After a few too many broken hex tips and inserts, Mike set out to find something that could withstand the battery powered abuse of his cordless driver. For this week's Thursday Testimonials he has tested and reviewed the MIP Speed Tips. Did he find t
For this week's Thursday Testimonials product review, Mike hit the track with the all-new Exotek Racing Flite Series black POM (plastic) pinion gears. Mike has shared his thoughts, his opinions, and even a short clip highlighting how his day at the t
For this week's Thursday Testimonials, Mike measured up the all-new VRP Clicker rotating magnetic ride height gauge. Perhaps one of the most unique designs on the market, but does it work as well as it looks?
Tekin has brought back the RS-Pro series of ESC's with the new spec racing Black Edition. For this week's Thursday Testimonials, Mike drops the new RS-Pro Black Edition ESC into his 4wd buggy for some wheel to wheel 13.5 spec class racing.
This edition of Thursday Testimonials is “Part 1”, in collaboration with Shapeways, is dedicated to just a few of the hundreds upon hundreds of 3D printed R/C parts and accessories available through Shapeways.com. The friendly folks at Shapeways allo
The TLR 22-4 2.0 is proven as a race winning car, however, one "weak point" for some racers has been the plastic front pivot mount. In an attempt to handle the heavy hits without breakage, Exotek Racing released their new 22-4 2.0 extra heavy duty ma
When Mike goes furniture shopping for a new couch he goes looking for something that is comfortable to sit in, is not too big or small, has added bells and whistles, looks good, and is easy to carry out of the store. Oddly enough, he looks for a lot
After a weekend spent neighboring in the pits with Hunter Holmberg and borrowing his Hitachi Cordless Screwdriver time and time again, Mike decided to purchase his very own. In this week's Thursday Testimonials, Mike reviews his purchase and whether
If you're like Mike you are more worried about a good looking car than a good working one. This week Mike tested out the Maxima SC1 high-gloss clear coat spray - designed for dirt bikes and labeled "New Bike in a Can". Does the same slogan apply when
For this week's Thursday Testimonials, Mike was able to get his hands on the highly talked about new Schelle Racing Innovations Car Bag. With claims that Schelle has "taken the car bag to a whole new level", Mike sets out to determine whether or not
Soldering is not an easy task, therefore any tool to make it easier and more efficient is welcomed by most R/C enthusiasts. After one too many burnt finger tips, Mike tests out the ProTek RC Carbon Fiber Soldering Jig from AMainHobbies for this week'
When Mike first saw the prototype Team Tekin Racing HotWire 3.0 on display at the 2016 IIC, he was overjoyed to hear about its Bluetooth iOS capabilities. Mike has now had the opportunity to try the new HotWire 3.0 for himself, and he determines whet
Several companies have tried to create a tire-mounting jig that makes mounting RC tires easier, but none have truly succeeded. Is this the one? Joe tried out the new Buggy and Truggy tire jigs from Raceform RC in search of the holy gluing grail.
This week Mike tests the new ProTek RC Euro LS-5 .21 off-road engine. The engine is not a replacement for the ProTek Samurai, but rather a "budget friendly" alternative. Does the lack in price mean a lack in performance? Read this week's Thursday Tes
There are many different ways to store and transport a handful of pinion gears, but the JConcepts Pinion Puck might be the most stylish and protective - not to mention the most expensive. Is it worth it? Mike tried using it for a club race to find ou
The Schumacher RC Racing Mini-Pin is the gold standard of astroturf tires, but the new Mini Dart was designed to intentionally provide less grip - making buggies easier to drive in the process. How well do they work? Joe Adragna mounted them up and h
Mike decided to celebrate a friend's return to racing by painting him a fresh body, and reached for a bottle of Bittydesign Liquid Mask to create a custom scheme. Here's what he thought about the product and process.
After gluing up dozens of tires for this week's big race, Mike used the new traction additive applicator bottles from Black Fabrica to prepare his treads to hit the track - and compared them to the standard toothbrush technique.
The PolyPro Hybrid pinion gears from 175RC.com are significantly lighter than standard steel options, but does that matter on the racetrack? And will they hold up to the rigors of off-road racing? Mike tried one on his stock buggy at Fastlane Raceway
This week's edition of Thursday Testimonials focuses on bearing maintenance. Mike takes his first shot at using the legendary RPM Bearing Blaster for cleaning the bearings, and finishes them off by testing out Schelle Racing's Black Diamond Bearing O
Rather than offer a line of brushless motors and then cherry-picking the best for a premium price, SMC Racing says that their Totemic spec racing motors are all fast. How fast? Joe Adragna tried one at his local astroturf track to find out.