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How to be the Coolest Guy at the Track

Step one to being the coolest guy at the track is to not try to be the coolest guy at the track. This works pretty much everywhere. Step two is to keep it in perspective–it’s an RC track. It’s kind of like bragging about being the skinniest sumo wrestler–no matter what, everyone is still pretty…

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Brushless Motors: Kv vs. Turns

When you want to buy a new brushless motor for your RC truck, it’s only natural and pretty prudent to want to compare offerings from different brands. The only problem is the manufacturers don’t make it easy. Some market their motors by Kv rating and others use the term turns. Kv Kv is a measurement…

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Merry Christmas From RC Truck Stop

RC Truck Stop sincerely wishes you and yours a merry Christmas and a truly joyful New Year. We hope you have a safe and enjoyable Christmas day and holiday season.

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6 Awesome Household Products for RC

When we need some RC gear, we do what most people do and head to the hobby shop. That makes sense, but what you may not know is that there are some great RC products that may be right in your house or garage already. Check out these awesome household products that work great for…

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Axialfest 2012 is Announced by Axial

Put this on your calendar! Axial has announced a new event called Axialfest to be held June 22-24 in the Tahoe National Forest in California. This Axial-only event will be specifically at the Cisco Grove Campgrounds (we’ve been; it’s awesome). Axial has designed this event to be fu, family friendly and a true vacation. You…

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This Thing Sucks! Why Am I Breaking Stuff?

Visit a few RC manufacturer’s Facebook Pages or spend some time on some RC forums and you’ll witness a small-but-vocal number of people emphatically complaining that their RC vehicle breaks every time they use it. According to them, they don’t crash, hit anything or abuse it in any way, yet suspension arms simply snap as they…

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VP Racing Fuels Master Basher 20 Nitro Fuel

We’re sure nitro nuts are feeling a little neglected these days, so we’re happy to pass some news that is likely to put a smile on their faces. The news we speak of is a new nitro from VP Racing Fuels blended up specifically for bashers–Master Basher 20. Even better, it’s branded under the famous VP…

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5 Most Influential Trucks

First, we have to define what we mean by influential. These are not the five best or coolest trucks of all time, and this certainly isn’t a list of all of the cool trucks that are now or have ever been available. It is a list of what we feel are the top five trucks…

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Is it Waterproof? Plus: How to Waterproof a Servo

You’ve probably heard that electronics and water don’t mix. This is evident in RC as most manufacturers will let you know that water damage is one top reasons for equipment failure. In an effort to increase reliability and customer satisfaction, companies started to install waterproof electronics. Traxxas might be the most notable proprietor of dunkable…

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Brushless Motors: Sensored vs. Sensorless

There are all sorts of motors that qualify as brushless motors, but a significant point of difference between brushless motor designs used in RC truck applications is sensoreless vs. sensored operation. Explaining the difference is best done by defining what sensored means. All brushless motors used in RC applications have three main wires, but sensored…

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Trucks Are Tops Says Tower

It’s no secret that we think trucks are better than the rest, but don’t take our word for it. RC mega dealer Tower Hobbies recently released its Top 25 Products list. These are the best sellers from a company that knows how to sell. Not only is a truck–the Traxxas Slash 4X4–in the number one…

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How To: Glue Truck Tires

How to glue tires is what we could consider a classic. It used to be an absolutely essential RC skill, but pre-mounted or pre-glued tires took this task off many people’s to-do list. I don’t think too many people missed it, but now that short course is the dominant segment and just about every short…

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LiPo Battery Mistakes to Avoid!

LiPo packs are now the standard pack for RC, but there’s a lot of hype about LiPos being unsafe. This was especially true when LiPos first came on the RC scene. If you use them properly, LiPos are no more dangerous than NiMH chemistry cells. In fact, contrary to the hype, it’s NiMH cells that…

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Why You Should Race & Why You Should Bash

There’s dissension in the RC ranks. It’s racers vs. bashers, and you’re either one or the other. That’s just the nature of the way we’re programmed to think these days. Every issue has two sides and you’re on one or the other. You’re either a Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal. You’re either for something…

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Traxxas TQi iPhone Compatible Radio System

While most of the attention has been focused on Traxxas’ recently announced XO-1 on-road super car that is capable of 100 mph speeds, one of the coolest features is getting somewhat overlooked. This feature is the inclusion of Traxxas’ all-new TQi radio system that is compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch. The XO-1 is…

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