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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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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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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…