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Trail-Crusher Camaro [PROJECT]

Trail-Crusher Camaro [PROJECT]

I’m a fan of the Ascender, and I wanted to give mine the project treatment–but I wanted to do something a little different. I’ve always been a fan of “car-body” rigs and have been looking to build one of my own for a while, so this was the perfect chance. I also wanted to improve […]

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Battery Basics You Need to Know [GETTING STARTED]

Battery Basics You Need to Know [GETTING STARTED]

Batteries! They make everything go in RC, even in nitro-powered models — sure, the engine burns fuel, but you aren’t going anywhere without a battery on board to power the receiver and servos. As with so many aspects of our amazing hobby/sport, you can go super-deep into battery tech if it really interests you — […]

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Essential RC Anatomy [GETTING STARTED]

Essential RC Anatomy [GETTING STARTED]

If you’re a regular RC Car Action reader, you know your way around an RC car and what’s-called-what. This one’s for the noobs who don’t know! Our weekly GETTING STARTED column is designed to help beginners get up to speed (literally) for maximum RC fun. To read this installment, just CLICK HERE or on the image below. […]

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How To Make Your Car Dirty!

How To Make Your Car Dirty!

[From our March 2017 issue] It’s easy to get an RC car or truck dirty—just drive it! But if you want a realistically dirtied-up look that’s in scale with your machine (and won’t wash off), you’ll need to do more than just skip cleaning your car. With the easy techniques that follow, you can simulate dirt realistically […]
How To Fix a Stripped-Out Wheel Hex

How To Fix a Stripped-Out Wheel Hex

Oh, bummer—an axle nut loosened and now your wheel’s hex socket is toast. You could try to unglue the tire and mount it to a new wheel, but man, what a hassle—and you’ll have a leftover rim. With a little patience and JB Weld epoxy, you can fix the wheel and keep it in action […]

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Here’s What It Takes To Break 200mph With an RC Car

Here’s What It Takes To Break 200mph With an RC Car

[From our February 2017 issue] “How fast does it go?” It’s the number one question you hear anytime someone sees RC in action, and we’re all fascinated by speed—the more, the better. And when it comes to going fast, one man stands out as RC’s most prominent overachiever, recognized by the Guinness World Records, no less. […]
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