The task before you is to design an awesome rock crawling course. Seems simple, right? Well, I can assure you, based on my observations, this task isn’t so simple. I’ve been to tiny grassroots level local comps right on up to the Nationals. I’ve been to indoor comps and, of course, outdoor comps. I certainly [...]
Some perks of my job include always having an influx of new RC cars to play with, traveling to interesting destinations, and living on the other side of the country from Kevin Hetmanski. This weekend, I’m on the road again, traveling to the Fabulous Las Vegas to check out the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Finals [...]
Racing is fun. I hesitate to over simplify something that many people are extremely passionate about, but that’s why we do it–to have fun. In that sense, RC racing is no different than, say, bowling or billiards. But, like those two examples, racing can go beyond being simply fun and elevate to being highly fulfilling. That’s [...]
I’m a nitro guy all the way and will be that way for as long as I’m involved in this great hobby. But I do see more and more electric vehicles popping up at the track and hobby shop which means that electric power has taken over. Yes, I have reviewed many electric vehicles for [...]
This tip isn’t just for Traxxas vehicles. In fact, this tip is especially handy for rock crawlers which because reverse is used so often can suffer from loose wheels. It isn’t too well known, but Traxxas offers optional machined wheel nuts that have sharp serrations cut into the back. When these 7mm nuts are used (they [...]
Team Associated’s SC10 RS (Race-Spec) is a Ready-To-Run R/C replica of the trucks driven in the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series. After winning the 2010 R.O.A.R. National Championships the SC10RS has received some major upgrades including the water-resistant high-power XP SC700 Brushless Speed Control, and a water-resistant enclosed receiver box. The suspension also received [...]
Ever since Traxxas teamed up with Kyle Busch and instantly started winning NASCAR races, there has been a clamor for a NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race truck. Well, Traxxas has answered the call. An official Kyle Busch #18 truck is available in a 1/16-scale 4WD package. Built on the same platform as the Traxxas [...]
The National Retail Hobby Stores Association annual show takes place in Las Vegas, NV and only RC Car Action has this exclusive behind the scenes look. Take a video tour of the show few get to see.