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Customer Review: EcoPower 60C

October 21st, 2014 by Jason Sams

CUSTOMER REVIEW: EcoPower 60C 6S Flight Pack  “I have used the EcoPower 60C LiPo batteries for some time now and can say they are great. They give longer flight time with an even discharge rate while staying cool. They balance evenly every charge. I am thoroughly impressed with the EcoPower 60C 6S LiPos.” – Michael Sutherlin […]

AMain Driver Austin Blair Reports From Octoberfest

October 21st, 2014 by Jason Sams

This past weekend I attended Phillip Atondo’s Octoberfest at CVR in Madera,CA.  Before heading to the race, I received some new test parts from SWorkZ on Friday afternoon. Let’s just say the parts were mailed from Taiwan on Thursday. I would like to first thank Scott Yang of SWorkz and US SWorkz team manager Marty […]

Team Quick Tip: Setting Ride Height (Nitro vehicles)

October 16th, 2014 by Jason Sams

When setting your nitro vehicle’s ride height do so with a half tank of fuel.  This is the best compromise for the average weight of your buggy or truck during a race. All vehicles are different so check with the manufacturer’s guidelines for setting initial ride height. Here are some additional things to consider when […]

Labor Day Shootout/U.S. Pro Cup Finals Video Montage

October 14th, 2014 by Jason Sams

AMain.com’s Derrick Threatt is one of the R/C industry’s top video talents producing event coverage that is unmatched. Threatt’s latest video footage comes from AMain’s Silver Dollar R/C Raceway, which recently hosted the Labor Day Shootout and U.S. Pro Cup Finals. Click on the embedded video below to catch aerial shots, racing action and the […]

Ask Marty: Who on the AMain.com team is relatively unknown, but ready to get a “big” win?

October 14th, 2014 by Jason Sams

Who on the AMain.com team is relatively unknown, but ready to get a “big” win?  Austin Blair isn’t exactly new to the racing scene but over the last 2 seasons he has really matured and become a well-rounded driver. He has been making the finals regularly against the deepest fields of talent that RC has […]

ProTek Samurai Wins Again

October 13th, 2014 by Jason Sams

Congratulations to AMain.com customer, Andy Watts, for winning the Pro Truggy class at the AZRCR Club Series Race #3 with the ProTek R/C 321b “Samurai” .21 racing engine. Watts had this to say about the engine, “This weekend was my first race with my new ProTek R/C Samurai engine and it was awesome, super smooth and […]

Yokomo’s Matsukura TQ of 1/12 Worlds

October 8th, 2014 by Jason Sams

Yokomo’s Naoto Matsukura has quickly become the most dominant 1/12-scale racer since Masami Hirosaka. Matsukura just set his fourth-consecutive TQ at the IFMAR 1/12-scale World Championships in Kissimmee Florida. With an entire lap over every qualifier up to fourth place, there is no reason why he shouldn’t win his fourth-consecutive 1/12-scale World Championship. Our friends […]

ProTek R/C Samurai + 2060 Tuned Pipe = Potent Combo (Now Available!)

October 7th, 2014 by Jason Sams

ProTek R/C has paired two nitro racing juggernauts, combining the powerful 321B “Samurai” engine with the super-popular 2060 tuned pipe. ProTek R/C’s polished chrome 2060 off-road pipe is designed with a wider, shorter body making it ideal for high RPM performance and big track optimization. NeoBuggy said the Samurai is, “one of the smoothest and […]

ProTek R/C “TruTorque” Shock Shaft Pliers Review (RC Driver Magazine)

October 6th, 2014 by Jason Sams

The “TruTorque” Shock Shaft Pliers are one of the most popular tools from ProTek R/C. RC Driver has also fallen in love with the Shock Shaft Pliers calling them a must-have for the ultimate toolbox. Here is a portion of the review. For the entire article click on the link below. There isn’t a month that goes by […]

Ask Marty: Will R/C Racing Ever Make it on T.V.?

