Hey guys! I have an update for you for all of you who like HPI! We at RC Nightmare own the HPI Blitz that you’ll see us running a lot in our RC Videos Section, I feel like I’ve talked a lot about HPI lately, but that is because they’ve been coming out with some new stuff and new looks for their cars and trucks and it has been catching my attention. I most recently gave you a first glance and review of the updated HPI E-Firestorm Flux and today we’re going to take a look at HPI’s newest update – the Firestorm 10T RTR 1/10th scale 2WD nitro powered truck. The Firestorm 10T initially came out in 2007 and got some pretty good reviews. People weren’t used to seeing 2WD stadium trucks coming from HPI and they were really excited about this truck.
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Here is some RC news for you: Team Associated has announced that their Factory Team RC10R5 Kit is back for a limited time. The RC10R5 was introduced by Team Associated in 2008 into the fast-growing 1:10 scale World GT onroad racing class. When this RC was designed, it was based off of the highly successful 1:12 scale Factory Team RC12R5 platform. In fact, this car uses 90% of the same parts as the RC12R5. The designers built this bigger RC10R5 on a 2.5mm woven carbon fiber chassis that utilizes a pivot-ball link rear suspension that allows for independent adjustments for chassis roll, bump and alignment.
Here are some of the other features:
- Designed to fit World GT racing class specs
- Wide rear pod is balance-optimized for brushless motors and features Factory Team blue aluminum machined motor mount and left bulkhead
- Factory Team pivot ball-link chassis allows for independent adjustment for roll, bump, and alignment
- The pivot ball-link chassis has proven to be more durable in high speed impacts and better in bumpy track conditions
- Factory Team shocks feature a through-shaft design, making for equal damping with no rebound in both directions
- Updated active strut front end features symmetric components with adjustable caster and track width, as well as a new front axle with wheel nut Read on »»
I hope you got some good candy and maybe even an RC in your basket! And don’t say you are too old for an Easter basket!! I am 24 and I got mine today No RC’s or accessories though – maybe next year!
I can’t help but think there has to be a way to have fun with your RC’s today because isn’t there always a way? Hmmm RC car…eggs…bunnies. You could change up your yearly Easter Egg hunt and put eggs in or taped to your RC cars – run your car and watch the kids (or your friends) go for the eggs! That’s all I got folks!
We hope you have a great day with family/friends doing whatever you may be doing!!
Let us know if you do anything fun with your RC’s on this holiday by posting below or in our RC Nightmare Forum!
I always see people discussing the possibility of Lipo batteries exploding or catching fire. One of these discussions took place in our very own RC Nightmare Forum. I wanted to take the opportunity to remind everyone in the RC hobby to charge your lipos safely and properly.
The other day I came across this:
Lesson #1 – Do not leave your lipo batteries unattended while charging!
The image above shows the effects of leaving your batteries unattended. A guy had left his lipo batteries charging on his workstation while he went to run a few errands. The place caught fire. Luckily, no one was hurt.
Lesson #2 – Always charge your lipos in a protective lipo sack.
Also, in order to properly charge your batteries, you should always have them charging in a protective Lipo Sack. These are designed to manage the effects of a Lithium-Polymer Battery charging mishap. You can find a variety of different ones online. If you want to be really safe, put them in the protective sack and charge them outside!
Lesson #3 – Make sure to let your lipo batteries cool before charging.
This lesson/tip is pretty self explanatory. Do not run your RC for hours and then immediately charge your battery. This can lead to a fire as well. Let them cool down to an ambient temperature before putting them on a charger.
Lesson #4 – Balance your Lipo batteries.
Use a charger that has a cell balancer and balance your batteries every time you charge them for proper care.
Just a reminder that the RC hobby is fun, but can be dangerous if you don’t take care of your equipment properly!! Questions or comments? Post them below or join the discussion in our RC Nightmare Forum!