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Upgrade Your RC to Brushless Power on a Budget

Brushed motors are great to get you in the door for cheap, and if you’ve never driven a hobby grade RC before then they have more than enough speed and power for the first time driver, but once you get the hang of driving, you’re going to want more power.

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Try This Slick Black On Black Flames RC Car Paint Scheme

When I picked up this Pro-Line Evo SC body I had no particular inspiration. I just needed a body for my Associated SC10.2. I figured I would just do my usual flames, probably blue and silver; those are my colors, sometimes I like a blue and lime green. When I pulled the body out of the bag and I looked at the decals, I suddenly got a different idea.

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Team Associated Apex Scion Hop Ups

Our picks for performance, durability, and or appearance upgrades Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for today’s popular vehicles that can boost performance, durability and or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.

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ECX Ruckus Hop Ups

Our picks for performance, durability, and or appearance upgrades Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for today’s popular vehicles that can boost performance, durability and or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.

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Axial Wraith Hop Ups

Our picks for performance, durability, and or appearance upgrades Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for today’s popular vehicles that can boost performance, durability and or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.

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Traxxas Stampede Hop-Ups

Our picks for performance, durability, and or appearance upgrades Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for today’s popular vehicles that can boost performance, durability and or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.

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Easy Paint-Job for your Old School RC10

When Associated re-released the original RC10, it brought back many fond memories for a lot of people. My memories are more bittersweet. When I was a kid, I had several friends who owned RC10s and I really wanted one. Whenever I brought it up with my dad and tried to show him my catalogs, he would have nothing to do with it.

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How To Install New Electronics in Your RC Vehicle

Getting new gear, be it a new servo or an upgraded aluminum suspension part, can be one of the most exciting parts of the RC journey, quickly removing the old parts, preparing for the install of the new part, and finally getting to try out your new parts.

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Try This Muscle Car Paint Scheme for Your RC Truck

I have noted in this column that Parma’s ever growing lineup of car bodies for short course truck chassis gives you the creative freedom to turn your short course into just about anything you want. Their recent lineup of muscle car bodies have been a hit with the guys at my track.

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How to Tune Your RC Car with Tapered Pistons

Whether you are racing or bashing, tuning your suspension to work the best for the surface you’re driving over is essential to the performance and handling of your vehicle. When trying to get dialed in we often turn to some of the basics because they’re easy to understand.

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HPI Savage Hop-Ups

HPI Savage Hop-Ups: Our picks for performance, durability, and or appearance upgrades Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for today’s popular vehicles that can boost performance, durability and or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.

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Tamiya Land Cruiser Hop-Ups

Tamiya Land Cruiser Hop-Ups: Our picks for performance, durability, and or appearance upgrades Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for today’s popular vehicles that can boost performance, durability and or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.

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How to Set the Gear Mesh on Your RC Car or Truck

The driveline of an RC car or truck is truly a work of art. Whether you’re dealing with the mesh of a clutch bell or pinion gear and spur or a ring and pinion gear inside a transmission casing, your vehicle’s gears are all about transferring power as efficiently as possible while withstanding the strain placed upon them.

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Trim and Mount Your RC Body for a Better Fit

One of the first changes many people make to their RCs is to swap the stock body out for an aftermarket one. The bodies for our cars are formed out of a single sheet of clear Lexan or polycarbonate. To the untrained eye they may just look like a big bubble rather than a body for a vehicle. They need to be trimmed down

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Painting Medieval Flames: Vinyl Mask Techniques

What is frustrating for me is when you look at a clear Lexan body, it is a blank canvas that could become anything, and I just never know what that will be. Part of that is because of my backwards creative process. Most people will have a particular RC that needs a new body and will order a body specific to that car.

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