Author: Steve M.

It’s Time to Drift, Drift, Drift

While not really RC-drifting, I had to share with you all one of the most fun experiences I’ve had in a long time.  I picked up for my kids a Razor Crazy Cart, and let me tell you that this thing rocks!  Billed as “The Ultimate Drifting Machine”, which is a fun take on BMW’s longtime motto, it lives up to the claim. I discovered this beast browsing the latest goodies over at Cool Stuff on Amazon, and I’m really glad I did. The video from Razor can explain it...

10 Fun Things to do with an RC Car

Having an RC car is a lot of fun. There are a lot of things that can be done with it, too, to make it even more entertaining. While many people like to stick with the classic races, others prefer to really get involved with their RC car hobbies. Here are the top ten things veteran hobbyists like to do with their RC cars, just for the fun of it. #1 – Build a ramp. Ramp jumps are the most fun for RC enthusiasts, because RC cars can do things that would...

Beginners Guide to RC Helicopters

Ok, I know this is an RC Car Blog, but a lot of folks who are into RC cars are also interested in learning more about helicopters.  Since I have some experience in both, I thought I’d write a getting started guide. Being new to a fun and exciting hobby like RC Helicopters is…well…fun and exciting! But there are some things that the seasoned pros wished they knew when they were just starting. Things that would have made the first flights more entertaining and time-saving – if they’d only knew. Below are...

The Greatest RC Car Chase Ever

Amazingly well produced movie involving HPI RC cars (and 1 helicopter).  Great filming and editing. Here’s the behind the scenes video as well Really great work.

JConcepts Manta body

Get ready, JConcepts is on a roll with this fierce new Manta body. Upon first glance, it is easy to visualize this new body gliding around on the Hyper SC or Jammin SCRT-10. Scale meets performance with the new JConcepts Manta body, inspired from the ground up as a competition addict to turn short course trucks into high performance machines. The Manta begins with the latest in short course truck detail by incorporating the latest treatment from JConcepts in grill and headlight design with a racing influenced front bumper. Front...

RC Engine

Breaking In A Nitro RC Engine

It seems that if someone were to ask ten different RC enthusiasts how to break in a nitro RC engine, they will get ten different answers. There are old school methods, and new methods – all of which argue on what will allow the engine to live the longest. Below are some expert tips that actually mix the best advice from each expert, allowing for a reliable-running engine that will last a long time. The most commonly suggested method of breaking in a Nitro RC engine is the heat cycle method....

Traxxas Revo 3.3 vs HPI Savage XL K5.9 Comparison Chart

Trying to Decide Between the Traxxas Revo 3.3 and the HPI Savage XL K5.9? The Traxxas Revo 3.3 and the HPI Savage XL K5.9 RC Nitro Trucks are two of the most popular Nitro RC Trucks on the market right now. Both are just as perfect for backyard bashing as they are for racing.  Both come pre-assembled and Ready-to-Run so you get up and running fast. Both include an engine, a starter and all the electronics. Which is Better? Both Traxxas and HPI offer detailed stats on the Revo and...

HPI Savage Flux HP

The Savage Flux HP is HPI’s electric brushless motor version of it’s ultra successful Savage line of monster trucks. At the heart of the Savage Flux HP is the Flux system which consists of the Tork 2200 brushless motor and Blur brushless electronic speed controller.  The Savage Flux HP is a Ready-to-Run kit which comes with HPI’s 2.4 GHz DSSS Radio System. This kit is sure to deliver all the power of the Nitro engines without all the noise.  For back-yard bashers this means 100% of the power with 90%...

Losi 1/24 Scale Micro Rally 4WD

This rally car comes ready-to-run with a brushless motor. The micro Rally-X includes the Dynamite HyperCharge system. Using the HyperCharge system, the LiPo battery can take a full charge in only minutes. A great 1/24 scale option for someone who’s looking for modern features in a small package. More at Losi.com