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Steering Dual Rate

Posted on Monday, November 29th, 2010 | in Advice | No Comments

What is steering dual rate? As the name implies it has something to do with rate of your steering! Also, ‘dual’ for two???

Many, if not all, radios these days come with a ton of features. One of those is Dual Rate (DR). The term dual rate is a little misleading. I’ve not seen a car/ truck radio where there are two (dual) steering rates. The control for the DR is of the knob variety (potentiometer) meaning you have a ‘range’ of steering rates. By varying the knob position (like the volume on a radio radio) you change the rate and affect the truck’s steering. This steering rate affects both left and right steering. Read on »»

Traxxas Slash VXL Review

Posted on Friday, November 26th, 2010 | in Electric RC | 7 Comments

When I heard Traxxas was taking their super popular 2WD Slash model to brushless I thought to myself, duh!  It seems like the most obvious upgrade of all time for the worlds most popular 2WD short course truck.  Coming with the Slash VXL is all the same features you love like waterproof everything and 2.4Ghz control and adds some of the really nice things that the Velineon system has. Read on »»

LiPo Battery Info: C Rate

Posted on Friday, November 19th, 2010 | in News | 6 Comments

In the last post we covered how RC lipo batteries are configured with the #s#p convention. Basically #s is for the number of cells in series and #p is for the number of cells in parallel. The more cells in series the higher the voltage. The more cells in parallel the higher the milliampere-hour (mAh). This post will take a look at the C rating that batteries come with.

In the picture we can see C being referenced in a few places – charge rate, discharge rate, and max burst rate. So, what is C? Read on »»

LiPo Battery Info: Configuration

Posted on Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 | in News | 3 Comments

Ever wonder what all those numbers on your LiPo battery mean? Most battery packs have the same type of information but what does it all represent? In this series we will look at the information presented on the battery pack and explain what they mean.

Let’s start with the battery configuration. Read on »»

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