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Get Into Gas! What You Need to Know Before You Go Large-Scale

Get Into Gas! What You Need to Know Before You Go Large-Scale

Ask any RC fan to name the cars in their fantasy fleet, and you can bet they’ll tick off at least one 1/5-scale ride. Who can resist a super-sized RC car or truck that stretches 3 feet or more from bumper to bumper, with a 2-stroke engine liberated from a chain saw spinning the tires? […]
Complete Nitro Power Get-Started Guide

Complete Nitro Power Get-Started Guide

RC cars and trucks look more realistic than ever, but until we’re all driving electric full-scale cars, battery-powered models are still highly unrealistic in the way they’re powered. For a truly realistic RC experience (in terms of technology instead of looks), nothing beats driving an RC machine with a real piston-pounding, fuel-burning engine under the […]

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Venom Pro Duo Charger [TESTED]

Venom Pro Duo Charger [TESTED]

When it comes to charging convenience, Venom’s Pro Duo AC/DC juice box literally stands tall. Thanks to its high-instead-of-wide configuration, it only takes up about as much bench space as a pair of battery packs. Inside the case, there’s enough transformer power to fill two batteries simultaneously at up to 7 amps each, and Venom […]

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Water You Doing? [Tech Center]

Water You Doing? [Tech Center]

I just got an trail truck. Do I need to break in the motor? ­ The old-timer at the hobby store said that I should dip it in water.   You can go directly to the trail without worrying about break-in. If you want to get the longest possible life from your motor, you can run the […]
Tech Know-How: Motor Timing Explained

Tech Know-How: Motor Timing Explained

If you have a sensored brushless power system, you’ve probably noticed timing marks on the end of the motor’s can. They indicate a range of stator/sensor timing that adjusts how the motor’s RPM builds throughout its powerband, and you can adjust the timing to suit running conditions. This article will explain basic brushless motor timing […]

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How to properly transport, care for, and store your LiPo batteries

How to properly transport, care for, and store your LiPo batteries

  When they first arrived on the scene, LiPo batteries were shrouded in mystery. The technology was new, and the industry’s experience was limited. Initially, hobbyists were somewhat confused by LiPos, but now that the industry has enough experience under its belt, we can finally make some solid guidelines on LiPo use. LiPo batteries are […]
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