October 3rd, 2014 by Jason Sams

Will R/C ever make it on television, why or why not? What needs to happen for R/C racing to make it mainstream?  I would love to see R/C make it onto T.V., but I don’t see it happening given our current race format. For R/C racing to be understandable and exciting to a mainstream audience, […]

AMain’s Austin Blair Joins SWorkz USA Team

October 3rd, 2014 by Jason Sams

AMain’s Austin Blair has been blistering fast the last few years in both electric and especially 1/8-scale, where he has finished on the ROAR Nats podium an impressive five times. SWorkz snatched up the driving talent and recently released word of the acquisition: SWORKz is happy to announce the signing of top American driver Austin […]

Team Quick Tip: Organization Made Easy

October 2nd, 2014 by Jason Sams

Keeping your spare parts organized will make your life much easier. We suggest the use of appropriate sized plastic bins or large freezer bags for storing your spare parts. Marking a bag or storage container specifically for your transmission, plastic parts, bearings, and miscellaneous screws will make it much easier to find what you need when you’re […]

Bittydesign Black Hawk SC Racing Body

October 2nd, 2014 by Jason Sams

Will this be your next SC body? We think it looks pretty hot! And, the rear fin is removable. Here is the official word from Bittydesign: The Black Hawk its now available for general release for all SC enthusiasts; The main feature of the Black Hawk is the large rear vertical fin located behind the […]

AMain/Hot Bodies’ Ty Tessmann the new IFMAR 1/8 Fuel Off-Road World Champ!

September 29th, 2014 by Jason Sams

Ty Tessmann has won numerous national titles, but a world championship has eluded the superstar, until now. He set the pace early in Messina, Italy at the IFMAR 1/8 Fuel Off-Road World Championships top-qualifying the first three rounds. He wasn’t just edging out his competition either, he was several seconds faster than the world’s best. The […]

Yokomo Announces BD7 2015 Black Edition

September 29th, 2014 by Jason Sams

Yokomo has officially announced the BD7 2015 Black Edition. Here is the official word from Yokomo: Yokomo is introducing the BD7 2015 Black Series high-performance competition touring car kit for the 2015 racing season, the successor to the highly-popular and race-winning BD7 2014. Stability and cornering speed are two important factors when it comes to racing. This is also […]

Ask Marty: Setup tips for traveling to different tracks

September 25th, 2014 by Jason Sams

Things to consider when traveling to other tracks. When traveling to a new track it’s important to start with a good base setup and to choose the correct tire (compound and tread pattern). You can ask the local fast guys or the race director to get you headed in the right direction in regards to […]

Team Quick Tip: Take Detailed Notes About Setup Changes

September 24th, 2014 by Jason Sams

The next time you’re at the track practicing, try different camber lengths, experiment with ride height, shocks angles and other common setup changes. It’s important when trying different setup changes to keep accurate notes of the effects you notice on the track. Your lap times and overall experience with your vehicles will improve as you […]

Tessmann Perfect So Far at 1/8 IFMAR Worlds

September 23rd, 2014 by Jason Sams

AMain/Hot Bodies’ Ty Tessmann just annihilated the competition in the first round of qualifying by besting the field by 7.5 seconds. Tessmann was again atop the world’s best drivers with a five-second cushion in the second round of qualifying. When you take a closer look at the qualifying times, he was 16 and 17 seconds faster […]

New Layout @Outback Raceway

September 22nd, 2014 by Jason Sams

Right now the track crew is hard at work changing the Outback R/C Raceway layout. The next time you hit the track there will be a new rhythm section in front of the drivers’ stand. The new layout will be in before we open the doors Tuesday Sept. 23. Come out this week and put in […]

Team Quick Tip: Make sure your suspension is “free”

September 22nd, 2014 by Jason Sams

Before each race day remove your shocks. This will allow you to move the suspension freely to check for binding issues. Binds are usually the result of bent hinge pins, broken parts, or dirty bearings. A suspension that is bound-up won’t function properly and will cause unwanted handling characteristics. You might experience your car landing […]