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Robin Bartlett


I Can answer most RC car and boat based questions, whether they be about engine tuning, electronics, making the right choice of equipment/car, mechanical issues, or how to set up a car or truck for different conditions. I can also answer basic boating questions and beginner to intermediate airplane questions.

Experience in the area

I have been Driving RC cars since the age of 1. I built my first RC kit at the age of 4 with my father, and the hobby grew from there. I am also an amateur RC plane pilot. I am a seasoned Monster Truck racer, appearing regularly at shows in france and switzerland. I usually compete in 1/8 buggy classes, short course classes and MT classes. But im a basher at heart. I have also been boating for nearly 5 years, running Brushless offshore catamarans and deep-vees mainly, but at a beginner/intermediate level.


"Mini-Monster-Club-Romand" - local swiss forum "Centralemaxx" - large french forum, dedicated to Traxxas's Maxx series of cars


I give advice and tips on RCuniverse, BeatYourTruck, RC-Monster, and several others. I Have been a test driver for RCRacingCars magazine, test drove a "Tamiya TT-01D" in 2005 and a "Traxxas Rustler" in 2006.


I have had private schooling all of my life, currently taking IGCSE's. I have an "A+" in IGCSE French, an "A" in IGCSE English

Awards and Honors

I have won 6 short course races in the last year: Modified and Stock class. I have previously won club races in Electric TC stock class. I came second in a local club's 1/8 buggy class- won a Savage Flux from HPI Racing

Past/Present Clients

I run my own repair service, advertising in 3 of my local hobby shops and online on a small ads website. I usually get around five to six cars per week in the summer for repairs, and one or two during the winter

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2014-09-06 changing batterys on rc boat:

You would be better to replace the batteries with 6v NiMH packs, not 7.2v packs. They often register over 8v when fully charged.  Just make sure you use a NiMH charger and wire the batteries in the same

2014-01-13 RC batteries:

Hi   You may be able to run a 14.8v pack but you need to check the specifications of the ESC to check that it can handle the voltage. If it can, you will gain weight but you will gain top speed. You could

2013-12-08 disc brakes:

Hello  The only disc brakes I know of for RC cars are used on FG 1/5th scale cars and HPI 1/5th scale cars. A few traxxas cars use a single disc brake mounted to a center driveshaft as well. I believe

2013-10-30 Hydroplane:

Hey Chris,  Awesome boat, very jealous!  Now to equip such a boat is not going to be cheap by any means, but there are plenty of ways you can save money. Zenoah engines regularly pop up on eBay and in

2013-10-17 rc cars traxxas slash:

you can change the gearing by changing the size of the spur gear and pinion gear. your instruction manual will show you how to do this. traxxas also have a few guide videos as well on their website and


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