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RC Engine Reassembly

Now that your engine has been fully dismantled, it's time to replace any worn parts. In my engine all that was required was a new piston and sleeve. Yours may differ. If your engine failed...

RC Engine Teardown

You'll eventually run into an engine that just flat won't run anymore, and if it has a fair bit of sentimental value and/or is expensive to replace, rebuilding it is a viable option. Here's how to do that...

Mod Your Transmitter For LiPo

This article will give you a step by step guide on how to easily modify your existing transmitter to use a LiPo battery

How To Create Gate Markers For Crawling

Gate markers are a commonly used item in competition rock crawling, but few just-for-fun crawler guys even know about them or what they are used for. In competition crawling events, they are used to mark where checkpoints are...

How To Make Body Washers

Tired of your body post punching through that new, freshly painted rc body of yours? This tip is a simple way to help prevent this from happening, which will extend the life of your RC body.

How To Cut Tire Foams

For those who don't know, tire foams are pieces of circular foam that fit into the tire to give it support since most RC tires aren't pneumatic, or filled with air. This is a step by step guide...

How To Store RC Tires

People that are new to the RC hobby may not realize how big of deal it is to store your tires correctly, especially if you are planning on decent performance from them. This article will show you a couple different ways...

How To Store Your RC Car

Storing your car - what's the big deal? What could hurt it while it just sits there, not even being driven? Well, a lot of things can happen to your RC car while it is in storage.

Tamiya Lunchbox RC Review

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To be completely honest, I never did understand why people thought slow, sometimes poor-performing, vintage kits were fun. Read on to see if my opinion of vintage RCs changed after building and driving this...

Traxxas Summit RC Review

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We review the Traxxas Summit RC truck. We run it through a battery of tests and give you our unbiased opinion on this RC. Lots of pictures and videos of our bashing runs and unboxing!

GForce 2800kV Brushless Motor Review

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The motor you pick for your RC can be the difference between a no-go car and a go, go, go car! It is arguably the most important piece of electronics...

HPI Savage RC Review

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We review the HPI Savage RC kit. We had to build this kit from scratch... find out how the build went and what aftermarket parts we used in this truck. Also find out if this truck is worth your money or not!

Four RC Painting Tips

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When painting your first body for an RC car, truck, buggy, or crawler, there are some things you will need to know and some rules to follow. Reading through and understanding these tips and rules will result in...

$10 Brushed ESC Review

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When I was out on the prowl for a decent brushed ESC for my new build, Project Mini Clawz, I couldn't believe my eyes when I found a $10 ESC rated for 320 amps! This review will discuss whether or not this product was worth my ten bucks.

RPM Body Mounts And Posts

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RPM has always astonished me with their down-to-earth prices, yet amazing quality. Add on to that a lifetime warranty, why in the world wouldn't you purchase their products?! For this reason...

Using An External Low Voltage Alarm

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You may be wondering what a low voltage alarm (LVA for short) is. It is a small electronic device that measures the voltage of your RC's battery and emits a loud sound when the battery drops below a certain voltage...

Three Soldering Tips

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Sometimes soldering is very important in order to be able to do the things you want to do in the hobby. However, a lot of people simply don't know how to solder or feel that they aren't good enough at it and do not want to mess up their...

Cleaning Your RC

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No one wants a dirty RC car, right? Of course not, unless maybe that's just the way you like it! This article will explain two ways of how to correctly clean your RC car without harming it or making the cleaning process...

Losi Micro Brushless Review

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The first time I drove my Losi Micro SCT I knew it had to have a power upgrade. For a while, the LiPo upgrade satisfied me, but even that grew old. I knew the only option left was to install a brushless system...

Proline Hole Shot Tires Review

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An RC car can be four wheel-drive, big, cool looking, and whatever else, but it won't be much fun without the right set of tires. Read on to find out whether these tires make your RC rock or not...

ECX Boost Review

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I bought the ECX Boost expecting a fun, not too serious little buggy. Since I am a seasoned RC hobbyist and this is a vehicle primarily aimed at newcomers to the hobby, this review was done...

RC Powertrains 101

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RC vehicles are powered by a myriad of methods. Gravity, wind, updrafts, steam, internal combustion engines, electricity, you name it there's probably an RC that uses it. The most commonly used methods...

RC Powertrains 102

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Before I cover the finer points of 2-cycle and 4-cycle engines, first I want to go over how engines work in the first place. Engines have one goal in life: To turn heat into rotation. Engines get this heat from a fuel of some sort.

RC Powertrains 103

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Two-stroke engines are very commonplace in RC. Fact is, cars use them 100% (to date no ready-to-run has ever come out with a 4-stroke, and OS has discontinued the two short-run car 4-stroke they did make), and aircraft still use...