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Review: Yeah Racing Aluminum Damper Set

Review: Yeah Racing Aluminum Damper Set

Shocks, or dampers, are probably the most overlooked part when tuning any RC vehicle. Other than changing the oils and springs, it’s a rare case that people experiment with any of the other shocks options. For those of you that make that extra effort to fine-tune your ride, you’ll want to check out this new set of dampers from Yeah ... Read More »

Review – Pardus LiPo Charging Bag

Review - Pardus LiPo Charging Bag

With the inherent dangers of LiPo batteries, most tracks (and almost all big races) require you to have some sort of LiPo charging bag. This is great for Offroad or Touring Cars where removal is a pretty simple process, but what about 1/12 scale or F1? Removing the batteries out of these cars can sometimes cause a self-meltdown. Thankfully there ... Read More »

Review: Team Associated Qualifier APEX Touring Car

Team Associated Qualifier Series APEX Touring Car Video

The Touring Car segment is like the F1 of our hobby. These machines are designed to take full advantage of components like carbon fiber, titanium and aluminum. They’re sleek, lightweight, extremely fast and can pull quite a few G’s in the corners. If you want to get into this segment, you’ll need to shell out quite a few sheckles in ... Read More »

Review: HPI Apache C1

Review: HPI Apache C1

When I get any vehicle for review, I have a whole process I go through prior to taking it out on its test run. I usually pull it out of the box, give it a thorough examination and then set it aside and start writing portions of this article. For instance, before moving on I typically write this intro, At ... Read More »

Review: DHK Maximus

Review: DHK Maximus

As RC fanatics, when someone mentions Monster Trucks we have a pre-set notion of what that is in our hobby. We think of 1/8th scale (or larger) trucks that include big tires, big suspension, big horsepower…just big everything. With the release of the Maximus, I think DHK might be in the same mindset as us! The Maximus, which coincidentally is ... Read More »

Review: Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

Review: Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

I’m a racer and anything that isn’t going Mach 10 around a track just doesn’t get my RC blood pumping. However, a while back I did attend a trail-truck event and I have to say that even though they aren’t sliding sideways and jumping 10’ gaps, it really is quite fun. There’s a whole different mindset needed to successfully navigate ... Read More »

Review: Kyosho DRX Nitro Rally

Review: Kyosho DRX Nitro Rally

I love Rally racing and can argue that it is some of the most exciting motorsports on the planet. While they’re not the fastest and certainly don’t corner like they’re on rails or have super-slippery aerodynamics, the driver is required to pilot his 300bhp hatchback on a 10’ track made up of rocks, gravel, sand and mud at over 100mph! ... Read More »

Review: HPI RS32-01 RTR Calsonic Skyline

Review: HPI RS32-01 RTR Calsonic Skyline

Most people looking for a fun RC car don’t usually look smaller than 1/10th scale. Anything smaller is usually considered toy grade and not worth checking out. HPI has recently released their new RS32 (or 1/32 scale) that is about to change that theory. This fully proportional micro TC has some features that the big dogs have while allowing you ... Read More »

Review: Brown Engineering Scooby Horton II Scalpel

Review: Brown Engineering Scooby Horton II Scalpel

Out of all the racing classes I’ve run, 1/18th has to be one of my favorites. Yes, an odd class I know, but I think it’s because it’s always amazing to see what something so small is capable of. You expect 1/10th scale pan cars to set blistering laps given their size, their tires and their power-to-weight ratio. Take that ... Read More »

Review: Savox SB-2270SG / SB-2271SG Brushless Servos

Review: Savox SB-2270SG and SB-2271SG Brushless Digital Servos

In preparation for the 2012 Short Course Nationals, I decided to do something a little different and race-prep a pair of Losi SC trucks for the event. I have a Losi XXX-SCT RTR from a previous article and a badly beat-up Ten-SCTE from someone else’s previous article. Both trucks were rebuilt with fresh parts and competition-level electronics. The Facts Dimensions ... Read More »