Thursday, March 23, 2017

Recent Posts

Timing and Gearing

This month we will look at something most electric racers have been forced to become familiar with, timing and gearing. Gearing and timing changes can mean a few things depending on what exactly you hope to get out of your racing machine. In true Charlie fashion, I’ll break down these two tuning adjustments to make your educational experience simple.

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RC Driver Rewind

If you have been around this great hobby for a long while like I have you have seen a great many cool vehicles come and go. Some, that shall remain nameless, never really caught on or were poorly designed. Others had a huge fan following but their time simply ran out and they were superseded by newer and more modern vehicles.

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Drivetrain Maintenance

Part of owning an RC vehicle is performing maintenance to keep it running at its absolute best. Wrenching on your ride is actually one of the aspects that makes RC so much fun. Not only are you keeping your car operating at its best, but it also gets you familiar with how it works.

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10 Cool Pit Tools For Under $20

So you’ve gone out and bought your very first high-end radio control kit and can’t wait to get building. You crack open the box, lay out all the well labeled bags and even read the instructions. You are now ready to build; until you notice that all the required tools to do so are either missing or of such low quality they belong in a kid’s tool set.

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PR Racing SC201 Short Course Truck

Short Course Trucks are arguably one of the most popular classes each and every week at RC tracks around the globe. The 2WD class is especially popular with drivers looking to have some good fun and be competitive in something a little bigger and heavier than their 2WD buggies and trucks.

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Installing Gear Head RC Lights on the Axial Yeti XL

I really enjoy my Axial Yeti XL and wherever I take it, it constantly gathers a crowd. People seem to love its enormous size as well as its alarming amount of power! While I don’t run it on 6S much anymore (it was scaring the local children as well as many small animals), I figured it was time to start investing in some hop-ups to bolster its wow factor even more.

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LRP S10 Twister Ready To Run 2wd Buggy

2WD Buggy has been, and will more than likely stay, the king of the off-road race classes any given weekend or weekday around the world. The buggies are small, light, nimble, easy to tune and just a blast to drive. This winning combination has proven the top of the heap for 20+ years with no signs of slowing down.

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Know the RC Lingo

Terminology in any hobby can be challenging to understand, especially to the newcomer. So this month, we’re going to take a walk through some of the buzzwords and terms used by various brands and RC gurus.

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ECX Temper Ready To Run Rock Crawler Review

ECX is a brand that is known for beginner friendly vehicles that make it easy for the newcomer to jump into the hobby. Rock crawlers are actually a great way to get acquainted with driving an RC, because they will drive over anything and since they are geared for torque they are not too fast.

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Getting Into Electric RC Cars

If the time has come for you to get your first hobby grade electric RC car and be permanently finished with lackluster toy store cars that are short on performance, durability and upgradability, this guide is for you. The best thing to do is not to just jump right in and buy the first thing you find.

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