RC Driver http://www.rcdriver.com The World's Leading RC Car Website Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:56:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 RC4WD New Kits And Toyota Tacoma Body http://www.rcdriver.com/rc4wd-new-kits-and-toyota-body/ http://www.rcdriver.com/rc4wd-new-kits-and-toyota-body/#respond Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:56:15 +0000 http://www.rcdriver.com/?p=30437 The RC4WD crew has been busy as usual and has released some exciting news this week. Their first announcement was their partnership with Toyota for the release of a new 2001 Toyota Tacoma 4 Door Body for use with the TF2 LWB. This body is Lexan and comes with a bunch of accessories and decals so …

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The RC4WD crew has been busy as usual and has released some exciting news this week. Their first announcement was their partnership with Toyota for the release of a new 2001 Toyota Tacoma 4 Door Body for use with the TF2 LWB. This body is Lexan and comes with a bunch of accessories and decals so you can create an awesome off-road scale model.

Also released are kit versions of the popular Gelande II Original and Long Wheelbase. The G2 is built with quality materials and craftsmanship like the R3 single speed transmission providing power down to the transfer case and out to the Yota II Axles. The G2 comes with a 4-link rear and 3-link panhard bar suspension as a standard feature. The chassis-mounted servo is out of view for a more scale appearance. The G2 is completely versatile and can pull off many looks and styles. With the countless options available, RC4WD lets you customize your G2 exactly how you want without sacrificing performance. From emergency and expedition vehicles to daily drivers and hardcore rock-climbing rigs,  the core of the G2 is built for the true off-road enthusiast!

LINK: RC4WD

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Axial SCX10 II Deadbolt AX90066 RTR http://www.rcdriver.com/axial-scx10-ii-deadbolt-ax90066-rtr/ http://www.rcdriver.com/axial-scx10-ii-deadbolt-ax90066-rtr/#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 20:55:33 +0000 http://www.rcdriver.com/?p=30430 Time to rule the rocks with some attitude! Axial has combined the rugged good looks of the Deadbolt™ with the exceptional handling of the trail-ready SCX10™ II chassis, giving you a rig that’s got both charisma and competence. The Deadbolt™ body is now coated with an olive drab paint scheme while keeping the original features …

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Time to rule the rocks with some attitude! Axial has combined the rugged good looks of the Deadbolt™ with the exceptional handling of the trail-ready SCX10™ II chassis, giving you a rig that’s got both charisma and competence. The Deadbolt™ body is now coated with an olive drab paint scheme while keeping the original features you’ve come to love about it; narrow stance, bulging hood, realistic driver figure and exterior cage complete with light bar (LED lights sold separately). Finalizing the look of the Axial SCX10 II Deadbolt is a licensed CRC front bumper and Method Hole wheels wrapped in Nitto Trail Grappler tires.

Axial SCX10 II Deadbolt
Underneath the muted-green shell sits the SCX10™ II, a reliable chassis that is equipped for extreme trailing – AX10™ transmission, single-piece AR44 axles and WB8 HD Wildboar™ driveshafts. This rig doesn’t just meet the standards for offroading, it defines them.

Axial SCX10 II Deadbolt

Axial SCX10 II Deadbolt

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How to Set the Gear Mesh on Your RC Car or Truck http://www.rcdriver.com/set-gear-mesh-rc-car-truck/ http://www.rcdriver.com/set-gear-mesh-rc-car-truck/#comments Tue, 17 Apr 2018 12:00:32 +0000 http://www.rcdriver.com/?p=16263 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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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. Setting your mesh incor- rectly can, at worst, damage your gears, at best cause your gears to wear out prematurely or cause excess drag. We’re going to show you some quick tips on how to properly set the gear mesh between your pinion/clutch bell and spur and between the ring and pinion gear inside your gearbox.

