Monday, February 2, 2015

Modified Rampage MT

Coming soon I will be posting pictures and video of my modified Redcat Rampage MT. If you have been following my post you know that I bought a Redcat Rampage TT and since modified it into an MT.

Stay tuned more to come!

As always check out Redcat Racing for all you R/C cars and parts. They ship directly to you....

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Slot Car Modified Series Tour LI

The Long Island Modified Tour Slot Car Series had a race on Saturday and it was a blast. I missed most of the regular season but was happy to make the tour race.

See you guy's at the next one...

Check out the tour: smalltorquemotorspeedway/home

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Youtube Star!

So today I stopped by my LHS and ran into one of my favorite youtuber's

Google+ Post

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Pro-line Racing PRO-2 SC or PRO-MT into a PRO-ST Stadium Truck!

Hey guy's while on G+ today Pro-line posted this great blog on how to convert your PRO-2 SC or MT to a stadium truck for racing.

This PRO series of cars are very versatile looks like a great choice for racer or basher.

Pro-line Racing

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

RC Quadcopter's

Hello all,

You can now visit our new Google+ page for RC Quad's and Helicopter's @

RC Quadcopters 

We will be providing a look at the RC Quad segment as it is very active today with a lot of new products. Starting 2013 we will have reviews, links to products and great sites all pertaining to this segment so stay tuned for more info...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Horizon Hobby Blade MQX Micro Quad-Copter


Here is a great review for all interested in the new Blade MQX Quad-Copter. I will be posting some additional pic's when I receive mine.

For now check out the review from MQX Review

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Must Have Racer

Kyosho has done it again; and it is awesome!

Source - Kyoshosan

Mini-z to Slot car conversion!

So I was reading my RC feeds in Google reader the other day and my to my surprise up pops a post on a Mini-z to Slot car conversion I did last year; LOL!

I don't remember where I posted it but someone likes it. Do I get a royalty for that.........

Source - Kyoshosan

New Racer DXR-500

The Duratrax DXR-500 is one of the latest entries into to the RC Bike market and it looks great. This bike is based on the Anderson Racing M5 on-road bike, a unique feature is the rear-wheel gyro which is not common in the on-road bike segment. I am tempted to purchase one to see if it is the real deal or just a basher?

From Duratrax:

Lean in and lay on the throttle. . .

Whether you're battling for racing position or just barreling down the road, the DXR500 on-road motorcycle is easy to drive. An ingenious flywheel gyro holds the bike upright at low speeds and through turns, so you can start slow — and gradually build the skills for full-throttle fun.
  • Factory-assembled and generously equipped — just add a battery and charger.
  • Includes a 3800kV brushless motor, 75A brushless ESC and Tactic™ 2.4GHz radio system.
  • Factory-finished, race-inspired body and driver — available in 4 colors.
  • Great for both new and experienced drivers!

Length: 16.75 in (425 mm)
Width: 4.25 in (110 mm)
Height: 11 in (280 mm)
RTR Weight: 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
Requires: 7.2V NiCd/NiMH or 7.4V LiPo battery & charger

Hold the press....... an option bike is also available and it looks track ready!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Finally Got My Motorcycle...

As a kid I always wanted to ride motorcycles and I have been obsessed with motor sports in general, F1, MotoGP, and NASCAR and so on; anything with a motor and wheels has my attention. The short version of the story is I did have an opportunity to ride dirt bikes when I was younger, it was for a summer and that was it. So when I saw the Venom GPV-1 it was love at first sight and I had to have one.

I have been in RC for quite some time mostly in the traditional forms of it like off road, touring cars and air planes. RC bikes are new to me and very interesting as to their scale details compared to the 1:1 version. After much research and forum surfing I ordered the GPV-1 last October; I know it is almost October again and I am now writing this...

Ok, when I ordered this bike I know the stock electronics weren't going to cut it so I ordered the Team Novak Mongoose Brushless System and a Venom 2S Lipo battery pack. This setup was selected to keep current with today's RC trends for run-time; low maintenance and I have always had success using Team Novak systems throughout the years. Racing the GPV-1 is not in the cards as there is no organized racing series (or tracks for that matter) in NY for RC bikes, so this will be strictly for the parking lot. 

Testing - Sunny & 70 deg:

Since this is my first opportunity to sample the GPV-1, I am convinced that going brushless was the right move, what a bike it accelerates like a missile with the Novak system. On my second battery pack I made a few adjustments and it was a much better session.

The bike accelerates nice and smooth (after making a few radio adjustments expo, endpoints, throttle speed), and the Novak system is “SWEET” (did I mention this already). The first adjustments were thicker shock oil and 1+ mm of droop. The rear end settled down nicely with more grip in and out of the corners.

The front end has been my challenge; trying the track strait lead to a few adjustments on the steering-link springs. After finding the sweet spot, I gained a much better feel coming off the corner onto the straits. My test track was a clean blacktop with corner dots to make nice infield with two sweeping corners (I should have mentioned this first).

The only downside was changing the battery pack for the next run; "too much work Venom". So since I has the bodywork off I decided to make a rake adjustment to 64 deg. This setup proofed to be great on the sweepers but a little slow on the infield left and right turns.

Overall I am happy with the GPV-1's performance and the fun I had, it brought back that first time RC feeling and "I like that".

My addition for RC bikes is growing and I don't want it to end!