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Traxxas Stampede 4X4 VXL In December

Posted on Monday, October 25th, 2010 | in News | 6 Comments

WOW! That is really the only way I could start this post.  After randomly popping over to the Traxxas homepage and POW there it was, right on the homepage, coming in December the new Traxxas Stampede 4X4.  Out of the box this thing will hit top speeds of 35 miles per hour, throw in a 3S lipo and this beast is going to rip at over 60!  Built on the existing 4 wheel drive shaft system in the current Slash, the stampede adds an all new chassis that brings you the high center ground clearance you crave. Read on »»

What to do with extra gear?

Posted on Friday, October 22nd, 2010 | in News | No Comments

Chances are over time you will be upgrading your gear – from truck parts to electronics. Or as you acquire new equipment, you suddenly find that you now have more than you need of RTR radio sets, stock servos, escs, etc… Now, it is always a good idea to have a few extra components on hand just in case your main part breaks down. However, for the most part, if you’ve upgraded from the stock equipment to aftermarket parts you aren’t likely to have a need for the stock parts in the same capacity. Read on »»

Review: Hakko 936 Adjustable Temperature Soldering Station

Posted on Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 | in News | 2 Comments

The Hakko 936 is a 60 Watt temperature controlled soldering station that comes with the Hakko 908 soldering iron which is an ESD safe iron so it will reduce the risk of electrostatic discharge when working with electronic components. We got the RC edition with the blue flame decals. :) Read on »»

Lessons I Learned From My First Nitro

Posted on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 | in Nitro RC | 4 Comments

So I actually took the reverse path into RC that a lot of people do, first getting into electric and then getting into nitro.  I had been racing electric RC’s for a really long time before finally getting the guts to get into the nitro’s.  Part of the reason was that I didn’t really have any other friends in the nitro game and the other part of it was my lack of trust in my own abilities to maintain and troubleshoot a complicated nitro motor.  It seems like for a lot of people dealing with Nitro motors is an area of comfort, especially if you are already mechanically inclined or enjoy working on cars in real life.  For those of us who the answer is almost never clear Nitro presents a pretty stiff challenge. Read on »»

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