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SETTING SPUR GEAR AND PINION/ CLUTCH BELL MESH
Setting the gear mesh for your motor or engine is as easy as it is important. You’ll want a few tools to make things easier:How-to-Set-the-Gear-Mesh-on-Your-RC-Car-or-Truck-11

ELECTRIC-POWERED

Proper size Allen wrench (5/64-in., 2.0mm or 2.5mm) or #1 Phillips screwdriver for motor screws.
0.050-in., 1/16-in. or 1.5mm Allen wrench for pinion set screws

Nitro or Gasoline-powered:
2.5mm or 3mm Allen wrench

 

ELECTRIC

To set your electric motor’s gear mesh, screw in your motor screws to the point that they’ll hold the motor in place while you can still swing it toward or away from the spur gear. Once these screws are  installed, attach the pinion to the output shaft of the motor. Check to make sure the pinion gear is centered on the face of the spur gear, adjusting the location in or out as needed. Once everything is centered up, tighten the pinion set screw down. Now it is time to set the gear mesh itself.

How-to-Set-the-Gear-Mesh-on-Your-RC-Car-or-Truck-12Slide the motor toward the spur gear until the gears begin to mesh with each other. You need to slide the motor and pinion toward the spur, rocking the spur gear to ensure that there’s some backlash between the gears. Some is good, more, not-so-much. You’ll want to have just a slight amount of movement between the pinion and spur to ensure the motion is not bound up. Once you’re happy with the gap, tighten the motor screws down com- pletely. Before you reinstall the gear cover, rotate the spur gear by quarter rotations to verify that the gear mesh is set to accom- modate a spur gear that isn’t perfectly round.

If you’re having problems getting the gap set properly there’s an age-old tip to ensure proper gear mesh each and every time. You can insert a piece of standard notebook paper between the pinion and spur gear before you slide the motor into place, squeezing the paper between the pinion and spur gear. Tighten the motor screws down, pull the paper out and you should have a perfect gear mesh each and every time.

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While there are a lot of similarities between setting the mesh on a clutch bell and spur gear and pinion and spur there are some basic differences. Unlike an electric car or truck, an engine mount will generally be bolted to the main chassis with four screws. As such you have to really make sure things don’t shift when tightening everything down. You can use the same tech- nique here as with electric cars, even down to using the paper technique to set the depth of the gear mesh. There are two things you need to do as you bolt everything into place. The first is to use a small amount of thread locking compound on the screws that hold the engine mounts in place. These vehicles see a lot more vibration and abuse than their electric counter- parts which can cause the engine mount screws to back out. Thread lock will help prevent this. The second is to use a cross- pattern when tightening the screws, just like you would on your full-size car’s tires. This ensures that everything mounts squarely.

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Setting the mesh between the ring and pinion gears inside your gearboxes on a 4WD SCT or 1/8-scale buggy or truggy can dramatically extend the life of your gears. There are two ways to adjust this mesh, both at the ring gear and at the pinion gear, but the method of setting this mesh is similar. You’ll use a variety of shims to set the depth of the pinion gear compared to the ring gear. By adding shims between the pinion gear and the bearing that supports it inside the gearbox you’ll be moving the pinion gear closer to the ring gear for more tooth engagement. Removing shims here will reduce the tooth engagement which could actually improve efficiency slightly. Likewise you can also change the position of the ring gear in relation to the pinion gear. Adding or removing shims between the ring-side of the diff and the support bearing will move the ring gear closer or further away from the pinion gear.

IMPORTANT DO’S AND DON’TS

• If your pinion gear set screw loosens up or is stripped replace it immediately.
• Less is more when it comes to thread locking compound.
• Don’t mix gears of different pitch, this doesn’t end well.
• You can extend the life of your ring and pinion gears by coating the gears lightly with Team Losi Racing Great Grease or Tamiya Anti-Wear Grease.
• Pinions and clutch bells wear out. When they do they can damage the spur gear too. When in doubt swap it out.

How-to-Set-the-Gear-Mesh-on-Your-RC-Car-or-Truck-17CONCLUSION

Setting your gear mesh is super-easy once you know what you’re doing. It will extend the life of your gears and help you get more power and speed out of your car or truck. The more you pay attention to the details, the better your overall experience will be in the long run.

