Tire Tip – Not Air Fresheners

I stopped in to visit AKA Racing and Joel Johnson was kind enough to give me some samples of their new Truggy tires. They are lighter, faster and better than the previous “truck” bead designs, but there is one thing...
by Derek Buono
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This Week In RC V4 – Pro-Line, Pavidis, Traxxas, Horizon and AE together again!

This week in RC Every week, or what Derek thinks is a week, we collect a few of the highlights from around the industry. New kits, new people, and even people getting laid off (we feel you, our entire staff was laid off from ou...
by Derek Buono
 

 
 

All In A Days Work- National Champ, Ken Block, and an RTR Shoot

Sometimes a Thursday in the summer can be boring. Other times, it’s a race to be in 12 places at once. This morning I prepped the Arrma Fury for a photo shoot. As the 2000mah NIMH (yes they still make those) peaked and go...
by Derek Buono
 

 

 

Nightmare on ROAR Street

Rules are in place for reasons, and if you break the rules you should be disqualified. A very simple line to draw in the sand. ROAR and Trinity have engaged in an EPIC battle (waka waka) about a recent reversal of the legality ...
by Derek Buono
 

 
 

Photo Shoot Day – It’s work!

Today was one of our first official photo shoot days for the first issue of the VRC Magazine. I’ve been in this industry for over 13 years, and in the hobby for about 25. Shooting RC cars is one of the hardest things in t...
by Derek Buono
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Hobbico / Great Planes Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy- Do you care?

There are two main distributors in the USA that keep your hobby shop stocked, and generally control the industry as most of the products sold in the US go through either one. Over the years they’ve changed a bit. They went fr...
by Derek Buono