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Our editor/publisher/boss, Brian, is out of town for a while, so I have total control over the site (insert evil laugh here). With that, I’ve decided to let you all in on a little secret. The only reason we post news about ACER Racing introducing some new sizes of ball bearings is so we have a reason to post the [...]
Why carry around a Fluke Multimeter when you can toss Hobbico‘s tiny Pro-Series Lithium Voltmeter into your tool bag and promptly loose it? Well, that might be a reason, but seriously folks, do you need a big multimeter just to check the voltage on your LiPos, LiFes, and Li-Ion batteries? I really don’t think so. The Pro LVM can give [...]
In rc we are used to getting hacked, meaning you go into a corner and the guy behind you rams ya and parks ya in the cheap seats. Shoot, “hacking” happens in nearly every corner of the local novice class. It’s a bit more rare seeing “hacking” at the top level of AMA/Feld Supercross, but last night in Atlanta Chad [...]
We printed out all the entries for the GH Racing Slash Hop-Up Contest and picked two names out of the box. Congratulations to our two winners, Phil R. and Davy C.!!! Phil’s name was drawn out of the box first, so he will get the choice of the Silver set, or the Red and Blue set, and Davy will get [...]
Photo of the Week:by Tim Green R/C Around the Web took a little break last week because there really wasn’t anything worth mentioning anywhere in the R/C web-o-sphere. It probably would have been funny, in a hipster d-bag ironical kind of way, to post a blank R/C ATW, but I’m not a hipster d-bag. There’s not many good projects out there [...]
Budget radios are everywhere these days and HPI is not one to be left out of the fun. Their TF-20U radio, which has been the 2.4 GHz pack-in radio for many of their RTRs, is now available separately. Being a budget radio it’s not big on features, having only 2 channels, a steering dual rate switch, throttle and steering trims, [...]
Robitronic is ready to juice up your glow plugs with more power than you’ll likely know what to do with. Their new LiPo Glowstarter is said to provide a full days worth of glow igniting goodness from the 3.7v, 1200 mAh LiPo battery. The ignitor has a built in voltage regulator that brings that 3.7v down to a more appropriate [...]
Here is my garage were I have all my trucks!My trucks are all scaled up R/C trucks- I have a full scale HPI Wheely King,an Axial SCX-10, and two Axial AX-10s. I’m still building my full scale Venom Creeper. Here are some pics of all my trucks in my garage. Am I lying? You decide.Did I fool you? 🙂
If you’re interested in collecting racing paraphernalia then this might interest you. Traxxas sponsored TORC series and NASCAR driver, Kyle Busch, is holding a little auction to raise money for his charitable organization, The Kyle Busch Foundation. You’ll be bidding on an autographed, race worn helmet from his debut TORC race at the Chicago Route 66 raceway this past season. [...]
Traxxas’ tiny truck is getting a big upgrade in the shock department thanks to the Exotek crew. Their new Big Bore Shocks for the 1/16 E-Revo (and pretty much all the other 1/16 scale Traxxas vehicles, with minor parts swaps) are beautifully machined hunks of alloy with threaded shock bodies and a gun metal finish for hot looks. You’ll also [...]
How often have you been sitting around saying to yourself “boy, if only my sedan had a Boss 302 body, my life would be complete…” I’m guessing not often, most of you probably rank other things as more important to having a fulfilled life. Not me though, I’m a straight up, unrepentant consumer. If it’s shiny or new, I must [...]
hi i have been looking around for a new transmitter/receiver for my slash. i bought it when it first came out so it doesn’t have the 2.4ghz. i was wondering if the transmitter or the receiver makes the range? Tyler S. Cubby– Yo Tyler, what’s up? Btw, great question, one that generated much discussion around the office. So what “makes” the effective [...]
If you’re looking for more ways to add a touch of realism to your scale crawler RC4WD has a couple new officially licensed products from Ballistic Fabrication for you. If you’re not happy with those big, bulky plastic kit axles you’ve been using then you might want to have a gander at the Ballistic Fabrication axle. It features Ballistic’s unique [...]
Reedy has just announced another addition to their lineup of LiPo batteries. This is the Reedy 1800mAh 25C Lipo designed for the 1/18th scale market. It features a Deans Ultra Plug, JST XH balance connector, 14 gauge wire, and should be hitting the shops around $32! Visit the Reedy site for more info.
The Futaba mothership is showing off a new entry level radio. Now I don’t read Japanese, but from various other sources I was able to cobble together that the new 3PRKA will be a 3 channel, 2.4 GHz radio with some minor features such as trims and servo reversing, possibly more. It’s going to be targeted at RTR owners that [...]