Words By Scott Donaldson

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Pro-Line SHOP TALK: Ep. 01 – Scale Accessories http://www.rcdriver.com/pro-line-shop-talk-ep-01-scale-accessories/ http://www.rcdriver.com/pro-line-shop-talk-ep-01-scale-accessories/#respond Mon, 16 Apr 2018 12:52:27 +0000 http://www.rcdriver.com/?p=30424 Take your Rock Crawler or Monster Truck to the next level of Scale-Realism with these versatile and easy to install Scale Accessories from Pro-Line in their new Pro-Line SHOP TALK video! The Ridge-Line Trail Cage is designed to be a stock replacement for the Axial SCX10 Deadbolt and also fits the Pro-Line 1966 Ford Bronco Body. …

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Take your Rock Crawler or Monster Truck to the next level of Scale-Realism with these versatile and easy to install Scale Accessories from Pro-Line in their new Pro-Line SHOP TALK video! The Ridge-Line Trail Cage is designed to be a stock replacement for the Axial SCX10 Deadbolt and also fits the Pro-Line 1966 Ford Bronco Body. The Trail Cage is included with both the 10.8” and 12.3” version of the Pro-Line Ambush Body.

The Overland Scale Roof Rack fits perfectly atop the Ridge Line Trail cage which has a footing position just for it. The Overland Roof rack also perfectly accommodates our 2” & 4” Straight Super-Bright LED Light Bar kits, and even includes easy to install mounts for them.

Scale Modular Fuel Packs are a Highly Detailed and partially functional scale accessory that easily mounts onto your Overland Roof Rack. These are so much Fun!

Featuring the following Pro-Line Items:

1966 Ford Bronco Clear Body
for SCX10 Deadbolt
Product ID : 3488-00

Ambush Clear Body with Ridge-Line Trail Cage
for PRO-MT 4×4 & Stampede 4×4
Product ID : 3504-00

Ambush Clear Body with Ridge-Line Trail Cage
for 12.3” (313mm) Wheelbase Scale Crawlers
Product ID : 3505-00

Ridge-Line Trail Cage
for Pro-Line 1966 Ford Bronco (3488-00), Pro-Line Ambush Clear body (#3504 & #3505) & SCX10 Deadbolt
Product ID : 6297-00

Overland Scale Roof Rack
for Rock Crawlers, Rock Racers, 1:8 Monster Trucks & 1:10 Monster Trucks
Product ID : 6287-00

2” Super-Bright LED Light Bar Kit 6V-12V (Straight)
for Rock Crawlers, Rock Racers, 1:8 Monster Trucks & 1:10 Monster Trucks
Product ID : 6276-00

4” Super-Bright LED Light Bar Kit 6V-12V (Straight)
for Rock Crawlers, Rock Racers, 1:8 Monster Trucks & 1:10 Monster Trucks
Product ID : 6276-00

Scale Modular Fuel Packs
for 1:10 Crawlers and Monster Trucks
Product ID : 6311-00

 

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Tamiya MF-01X Mercedes G320 Project – Part 1 http://www.rcdriver.com/tamiya-mf-01x-mercedes-g320-project-part-1/ http://www.rcdriver.com/tamiya-mf-01x-mercedes-g320-project-part-1/#respond Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:11:35 +0000 http://www.rcdriver.com/?p=30417 We had a lot of fun reviewing the Tamiya MF-01X Mercedes G320 Cabrio a little while back and in that review, we thought with a few modifications, the vehicle would have a lot more ability to tackle off-road adventures. Well, we’ve collected a number of option parts to do just that. We’re going to turn …

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We had a lot of fun reviewing the Tamiya MF-01X Mercedes G320 Cabrio a little while back and in that review, we thought with a few modifications, the vehicle would have a lot more ability to tackle off-road adventures. Well, we’ve collected a number of option parts to do just that. We’re going to turn our upgrade path of the MF-01X into a small project series and show you things we’re going to do to the platform to improve its terrain tackling performance. In this MF-01X Mercedes G320 Project video we’ll go over all of the option parts we’ve collected and let you know about what part of the video series you can see each installed. For those looking for part numbers, we’ll list them in the following videos just in case changes are made to the project as we go along.

