Making the best of a bad situation

Nobody wants to have a bad weekend, but sometimes it just happens.  You’re out at your favorite RC spot with your friends, ready to enjoy a great day with your hobby, and then something goes very wrong.  Maybe your engine decides to throw a rod, or your ESC starts belting out smoke, or your steering [...]

Sep 27, 2011 Comments
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If You Don’t Finish, You Can’t Win – Prepping your car for the mains–VIDEO

I spent last weekend racing round 7 of the JBRL electric series. A fellow racer asked me about prepping cars for the mains so I thought I would share some tips on finishing the main without mechanical failures. My electric 1/8-scale is highlighted in this video but most of the routine can be applied to [...]

Sep 27, 2011 Comments
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10 Tips For the Perfect Build

Even in this RTR age we’re in, there’s still a whole lot of building going on in RC. There are still plenty of kits and lots of hop-ups and modifications that can be done to pre-built vehicles. Wrenching is easy. Anyone one can throw a kit together and go race. And, anyone can slap some aluminum goodies [...]

Sep 27, 2011 Comments
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What is Your Dream Project Vehicle?

If you could build any project RC vehicle, what would it be and how would it be built? For me, it would be a basher. These days, race vehicles stay pretty close to box stock (I do miss the eighties when race vehicles were total project builds). The two most important attributes of my project [...]

Sep 27, 2011 Comments
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Traxxas Wins Again With NASCAR’s Kyle Busch

Last Saturday, NASCAR superstar Kyle Busch continued his winning ways in the Camping World Truck Series with another victory–his 30th. This time he started on the pole at New Hampshire International Speedway and went on to win the event in dominating fashion behind the wheel his Toyota Traxxas sponsored truck. Kyle has now won 5 out of [...]

Sep 26, 2011 Comments
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HPI RTR Bullet ST 3.0

HPI releases this new stadium truck that features a 2.4ghz radio, waterproof battery compartment, waterproof servos and rain cover for the air filter.  Read all about it in the press release below: This Bullet is a 1/10th scale stadium racing truck fitted with a powerful 4WD drivetrain and extra-powerful HPI Nitro Star G3.0 engine with [...]

Sep 24, 2011 Comments
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Traxxas Short Course Cool Full-size In-car Camera Video

Want to know what it’s like to take a hot lap in a full-size TORC short course race truck? Now is your chance! Check out this GoPro video from Traxxas’ Mark Jenkins as he takes his TORC truck for a lap around the famous Crandon race track in Crandon, WI.  

Sep 23, 2011 Comments
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NEW EPISODE: The Radio Control Show

Check out this week’s episode of The Radio Control Show featuring Losi’s brand new mini 8ight, an amazing GoPro video, racing tips with Brent Fiege, an update on our Baja Facebook Giveaway, and much more. Click the link below to start watching! THE RADIO CONTROL SHOW EPISODE 125

Sep 23, 2011 Comments
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