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Are you a radio control car, truck, or buggy enthusiast? Or maybe you’re just getting started in the world of surface RC? In either case, we’ve got you covered with our RC car blogs. Our experts cover a variety of topics for expert and beginner RC car drivers from product selection and modifications to accessorizing for asphalt or dirt. Check out our RC car and RC truck blogs frequently for the latest information.

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33 Articles
Horizon Hobby returns to the Front Row Motorsports team with new colors
Global Radio-Control Hobby Leader Horizon Hobby Debuts New Color Scheme. Horizon Hobby returns to the Front Row Motorsports (FRM) team this weekend with McDowell carrying their corporate colors.
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Spektrum™ introduces RC File Share on Google Drive.
Learn how you can download Spektrum firmware updates and model presets from one convenient location.
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The Best First RC Car for Beginners
Are you looking for that best first RC car for yourself or someone else new to the surface RC hobby? Well today, we’re going to show you our pick for the best RC car for beginners, and it’s the ARRMA® GRANITE™ VOLTAGE™.
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Remote Control Cars for Adults
Hobby quality remote control cars are very different than the toys you might remember playing with from a department store as a kid. Remote control cars for adults are bigger, faster, and more durable than yesterday's toy models. If you like cars, check out the world of RC cars for adults!
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It’s Good to Be “King of the Streets”
King of the Streets represents a fast-growing segment of RC competition called No Prep Street Outlaw Drag Racing. No Prep means that the racing surface is left unprepared to simulate normal street conditions (although blowing it off is acceptable).
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Fast RC Cars Buyers Guide
Looking for a fast RC car? Wondering which RC car is the fastest on different terrain? We've got all the details here in our Buyer's Guide for fast RC cars, trucks, buggies, and more!
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Spektrum Servo Options That Won’t Steer You Wrong
Steering servos are a frequent and effective RC vehicle upgrade. Here, we review Spektrum steering servos for an RC rock crawler.
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Performance Driven
Some of the biggest RC news of 2020 was the Pro-Line and Horizon Hobby merger in August.
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Horizon Hobby Partners with Front Row Motorsports
Horizon Hobby, LLC (“Horizon Hobby”) is teaming up with FRM (“Front Row Motorsports”) with a three-race partnership with Daytona 500 winner, Michael McDowell. Races with the partnership car will happen on June 26th and 27th at the Pocono Raceway where Horizon will feature the ARRMA® brand livery and July 18th at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
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The Ultimate Beginner Guide to Getting Started With RC Cars
Here’s a helpful beginner guide with the answers to many frequently asked questions about getting started with RC Cars.
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Fun RC Activities For the Whole Family
Many families have flocked to radio-control hobbies as a safe, fun way to get outdoors. And the hobby never needs to feel stale. Keep reading to learn about outside-the-box activities to help keep the RC spark alive for people of all ages.
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How to Buy: ARRMA
Which ARRMA vehicle is right for you? Find out in our ARRMA Buying Guide
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Horizon Insider Tech Talk: Upgrade Your Vehicle to Spektrum DSMR Technology
Upgrade your RC surface vehicle to Spektrum with this video guide.
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ARRMA GRANITE VOLTAGE Battery and Charger Upgrade Options - Horizon Insider Tech Talk
ARRMA GRANITE VOLTAGE Battery and Charger Upgrade Video
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Losi Mini "Family" Upgrade Spotlight
Kyle's Losi Mini "Family" Upgrade Spotlight Video
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Pro-Line Big Bore Scaler Shocks
Calling all Scale-Crawler owners! We have found your next must-have upgrade part!
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TLR 8IGHT-XTE 1/8 E-Truggy Build Summary
Kyle takes you through his build summary of the TLR 8IGHT E Truggy
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How to: Fly a Commercial Airline with LiPo Batteries
Understanding best practices for safely transporting LiPo batteries on commercial airlines.
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Top 5 RC Gifts for the 2020 Holiday Season
Kyle Roberts shares his 2020 holiday gift guide of all thing RC.
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Wattage vs Amperage
Learn about wattage and amperage and RC battery charging basics.
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ARRMA GRANITE VOLTAGE Monster Truck All-In-One Box Spotlight
Kyle provides an in-depth rundown of ARRMA's GRANITE VOLTAGE RC Monster Truck
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Roof Removal! Axial SCX10 III Kit
Kyle shows how he removed the roof from his Axial SCX10 III kit. Not only does this allow for additional customization and detailing, it transforms the look of the entire rig!
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Smart Technology ESCs
Firma surface and Avian air electronic speed controls join the Spektrum Smart system
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Horizon Hobby® Acquires PROTOform Race Bodies
PROTOform Race Bodies joins the Horizon Hobby lineup of radio control brands.
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Buying Guide: 1.9" Crawler Tires from Duratrax
Check out our Buying Guide for 1.9" RC crawler tires from Duratrax.
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Intro to Nitro Vehicle Basics
Introductory basics for operating nitro RC cars and trucks including tips for finding engines and pit equipment.
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Horizon Hobby® Acquires Pro-Line® Racing
Horizon has added Pro-Line Racing to our family of proprietary products. We've always admired the Pro-Line team's commitment to innovation and providing an awesome customer experience as the leader in the performance and customization accessory market.
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Losi 1/10 Tenacity DB Pro 4WD Desert Buggy Brushless RTR with Smart
Taking an in depth look at the Losi 1/10 Tenacity DB Pro 4WD RC Desert Buggy Brushless RTR
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S150 Smart vs Prophet Sport Mini!
It's an economy charger showdown! In this RC charger comparison, Tom Cogswell and Kyle Roberts talk economy RC chargers.
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Buying Guide: ARRMA 1/7 MOJAVE™ EXB Desert Truck Roller
Kyle Roberts dishes out what you need to get the Mojave roller ready for action!
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ARRMA 1/8 TYPHON MEGA 550 Brushed 4WD Speed Buggy RTR
ARRMA 1/8 TYPHON MEGA Buying Guide
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ARRMA 1/8 KRATON 6S BLX 4WD Brushless Speed Monster Truck (V4)
Arrma Kraton 6S BLX Buying Guide
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What is RTR?
Kyle helps clarify the various definitions of Ready-to-Run (or RTR) and what it means to you, the customer.
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