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Fix My RC – Drivetrain/ Transmission Pt 1 http://www.rcdriver.com/fix-my-rc-video-drivetrain-transmission-pt-1/ http://www.rcdriver.com/fix-my-rc-video-drivetrain-transmission-pt-1/#respond Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:24:31 +0000 http://www.rcdriver.com/?p=30414 Welcome to our first video in a new series we’re working on dedicated to help you diagnose and repair problems on your radio control car or truck. In this series we’re going to talk about many different parts of your RC car and break down common problems you may encounter. This series is called Fix …

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Welcome to our first video in a new series we’re working on dedicated to help you diagnose and repair problems on your radio control car or truck. In this series we’re going to talk about many different parts of your RC car and break down common problems you may encounter. This series is called Fix My RC! In this Fix My RC – Drivetrain video after the introduction of what we’ll be doing, Greg talks to you about common problems related to the wheel nut, wheel axle pin and wheel hex. There will be several videos related to drivetrain problems and fixes coming up so be sure to subscribe so you get the how to help you need to make your hobby successful!

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Vertigo Performance 130665 Vekta Clutch Carrier Unit http://www.rcdriver.com/30411-2/ http://www.rcdriver.com/30411-2/#respond Wed, 11 Apr 2018 20:21:36 +0000 http://www.rcdriver.com/?p=30411 Vertigo Performance has decided to move forward with the Vekta clutch carrier unit. Available approx March 31st. The 130665 Vekta clutch carrier unit will include:Carrier, Clutch Bell, Bearings, Intermediate gear shaft, carrier specific pinion bolt and hardware. *Pinion and mating gear sold separately. MSRP – $250.00usd Limited Time Introductory offer $199.95usd (pre-orders with deposits) *Plus …

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Vertigo Performance has decided to move forward with the Vekta clutch carrier unit. Available approx March 31st. The 130665 Vekta clutch carrier unit will include:Carrier, Clutch Bell, Bearings, Intermediate gear shaft, carrier specific pinion bolt and hardware. *Pinion and mating gear sold separately.

MSRP – $250.00usd

Limited Time Introductory offer $199.95usd (pre-orders with deposits)
*Plus shipping

Pinion gear and intermediate gear will be sold separately in pairs, these pairs offer a total of 6 different gearing options.
18/23
19/22
20/21
$34.95usd per pair

Vertgo is producing very few in the first run to test market popularity, these units will be sold on a first come first serve basis with non refundable $50 deposit per unit (Unless we have issues at our end during production)

Please contact Vertigo directly at
Sales@vertigoperformance.com

PLEASE put only the word VEKTA in the subject line as this will help Vertigo by sorting the email for them when it comes in. Please also specify gear options to guarantee preferred gearing be available upon delivery.

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Pro-Line at the 2018 Monster Jam World Finals http://www.rcdriver.com/pro-line-at-the-2018-monster-jam-world-finals/ http://www.rcdriver.com/pro-line-at-the-2018-monster-jam-world-finals/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:49:27 +0000 http://www.rcdriver.com/?p=30405 Pro-Line was at the Monster Jam World Finals XIX in Las Vegas where there was a RC Monster Jam World Finals 2018 event just like the real thing! The RC portion of the event is held during the Pit Party and Monster Jam fans are treated to some scale Monster Truck racing as well as …

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Pro-Line was at the Monster Jam World Finals XIX in Las Vegas where there was a RC Monster Jam World Finals 2018 event just like the real thing! The RC portion of the event is held during the Pit Party and Monster Jam fans are treated to some scale Monster Truck racing as well as a Freestyle competition. 16 drivers are invited from all over the country to come out and compete with 2 trucks to make up the 32 truck field just like their full size counterparts. This year’s event was full of excitement and plenty of carnage after the freestyle competition. Fans had a great time cheering on their favorite Monster Trucks right before they went it to watch the big guys lay it all out at Sam Boyd stadium.

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10 Things You Need to Know Before You Get Into RC http://www.rcdriver.com/10-things-you-need-to-know-before-you-get-into-rc/ http://www.rcdriver.com/10-things-you-need-to-know-before-you-get-into-rc/#comments Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:30:44 +0000 http://www.rcdriver.com/?p=27737 With any new hobby information overload is a huge problem with people firing off recommendations and advice right and left. While everyone has good intentions, sometimes it can be quite overwhelming and frankly scary. I strongly believe that the radio control hobby is one of the best in the world with some of the brightest …

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With any new hobby information overload is a huge problem with people firing off recommendations and advice right and left. While everyone has good intentions, sometimes it can be quite overwhelming and frankly scary. I strongly believe that the radio control hobby is one of the best in the world with some of the brightest and involves some of the most innovative and creative people you will ever meet. I was sitting here thinking how I can introduce people to our great hobby, all while letting them know what the future may hold. I came up with this list, 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Get Into RC, a great read for anyone newly entering our hobby, and even has some ideas for experts as well.

