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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
AMain.com/ProTek R/C driver Chris Chmielewski is competing with the rest of the world’s best at the 2014 IFMAR 1/8 Fuel Off-Road World Championships in Messina, Italy. Chmielewski is using ProTek’s recently-released 321B Samurai engine to power his Mugen MBX7R. Chmielewski is loving his Samurai engine and had this to say: “The new ProTek Samurai is very […]
Yokomo leaked a photo and minimal information about the BD7 2015. Although we don’t know much about the new platform, we do know a few things: The 2015 features and official announcement will come September 29. Despite the success of the BD7 2014, Yokomo plans to race the car at this year’s IFMAR World Championships October […]
AMain.com’s Atsushi Hara is considered R/C’s most versatile racer. He has won world championships in both on-road and off-road and numerous national championships. While visiting the AMain headquarters it was apparent that Hara knows a lot more than just racing…we hope you enjoy.
What are some of the things a local fast guy must do to gain the speed of the top pros? (what have you noticed that takes a guy that is fast to the “next level”?) There are a lot of local fast guys that are great at their home tracks. The real differences between local […]
AMain.com’s Greggor McGrath showed off his smooth style and high-speed passes for the Horizon City R/C Flyers. When Greggor isn’t flying helis he’s talking helis. Feel free to give our customer service team a call if you need help with your helicopter, and ask for Greggor.
It’s only been available for a few weeks and the ProTek R/C 321B “Samurai” engine is already a winner. NeoBuggy contributor, Stephen Bess, won the Hot Rod Hobbies “Local Hero” race series with the Samurai mounted in his TLR 8IGHT 3.0. The Samurai has been a dubbed a “custom engine” because it’s components have been carefully […]
The Robird Peregrine Falcon flying ornithopter (from Greek ornithos “bird”, an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings) is capable of 50mph! Realistic flight characteristics and impressive life-like details are sure to leave onlookers amazed and baffled when you tell them the bird is not real. We hope you enjoy the video.
SWorkz has released images and specs of the all-new S350T. This is the truggy AMain.com’s Marty Korn and Atsushi Hara have been driving. Hara and Korn were both instrumental in the truck’s design. It will be good! SWorkz @AMain.comSpecs: Length： 590mmWidth： 410mmHeight： 230mmGround Clearance： 75mmWheelbase： 370-375mmTrack： F:355mm /R355mmGear Ratio: C:48/13T, F/R 46/10TWeight： 4000gFeatures: F.C.S.S. Lightened chassis […]
Thanks to all that made “The Dirt” 2014 Labor Day Shootout / US Pro Cup finals race at Silver Dollar RC Raceway a success! Joey Christensen came and put down a great layout and fun race. The layout was fast, had great flow and produced some great racing. The series had a $5000 purse on […]
Outback RC Raceway will be closed Sunday Aug 10th thru Friday afternoon August 15th 4pm for a track change and much needed dirt dryout process. We are hoping to be done Friday race day by 4pm, but will update you all with an email if still closed. Please call 510-282-2450 with any questions. We apologize for the closure, […]
This past weekend I took a 7+ hour car ride south to one of my favorite places to race, Thunder Alley. The track was spectacular as always with a fresh Sik track design from Levi Jackson. Lap times averaged just north of 30 seconds and some 14 of those were spent in the air! I […]
This past weekend I headed on over to Kennett Square, Pennsylvania to the Mushroom Bowl Hobbies for a fun weekend of racing. Due to some unforeseen circumstances the new 1/10th track that was being put in for this event wasn’t done yet. So upon arrival I pitched in a spent a few hours helping to […]
The PNB, one of the last ‘real’ big off-road races left in the US in my opinion. Although efforts were taken to try to ‘keep the track together’ more this year with the addition of hundreds of gallons of ‘dirt glue,’…