When Mike Reedy passed away last year, at age 70, the relatively young RC industry lost one of its first great pioneers. LiveRC put together this video for the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Reedy Race of Champions, the first since his passing. (Source: LiveRC) One year later, after browsing the results of the recent [...]
This past weekend I attended the 2012 JConcepts Winter Indoor Nationals hosted by SMAC Track is St. Charles, Missouri. The event has been going for 3 years now and has been a huge success every year. This year the event drew over 370 entries with racers from several states in attendance. Team Associated had a [...]
(Source: RunRyder) When lithium polymer batteries developed specifically for R/C were introduced to our industry a few years ago, they radically changed electric-powered RC as we knew it. A total departure from traditional Nickel-based batteries, lithium polymer cells use radically different cell structure and materials, and require completely different care and maintenance. The significant gains in power [...]
While browsing RedRC’s coverage of this year’s Nuremburg Toy Fair, I stumbled across an interesting new release from HPI Racing/Hot Bodies: (Photo: RedRC) Though limited information is available about the new mill, RedRC says that HPI claims the engine’s outer dimensions are “slightly larger than a big block nitro engine” (the engine was fitted into [...]
A Main Hobbies and ProTek team driver ZachRogers took full advantage of his ProTek equipped Kyosho to advance to the A final. Congratulations Zach!
From Tekin: This past weekend B.R.P. in Lakeport, CA which is near the Northwestern coastline held their first Annual Epic Freeze. It’s called the Epic Freeze for a good reason as it’s outdoor with the track under a cover and in the mornings it was 20-28 degrees out! The event was a blast and track [...]
Meet A Main Hobbies 2012 Flight Team pilots Brian Tran, Tim Jones, and Greggor McGrath as they introduce themselves, talk about the products they’re using, and discuss their roles as team pilots.
The annual Colonel’s Classic race was held this past weekend in Savannah, GA at Phil Hurd Raceway. This race is always dedicated to the late Colonel Phil Hurd, who opened the track in 1985, making it currently the second oldest RC race track in the US. This years event hosted an unusual cold front from Mother [...]
Preparations for the 2012 race season are well under way. Our team roster has grown as well as our race schedule. And with this being an IFMAR World Championship year the intensity level will certainly be high. The kickoff race of the year as always is The Dirt Nitro Challenge in Az . Not only [...]
A Main Hobbies is proud to be the title sponsor of the 18th Annual Snowbird Nationals, the largest R/C race in the world! Featuring both fierce road course action as well as oval racing, this annual carpet race once again be held at the Worldgate Resort in Kissimee, FL from January 31st to February 5th. [...]