1. There is an RC vehicle/niche for everyone
One of the best aspects about the radio control hobby in general is there is something for everyone to enjoy. Helicopters, drift cars, semi trucks are just some examples of how diverse this hobby can be. Pretty much everyone I know into R/C is into a different niche, but we can all get together and spend some time showing our vehicles or skills and generally have an all around great time. Personally I love building just as much, if not more than driving and I know some hardcore racers that are the complete opposite. Try to find what piques your interest, and if you have been in one R/C segment for awhile, don’t be afraid to branch out and try something new.

2. Safety First! RC =/= Toys
While some consider R/C “toys for grownups,” they are far from it. Radio control vehicles can be as dangerous, or as safe as you make it. We have behemoth 40 lb 1/5th scale trucks that can hit 40MPH in the blink of an eye, or some airplanes that have props spinning at the speed of sound. As long as proper safety measures are being used, a trouble free experience can be had. We have all read the stories of drones crashing into people in major cities, but often this is simply a case of an uninformed pilot. Safety must be observed everywhere, from soldering to charging high powered lithium batteries. I find radio control is great to introduce to younger people, but parental guidance is heavily suggested.

3. There is more cost associated than just the RTR/RTF package
Great, so you bought your very first RC car or aircraft. The box says it comes with everything you need, so you should be good to go right? Well, yes and no. Often all inclusive kits come with very inexpensive components that ill get you up and running, but sometimes aren’t ideal if you plan to stick around. If the vehicle is battery powered, you may want an extra pack to keep out there or a better charger to charge the batteries faster. Leave some headroom for high quality tools as well, they pay off in the long run by not messing up your screws and other parts (and less frustration = better experience). And of course there are wearable items like tires, clutches and more that just plan need to be replaced over time.

4. RC Vehicles Break Sometimes, but don’t return it!
In hobby shops something we see time and time again is someone who buys a nice new expensive rig, and a part breaks so they pack it up and try to return it. While I understand you may have just spent a lot of money, but something that makes hobby grade radio control vehicles much better than their cheaper toy counterparts is that every part can be replaced (usually for cheap). You have to remember that we live in a day where 100 mph speeds are achievable out of the box, so of course something will break when you crash into the curb at full speed after doing 8 cartwheels in the air. You may think that just ground based vehicles fall under this category, but aircraft can be repaired just as easily. Many airplanes now are made out of high quality foams that can be repaired with every day CA (or super glue), and quad copter parts are readily available from nearly every manufacturer. Take the time and learn how to repair your vehicle, it will save you hundreds of dollars and countless headaches.

5. Plan to do some research
As mentioned earlier, there are so many facets to this hobby, that you may get information overload when you decide what to buy first. You are on the right track if you are reading this article, but be prepared to read tons of material. Obviously there is a large difference between aircraft and cars, but it goes beyond that. If you are interested in building a scale off-roader with working winches, you will need to focus in different areas then an on-road racer. Thankfully there is tons of information online check out our RCDriver YouTube channel for some nice tips to get you going. Read user reviews and gather all the information you can before taking the plunge. An even better option is to head to your local hobby shop if you have one, they have tons of hands on experience and can help steer you in the direction you need. Often they have demo vehicles as well for you to try if you are still having difficulty deciding.

 

6. Stick to the name brand stuff
While it may be tempting to hop online and order something on the slow boat from overseas, plan on entering this hobby with one of the larger better known brands. These companies have done all of the hard work for you already, worked out the bugs and also offer life-saving support usually just a call or an email away. Not to mention with the name brands, there usually is a gigantic aftermarket support from countless companies. My first “real” RC was an old HPI Savage and because I had such a great experience it really turned me onto the hobby in general. Make it easy on yourself, even if it costs a few extra bucks.

