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5 Essential RTR RC Truck Modifications

The vast majority of RC trucks being sold are RTR (ready to run) and we’re happy to pint out that the vast majority are well equipped. But, even with substantial improvements in technology and quality, there are still a number of essential modifications that almost all RTR trucks will greatly benefit from having installed. Even…

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Go Figure! Get the Right Driver For Your Scale Crawler

Nothing throws off the look of a moving scale crawler quite like an empty driver seat. The positive twist is nothing completes the look of scale crawler like a driver at the wheel. So, where do you get that personal pilot? The top place is the toy store, but there’s more to than just grabbing…

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Indoor Racing Setup Tips & Tricks

Some off-road racers take a break when the cold weather comes, others take up carpet racing and then there are the guys who just can’t give up the dirt. These diehards migrate to indoor off-road. For experienced racers, making the switch is old hat. On the other end of the spectrum, many beginners still honing…

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Detailing & Mounting Scale Accessories

I love that the hobby has come full circle and that scale is back in RC. Short course are replicas of actual race trucks and, as a result, are insanely popular. Scale off-roaders dominate the rock crawling segment, and many of these rigs blur the line between models and RC. Enthusiasts looking to add to…

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RC Winches

Scale crawlers get a lot of attention from non-RC’ers, but if you really want to wow ’em, show off a working RC winch. Most people (I have yet to meet someone who wasn’t) are pretty impressed when a winch hook and line is unspooled, hooked up to something and then spooled back in–all from the…

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Rescue Your Stuck Scaler

Unless your idea of scale off-roading is driving across some grass, sooner or later getting stuck is going to be part of the equation. Where there’s stuck, there needs to be a rescue. The number one way scale RC vehicles get recovered is by the HoG method. No, this isn’t attaching a tow strap to…

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Tuning With Shock Mounting Location

Sometimes it’s the simple stuff that can be the most confusing. Shock mounting locations are a great example. So is dating, but we don’t cover that here. Getting back to shocks, there are generally two camps when it comes to this subject–those who think they know all there is to know and those who don’t…

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Race Prep 101 For Your RC Truck

To an RC racer, there may be nothing worse than going to the “big race”–whether it be a local trophy race or a national championship–and having your truck not perform. Or, worse yet, you quickly break because you did not spend a little time on the bench at home. Well, here is the scoop on…

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How-to: Remove Tires From Rims

At over $20 for a pair of tires and around $10 for a pair of rims, the treads on your truck can be expensive. There are ways, however, to prevent your wallet from screaming for mercy–such as re-using rims over and over. Of course, to do this, you will need to know how to go…

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How-to: Make Custom Scale Signs

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.” Originally sung by Five Man Electric Band (didn’t know that) and made famous by Tesla. I knew “Signs” was a cover tune, but who has ever heard of those other guys? But, this isn’t music trivia time. My point is signs are everywhere–why not in RC? Scale signs add an…

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Racer’s Essential Race Day Pit Items

When I was racing mostly oval (a segment I absolutely love) packing for any race bigger than a weekend club race was an event in itself. If the race had some sort of title attached to it–forget about it. In pursuit of a plastic bowling trophy, I often brought everything RC I owned–tire truer, motor…

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How-to: Paint a Simple Multicolor Body

Some of us take painting for granted in the sense that we don’t see it as a challenge (that’s because we’ve done it a bunch), but a lot of people–even people who aren’t new to the hobby–are actually intimidated by the idea of painting a RC body. This is often exasperated if they do attempt the…

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Tuning With Shock Fluid

Shock fluid is all too often overlooked when tuning a RC vehicle, but the slimy, messy stuff dramatically changes the handling of your vehicle. Follow these simple guidelines below and you will be on top of your game every week! BASELINE The first thing you must do is get a base shock setup. Use the…

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5 Must-Have Accessories Under $15

I think we’d all agree that going to the hobby shop and spending money on RC is fun. There is simply an amazing amount of accessories out there and if we could, we’d spend a small fortune. The good news is we don’t have to. In fact, we can get some awesome RC option parts…

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Build a Crawling Course

To the uninitiated, rock crawling courses are just a series of gates. Unfortunately, more than a few course designers also don’t seem see it as much more than that. A good course is far more complex than that, and while there is no real substitute for experience when it comes to designing a course, there…

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