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What is a Wheelie?
Rustler doing a small wheelie
© M. James
When the front tires of an RC car, truck, or other wheeled vehicle come up off the ground and the RC is driving on only its back wheels, it is doing a wheelie
. Under the right conditions, almost any RC can pop wheelies
, however, intentionally doing wheelies without losing control or flipping over takes the right combination of vehicle, torque
, traction, and driving skill.