Category Archive: PRODUCT REVIEW

Mar 22

Product Review: Durango DETC410

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I’m excited to un-box my first touring car in a couple years!  The Team Durango DETC410 has finally arrived and I believe it was worth the release date push-backs!  Here is my build and impressions of it. First off, it is packaged like any modern car that I’ve built to date.  Lettered bags for each …

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Mar 06

PRODUCT REVIEW: Yokomo BMax4 III

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What we have here is the Yokomo B-Max4 III and a quick overview of the build. Like other brands of RC car companies, all parts are grouped together in a single bag according to the assembly steps. The first step of assembly is to put the side skirts, battery posts, front and rear a-arm mounts …

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Jan 09

Product Build: Team Associated TC6.2

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Tadamm ! Here it is, the new TC6.2 from Team Associated (AE). After few months of development and testing, AE got their new TC car on the market just in time for a fresh year that will have another world championship and AE think that they have the car to win it! I just finished …

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Permanent link to this article: http://rcottawa.com/2014/01/product-build-team-associated-tc6-2/

Jan 02

Product Build: Rob’s Dumas Boats – PT-109

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  The following is a copy of Robs PT-109 build. Follow his complete thread with on going questions and answers here. So I ordered a boat kit from FredZ Dynamic Hobbies last week and it arrived on Friday. I’ve done the Tunnel hull, Hydro and Classic Chris-Craft thing either in kit form or scratch built a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://rcottawa.com/2014/01/product-build-robs-dumas-boats-pt-109/

Nov 18

Product Review: LaTrax 1/18th 4WD rally RC car (Traxxas)

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By Richie Rich, November 2013 MODEL 75054: 1/18 LaTrax Rally (Brushed), fully assembled, Ready-To-Run, with 2.4Ghz radio system, 370 motor, waterproof, all-weather electronics, 6.0V 5-cell NiMH battery & charger, and painted body. Intro They more recently sank a foot into the on-road world with the 1/16th scale rally car, based on the odd-sized 1/16th chassis …

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Permanent link to this article: http://rcottawa.com/2013/11/product-review-latrax-118th-4wd-rally-rc-car-traxxas/

Nov 17

Save money, reuse your wheels.

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Over the past 3 years my frequency of racing has gone up and so has the consumption of tires. It’s no secret that racing off road demands the right tire and sometimes that “right” tire simply does not last as long as you would like… So rather than continually tossing out rims as i did in the past i started to …

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Sep 24

Product Review: Schumacher Mi5

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Veteran local racer and forum regular Steve, has just finished up nice build review of his latest touring car. Enjoy: The Schumacher Mi5 touring car chassis is a radical new design and is very different than the current trend in high-end touring car chassis.  This car incorporates several unique features not found on anything else …

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Sep 08

Product Build & Review: Multiplex Acromaster

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Forum regular and local off-road racer Andrew(BURGER) has caught the Aircraft bug. Below is his experience building this 3D flyer. Key Features Made from durable Elapor foam Designed by aerobatic ace Martin Muller Ultimate in 3D flight capabilities and 4-channel control Flies sport, pattern and pure 3D with wingspan: 43 inches Needed To Complete – …

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Jun 16

MYLAPS transponder compatibility

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The RCOTTAWA forums are a great place to get info and unwind. Once in a while the topic of  what makes a racer a “real racer” comes up. Everyone has their opinion, but personally I feel owning a Personal Transponder really defines a racers commitment to racing. Its a 70-120$ item that does nothing to …

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Permanent link to this article: http://rcottawa.com/2013/06/mylaps-transponder-compatibility/

Feb 24

Product Review: Tamiya Suzuki Jimny Wheelie

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Last summer I went ahead and picked up this WR-02 Suzuki Jimny . After chipping away on & off over 3 or 4 months, I rung in the New Year w/the completed build. Canadian street price for this kit is ~$190. An ESC is included, and the first production batch “bonus item” are 8 metal shielded …

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