Associated SC10 Beginner's Buying Guide has put together a buying guide that explains exactly what you need to race or bash the Associated SC10! MORE HERE

There are a few advantages of running Hex wheel adapters on your SC10. The main reason is that 12mm hex wheel adapters will allow you to run wheels made for the Traxxas Slash or HPI Blitz. This eliminates the problems that the stock SC10 wheel design presents.

Buy the Pro-Line SC10 Rear Wheel Adapters (12mm Hex)

Buy the Pro-Line SC10 Front Wheel Adapters (12mm Hex)

Why Put Hex Adapters on your SC10:

If you have an iPhone, there is a free app by Team Associated you might want to check out. The Team Associated RC Wallpaper iPhone App is a great way to get some cool RC wallpapers on your iPhone.

The app includes wallpapers for justt about every Team Associated car, truck, and buggy. It also has a collection of Team Associated Logos that you can use as wallpaper.

The app is free so you might as well check it out. To download the app, open up the App Store on your iPhone and search for "Team Associated RC Wallpaper".

I just got my first brushless eletric RTR SC10 and do I need to calibrate...

I just got my first brushless eletric RTR SC10 and do I need to calibrate the ESC or Transmitter? Are there any other recommended steps before use? Thanks for your time and helping a newbie!

Our Answer

The SC10 RTR is simple to set up. The only thing you need to buy is 8 AA batteries to power your radio.

The first thing you should do is charge your battery. After your battery is charged, you can then follow the simple set up sheet that comes with your SC10 RTR.

Here are some articles you should read to get your SC10 ready for racing:

The first annual Regency Hill Climb was held in Lake Forest, CA on January 6th. The event was a hill climb that featured a challenging course due to weather conditions earlier in the week.

Richard Saxton bested the field with his SC10 Brushless RTR. He was actually the only competitor to legally finish the course without penalties.

We are excited to announce the Monthly Newsletter Giveaway!

We will be giving away an SC10 related product every month to one of our Newsletter subscribers. If you are already a Newsletter subscribe, then you are eligible to win the Giveaway.

We are talking with, our affiliate, about getting some cool SC10 stuff as a prize. Either way, the Giveaway will begin no later than the month of February, 2011.

If you haven't signed up for our Newsletter, sign up now!

Buying your first RC car can be intimidating and if you don't know what you need, you could make some costly mistakes. In this recently updated guide, we are going to tell you exactly what you need to get started with the Team Associated SC10.

Here are the components you need to get your SC10 race-ready.

1. SC10 RTR Kit

SC18 Titanium Turnbuckles

The SC18 comes with fixed plastic turnbuckles out of the box. This means you cannot tune the camber or toe-in/out on a stock SC18. If you want to do some basic RC tuning on your SC18, get a set of Titanium Turnbuckles from Team Associated. Even on an 1:18 scale truck, camber and toe-in/toe-out is important, especially if you are racing!

Buy Titanium Turnbuckles from

Traxxas created a new RC racing class when they came out with the 2wd Slash Short Course Truck. The popularity of the Slash and the "Short Course" class has led the other prominent RC companies to follow suit. This article compares the RTR features of the 2wd Traxxas Slash, HPI Blitz, Losi Strike, Kyosho Ultima SC, and Team Associated SC10.

Team Associated SC10

I'm about to buy an SC10 RTR as my first foray into the hobby. I'm...

I'm about to buy an SC10 RTR as my first foray into the hobby. I'm stuck on what batteries to buy though and am coming to the view that LiFE will be the norm in the future. I believe the SC10 ESC has a LiPo cut off; can I just plug LiFE batteries in or will the ESC not like it!

Our Answer

LiFe batteries are not going to be the norm in RC until the performance of the batteries can match LiPo batteries.

LiFe are said to be safer and have a longer life. While LiPo batteries were deemed unsafe when they first came out, new LiPo batteries are now considered extremely safe and "LiPo sacks" are a thing of the past (LiPo sacks were used to contain LiPo batteries while charging in case of fire or explosion).

The advantage of LiFe batteries is that they have a longer overall life and a low voltage cutoff ESC is not needed. RC racing is about performance and that is why LiPo's are so popular.

LiPo's have more punch and weigh less than LiFe's which makes LiPo's ideal for racing. Also, the SC10 Brushless RTR has a low-voltage cutoff ESC so you don't have to worry about damaging your LiPo battery. While LiFe batteries have a longer overall life, LiPo batteries also have a great overall lifetime.

We suggest you stick with LiPo's until the performance of LiFe's can match up. Here's a great LiPo battery for your SC10 - Dynamite 7.4V 6000mAh 2S 25C LiPo

The 2.4gHz radio that comes with the SC10 RTR is a great radio that will satisfy the average SC10 owner's needs. But, just like everything in RC, there is a great hop-up available.

The Spektrum DX3R DSM2 3CH Radio is one of the highest quality products in RC.