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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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Pick the Perfect Short Course Tires

Even though the short course segment is still young, there are an awful lot of short course tires out there. In fact, there are so many different brands, tread patterns and compounds that even an experienced racer can get a little overwhelmed by all of the choices. Read these tips, broken down by track conditions,…

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Shock Tech: Bladders vs. Emulsion

Bladders or no shock bladder? For most trucks, it’s pretty simple…build your shocks the way the manual says. The subject can get you scratching your dome, however, when you’re shopping for aftermarket shocks or if your stock shocks, such as with the Team Associated SC10 4×4, allow you to build them with or without bladders….

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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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Ride Height & Race Truck Handling

Wouldn’t you like a suspension setting that is easy to adjust and produces noticeable results? As you’ve probable guessed since it’s in the title of this tech article, I’m talking ride height. Ride height is an often overlooked tuning element, but it should be used more often and before tearing into most of the other…

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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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Tamiya Hilux Suspension Rebuild

This one is for all of you Tamiya High-Lift series truck owners. Just like RC Truck Stop style, most of us don’t shelve queen our rigs. I drive mine hard and I’m not afraid to get it dirty and push my rig a little now and then. This does come at a cost with such a detailed,…

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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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Monster Truck Shock Tuning

Most people, when they get some RC experience, develop a pretty good understanding of how a suspension works. Understanding, however, may not be the ideal word to use as it implies they know exactly what’s going on and are tuning correctly.  Read on and see if you’re getting things right when tuning the suspension on…

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Big Air & Backflips

Go big or go home! That old saying is used in all sorts of motor sports and action sports, and it most certainly holds true for the addictive nature of jumping a RC monster truck. Once you get started in airborne antics, you will want more. Going big is easy—if you know what you’re doing….

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Short Course Racing Tips—5 Tips For Faster Laps

Anyone with any racing experience will tell you that jumping from class to class isn’t as easy as just selecting a new model on your transmitter and picking up a new truck. And, many people think that because the scale appeal of short course attracts so many newcomers to the hobby that the class is…

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