Archive for February, 2012

RCSparks Studio Welcomes TEAM TEKIN as a Site Sponsor

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Voted as RC CAR ACTION Magazines 2011 “Readers Choice Award” – for Best RC ELECTRIC MOTOR (Redline Series), and Electronic Speed Controller (RS Series) – RCSparks is happy to announce that TEKIN INC, AKA TEAM TEKIN has come to offer RC ADDICTS new choices in the electronics used in our Rigs! Since the mid 1980’s this revolutionary company has been keeping hobbyists world wide – on and off the road, with their specialized equipment used by leaders of the industry. Consistently pushing the envelope with their evolution of electronics, TEKIN has been continuing to wow the crowds of hobby enthusiasts with a Mix of quality, speed and “cutting edge” technologies. (more…)

The MOST Expensive Rock Crawler? It’s all in the name of FUN!

Each week I go to the now WORLD FAMOUS “TED’S GARAGE”, I am amazed and thrilled to see the most FANTASTIC Rock crawling rigs. These guys go all out to show us, and each other – how to build the Most Expensive, MOST Capable, and BEST Looking Competition Rock Crawlers that people can get today, on the open market. Each one of these competitors have been not only honing their skills for the last 3-5 years.. but also sculpting their rigs, Trying, Testing, and Showing a global audience what being in a RC Rock Crawling Club is all about. Simple, FUN. It doesn’t matter what Rig you have – or what skill level you bring to the rocks.. being among friends is the gold in hobby – and there are no shortage of amazing people that a fellow crawler can meet with. Remember – no matter how far away you are, no matter how much money, or how many people are in your hobby, having fun is infectious. Many people seek the camaraderie of others.. and if you havent tried being in an RC Group.. then its time you did! Enjoy this video my friends.. you are witnessing history RCSparks Studio Photography

Learning To Drift: Part 7 – Incl: Heli’s, Quad Copters & FUN with Radio Control!

The hobby is expansive, and in this video – my target was to show how to use MULTIPLE RC’s to demonstrate how there is little limitation to imagination, mechanical ingenuity, and fun with friends. Utilizing multiple Drift Cars, a Helicopter, and an EFlite MQX Quad copter – this film shows how you can have fun with your friends Anytime of the year! My Friends Crawler Ted, Kam, and Brian help me show off some amazing technology – and provide as much entertainment as we could muster for you guys on camera! Amazing how much work goes into a short 11 minute video like this.. but worth every second if even a few of you get to discover some new and exciting ways to have fun!

Phoenix Hexapod Walking Robot – Amazing Technology

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Wow, isn’t that a Hideous piece of amazing technology? I am completely amazed at how far engineers have been able to take their designs using modern day robotics. The picture above is of a www.Lynxmotion.com “Phoenix Hexapod”, designed by a Norway resident – Robotic Mechanical Hobbyist – Kåre Halvorsen. This is not the only design by the robotics engineering phenom – and Kåre’s collection of robot design is only growing. Located in Pekin, Illinois – USA, Lynxmotion was founded by current President Jim Frye in 1995. His fascination with robotics led him into a new world of manufacturing and distribution for emerging designs – and global robotic engineering hobbyists. By using current technologies, such as onsite laser cutting, and injection moulding – the Lynxmotion products are well known, and well constructed. Offering technical support for their own products is a large advantage for this company, servicing an online population as well as local hobbyists.

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New Products in the Apparel Shop with a Weekend Discount!

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Hello fellow RC ADDiCTS! Well after many many many requests to get in some new products, I am happy to say that we are now offering Ball Caps and New Styles of T-Shirts for your Bashing and thrashing around in the RC Fields of life! Not only do we have LIGHT WEIGHT T’s – we also have Heavy Weight to keep you warm in those cold months! Also.. after working with the manufacturers – they have offered a 15% Discount on all orders over $30.00 for THIS WEEKEND… STARTING NOW! “RCSPARKS” is the code. It will be good starting now through Sunday 02/12/12 and will grant the first 300 purchasers who use the code 15% off $30 or more. PRETTY SWEEET DEAL! So if you want to get some gear.. check out the Apparel shop HERE We will be working on more designs and products in the upcoming weeks! If you would like specific products.. or designs.. I encourage you to leave a comment below, and BE HEARD!

Scale 4×4 Trucks – TTC 2011 – LOST FILES – PART 1 – Hill Climb – 30 Minutes

My Very good friend and former TTC Champion “TRACAR” from Edmonton Alberta did myself and the viewers of RC ADVENTURES a great deed – providing me with UNSEEN footage of the RCSparks TTC from 2011. I have had this footage for the last 8 Months.. waiting for the frigid cold months of winter to grip the Northern part of the world. Now I am able to unleash this madness for you to enjoy.. and though my part of the world is covered in Snow right now.. I can still release this FUN and fantastic video for you to enjoy!

This video is of the HILL Climb that featured Scale 4×4 Off Road vehicles.. and many of my good friends. Crawler Ted, Krazy Joe, Ian Byers, Neil, Scott, and SO MANY other great competitors and friends.. including our videographer TRAVIS from Edmonton Alberta. If It wasnt for him, we would not have this video to enjoy!

Big props.. and I hope you have a great time watching, and maybe even working on your own rigs while you play this video in the background!