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Hunter's Tech Tip of August: Shock Build & Maintenance

Hunter's Tech Tip of August: Shock Build & Maintenance

08/19/18

  This month Hunter is talking all about building shocks and maintaining them! We hope you enjoy his write up! We love that we will have a collection of posts that you will be able to reference at any time as we continue to create more tech tips.  Step 1: Disassembly Start by taking apart and cleaning the shock, basically tearing down to kit form for a proper rebuild. I usually just use simple green or another similar de greaser, paper towels and a air compressor. While taking the shock apart inspect all the o-rings and shock guides for any...

August Spotlight Drivers: Ronda & Adam Drake

August Spotlight Drivers: Ronda & Adam Drake

08/13/18

This month we are very excited to feature RC power duo Adam & Ronda Drake! The Drake's are coming up this way for the Mugen Challenge at LCRC from August 24-26th!  How they got their Start First things first, we wanted to know just how long the two have been racing RC Cars and they both started around the same time. Ronda started driving in 1990 (28 years!) and Adam started in 1991!  Growing up, Adam had a bunch of RC vehicles he used for bashing. However, once he found the local track, he started racing and never looked back. ...

What's Really Going On Inside A Dying Lithium Battery

08/09/18

We are featuring a blog post by Matthew P. Barnson from www.barnson.org! This is a great article about the science behind LiPo Batteries when they come to the end of their life.    Warning: Science ahead! Close your eyes and turn away, you've been warned! Many radio-control enthusiasts experience disappointment with the cycle life of their Lithium-based batteries in electric aircraft. Often this is because they're not entirely sure what's going on inside the battery, and choose a capacity or voltage that's inappropriate for their application. Ultimately, this manifests itself in "swelling" or "ballooning" of a Lithium battery. This editorial...

Hunter's Tech Tip of July: Differentials

Hunter's Tech Tip of July: Differentials

07/01/18

Welcome back for July's Tech Tip! This month Hunter is talking all about building, cleaning, and maintaining your differentials. Check out his process below!  Step #1: Disassemble and clean your differential, simple green or other de-greasers are recommended. Try to get as much grease and dirt off as possible, a brush and air compressor makes this job way easier. Remove the 4 screws that hold the ring or spur gear onto the diff cup and drain the old oil. Next, you can remove the 2 cross pins, 4 planetary gears, and the 2 sun gears.  Note: Be sure to pay...

Spotlight Driver: Joe Fiocca

Spotlight Driver: Joe Fiocca

06/20/18

For June's Spotlight Article we are featuring local driver Joe Fiocca! If you've ever met Fiocca he's always a pleasure to be around and you can tell he loves our sport. Fiocca has a pretty lengthy history with RC car racing. Reading his story was extremely fascinating and it really shows how far rc car racing has come. Check out his story below! His Story:  "I started racing RC in 1989 after receiving a Team Losi JRX2 for Christmas. There were a couple tracks within driving distance where I lived in Southern California, and my parents used to take me...