7. Electric or Nitro?
All radio control vehicles run on either electric or nitro. Electric is the more popular choice as of late because they offer less maintenance and are a truly plug and play experience. Nitro gives you the benefit of having a real combustion engine and the sound and smell is an experience like no other. For your first RC, I would recommend an electric model because there are less things to worry about. Nitro is great and all, but it adds another layer of complexity with tuning, fuel types, and glow plugs. One of the best things is nowadays almost all vehicles have more power than you need, whether it be electric or nitro, so don’t fret too much over your decision!

8. Don’t be limited with your surroundings
No matter what environment or location you live in, there is fun to be had with radio control. Don’t feel limited if you are in the concrete jungle of an urban environment. Often there are clubs that race indoors, go drifting together, or just bash around outside. In every form, whether is be surface or air there are also micro vehicles that can be used indoors, even in small apartments. I often take out some of my mini drones and fly them in my small workplace just to unwind and have some fun. I have even seen people make trick obstacle courses from everyday items to run their micro rock crawlers. They even have micro boats if you want to get wet and use that small stream nearby, the opportunities are endless!

 

9. Plan to get down and dirty with maintenance
Radio control in all forms require maintenance to help extend the life of the lifetime of your vehicles. I find this especially apparent in ground based vehicles. Starting with my off-road trucks, I inspect each one after any heavy use to make sure the drivetrain still spins freely and there are no apparent broken parts. It goes beyond that as shocks may lose oil over time, or differentials need to be services and re greased. Something I found quite remarkable is how similar RC cars are to our full scale counterparts. I actually learned how full scale vehicle’s suspension setups worked from my experience tuning RC cars. Just like real cars, some other components like wheel bearings are good to inspect. This isn’t just limited to cars, boats and aircraft need some constant care as well to make sure everything is running perfectly. I am sure this goes without saying, but if you plant on running your monster trucks in dirty environments, be prepared to clean your vehicle afterwards. Your truck will thank you later with less wear and tear on many components.

10. This hobby will provide the most fun you have had in ages!
I just realized that my list has a lot of scary information, but getting into radio control is one of the most fun things you can do. There is something to be said to heading out to your favorite trail and bringing an RC Jeep along with you to run the trails. Just take a look on YouTube to see some of the crazy builds and adventures people go on. Not to mention if you have any nearby clubs, RC peeps are some of the nicest people you will meet. Everyone is willing to lend a hand to teach you about your vehicle, how to wrench on them, and how to use them. All of the information I have learned over the years has come from our great community and some of the most fun times I have had is out with buddies racing or bashing my trucks.

WRAP UP
I hope this list helps out and provides direction in your newly discovered hobby. Keep at it and remember that radio control is a world of endless possibilities, your mind is the limit. I get excited when I see people making custom vehicles with 3D printers and designing upgrades right at home on their computer. RC has never been better, so what are you waiting for?

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E817 V2 1/8 Scale 4WD Electric Buggy by HB Racing http://www.rcdriver.com/e817-v2-1-8-scale-4wd-electric-buggy-by-hb-racing/ http://www.rcdriver.com/e817-v2-1-8-scale-4wd-electric-buggy-by-hb-racing/#respond Fri, 06 Apr 2018 01:29:29 +0000 http://www.rcdriver.com/?p=30391 E817 V2 1/8 Scale 4WD Electric Buggy by HB Racing Get ready, the E817 V2 1/8 scale 4WD electric buggy is coming soon from HB Racing. The new “Version 2” of the E817 buggy is topped with a clear JConcepts Silencer buggy body and a new molded nylon rear wing that is lightweight and more …

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E817 V2 1/8 Scale 4WD Electric Buggy by HB Racing

Get ready, the E817 V2 1/8 scale 4WD electric buggy is coming soon from HB Racing. The new “Version 2” of the E817 buggy is topped with a clear JConcepts Silencer buggy body and a new molded nylon rear wing that is lightweight and more durable than polycarbonate wings. A narrow rear shock tower with revised shock length has been added for expanded range of shock adjustment. New machined aluminum 17.5° front caster blocks have been updated for extra strength. New aluminum steering linkage spacers replace the plastic spacers for improved bumpsteer geometry, more precise adjustment, less flex, and we revised the screw lengths to accommodate the new spacers. Other updates include universal drive shafts, increased clearance ball end links, and updated body mounts. The E817 V2 will be here soon, place your orders early so you receive the stock from the first batch of production.

