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Maifield To Stay With JConcepts

Posted on Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 | in News | 2 Comments

RC Driver Ryan Maifield has extended his contract with JConcepts, who he has been with since 2004. From the Top Qualifying position at the 2005 1/10th IFMAR Off-Road World Championship with the BJ4 to most recently taking 2 TQ rounds at the 1/8th IFMAR Worlds in Pattaya, Thailand, this partnership has been one of the most consistent and dynamic pairings on the racing circuit in both 1/10th and 1/8th off-road. Read on »»

Creative Ways To Have Fun With RCs

Posted on Monday, December 27th, 2010 | in News | 3 Comments

If you’ve been racing and bashing RCs with your friends for years and looking for some other fun things to add into your RC routine, I have a few ideas to mix it up with you friends.

1. Turn your RC into a bowling ball on wheels.

Create a bowling alley in your back yard or driveway; whatever works better forĀ  you. Set up 10 of those plastic pins you can get from Wal-Mart or Target for cheap. If you want it to be a little harder, put some sand in them so they don’t fall over as easily. Mark off lanes with rope, string, rocks, spray paint, or whatever is handy around the house. Follow the basic rules of bowling or create your own rules.

2. RC Soccer

My favorite: soccer with your RC. You can play one on one or set up teams for this fun game. Get a medium sized soccer ball and use your RC to push the ball around. Set up cones for the goals and to mark off the boundaries. Of course you also want to steal the ball from the other team as well. Have fun!

3. RC Stunt Competitions

This is definitely a cool game to play with friends. Take your RC bashing to the next level. Set up various ramps back to back and see who can do the best tricks all in a row. Stunts you might include in the competition include wheelies, flips, donuts, obstacle course, driving on two side wheels, reverse 180′s, backward driving, and jumps. Then score these stunts based on how hard they are. Drivers can pick which they can do and want to do for more points. Or you could put stunts in a hat and each driver will have to pick out the stunt they have to perform.

These are just a few of the many fun ways to try something new with your RCs. Have any other ideas? Post them below!


2011 Event In Sin City

Posted on Monday, December 27th, 2010 | in News | 1 Comment

Hey all. I’m bringing you another update on an upcoming RC event that is sure to be awesome. Why? Because either way, you’re in Vegas! Also, the day after the race is my birthday so no one wants to miss that, right? I’m thinking of booking my flight right now!

So the event is the Silver State Nitro Challenge hosted by Sin City RC. It will be taking place in Boulder City, NV on April 7th – April 10th. Boulder City is about 30 minutes from Las Vegas and this is sure to be a great event. Jimmy Babcock from the JBRL and Hot Rod Hobbies will be the guest announcer for this race we are told they will have the flyer for sign up ready for the beginning of 2011.

Hopefully we will see you there!

Reusing Your RC and Its Parts

Posted on Friday, December 24th, 2010 | in News | No Comments

We’ve all heard about the importance of recycling or reusing things to create a greener planet. Well, here are a few ways you can reuse your old or worn out RC parts.

1. First and most obvious is taking parts from a broken RC and using them to repair another RC.

2. Use them as decor for a hobby room or rec room. Place your old cars on shelves to remember where you’ve been in your RC hobby. Or if you’re into RC planes or helicopters, you could hang them from the ceiling like they are in mid flight. I’ve seen people do this and it looks pretty cool.

3. If you race or bash your RC to the max, you may easily have a lot of worn out spare tires. Take a bunch of them from your RC and instead of gluing them to the rims, stack them up and glue them to each other. Add a piece of cardboard on the bottom and you’ve got a unique pencil cup for your desk! Ain’t that cute.

4. Use your RCs that are no longer drivable as bookends for your RC books or magazines or for any books for that matter.

5. If you have competitions with your friends say in your backyard, use an old RC as a fun trophy for the winner. The easiest way is to mount the RC to a piece of wood. You can spray paint them gold, silver, and bronze if you’d like too.

There’s just a few fun things for you instead of trashing your RC. If you have any other ideas, share them with us below!

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