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Paying for Practice

Paying for Practice

Imagine going into a bowling alley, walking right past the counter and just grabbing a lane to practice. You’re a league player, but you’re just looking to have some fun, test out your new ball and improve your game on an off night. The bowling alley won’t appreciate you sauntering on in without paying. Why […]

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Debate vs. Negativity in RC

At RC Truck Stop, we write reviews, tech pieces, which include how-tos and projects, new product announcements and commentary articles. The last ones, the commentary articles, are basically opinion pieces or editorials. In my opinion (see what I did there?), any RC topic, as long as it’s interesting–as in relevant and important–and handled respectfully, is […]

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Ethics and RC — Clones, Bootlegs and Ripoffs

Ethics and RC — Clones, Bootlegs and Ripoffs

We all understand that stealing is wrong. While plenty of people still do it, for the most part, we all can wrap our heads around concepts of rightful possession and wrongful left. These aren’t not hard concepts to comprehend. Yet, almost weekly, I see someone taking to Facebook to call out a thief. Most of […]

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How to: Take Better RC Photos with a Cellphone

How to: Take Better RC Photos with a Cellphone

I am by no means the Ansel Adams of RC photography, but I have taken more than my fair share of photographs for RC magazines and websites. While working for RC magazines I tried to be a sponge around the true professional photographers. And, my wife also happens to be a professional photography. But, even […]

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ProTek RC “TruShield” RC Car Detail Spray Review

ProTek RC “TruShield” RC Car Detail Spray Review

I know for some people maintenance is a four letter word, but if you want your RC gear to last a long time and perform to its full potential, you need to take taking care of it. You need to do some maintenance. When it comes to maintenance, I’m a big fan of Simple Green […]

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STRC CNC Aluminum Machined Precision Shock Shaft Pliers Review

STRC CNC Aluminum Machined Precision Shock Shaft Pliers Review

There are a few ways you can get a shock end off a shock shaft. You can grip it with pliers with a few layers of paper towel serving as protection for the shaft or you can grab the threads that go into the shock end with side cutters. Both of these methods can work, […]

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Bump Ups

Bump Ups

My goal every time I race–club race or big event–is to just make the A-main. Of course, I want to win, that’s always the ultimate goal, but I’m firmly in the ‘I rather finish last in the A than first in the B’ camp. Making the A-main is my success benchmark. Making the A-main means […]

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How to Go Faster

How to Go Faster

If you’re into RC odds are you have the proverbial need for speed we all seem to have. Whether you race or bash, going fast is fun. And, unlike full-size, there aren’t the same consequences–no speeding tickets and usually no physical harm to people. Sure, you can hurt yourself or someone else, so caution should […]

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Claim Rules

Claim Rules

Hobby shop owners and race directors want happy customers who keep coming back. And, racers who feel like they stand a chance at winning often keep coming back. In obvious contrast, racers who don’t feel like they’ll ever win eventually don’t come back. It isn’t a hobby shop owner’s or race director’s job to make […]

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