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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Watch Live: Stadium Super Trucks at X-Games

If you’re looking for some exciting full-size racing action on the flat-screen today, set a reminder to tune into the X-Games. The Traxxas-presented Speed Energy Formula Off-Road series will hit the hybrid dirt/pavement track at noon ET for qualifying on ESPN, then the action switches to ABC for the finals at 2pm ET. If you [...]

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Futaba Reveals New 4PX Super Radio

Futaba’s successor to the 4PKSR is the 4PX, and as you might expect for a $550 radio system, it’s loaded to the gills with tech–not the least of which is its new, super-sized color display. Futaba claims 30% faster response compared to the 4PKSR, and the 4PX will be compatible with T-FHSS, S-FHSS and FASST receivers. The radio [...]

Jun 06, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Project 4-Stroke Nitro Hauler

Hello everyone and welcome to my new weekly web column, Kev’s Bench. Every Friday, I’ll share sneak peaks at new projects, talk shop and RC tech, and generally sound off on the latest goings-on in our hobby. Now let’s get this ball rolling with a look back at a project from the past… One of [...]

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Latest “Coming Soon” Models From Tamiya: A Pumpkin For The Pavement, Hot-Rod Hornet, More

Tamiya fans know to keep an eye on the “Coming Soon” page at TamiyaUSA.com, where the the latest models make their debut. The most recent entries include a rear-drive configured M-06 platform that repurposes the Midnight Pumpkin as a street-ready machine now dubbed the Lowride Pumpkin. The snowplow front bumper could stand to be sleeker, but [...]

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Reader’s Ride: Gerardo Melchor’s Vaterra Glamis Fear

This sharp-looking Vaterra Glamis Fear comes to us from Burien, WA and is customized like a full-size Class 1 buggy. Gerardo painted the body and wheels gunmetal gray and flat black and Axial LED white lights . The electronic gear is stock, and a Duratrax Onyx 3S 35C LiPo battery supplies the juice. Gerardo topped it off with [...]

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GPS, Bluetooth, and Android: Big Tech Announcements From Traxxas

Ready to get your tech on? There’s a lot going on here. First, let’s take a look at the the new TQi transmitter, which looks just like the current model, until you notice the “i” is now blue, and has radio waves beaming out of it (or, if you flip it the transmitter over, you’ll [...]

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The Great Divide: Why Splitting Classes Makes Absolutely No Sense

When organizing racing classes for a big event or local club race, vehicle type and motor spec are the most typical designations (stock short course, modified buggy, etc.). Large racing events and club races alike, especially over the last decade or so, have increasingly split these primary divisions into different groups defined by skill level [...]

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