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    by Published on 02-02-2016 03:38 PM   
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    My son is old enough now that he is showing an interest in RC cars and I can justify building him something just for him. This is a win-win situation. Win #1 - he's not destroying my expensive RC cars/trucks. Win #2 - he has his own RC vehicle, which gives him some ownership and hopefully adds to the RC experience for him.

    As it is winter here in Wisconsin, I opted to go for a smaller scale car and originally de-tuned Project Rocketship for his use. Something about a 50+ mph RC car blasting off our walls and furniture seemed like a bad idea. I quickly realized that giving him his own car would be better, and we could have fun racing around the house together!

    I checked E-bay and found a few Mini-T rollers but nothing that didn't look extremely beat. Then I remembered my good friend bought one the same time as I did (shortly after they first came out). I asked if he still had it and if so, would ...
    by Published on 01-29-2016 09:18 PM
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    An all-new platform for scale crawling fanatics, the Venture combines a realistic front-motor position, metal chassis rails and realistic drivetrain with the Toyota FJ Cruiser for a fantastic off-road experience only HPI can deliver! ...
    by Published on 07-10-2015 10:30 AM
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    Good things happened when the crew at RC Driver Magazine reworked their Traxxas Slash 4×4, ECX Torment 4×4 and Helion Dominus 10SC short course machines into off-road tackling Adventure Trucks. More here!

    Video HERE! ...
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    Axial R/C Inc., A subsidiary of Hobbico Inc., is proud to announce Axial as the Official R/C Vehicles of Ultra4 / King of the Hammers for 2013.

    Ultra4 Racing is the latest and greatest off road motorsport event on earth. This style of racing challenges man to a duel with the elements. Unlike standard off road racing in a stadium or in the wide open desert, Ultra4 vehicles face challenges that no other motorsport demands. Competitors ...
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    Buku Performance Products – 1/8 Scale Speed-Tune Clutch

    Looking at the majority of members here at beatyourtruck, we will notice that most of them are bashers (after all this is BEATyourtruck). So, you may be wondering, why in the world should we care about a speed tuning clutch? Only racers need to fine tune their machines down to the details of the clutch; us bashers can be lazy and use whatever springs we got laying around. Wrong! That’s the way I used to think about clutches and you may too, but our thinking needs to change.

    It’s easy to see why a racer might want something like this, but it is just as important to have a properly tuned clutch for us too. After all, as a basher we never ...
    by Published on 08-08-2011 01:10 PM
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    Click here for the complete build thread!

    The goal for the project was the make something that fit all the likes I have of the hobby. Brushless, 1/5th scale, 4wd and an SC truck. Put it all together and this is what you get!

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    The RPM gear cover is a great upgrade for the XXX. The stock cover is flimsy (to say the least) and does not provide much protection from anything at all. It is so thin is does not seat well against the motor plate and does a poor job of keeping out the crud. The stocker also has a tough to remove adjustment plug (to access the slipper nut). The RPM cover is MUCH thicker and is what you would expect from RPM....it's TOUGH!
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    Oh my....what a beauty! This servo protector is from RC Raven. We were able to obtain a polished aluminum one however we have read that these are being replaced by their new brushed aluminum design. That's probably a good move as the polished version loses some of its beauty ...
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    OVERVIEW: FullForce RC has just released yet another new item to compliment and expand their catalog offering. If you have gone through their website, it is obvious that they carry a LOT of custom hop-ups for the 1/18th scale world of RC. Mini-T, RC18, MLST, and the list goes on. Normally the hop-ups entail aluminum and carbon fiber goodies that make your little rocket stronger, lighter and faster. Their latest tricked out item is a little different.....read on fellow RC ...
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    For those of you who think you have every imaginable piece of bling on your RC monster truck, think again. There is one area that you may have missed. Take a look at your wheel nuts. Are they still stock? Well, we just found another place for you to spend some more money!

    We ordered a set of the Sawtooth RC Trispokes knockoffs (AKA wheel nuts) for our Savage and ...
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    A temp gauge helps to make sure you are not accidentally running your engine too hot (lean). We opted for the on-board unit versus the heat gun as it was one less thing to carry into the field. Installation is simple and it works very well. It weighs almost nothing ...

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