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Free flight simulators for everyone

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Technology has come a long way, so if you have always dreamed of being a pilot, you can now get really close with a flight simulator. In the past several years, there have been some great flight simulators being created, and many of the top ones are completely free to use.

Getting into RC?

Sunday April 20, 2014


If you are just beginning to start your quest for finding a good used RC vehicle for sale and wondering all the things that you should be thinking of, I go over some of those questions you should be asking yourself. Find out ahead of time precisely what you are wanting to do, how you are wanting to do it, and where you're going to want to do it :) Asking yourself the tough questions in the beginning can save you time and money in the long run.



The AMS heads to Cullman, Alabama

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Offroad RC racers in the South and outlying areas are gearing up for a three day event taking place in Cullman, Alabama. The AMS, which stands for Alabama Manufacture Shootout, is termed AMS 5.0 this year, and will have some of the best racers around competing. For a $75 entry fee, you can camp or trailer your gear there and take part in an event you're sure to be talking about. Read up on everything you need to know about the Alabama Manufacture Shootout taking place June 5-7th, 2014.

Freqeskinz Body and Radio Wraps

Sunday April 13, 2014


Are you interested in getting a great new design on your RC body or your radio? Looking to find one rad scheme to take you through the race season? The people at Freqeskinz have some great designs at affordable pricing. Look for the write up I did on their Body and Radio skin line for more information on pricing, themes, and their full line of wraps.

Let's Look At Boats

Friday April 11, 2014

2014 saw the release of so many boats for the beginner RC boater. If you are looking to get into this fun hobby or find something interesting for your child to do at the lake, here are five great releases for your RC boating pleasure. These aren't high-end RC boats designed for the veteran boater, but they are fun entries in the beginning boating class. All of these are either toy-grade, or a small step above toy-grade into the hobby-grade category without being too advanced.

Do you have a favorite RC Boat? Tell us in the comments!


Let's Talk Slots

Thursday April 10, 2014

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Are you loving slot cars? They are small RC racers that many can set up in their basement or garage and have racing action at any time. Whether you are a fan of the Carerra slot car systems or the Scalextric slot car systems, there are several to choose from in many different price ranges. These tracks and kits are customizable so that you can change up the track system, what car you're controlling, plus other items as well. If you've been wondering about getting one of these systems, but wanted a comparison of the Carrera slot car system versus the Scalextric slot car system, now could be your chance to buy.


Proper Nitro Storage Tips

Monday April 7, 2014

RC Nitro fuel can last for years or it can go bad in a season, it's staying power is solely up to you. To get a long fuel life out of your favorite RC nitro fuel, you'll need to know the proper storage tips to make your fuel last a good long while. Nitro RC cars can become unstable, not operating at the peak of their capacity, when you choose to keep your nitro fuel in the humidity or the sunlight. Some may leave the lid off for hours at at time. All of these things can contribute to a lowered quality of fuel.

Do you have tips on preserving your nitro fuel? Leave us a comment and let us know!


How Long Can You Store Your Nitro Fuel?

Sunday April 6, 2014

Got questions about your nitro fuel? Wondering if that gallon of fuel you bought last season is still good or if you need to buy a new container? The answer is "Maybe". Fuel freshness depends on how you store it, as it can go bad quicker if you aren't taking the right precautions.  Find out the best storage tips to keep that RC fuel fresh and viable through our latest article "How Long Can You Store Nitro Fuel?".

Biplanes - Get free biplane plans to create your next flyer

Thursday March 20, 2014


Want a new collection of planes to admire and fly? Love the look and acrobatic style of a biplane? Here are a few free biplane plans for you to download and create. Each month, I try to scour the web to bring a new collection of free aircraft plans so that creators can keep building and sharing the love of RC. If you know of other places to get free biplane plans, leave a comment below!

Micro RC Racing at Home

Tuesday March 18, 2014


Corey Gibson has some unique ideas for turning a basic living room into a new RC speedway. If you're thinking of finding a place to race your micros, and you've an understanding wife, see what he has to say about his micro racing at home.


"It is intended to be a modular system that can be used in a living room or similar space. At this stage it is being designed with 1:36 Losi micros in mind but I am hoping the slightly larger scale Losi cars and the Kyosho MiniZ buggies will work too. If not then I will be building a slightly larger scale one!"


Take a look at the LivingRoom Raceway website to get more information!



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