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Friday, February 3, 2023

Tony Phalen

RC Truck Pull Worlds

Are you guys going to cover the NR/CTPA Worlds again? I would buy a subscription if I knew there was going to be an article every year! I love reading about this even and seeing all the pictures. I think many others would as well. Thanks!

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Rally Buggy Conversion

Hey Tony. I am 12 years old and have been in the hobby for six years now. I want to convert my Traxxas 1/10 Rally to a 1/8-scale E-buggy. Any idea for what parts I should use, specifically for the front bumper and body? John D. Scarsdale, NY

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Review: Team Associated ProSC 4X4 RC Short Course Truck

Let’s face it; our industry has been overrun with Short Course trucks. Why is that, you might ask? I chalk it up to a few different rea- sons; they’re modeled after an exciting full size racing class where contact and flying parts are common on every lap. They’re pretty durable as well and have large bodies that help protect the suspension and chassis mounted parts.

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Secure your foam insert using MIP’s Sticker Adhesive Strips

MIP has introduced Stickeez Strips, a semi-permanent tape strip that bonds the insert to the wheel. We show you how to install these on 1/8-scale wheels. Let’s go!

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Futaba BLS S.bus Servos

In today’s world of RC, everything that goes into a high-end race car has additional functionality beyond the basic workings. Transmitters and receivers are stuffed with tons of technology that allow every aspect to be tuned. ESC’s have pro- gramming cards that allow you to tweak all the internal settings for that ‘just right’ feel on the track.

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Not Just For Pros

Hi Tony. In the January 2014 issue you had a How To article about setting Ackermann. I currently own a Team Associated Factory Team B4.1, a Duratrax Axis and an HPI Sprint 2 Drift. While I have always had the opportunity to adjust the Ackermann of these vehicles, I always thought it was just for the “Pro” drivers and it wouldn’t provide a noticeable effect for me, the basher/weekend racer.

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TRAXXAS Slash 2wd Short Course Truck with Audio Review

Traxxas spawned the short course craze in 2009 with the introduction of the 2WD Slash. Since that time, every vehicle manufacturer worth its salt has jumped on the SC bandwagon, creating what can arguably be one of the most popular classes in RC. Later that year, Traxxas one-upped its 2WD truck

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Review: Team Associated: B44.3 Buggy

With today’s level of RC engineering, it’s hard to take a current design and make it better. Think about it; a manufacturer designs a car that is strictly a racing machine. They put countless hours into it, filling it full of carbon fiber and high-grade aluminum.

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Motor Cooling

Ask Tony

Hi Tony. Love the magazine, especially the Ask Tony part. It’s been helping me learn more about RC all the time. I do have a question, though. If I put a heatsink on a brushed motor will that make it faster?

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Give a Gift of Traxxas

Ask Tony

Hi Tony. My oldest friend lives in Niles, Ill. I would like to send him a Traxxas Mini E-Revo for the holidays. What I would like to know, are there any tracks that he can run it on within 50 miles of his town?

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Spektrum AVC Challenge

The RC Driver Voice Your Choice award is among the most respected awards you can possibly get in the RC industry because it is solely determined by readers who log into our site and cast their votes. This year the Most Innovative Product winner was the Spektrum AVC and rightfully so.

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Ask Tony: Getting Back To It

Ask Tony

Hey Tony- I am looking to get back into RC driving. I started out with a Duratrax Evader that I ended up putting another stock motor and a larger pinion gear so I could slow it down and learn how to drive it more.

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Ask Tony: RC10 VS TLR

Hey Tony- My question will be simple and to the point; Team Associated RC10B5 or TLR 22? I’m looking to get into racing and I’m wondering which buggy would be better for me

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Ask Tony: GOING BACK TO RALLY, RALLY, RALLY…

Ask Tony

Hey Tony- I am getting into Rally Stage Racing. I have mostly run cars but thought it might be fun to try a truck. What does my truck need to run in stage rallys

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TrakPower VR-1 Dual Racing Charger

Review: TrakPower VR-1 Dual Racing Charger

As Lithium Polymer batteries have become the standard in RC and capacities and cell counts continually increase, so have the demands for more powerful chargers. High milliamp hours (mAh) batteries increase the charge duration. To combat this, more LiPo batteries now allow charge rates as high as 12C. Of course, you will be unable to take advantage of higher charge rates without high-powered equipment like the TrakPower VR-1 charger.

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