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Thursday, June 20, 2024

RCD Staff

Review: Engine Start Made Easy with ProTek RC Engine Heater

Using an engine heater is quickly becoming the norm on the nitro racing scene. By preheating your engine before start-up and runs, you allow the engine to start easier with less wear and tear. It also allows you to get the engine to proper running temperatures at the beginning of the race rather than later so tuning is also easy.

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How To: Paint a Checkered Flag on Your RC Muscle Car

Here’s a tip for you. When you you’re picking your next RC, don’t let the body on it influence your decision. Why? Because bodies are wear and tear items that will be replaced and when you replace it, your new look can be anything you want.

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Review: Novarossi High-Performance Clutch

Novarossi set out to manufacture a well-balanced, high performance clutch and the result is what you see here. The four-shoe clutch has a balanced flywheel with four hardened steel pins to support the included aluminum and carbon friction material shoes.

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Top RC Paint Jobs from the Pros

Who does your painting? Do you prefer to tackle it yourself or does it make you hyperventilate to think about applying your own colors? I love to do my own when time permits or when I have a very specific design in mind. The editors here at the magazine are very capable of doing their own painting and often do

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RCD Stuff

Get your fill of this months cool RCD Stuff: Speed Control, Zip up Hoodie, Drift Gyro, Bumper Set, Charger, Thermometer,

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3 Upgrade Ideas – Traxxas Slash

Project: Traxxas Slash: Our hop-up parts and accessory picks for today’s popular vehicles that will boost performance, durability or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.

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Project: Tamiya DT03 Goes from Entry Level to High Performance RC Buggy

Tamiya is great for designing all sorts of interesting RC vehicles and keeping every format of our hobby fresh and interesting. The DT03 chassis is more geared for beginners in stock form, the cost is many design cues had durability in mind over all out performance.

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Review: ECX Revenge Type E Brings Brushless Power to Your First RC Race Buggy

It wasn’t too long ago when electric 1/8-scale buggies were almost all homemade creations and the few RTR’s that were out there were super expensive and generally unreliable. The ECX Revenge Type E is a true example of how far technology has advanced in the RC world.

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Review: Vaterra V100-S 2015 Ford Mustang GT RC Car

When Horizon Hobby first launched its Vaterra product line of realistic, scale, licensed cars they hit the ground running with a garage full of imports and first-gen Camaros. For those of the Blue Oval persuasion there wasn’t much to get excited about; and then—BAM—Vaterra knocks one clear out of the park

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Review: Arrma Granite BLS RC Monster Truck

Pickup truck body, a potent powerplant, four giant tires and plenty of ground clearance for go-anywhere ability are the main characteristics that make a monster truck a monster truck. In my opinion, this makes RC versions of these rigs a great vehicle for bashing and for someone just starting out.

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Review: Tekin RSX 1/10-Scale Electronic Speed Control

Tekin has pushed ESC development in racing ever since the early 90’s. I remember those gold anodized heat- sinks coming out of the top of my 411G2 and loving how smooth, efficient and programmable Tekin gear always was.

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Review: Traxxas Power-UP EZ Peak Plus ID Battery Charging System

I don’t care what vehicle you currently drive, just about anyone will admit that Traxxas has gotten a ton of people into the hobby in recent years. As such you have an influx of people getting into the hobby who …

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Project: Hot Bodies D8Te – Ultra Competitive E-Truggy Conversion

The Hot Bodies D8T has enjoyed a long life of wins in many racers’ hands from the club level up. Its simple design makes it easy to work on, its refined geometry makes it easy for any driver to tune and its price tag is certainly in the affordable range.

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Review: Graupner X-8N 4-Channel Telemetry Radio

Graupner is back! Graupner is a company from Germany who are well known throughout Europe for their superb quality products. They are starting to become more well known in the American market thanks to Open Hobby who picked up the American distribution.

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