What’s the point of switching to bigger bore springs on a standard bore shock? Some say the wider springs provide a different feel, but mostly I did it to be able to run a spring rate softer than the softest Team Associated Green (12lb./in.) springs. Softer springs are especially helpful for tight (read: small) high-traction indoor carpet track racing like we have here in Minnesota. Most of the guys that do this mod switch to Yokomo springs, so that’s what we’ll cover.
This little power supply from Ready Made RC is a tremendous bargain. The specs are fantastic on paper – but it doesn’t pack quite as much punch as advertised. I have two large capacity (5200mAh) 6S batteries that I use to power my electric lawn mower. This power supply buckled after just 2.5 charges 😞 Here’s how it went…
What better way to kick off 2018 than to look back 30 years. I somehow found this video on YouTube and the second I saw “Rad Max” turn around and take off his sunglasses, I knew I had seen it before. What a throwback!
I don’t remember if a friend had purchased it through RC Car Action magazine or if our local video rental store “Mr. Movies” had it. But I had definitely seen this one.
Check out the Kyosho Raider and Optima bashing it out at 14:35 (if you can make it that far 🙂). When you go to your hobby shop, make sure to tell ’em Rad Max sent ya.
Actually my plane was in Drew’s vlog earlier this summer. If you don’t subscribe to his channel on YouTube, you should.
He was at Flite Fest East and flew his quad in the one combat session I dared enter. My plane is a white FT Flyer with blue stripes on the leading edge of the wing, along with American flags on the wings and vertical stabilizer 🇺🇸 It was also sporting a streamer that day 🎉
I did quite a bit more flying this summer than I did rc car racing. As the weather turns cold flying will be limited to golf dome outings with the local electric club and indoor FPV. In Minnesota the on-road guys drive on carpet indoors, so it’ll soon be time to race. One thing I’ve grown to like that is commonplace on quads and planes is the XT-60 connector. So I decided to upgrade all of my cars and even my rocket launcher to it.
Technically, an XT-60 pair is 2g heavier than a pair of Deans connectors, but with all of the other advantages, I’m still switching.
Let me start by saying that the Eachine EV100 DVR (made for the EV100 FPV goggles) is cheaper and almost certainly works with other goggles. It can be powered directly by a 2S battery, which is commonplace for FPV goggles.
It is the add-on DVR I would buy today for only $15 if I hadn’t already purchased the Eachine ProDVR.
Stu (Stew?) confirms that the EV100 DVR is A-OK.
But if you’re like me and have the ProDVR read on. [Read more…]