F1 is like Boobies?

I am a huge fan of Formula 1. Why the RC class has had trouble launching into superstar status is baffling really. They are scale, fast, and pretty cheap to run. Recently, Jeff asked me to take some shots for an article that re...
by Derek Buono
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Hobby Fragmentation – Death of RC?

Hobby Fragmentation The other day I was talking to a manufacturer who I hadn’t spoken with in a long time. It was a quick “Hey, what’s up?” call to reintroduce him to what we call “a magazine.” His reply to my askin...
by Derek Buono
 

 
 

All In A Days Work- National Champ, Ken Block, and an RTR Shoot

Sometimes a Thursday in the summer can be boring. Other times, it’s a race to be in 12 places at once. This morning I prepped the Arrma Fury for a photo shoot. As the 2000mah NIMH (yes they still make those) peaked and go...
by Derek Buono
 

 

 

Photo Shoot Day – It’s work!

Today was one of our first official photo shoot days for the first issue of the VRC Magazine. I’ve been in this industry for over 13 years, and in the hobby for about 25. Shooting RC cars is one of the hardest things in t...
by Derek Buono
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Hobbico / Great Planes Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy- Do you care?

There are two main distributors in the USA that keep your hobby shop stocked, and generally control the industry as most of the products sold in the US go through either one. Over the years they’ve changed a bit. They went fr...
by Derek Buono
 

 
 

Night Man – RC Therapy

RC is a mixed bag. It can be a solo sport, or a social sport. While testing the Duratrax Evader Brushless, I decided to take a run at night. I needed a stress relief and a mindless 20 minutes of ripping smile-inducing wheelies ...
by Derek Buono
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