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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Tony Phalen

HPI Sprint 2 Sport – Chassis Upgrade

HPI Sprint 2 Sport - The Chassis

Part 2 of the HPI Sprint 2 Sport Project revolves around the chassis. Since this project is going from mild to radically wild, I’m starting by swapping out the stock plastic platform (and top deck) with a beautiful carbon fiber …

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Install Tekno’s Slash Hubs

How To: Install Tekno’s Slash Hubs

Add performance and durability to your truck The Traxxas Slash is arguably one of the most popular radio control vehicles of all time. Being so popular, it has lent itself to countless hop-ups and upgrades with some being more flashy …

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Tuning Haus Machined Aluminum Pivot for Tamiya’s F104v2 and TRF101

Tuning Haus Machined Aluminum Pivot for Tamiya's F104v2 and TRF101

Tamiya’s F104v2 and TRF101 Formula 1 cars are both vicious contenders on the track, but one bump of the wall or harsh tumble can cause the stock plastic pivot to fail. Tuning Haus has developed a machined replacement that is a …

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Hitec X1 Touch Multi-Charger

Review: Hitec X1 Touch Multi-Charger

Hitec has released a new touch screen charger that is sure to catch the eye of those wanting this type of technology sitting in their pits. The X1 Touch is the little brother to Hitec’s X1-200, but it’s still packed …

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Duratrax Body Scissors and Reamer Set

Review: Duratrax Body Scissors and Reamer Set

As you can about imagine, we have quite a few RC rides here in the RC Driver office; everything from on-road cars monster trucks to short course and even a few drift cars. They are all cool in their own …

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HPI Sprint 2 Sport

Project: HPI Sprint 2 Sport

HPI’s Sprint 2 Sport has quickly become one of RC’s go-to vehicles. You can catch this versatile on-roader racing around asphalt (or carpet) tracks, sliding sideways through drift courses or even navigating rally courses littered with different types of terrain. …

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Large Scale PowerJam 2014 – The Scrap Yard, Monon, Indiana

Our friend on the move, Bob Reynolds, was at the 2014 Large Scale Power Jam held at The Scrap Yard in Monon, Indiana. He took quite a few pictures and forwarded them on to us … and then I grabbed …

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Schelle Racing Releases Ball Bearing Steering for Kyosho RB6, RT6, SC6

Schelle Racing Releases Ball Bearing Steering for Kyosho RB6, RT6, SC6

Schelle Racing has released an updated steering rack for Kyosho RB6/RT6/SC6 owners. This zero-slop setup features an aluminum rack with Ackermann adjustments as well as a wide steering pivot option. It rides on a set of quality bearings (instead of …

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Keep Things Squeaky Clean with SCA’s Tork Wipers

Keep Things Squeaky Clean with SCA's Tork Wipers

Tired of having greasy, oily or paint-covered hands at home or at the track? You could use rubber gloves, but that’s not a very manly option, especially when there’s a killer cleaning product like SCA’s Tork Wipes! Designed for RC …

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The 2014 East Coast Large Scale Nationals is in the Books!

2014 East Coast Large Scale Nationals

Every year, about this time, a popular race is held in North Carolina at an even more popular location; the East Coast Large Scale Nationals at Digger’s Dungeon. So what makes both of these so popular? First, there has been …

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Panther Rolling Cargo Bag

Panther Rolling Cargo Bag

I just made my way back from the 2014 East Coast Large Scale Nats last week and, while packing for this trip, I was in need of a bag to haul all my 1/5-scale tires. I searched high and low …

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AVID RC .75mm Carbon Fiber Arm Inserts for the Hot Bodies D812

AVID RC .75mm Carbon Fiber Arm Inserts for the Hot Bodies D812

AVID RC has released a revised carbon fiber arm insert for the Hot Bodies D812. Sized down to .75mm (from 1.5mm), this insert not only looks trick but helps reduce suspension arm flex. This makes the D812 feel more responsive …

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Get Your Charge On – Reedy 2S Charge Harness

Get Your Charge On - Reedy 2S Charge Harness

Reedy now offers a charging harness for all 2S LiPo packs that use standard bullet plug ports. This harness features 12-gauge silicone wire, a JST-XH balance connector and are wicked on the opposite end, allowing you to equip the harness …

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Team C Gives YOU $100 for Your Old Video Game!

Team C Gives YOU $100 for Your Old Video Game!

Team C USA is on a mission to get people to stop staring at screens and start getting outside to experience the real world. That’s why they’re offering $100 off on ANY Team C kit when you send them an …

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Vaterra RC Licensed Ford Raptor 4WD Pre-Runner RTR

RCD Reveal: Vaterra RC Licensed Ford Raptor 4WD Pre-Runner RTR

While I love all sorts of RC, I’ve been recently drawn more and more to RC based on real vehicles. The Ford Raptor is on my must-have bucket list (both RC and 1:1 scale) and it appears today is the …

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