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The Best RC Commercial Isn’t Trying To Sell RC

The Best RC Commercial Isn’t Trying To Sell RC

We all know the Leatherman name that made multi-tools famous. Well, they have a new product called the Leap, which is a multi-tool geared towards a younger 9-years-old and up demographic. That’s all well and good and I like the idea, but what really got my attention was the commercial they are running to promote […]

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What I Love About RC Racing

What I Love About RC Racing

I write these Commentaries because, well, a lot of people click on them, so somebody must like them. The problem is these Commentary articles are essentially our online version of an editorial and, like real editorials, they can be a little, well, negative. Editorials are opinion pieces and we tend to have something to say on a […]

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You Should Pay To Practice

You Should Pay To Practice

The full title of this Commentary article could easily be “You Should Pay To Practice And Pay Twice As Much For Racing But I Have An Idea To Get All The Track Time You Want For Free” . . . but that is way too long. Before I start getting you all bent out of […]

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Scale Points Are Pointless

Scale Points Are Pointless

This isn’t the first time I’ve jumped on my soapbox to rant a little about scale points. I’m not anti-scale. Just the opposite. I love scale. That said and while scale points have evolved significantly, scale points still have a long ways to go. Better said, scale points need to go away. I’m lucky enough […]

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RC Truck Stop Two Year Anniversary

RC Truck Stop Two Year Anniversary

Today, December 2nd, is RC Truck Stop’s official two year anniversary. Two years! It’s not the biggest milestone. We readily admit that two years is hardly cause for a parade, but while it may sound cliche, these two years have rather strikingly both flown by and felt like so much more than just two years. […]

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Nice T-shirt! Did You Buy It Online?

Nice T-shirt! Did You Buy It Online?

Usually I have some pretty long rants, I mean, Commentary articles. This one, I’m thinking, is going to be short and sweet. Let’s see how it goes. The subject of certain T-shirts being worn at the track has bothered me for a long time. What T-shirts? Is someone wearing something offensive? Not really. At least […]

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What is Scale RC? Scale Comp Crawling And Rules

What is Scale RC? Scale Comp Crawling And Rules

A scale model is a smaller version of a real thing. In the context that we’re concerned, it’s a small version of, typically, an off-road vehicle. Seems simple, but the reality (pun intended) is the concept of “what is scale” is pretty ambiguous and very much open to interpretation. When RC rock crawling first took […]

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Nobody Cares

Nobody Cares

Quick, who won the last 1/8-buggy IFMAR world championship? Globally, that’s the premier racing class–the one to win if you want to prove you’re the best of the best. Try this one: Who is the current ROAR 4WD short course national champion? That’s universally the biggest class across the U.S. right now. Not good with […]

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Clone Wars — RC Style

Clone Wars — RC Style

First, let’s accurately define clone. A clone isn’t a product that lacks originality or a rebadged product. An RC clone is a direct copy. One step further, a pure clone will have part-for-part interchangeability. There are some “gray area” clones where the design looks identical, but certain changes prevent a mass amount of interchangeability or some parts […]

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Happy New Year and THANK YOU from RC Truck Stop

Happy New Year and THANK YOU from RC Truck Stop

Happy New Year from RC Truck Stop! The first thing that comes to mind when we reflect on 2012 is a very true and sincere THANK YOU! Thank you for a great year. Thank you for visiting RC Truck Stop and for going on this ride with us. We look forward to sharing another awesome […]

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The Next Traxxas?

The Next Traxxas?

Many companies understandably won’t want to hear it, but these days there is a single dominate brand in RC. There are a lot of successful companies in RC, but when the dust settles, one is–at least for now–clearly breaking away from the pack. In the not-too-distant past, there were usually at least two companies on […]

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Club Racing Reinvented

Club Racing Reinvented

Ready for analogy that is funny because it’s true and yet also not really all that funny because it’s too true? Here ya go: You’re more likely to find standing water on the moon than an RC racer that embraces change. When it comes to how we do things in RC racing, we do them […]

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Traxxas Takes on Big Box Stores

Traxxas Takes on Big Box Stores

Recently, I had something come across my desk that made me appreciate that I was sitting down. What I read was a huge surprise and caught me off guard. I had to read it twice and then I was on the hunt to research it. Traxxas announces that they will be supplying big box stores […]

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Chris’ Top 5 Choices for 2013 Wish List

Chris’ Top 5 Choices for 2013 Wish List

The end of 2012 is before us. While many of us get into the holiday season, the new year of 2013 is also right around the corner. So for us RC fanatics, it’s around this time of year we like to see and seek out whats new and exciting for the new year … and, […]

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How to Get Sponsored: Write a Race Resume

How to Get Sponsored: Write a Race Resume

A common question among aspiring RC racers is: “How do I get sponsored?” The inspiration for this article actually comes from a young racer asking me that very question only a few days ago. A lot has been written about the subject. I could provide the now cliché warning that being sponsored isn’t all it’s […]

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