E817V2

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  • NEW JConcepts Silencer buggy body
  • NEW Molded nylon rear wing
  • NEW Universal drive shafts
  • NEW Narrow rear shock tower
  • NEW Front linkage geometry spacers
  • NEW Stronger Aluminum caster blocks
  • NEW Revised shock length
  • NEW Updated body mounts
  • NEW Increased clearance ball end links
  • Low CG battery mounting system
  • Dual clamp aluminum motor mount
  • Fully adjustable battery mounting system
  • Accepts 4s packs, 2x2s, and 2x2s ‘shorty’ packs
  • Fine adjustment aluminum D-Mount
  • HB monocoque suspension arms
  • Carbon graphite rear hub carrier arms
  • One-piece lightweight wing mount
  • Aluminum steering blocks
  • Carbon graphite steering arms
  • Stand-up servo mounting
  • Adjustable steel turnbuckles
  • Big bore threaded coilover shocks
  • Hard anodized aluminum shock towers
  • Aluminum arm blocks
  • Protective boots on central drivetrain
  • Threaded outer hinge pins
  • Sway bars front and rear
  • Lightened steel spur gear
  • Lightweight diff outdrives and center inputs
  • Lightweight front aluminum axles

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Tamiya King Yellow 6×6 G6-01 With Options Review http://www.rcdriver.com/tamiya-king-yellow-6x6-g6-01-with-options-review/ http://www.rcdriver.com/tamiya-king-yellow-6x6-g6-01-with-options-review/#respond Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:17:33 +0000 http://www.rcdriver.com/?p=30376 We were never a fan of taking the bus to school when we were a kid. But if our school bus looked like the Tamiya King Yellow 6×6, things may have been different. The King Yellow is a cool looking school bus body on Tamiya’s G6-01 six wheel drive electric platform which is a full …

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We were never a fan of taking the bus to school when we were a kid. But if our school bus looked like the Tamiya King Yellow 6×6, things may have been different. The King Yellow is a cool looking school bus body on Tamiya’s G6-01 six wheel drive electric platform which is a full build up kit. We’ve already did and unboxing and review of the G6-01 as the Konghead 6×6 so we were looking to do a little something different in this video. That’s when the idea hit us to show you all the upgrades you can do to this fun RC Machine. Plus we decided to bump up the power too and install the 4-wheel steering set-up. Did the hop-ups help? We’ll show you our experience with the Tamiya King Yellow 6×6 and break down the performance with the option parts installed.

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Product: King Yellow 6×6 GF-01
By: Tamiya
Part Code: 58653
Price: $170.99
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LaTrax Teton 1/18 4WD Monster Truck Review http://www.rcdriver.com/latrax-teton-1-18-4wd-monster-truck-review/ http://www.rcdriver.com/latrax-teton-1-18-4wd-monster-truck-review/#respond Tue, 03 Apr 2018 11:21:20 +0000 http://www.rcdriver.com/?p=30365 The Latrax Teton by Traxxas is not a new RC Truck to the radio control world, but it is a truck worthy of adding to our collection of review videos. This mighty 1/18-scale electric Monster Truck comes ready to run and is a great package for those looking to get into radio control action with …

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The Latrax Teton by Traxxas is not a new RC Truck to the radio control world, but it is a truck worthy of adding to our collection of review videos. This mighty 1/18-scale electric Monster Truck comes ready to run and is a great package for those looking to get into radio control action with something better than a toy rc car, but without spending a ton of money to get a high end hobby grade rc car. This truck is 4wd, has long travel independent suspension, metal gears in the driveline and waterproof electronics with a speed control that has a training mode option. The La Trax Teton may be small in size, but it does pump out similar performance to much larger RC machines. In this video we give you all the features and details of the LaTrax Teton, show you it in action and let you know how it performs.

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Product:Teton
By: LaTrax
Part Code: 76054-5
Price: $129.99

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