This amazing custom RC creation from SuperDroid Robots, is a 6WD Snow Plow that has a practical real life application. This 393lb RC includes a 52inch pneumatic plough blade, 13″ Tiller Tires, a Custom Aluminum chassis made of 3/16″ thick aluminum and it can run for two hours on two car batteries. All of this is controlled with a Spektrum DSMX DX6i Transmitter and a Spektrum R9020 9-Channel DSMX X-Plus Receiver.
If that is not enough for you, It can be customized to include any features that you want. Consider some of the many options available, such as Batteries, cameras and they can even make it with Wi-Fi so you can Continue Reading
Torsional Concepts, the Creators of the RhinoForce S2, the RC vehicle self righting system are working hard behind the scenes as they prepare for the launch of their March 2014 Kickstarter campaign. But, they have taken some time out to released a new video of the RhinoForce S2. This video will give you a better understanding of how this impressive product works.
For more details on the RhinoForce S2 check out Torsional Concepts or try them out on Facebook
It is that time of year again, it’s time to vote for the RC Car Action 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards. The entry deadline is April 14, 2014 and the winners will be announced May 17-18, 2014 at their RCX Show.
Check out the RC Car Action promo below
“It’s votin’ time! Every year, we turn to the experts of RC (that’s you) to determine who makes the best cars, trucks, and gear in the RC biz. We gather your votes in 17 categories, then announce the winners at our annual RCX show and reveal the results in the pages of RCCA.
And you have chance to win too–each year, we pick one voter at random to receive the a number-one vehicle choice from the winning models. It’s right in the ballot–you tell us if you want electric or nitro, and buggy, truck, or on-road. And then it’s yours!
But you can’t win if you don’t vote, so CLICK HERE“
We are going to take a shot at giving out some gift ideas for the RC fan in your life. We have 10 gift ideas and some stocking stuffer ideas. These gifts aren’t brand specific and we hope you can find something that will work out nicely for you no matter what brand of RC your enthusiast may own.
1) Gift Certificates:
Yeah I know that’s the easy way out, but never underestimate the power of a Gift Certificate from your LHS (Local Hobby Shop) in the hands of your RC lover. I guarantee they will find a way to spend it. Make sure they tell you what they bought with it.
2) Rotory Tool:
This has so many uses in the hobby, from modify parts to helping remove stripped screws. These also have many uses around the house. Check your Local Hardware Store, you may be able to find a nice set with attachments on sale this time of year.
3) Rechargeable Batteries:
These can be nice to have for a RC Transmitter (Radio). I love the thought of never buying transmitter batteries again. Make sure the batteries come with a charger or the recipient has a way of charging them. Typically a RC Transmitter will use any where from 4 – 8 AA batteries, so you will need to do some research. These can be found at your Local Department, Office Supply or Hardware Store.
The time has come for me to replace some of my tools, the hex ends are rounded and not biting into the screws properly. I find myself thinking I have been stripping a lot of screw heads, when in reality it is my tools causing the problems. I like to use a cordless screwdriver and it has been acting up as well, so I went shopping.
ProTek R/C “TruTorque” Metric Power Tool Tip Set
The first thing I purchased was the ProTek R/C “TruTorque” Metric Power Tool Tip Set from Amainhobbies. I like these for a few reasons, they are standard 1/4″ drive, they have a good length at 85mm and I am happy with the price. At this point I am very happy with the purchase, the hexes do a great job, they have absolutely no problem biting into the screws. This is my first time using ProTek tools and at the point my only question is how long will they last? My last hex set, the Turnigy Hex Driver Set which I purchased from HobbyKing lasted me a little over a year and I have no complaints, especially for the price, but the time was right for a change.
Ryobi 4V Lithium Mini-Driver
Next on my shopping list was a cordless screwdriver and I selected the Ryobi 4V Lithium Mini-Driver. I went with this one for variety of reasons, I like the removable/replaceable battery, it has a ¼ Inch Hex quick connect chuck, it has forward/reverse, two speed settings and 24 Torque settings. I found the price reasonable after comparing this product to similar products on other websites. Continue Reading
Hot Racing Carbon Fiber Graphite Battery Hold Down
Lets talk battery hold downs. The Battery Hold Down Velcro Straps on my Proline LCG and my TLR 22SCT were all stretched out and basically ineffective, so I went looking for a solution. The First Battery Hold Down system I got was from Hot Racing. I have been using it for a couple of months now and I couldn’t be happier. It was very easy to install, it feels and looks very sturdy and the thumbscrews are a good size which makes battery changes easier.
JConcepts Carbon Fiber Battery Brace
Happy to be done with the Velcro straps, I wanted another Battery Hold Down for my second truck and since I was doing an order for Amainhobbies, I decided just to get one from there and save myself some money on shipping. They didn’t have a Hot Racing Battery Hold Down, but they did have a JConcepts Battery Hold Down System, so I ordered it.
Both systems have the same thickness in the actual Carbon Fiber and were easy to install and do a great job of holding the battery in place. The difference is in the hardware. Continue Reading