THIS is How You Hold Onto a Turnbuckle

When you get involved in this great hobby of ours there’s no doubt that you need to have a good set of tools to not only do the job right  but to make wrenching on your vehicle much easier. Over the years I have been lucky enough to have some of the best tools in [...]

Jun 13, 2014 Comments
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Throw Back Thursday, August 2002: Kyosho Mad Force, Losi XXXNT Adam Drake, Car of the Year and more…..

Let’s take a look at the year 2002 for this week’s Throw Back Thrusday. The cost of a stamp was $0.37, Kelly Clarkson won the first season of American Idol and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers was a popular move at the theaters. Kyosho gave us a shock by releasing its first [...]

Jun 12, 2014 Comments
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Trinity Prepping D4 Motor – Spy Shot!

All we’ve got is a cell-phone pic, but this is our first look at Team Trinity‘s upcoming D4 motor. The pic was snapped at a race where Trinity’s  Jim Dieter was was testing the new motor. Trinity is playing it close to the vest and only confirmed the motor “appears to be something that we are [...]

Jun 11, 2014 Comments
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WATCH: Traxxas’ Sheldon Creed Takes Silver at X-Games Super Stadium Trucks

If you missed the live telecast on Sunday, you can watch the  Traxxas-presented Speed Energy Formula Off-Road series action from the X-Games below. Traxxas’ Sheldon Creed took the silver medal at the Games, but no more spoilers (unless you read the Traxxas release below) — watch the video! If  the video makes you hungry for more SST racing, [...]

Jun 10, 2014 Comments
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PROTOform Announces First GT12 Design, New VRS-N 200mm Shell & Lightweight World GT Bodies

PROTOform has a few new ways to hit the road (or carpet, as the case may be), with two new designs and “lightweight” (thinner Lexan) versions of a popular pair of World GT bodies. First up, the PFM12, which looks like it’s 1/10 but is actually for 1/12 cars (look at the deep-dish rear wheels–now [...]

Jun 10, 2014 Comments
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Serpent Snakes Its Way Into Short Course With The SRX2-SC

It was only a few years ago that Serpent entered the world of off-road racing after years of dominating the nitro on-road segment, first with an 1/8-scale buggy, then a 2WD buggy, and now a full-fendered short course truck aimed squarely at the most popular class in America. With a competitive pedigree and an intelligent [...]

Jun 09, 2014 Comments
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How to get the most out of your brushed RTR motor

At the heart of every electric RC vehicle is the motor, or the “driving force” —because, let’s face it, as soon as a motor fails, the fun stops. Motor maintenance is extremely important; therefore, if you maintain your motor, the fun is likely to go on and on. While ready-to-run vehicles come with a vast [...]

Jun 09, 2014 Comments
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Motolyser, the “Ultimate Motor Analysing Tool” Coming to US via Trinity

Trinity is now the North American importer for the Motolyser, “the ultimate motor analysing tool.” From the looks of it, that’s not just hype. In addition to expected capabilities such as measuring KV, amp draw, and RPM, the Motolyser can also check sensor alignment and function to help you make sure your motor is operating [...]

Jun 08, 2014 Comments
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