Top 10 Must-Have Tools for Building Kits
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Top 10 Must-Have Tools for Building Kits

Times change and, along with time, trends change. It used to be, as was the trend, that all RC vehicles were kits. If you wanted a Tamiya Blackfoot, Team Associated RC10, or Kyosho Ultima, or whatever, you had to build it. Then, taking off with the Traxxas T-Maxx in 1999, the trend was heavily RTRs….

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10 Tips for Spray Painting Lexan Bodies

1. CLEAN START In the same way you want a clean start on race day, you want a clean start when painting. Clean your hands to remove as much oil as possible and then use a mild dish detergent soap and clean the inside of the body. Dry it and check it for lint. The…

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Traxxas Battery Charge Indicators

This generation doesn’t know how easy it has it. Make sure you read that in a “Get off my lawn” old curmudgeon voice. Back in the day we had to—gasp—use bread bag tabs on our batteries leads to indicate charged status. This system worked great until it didn’t and a tab fell off and you…

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Traxxas Bandit Update
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Traxxas Bandit Update

The Traxxas Bandit (24054-4) now comes in two new colors, red and blue. The Traxxas Bandit has been around for over 20 years. Yes, you read that right. it’s the 3rd wheel (of sorts) of the 2wd Traxxas vehicles line up. Next to it’s larger counterparts the Stampede and Rustler ever since the mid 90’s….

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Futaba CPS-1 Channel Power Switch
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Futaba CPS-1 Channel Power Switch

LED lights have always added an exciting scale realism to any RC vehicle. The CPS-1 Channel Power Switch from Futaba  takes the excitement to another level by letting you turn them on and off from your transmitter. Sounds pretty sweet right? Simply plug it into a vacant receiver channel and assign it to a switch….

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STRC Axial RR10 Bomber, Yeti and Wraith Option Parts
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STRC Axial RR10 Bomber, Yeti and Wraith Option Parts

If you own a Axial Wraith, Yeti or Bomber and you want to add some durability to your rig and still look good, check out these new parts from STRC bellow. STA31156B CNC Machined Aluminum Motor Mount/Motor Cam combo. – Axial RR10 Bomber – Axial Yeti   STA80073B CNC Machined Aluminum Steering Linkage. – Axial…

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The Hobby Hangout

While I’m lucky to have a backyard that’s ideal for rock crawling and, in the past, I have lived in towns with either RC clubs or hobby shops, for the most part, I currently travel to do RC–especially competitive RC. Sometimes I travel pretty far. For local racing, I’ll go 45 minutes to Waterbury, CT for…

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STRC Limited Edition Traxxas Slash Option Parts
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STRC Limited Edition Traxxas Slash Option Parts

Looking for that special look for your slash? STRC has some great looking limited edition black anodized alloy parts for the slash 2wd & 4wd models. These new CNC Machined aluminum parts including:  skid plates, steering bell cranks, hub carriers, A-arms and motor mounts are all what one might need to add that finishing touch…

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STRC CNC Aluminum 5.5mm/7.0mm Nut Drivers & 17mm Wrench

If you have been around any RC toolbox for a while, and wrenched on some rigs, you know a thing or two about having the right tools. This is essential with building and repairing any job or task successfully. Bottom line, the wrong tools can get you frustrated and cause damage to the components your…

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Pro-Line Roll-Up Pit Mat Review
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Pro-Line Roll-Up Pit Mat Review

Whether you wrench on your RC at home and don’t want to ruin your kitchen table or at track and want to stay organized, Pro-Line has a new roll-up style pit mat that you might find to be a perfect addition to your tool collection. FEATURES The blue mat is adorned with some Pro-Line logos…

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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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ST Racing Concepts Lightweight Titanium Screw kits for Tamiya On-Road Vehicles  

STRC has a new section of titanium screw kits for Tamiya on-road vehicles. This adds to the list of screw kits STRC already offers. We’re sharing the news because, well, screws really don’t know or care what they get used on. So, if you want hardware that is both stronger and lighter than stock steel,…

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Pro-Line Car Stand

Pro-Line has come out with two new car stands inspired by motocross bike stands. Pro-Line’s stands are alloy and come in two sizes, 1/10- and 1/8-scale. They and are laser cut, bent to shape and powder-coated blue. The stands have shock building holes and include rubber grommets to protect your chassis and prevent your car from…

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UPCOMING EVENT RC Excitement Spring Fling Open House April 12, 2014

  This event has something forever, so it shouldn’t be missed if you live in or near the New England area. Car guys can try out some RC planes. Plane guys can try out some RC cars. Everyone can try their luck with a raffle. There will also be some awesome sales and even a…

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Tamiya Freightliner Cascadia Evolution Tractor Truck

Freightliner is an iconic name and trucking. Kind of like Tamiya is in RC, so these two make a good match. Tamiya’s latest tractor truck the Cascadia Evolution, which is, as Tamiya describes it, an aerodynamically advanced and more fuel efficient version of the Cascadia.      Tamiya’s tractor trucks are highly detailed and include….

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