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Importance of Temperature Monitoring

Posted on Friday, October 8th, 2010 | in News | 10 Comments

How do you know you’re getting the most out of your truck’s engine/motor? Temperature! This applies to both Nitro’s and Electric vehicles alike.

Every manufacture produces their product to operate within certain parameters. When it comes to engines/motors the most important parameter to be aware of is running temperature. What is the optimal temperature for your engine/motor? What is the maximum temperature you should not exceed? Knowing these parameters will ensure that you get the most from your equipment and keep it in good working order. Exceeding the manufacture’s operating temperature excessively can cause premature wear/damage to equipment and shorten its useful life. Read on »»

What Class To Race

Posted on Thursday, October 7th, 2010 | in Advice | 17 Comments

When you first get into racing RC cars or trucks there are a lot of choices when it comes to running classes.  The two main classed are stock and modified.  Stock class means you are running your RC with the equipment it came with, or “stock class”.  Stock class can also be really nice upgraded parts but still qualifies as “stock”.  For example we have an Associated B4.1 buggy that had an electronic speed control that cost something like $300 but still races in the stock class.  It really has mostly to do with the motor.  Motors are measured in a variety of ways, either tuns, KV or some other methods.  They can be brushed or brushless but the level of competition is a little different.  Depending on what you want to compete on should help you determine which class you want to hit up. Read on »»

Review: Thunder AC6 Dual Power

Posted on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010 | in News | 7 Comments

The Thunder AC6 Dual Power battery charger is a versatile charger that is also affordable. Its electronics are capable of properly charging 6 different types of batteries: NiCd/NiMH/LiIO/LiPo/LiFe(A123M1)/Pb. Read on »»

Track Etiquette

Posted on Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 | in Advice | 4 Comments

When you head out to the track to get a little practice or just a little fun racing in there are a couple of things you need to keep in mind if you want to keep everyone happy. People go to the track for a wide variety of reasons, everything from serious practice to simple socialization with like minded people. If you want to have a strong reputation at the track, get the help you need, and keep other people happy you need to follow a little advice. Read on »»

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