Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Recent Posts

Power Boosting Secrets

Since the dawn of putting power into radio controlled vehicles, one thing has remained the same for everyone, the desire for more power and speed! Today, many of us use brushless motors to power our vehicles. These wonders of modern technology offer long run-times, low maintenance, and lots and lots of power!

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Revenge .21 Off-road

Nitro off-road 1/8 buggy racing is still a strong competition segment in the hobby and with so many advances has become a battle of equipment along with skill. The battle of equipment certainly means more cost and to some its difficult to pay out to stay on top, so when choosing equipment you have to choose wisely and within your budget.

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LRP Blast S10-SC Review

For years LRP has been a leader in making quality RC products for the hobbyist. Although it comes as a ready-to-run, the LRP Blast S10 SC 2 4X4 Short Course truck also has many of the features you would find on a top level racer. Its ability to be set up with many adjustment options allows the RC driver to adapt the truck to several different driving conditions.

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Traxxas EZ-Peak Dual

It is easy to forget how much power our battery packs contain, so it’s great when we can recommend a tool that will help those new to high-powered RC cars and trucks to stay safe. In some cases, an easy slip of your finger on a button could cause a LiPo pack to be charged at an unsafe rate, causing damage to the pack and sometimes to the area where the pack is sitting.

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Team Losi Racing 8IGHT-T Review

Outdoor racing is in full swing and it's interesting to see where the classes have progressed to this year. It seems as if the truggy class has expanded from nitro only to both nitro and electric. It appears the club racer may lean toward the electric side, while the devoted competitor still leans toward nitro. I could just be rambling on, but this racer tends to gravitate to nitro and when I saw the 8IGHT-T 4.0...

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Nitro Battery Options

This month's electric column is a little different. We'll talk about the electric side of nitro cars. In the past there were only two options for batteries to power your racing machine’s electronics; hump pack or straight pack; a four-cell dry-cell holder is never an option for a racer. If you want to go way back, NiCds were once the only way to go, but they have been nonexistent for some time.

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Pro Boat Zelos 48 Review

Heading out on the water during the summer on a real boat in order to simply run RC boats has become a common pastime with a few of my RC buddies. About twice a month, we pack up food, beverages and as many RC boats as we can on a pontoon boat and spend all day in a remote cove just enjoying the model boat side of the hobby. On one trip one buddy arrived with his Pro Boat Blackjack gas boat converted to electric power.

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Which Lipo, Eh?

Hey Tony. I have an Axial AX-10 Scorpion that I want to mount a LiPo pack to. I have the graphite battery mounts screwed to the axle as well on both sides of the servo. I would like to keep the packs small but not sure which packs to buy. Ideally I’d like 3S packs but 2S is ok. Any ideas?

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10 years – The Nitro 6 sees another round of changes

Way back around 2005 we reviewed the Nitro 6 from Truckstop Racing. It was an Associated Nitro MGT that had been converted to a 6x6 monster with the cab of a tractor trailer. It was a beast and a half and was one of the most unique offerings of that era. After the initial review I did a follow up in mid 2006 and treated the truck to a host of hop ups and a new body…this time a pick up truck.

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