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Thursday, June 20, 2024

RCD Staff

Motor Types Explained

This month we'll take a look at the core differences in the motors that are available for popular vehicle classifications.

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TrakPower Digital Soldering Station

In the world of radio control, soldering is one of the most valuable skills a modeler can learn. Being able to install or change connectors, motors or speed controls is a basic necessity in our hobby. Soldering with the wrong tools can lead to frustration or even damage the components you're trying to install.

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Review: RTR Trophy Truggy

The HPI Trophy Truggy has been around for a while now, and each revision makes this tough off-roader better than the last. With the nitro version (an electric Flux is also available) many improvements to the electronics have been made, along with many other features like waterproofing all around.

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Review: Helion Rivos

My son, Daniel, and I are always looking to have fun with the latest gear in the radio control hobby. From airplanes to helis and RC cars to even drones, we both enjoy this hobby as a way to spend quality time together. Over the past year, we have been taking a more active interest in RC boating.

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Racing News

What’s happening in the world of RC racing? CARPET OFF-ROAD?! Off-road RC racing has and always will evolve as we move forward with technology and market trends. Off-road RC vehicles continue to become more durable and user friendly which allows for more competition and close racing.

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Traxxas for me

Hi Tony! I am looking into buying a Traxxas Slash 2WD VXL. I just wanted to know if this is a good choice. Is there anything that is a better deal than the $374.95 the Slash retails for? Thanks!

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Review: ARRMA Typhon

When you think of a good basher car what do you expect from it? I think most would say they want something fast with race car like handling and obviously something so fast needs to be durable enough to take some abuse. Arrma has made a name for their 1/10-scale vehicles by delivering all of the above.

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Transmitter Transformation

By David Baker Change the color of your radio to match your ride or style I like to change anything from its box-stock form. That includes my transmitters. I was painting my radios silver long before they were available in …

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Hop Up: Robinson Racing Spur Gear

Unless you live in a remote part of the world or you just got into the hobby yesterday, you know that one of the best upgrades you can add to any RC vehicle is a gear or slipper unit from Robinson Racing Products, a.k.a RRP. This month we are installing a steel spur gear to a Slash 4x4.

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RCD Stuff

Check out this variety of cool stuff from Tamiya, Duratrax, Losi, Cow RC, Attack & Outerwears

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UDI RC Power Venom

Have you been thinking about ge ing an RC boat? Are you unsure about making a commitment to yet another aspect of the hobby? Stop thinking and take a look at the Power Venom from Udi R/C.

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Know the motor rotor

Greetings, tech fans! Recently I was able to assist with running a major on-road race’s tech inspection processes. This included the vehicle tech before racing as well as the motor pre-tech and post-race processes. This was not the first time I’ve done this and I always enjoy event organizing.

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Vaterra V100-S 2014 Chevrolet Stingray

Horizon Hobby introduced their Vaterra line of vehicles nearly two years ago now with an emphasis on scale realism and officially licensed bodies. There has been a very close relationship between Chevrolet and Vaterra

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RCD Paint Plus: Detail Your RC Truck Body for More Realism

By the time you’re done building a chassis, painting
 the body can be a chore but this is no time to be
in a hurry. For me it is the best part of seeing an
 RC vehicle come together. When I saw the Vaterra Ascender release I just saw an awesome ‘86 K-5 Chevy Blazer body with a cool molded plastic chrome grill.

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Tower Hobbies Cutback Review

Tower Hobbies is relatively new to the RC car market (but obviously not to RC in general). Backed by Hobbico, the Tower Hobbies Cutback is a brushless 4X4 short course RTR set to compete in one of the most popular market segments today.

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