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Remembering Gene Husting – RC Legend, Historian, IFMAR Founding Father

Remembering Gene Husting – RC Legend, Historian, IFMAR Founding Father

We are all saddened by the news of Gene Husting’s passing on March 6 at 87 years of age. Few people have have inspired, innovated and driven the RC hobby more than Gene. He was a co-owner of Team Associated, founding father of organized and sanctioned racing, a father and husband.  He was a friend, guide and father […]

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How to properly mask a body

How to properly mask a body

One of the most important aspects of a sweet, long-lasting, custom paint job is body prep. If not carefully prepped, the paint will not stick to the Lexan properly, will flake off, and can cause the actual paint process to be much more difficult than it should be. This article will take you through the […]
Horizon Hobby and Troy Lee Designs Announce New Partnership

Horizon Hobby and Troy Lee Designs Announce New Partnership

Hot on the heels of the news surrounding Losi’s new Desert Buggy XL, Horizon Hobby and Troy Lee Designs, two long-established icons within and beyond their respective industries, announced a unique and interesting multi-year partnership today. The collaborative effort between TLD and Horizon will not only lead to TLD-branded radio controlled vehicles, but a new […]

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DHK Brings the Bang-For-The-Buck with the 4X4 Hunter SCT–We Drive It First!

DHK Brings the Bang-For-The-Buck with the 4X4 Hunter SCT–We Drive It First!

DHK’s wide lineup of models includes buggies, monster trucks, and stadium trucks, but until now, no short-course models. The Hunter SCT fills the short-course slot with two versions, a brushed-power machine that will hit stores at just $199, and the brushless Hunter BL, which will land at $299.  With the exception of a center differential […]
Hobby People announces Activator-EZ “one touch” LiPo/NiMH charger

Hobby People announces Activator-EZ “one touch” LiPo/NiMH charger

There are lots of easy-to-use charger options available, but they’re usually for NiMH OR LiPo packs–not both. Hobby People’s new Activator EZ works with both cell types, and a single button is all it needs to do the job. You press the button to select NiMH or LiPo, then hold the button down to begin […]

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Cut, Trim, Sand, and Buff – Dremeling Basics

Cut, Trim, Sand, and Buff – Dremeling Basics

Choosing and using a rotary tool There was a time when I did not own a rotary tool. I had to cut bolts with a hack saw, and I used a Swiss Army knife to trim Lexan bodies. Then one day I bought a Dremel tool, and the Dark Ages officially came to an end. […]
Preview: Latest Tamiya Models–MB GT3, Vintage Novafox, More!

Preview: Latest Tamiya Models–MB GT3, Vintage Novafox, More!

Tamiya just announced a gang of upcoming new models, which you’ll be seeing in RCCA as soon as we can get our hot little hands on them. Here’s the official scoop from Tamiya: 1/10 R/C Mercedes-Benz SLS GT3 AMG (58566) Chassis: TT-02 Availability: July Suggested retail price: $218 The SLS AMG GT3 is a racecar […]

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How To Solder–in the August issue, on sale now!

How To Solder–in the August issue, on sale now!

Radio Control Car Action brings you helpful How-To articles in every issue. In the August issue, we cover the essential RC skill of soldering. Here’s a look at the article–pick up the August issue to read it all, or sign up for a Digital Subscription and get Radio Control Car Action delivered directly to your […]
Taking stock of a night of stock racing

Taking stock of a night of stock racing

Last night’s club race at SDRC in San Diego, CA was one of the most frantic and fun nights at the track that I’ve had in a long time. Admittedly, I don’t get down there as often as I’d like and although I try to race at least a few times a month it’s can […]

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Curious crowds packed every walkway and exhibit at the show, checking out new products and talking to industry celebrities from every facet of the RC hobby.

The excitement of RCX

The 2013 RCX show, AirAge Media’s eleventh annual, was a first for me personally. While I’ve attended all but a couple of years in the show’s existence I had yet to experience what the ultimate RC expo would look like as a member of the RC Car Action staff, and it was quite the adventure! […]
Hobby People Super Store

Hobby People Super Store

The Hobby People store at RCX was packed with great deals on the latest RC gear, and there are always a lot of happy faces as people leave with the latest new planes, helis and cars. Even Model Airplane News West Coast senior editor John Reid couldn’t resist checking out the brand new HP P-51D […]
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