Monday, April 22, 2024

Greg Vogel

RCD Interview: You Need to Know Brad Brucker

RC Driver’s man on the mic Joe Papa met up with Hobbico’s Brad Brucker, Surface Team Manager for Team Durango, Futaba, O.S. Engines, TrakPower, O’Donnell and Duratrax. Brad’s job is pretty impressive and it’s all focused on helping you the …

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RC4WD Gelande II Truck Kit with Cruiser Body Set

RC4WD Gelande II Cruiser

Its amazing to think that a 19″x 20″x 10″ size box would initiate an knock-down drag-out brawl in the RC Driver office between Greg and Tony on who would build and review its contents, but RC4WD managed to make that …

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Axial Racing 1/10 Scale Yeti Electric Rock Racer Kit

This year Axial has shaken up the off-road scene with the Yeti.  The 1/10th scale Yeti RTR and the 1/8th scale Yeti XL RTR were released mid-year 2014.  The capable rock racers feature a solid rear axle with independent front …

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Hitec Lynx 4S 2.4 GHz Transmitter

It has been quite some time since Hitec has released a radio for the surface crowd. Sure they have made a huge name for themselves with some of the best servos you can buy for racing and bashing applications and …

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Project RCD Jallopy Part 4 – The Drive

Part 4 of Project Jallopy and we’ve finished our build. It’s hard to imagine that just a few days ago, the car you see above was just a random pile of parts in a bin with no instruction manual for …

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Project RCD Jallopy Part 3

We’re into Part 3 of Project RCD Jallopy and we’re going to wrap up the build portion of our custom creation and we’ll talk performance in Part 4. Things just seemed to fall together nicely at the end of the …

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Project RCD Jallopy Part 2

It’s Part 2 time of the Project RCD Jallopy build and we’re going to find and build the rear end of the machine from our pile of extra parts. Transmission case, gears, bearings… everything seems to be here, lets get …

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Helion Verdikt 12SC Short Course Truck

Well this is something different. The crew behind Helion is looking to fill a missing void between small 1/18 machines that are great for indoor use, but can be a handful to drive and 1/10 vehicles that can be a …

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Project RCD Jallopy Part 1

We’re back at it, gathering up spare parts left behind from various Traxxas Slash builds and projects we’ve created over the years and now we’re going to free-style a build and see what we come up with. There are plenty …

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Install Traxxas Slash 4×4 Steel Constant Velocity Shafts

The Traxxas Slash 4×4 and Stampede 4×4 are popular off-road machines to customize. Many opt to installed more powerful brushless systems with big power LiPo batteries to extend the fun factor, but this can also play havoc to drive-lines. To …

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Painting with LRP’s Magic Colour 2 Paint

LRP Magic Colour 2 Paint

A big part of the cool factor behind driving radio control cars is customizing your vehicle to your specific style. We’re not just talking about how crazy you go with anodized or carbon fiber hop-ups, we’re talking about the look …

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GM Racing HGM SLP Low Profile HV BL Servo

GM Racing is probably one of those brands you’ve come across at one point or another if you’ve been in the hobby for a while. This brand has primarily been distributed in Europe, but is now making its way into …

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Robinson Racing Hard Blackened Slash or Stampede 4×4 Spur Gear Install

Robinson Racing has a large offering of pinion gears, spur and slipper options for many of today’s popular vehicles. One popular gear upgrade is for the Stampede/ Slash 4×4 spur with slipper unit. The stock Traxxas gear is plastic so …

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Pro-Line Racing Pro-MT

  Pro-Line pretty much shocked the RC community when they released the Pro-2 Short Course truck. This RC accessory giant made the leap into offering car kits and the Pro-2 is a pretty impressive machine for those who want the …

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Outerwears Outerlex RC Engine Bag


True story; about a year ago, while in the pits at a local club race, I watched a driver ask his buddy if he could borrow an engine. He was having problems with his mill, but what I saw next …

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