Nitro vs electric RC cars: Has the dust settled?

nitro vs electric
For years, there has been a great debate in the radio controlled car world: nitro vs electric. I have pitched for both teams at one time or another, but my preference nowadays is electric. I'll explain why I'm in that camp at the end of the article. First, though, let's go over the pros and cons of both nitro and electric cars, which will...

LiPo vs NiMH

lipo vs nimh vs nicd
My question: What is the difference between LiPo vs NiMH? When I started with radio-controlled cars, nickel-cadmium (NiCd) batteries were the standard. They were debated with the then-new technology -- nickel metal hydride (NiMH). Nowadays, we have lithium polymer (LiPo) batteries, which have advantages and disadvantages compared to NiMH and NiCd. I thought I would answer my question here with the...

Best LiPo charger buyers guide: Juice up that battery!

best lipo charger
The best LiPo charger is as important as the lithium polymer (LiPo) batteries for your radio-controlled model vehicles (R/C cars). Sony introduced the first prototype cylinder Li-on battery in 1991. After several years of testing, the LiPo battery with pouch technology was produced and marketed. One of the first battery-user segments to recognize the advantage of the new battery was the...

Best walkie talkie for hunting in woods

Best Two Way Radios for Hunting
Even in the age when mobile phones have dominated the communication industry, the best walkie talkie for hunting in woods are still highly practical and far simpler. Hunters trekking in the woods or mountains may find that they are so isolated that the usual communication networks will not work for them. Communication between units is not dependent on stations or towers...

Best power supply brand in 2021: Wattage overload!

best power supply brand
I have used a lot of power supplies throughout the years for my personal computers and when I have done system builds for others. For me, the best power supply brands are SeaSonic and Antec for general usage. I am a huge fan of the SeaSonic Platinum series and think it works well for general computing needs. But, manufacturers such as...

What is the best monochrome laser printer in 2021?

best laser printer for home office use
I have been in the market for the best monochrome laser printer for home use and small office use. I had a few requirements for this unit. It has to work across multiple operating systems, including Linux and Windows. I needed a monochrome laser printer, with scanner and copier. I wanted a unit that I could buy toner and a...

What is the best place to buy RC cars? (ANSWERED)

best place to buy rc cars
Question: What is the best place to buy RC cars? I'm referring to new and used hobby-grade vehicles, not the department store quality stuff. Before the Internet and online shopping were the norm, radio controlled car fanatics almost always shopped at their local hobby shop for RCs, bought from their friends or fellow racers, or bought from mail-order catalogs. Find the...

Best computer fan in 2021: Heat beware!

best computer fan
For years, the best computer fans for me were the orange Nexus 120mm units. I always defined "best" as being able to keep my tower and CPU cool (under 100 percent load at 50 degree Celsius) and provide little to no audible fan noise. Every PC I built used Nexus -- the orange version. They are super quiet, especially when they...

Do CPUs come with thermal paste? (ANSWERED)

do intel processors come with thermal paste
When I put together my first computer many moons ago, I had a ton of questions. I remember one being, do CPUs come with thermal paste? At the time, I had no idea. My motto was to be prepared, though. I bought a tube of Arctic Silver as a precautionary measure. After unboxing retail CPUs, I learned that stock AMD and...

Is ASUS a good brand in 2021? (ANSWERED)

is asus a good laptop brand
I am a computer guy. Friends and family often ask about computer manufacturers or buying advice. I recently was asked this: Is ASUS a good brand? ASUS is one of my favorite brands for desktops and laptops. Read customer reviews of the best ASUS computers on Amazon or continue reading to read my reviews. ASUS mainboards, desktops I have built computers with DFI, ASUS,...