetmanski catches up with Lee Estingoy of Castle Creations to find the answer. Click the play button below to watch the video!

Oct 24, 2011 Comments
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Keep Your Battery Dry With This Quick Tip

Traxxas’ Peter Vieira gives us a great little tip on keeping your batteries dry after you’ve run your vehicle through water or mud. Click below to watch the video.

Oct 24, 2011 Comments
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Let There Be Light!!!

It’s not as though we have no lighting options.  So why on Earth do so many RC racers sit at the track, at night, in near-complete darkness?   Is it the anti-socials who simply don’t want to be seen?  Is it the conspiracy theorists who believe a competitor will steal a top secret tuning tip?  [...]

Oct 24, 2011 Comments
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