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Ready to Run VS RC Car Kits (Beginner Series)

Ready to Run VS RC Car Kits (Beginner Series)

08/22/16

Welcome back to the beginner series! Today's topic is comparing Ready to Run RC Cars and Kits.  Goal:  Determine what is the best fit for you!  RC Lingo: RTR- Ready to Run RTR Recommendations: Racing- Slash 4x4 There are other monster truck and vehicles people use for fun here.  These are cars that essentially have everything you need to immediately start running the car. No building required.  Pros Ready to go right out of the box. The most you might need to do is charge the battery.  It has everything you need. Note: The Chargers and things that come with these...

Beginner Series: Lithium Polymer (LiPo)  vs Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Batteries

Beginner Series: Lithium Polymer (LiPo) vs Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) Batteries

08/15/16

We are back again with some helpful information on RC Car Batteries! This article will help you determine which type of battery is a good fit for you and the advantages vs disadvantages of each type.  Note: When choosing a battery you have to make sure you have the proper charger that works with that battery type.  Let's Get into it! LiPo:  Advantages:  LiPos are lighter and smaller in dimension.  Not limited in the shape or size they can come in. Have higer capacities and voltages - this can potentially allow for more speed and power. Typical Voltages include: 7.4V,...

Beginner RC Series: Nitro vs Electric

Beginner RC Series: Nitro vs Electric

08/08/16

Welcome to the first of many posts, about helping new comers or beginners decide which type of RC Car is best for them. This series will also include a bunch of other tips and tricks that all RC Car drivers won't want to miss!  Today we are going to start at the first basic question you will want to ask yourself. Should I buy an electric or nitro car?  To start off we are going to make a list of things you should know about each type. You can then, look at this list and decide which one sounds like...

Race Etiquette 101

Race Etiquette 101

08/03/16

Hello Racers!  With our Track Building getting close to completion, we wanted to cover a topic that is important to us! We want our all of our racers to have a great experience at our track, but in order to do so we want everyone to display proper racing etiquette!  1. The Drivers Stand:  Don't Cut in line: If there is a line of drivers trying to get on the stand, wait your turn. To build on that, it is important to wait for the drivers from the previous race to exit the stand.  One of the worst things you...

Top 10 RC Youtube Channels (that aren't by big name brands)

Top 10 RC Youtube Channels (that aren't by big name brands)

07/15/16

After doing some research I finally narrowed down some of my favorite RC youtube channels! These are in no specific order. So check all of them out!  #1 Ultimate RC   This channel has been around for quite a bit and unfortunately the owner no longer posts videos. However, if you are looking for product reviews this is by far one of the best channels! There are also some videos entitled: "In the Workshop" which show you step by step instructions for a variety of mechanical work. Also if you are looking to watch some awesome videos of RC Cars being...