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Adrenaline RC 2018 Invitational!

Adrenaline RC 2018 Invitational!

10/24/18

Adrenaline RC was excited to host the 2nd Annual Invitational this year! This 3 day event was a blast and we couldn't have asked for a better weekend!  Here was the breakdown of the weekend: Friday: Open Practice Saturday: 3 Rounds of Qualifiers Sunday: Mains & Huck Fest   Friday We had open practice from 12pm-9pm the night before the races started. People started to pour in, set up camp for the weekend, and drive late into the evening. Schaffer's BBQ Truck pulled up and offered everything from delicious pulled pork BBQ to home made potato salad! Saturday Saturday morning...

Spotlight Driver: Dale Funk

Spotlight Driver: Dale Funk

09/23/18

Welcome back to the blog! This month we are featuring long time driver Dale Funk! Dale Funk has been on the RC Car scene for quite some time (11 years!) , in fact if you've been racing locally at all, you'll probably recognize his face.  Where It All Began... Funk got into the sport because of his oldest son. His oldest, Josh, started racing a 1:18th scale vehicle on an oval indoor track in Winchester with his Aunt and Uncle. "When I finally went to watch him race I was hooked." Soon after seeing this for himself, Funk purchased his first...

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...