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Tekin RS Pro Black Edition

The RS Pro Black Edition utilizes hardware and software advances recently developed for Tekin’s latest speed control lineup. Tekin promises ultra low resistance for maximized power, smooth control and reliability. The RS PRO Black Edition was specifically designed for 1S and 2S spec classes and drag racing to take full advantage of the ULR (Ultra Low…

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Pro-Line Energy Snap Back Trucker Hat

Most RC brands offer logo apparel, so we don’t often treat it like news, but we thought this hat was too cool not to share. Like the Pro-Line Energy T-shirt, this mesh back hat pays tribute to the energy Pro-Line has had for RC since 1982. Learn more here.

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Yeah Racing Transparent Wire

Yeah Racing has a new line of transparent 12AWG power wires. In addition to the clear (or silver) insulation, the wire is available in red, blue, purple tinted colors. There’s no performance advantage, but it sure does look cool. The wire is available in one meter rolls. Learn more here.

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1up CF Body Hole Protectors

I’m not sure I need these, but I really want these. 1up Racing has taken the mundane body washer of all things and tricked it out. I mean really tricked it out. Lexan bodies can take a real beating. Not only will the body get scratched and scuffed just sitting on body mounts, but if…

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Team Associated Wins 2019 IFMAR 2WD World Championship

Spencer Rivkin has taken the top spot in the 2019 IFMAR 2WD world championship held in Trencin, Slovakia. While Rivkin was the top qualifier, this wasn’t an easy win. Fellow Team Associated team driver Davide Ongaro of Italy took the first A-main. Rivkin, despite early trouble, held on for second. Driving an Xray buggy, Bruno Coelho came in…

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Hitec RDX1 Mini Charger

Expanding the RDX1 charger line, Hitec’s new RDX1 Mini provides a compact, AC input, micro processor charging option for hobbyists who don’t want a charger and power supply taking up half of their bench or pit table. The RDX1 Mini charger has 65 watts of power and can handle up to -cell LiPo packs. For charge…

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Traxxas Premium Tools Speed Bit Master Set

Having the right tool for the job can make all the difference. This isn’t just some sage grandfather-esque advice, it’s most definitely true. If you’ve ever suffered using cheap hex wrenches, you know this. Quality hex drivers will save a lot of screw heads and save you from a lot of frustration. Traxxas’ Premium 7-Piece…

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Spektrum Firma Smart Speed Controls

When Spektrum recently announced its Smart chargers, it did so with the promise of even more Smart technology. Well, it didn’t take very long. Firma Smart speed controls are here, and Spektrum is offering up three initial versions. All three deliver ready-to-go telemetry, so monitoring rpm, amps, volts, cell balance and temps has never been…

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Gil Losi Jr. Returns to Losi

Losi is one of the more iconic and influential companies in RC, but it’s more than a brand, it’s a family name. Team Losi was founded by Gil “Pops” Losi Sr. and his son Gil Losi Jr. Not only did Team Losi win multiple national and world championships over the years, but Gil Jr. took…

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Hitec D956WP 32-Bit High-Torque Waterproof Steel Gear Servo
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Hitec D956WP 32-Bit High-Torque Waterproof Steel Gear Servo

High torque, waterproof and steel gears are the three top features you want in a servo for a crawler, scaler or truck. Hitec’s new D956WP delivers on those points and more. It’s powered by Hitec’s 32-bit MCU (micro controller unit) and offers 4096 resolution. Operating at 7.4V, the torque output is 405 oz./in. At 4.8V,…

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Spektrum Smart S2100 AC Charger

Certainly better known for their 2.4 GHz radio systems, Spektrum might not be the first company you think of when shopping for a charger, but that may soon change. While more than one new charger will be released, the S2100 AC charger, like the other new models, features what Spektrum is calling Smart Technology. Batteries…

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5 Things I Don’t Like About RC

RC is all about having fun, but there are simply certain things, tasks I don’t like about the hobby. I’m not trying to be negative, but, come on, there has to be something you don’t like about RC. Below are my top five. See if you agree or have a completely different list. 5. Masking…

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SMC Precision LiPo Alarm

Over discharging a LiPo can not only ruin the battery, but it can also cause safety issues. While it would seem low voltage cutoff built into speed controls would solve the problem and be best for the battery, it unfortunately isn’t always that simple. The battery experts at SMC (Superior Matching Concepts) noticed something was…

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Castle Creations B-Link Bluetooth Adapter
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Castle Creations B-Link Bluetooth Adapter

When I first got in RC, we used 3-speed mechanical speed controls. They were awful. Fast forward to today and we have highly adjustable digital speed controls or ESCs. Compared to what I started the hobby with, they are amazing. Even going with just the default settings, today’s ESCs offer huge performance advantages, but to…

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RPM Pit-Pro Extreme Car Stand
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RPM Pit-Pro Extreme Car Stand

Having a car stand makes working on your rig a lot easier. RPM’s Pit-Pro Extreme Car Stand aims to take easier to the next level. This highly adjustable stand rotates 360º and can tilt as much as 45º. It’s approximately five inches tall and features an extra-wide base for stability. It also folds down for…

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