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Friday, February 3, 2023

Tony Phalen

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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Ask Tony: Hey! I have your answer

You Got Questions? Tony has your answer! This month: MID-MOTOR PRO-2, GRIPPY SC10, BIGGER BEC

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6 things you probably didn’t know about 6 companies you know

Let me ask you a question – when you think RC, what companies come to mind? Team Associated? HPI? Traxxas? I bet you can name a handful of cars that those companies make. If you're a real RC nut, you might even be able name some of their 'vintage' offerings or where the companies are located. However, there's actually a lot of cool trivia out there about these companies. After some serious digging, I came up with 6 things you probably didn't know about 6 companies you know. Let's get started.

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Spec-Ial Xray?

Hi Tony. Does XRay have a 2015 1/8 E-Buggy or is the XB8E, which was released a year ago, their so-called 2015 Specs Buggy???

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SC10 Speedster

Hey Tony. I have a Team Associated SC10 with an 8.5T motor, a 120A Xerun ESC and 5000mAh 50c battery. What gears should I run for speed? Thanks!

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Driftless Driftstar

Hey Tony. I’ve been into RC for a little while and after receiving my Driftstar from Exceed RC the ESC completely stopped. A red light on the face keeps blinking. Do you have any idea what’s happening? Also, any suggestions on a good brushless system?

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Kumamon! Kumamon! Kumamon!

Hey Tony. I got the last issue of the mag and love the Kumamon challenge you guys did. It looks like you guys had a lot of fun with it. Nice to see someone not afraid to put out some fun articles instead of the constant racer reviews! Keep up the good work!

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Fun Times

Hiya Tony. Your magazine is great, an excellent resource for the hobby. You guys always look like you’re having a good time during the reviews. My question is a simple one; do you guys really have as much fun playing with toy cars as it seems?

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Losi’s TEN-SCTE RTR Troy Lee Designed Short Course Truck

Losi’s fabulous TEN-SCTE 2.0 has seen quite a bit of success on the battlefield, winning everything from club races to National Championships. When it came time to produce an RTR version of this truck, Horizon didn’t just want to throw some entry-level electronics in it, they wanted to make sure their truck was fast, competitive and had a bold new look.

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How To Install the SX5 Sand Rail Conversion from Kraken RC on the HPI Baja

Kraken RC’s Sidewinder X5 (SX5) Sand Rail Conversion for the HPI Baja is by far one of the best conversion kits for this buggy we’ve seen, transforming your big ol’ 1/5-scale to a pretty serious-looking desert buggy. We’ve had an HPI Baja 5B sitting in our office for a while just waiting for some special project idea to come around … and here it is.

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Custom Build Projects

I am a “new again” guy to the RC marketplace. I enjoyed my Team Associated TQ10 back in the day and then moved to downtown Chicago which is not really RC friendly. I now live in south Florida and want a badass electric HPI Baja 5B. My question is this; can I build one entirely out of hop up parts?

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Magnet Energization in Brushless Motors

Hey Tony. How are the magnets on a brushless motor energized in sequence?

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Diff-Icult Question

Hey Tony. I have a question about the Losi 8IGHT-T; will the front, center and rear diffs of the 8IGHT-T 3.0 fit in the 2.0? Thanks

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Lipo Or Nimh – Help Me Decide

I am fairly new to the RC world and I’m interested in using LiPo batteries. Problem is I don’t know what makes them so much better than NiMh?

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Gas Or Nitro

Hi Tony. I’m looking to buy a 4WD RC truck. A co-worker of mine has an HPI Savage 4.6 XL that is all tuned up and we are planning to gather some friends and build a track to have fun. Which is faster as a stock model; gas or nitro?

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