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Old 10-04-2008, 11:02 AM   #196
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Very,very cool deal!
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Old 10-05-2008, 03:40 AM   #197
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As a parent of a child who had a make a wish....This is a great cause that is underrated. My daughter is well now but at the time was life threatening Who can donate please do. The look on a child's face that is happy and forgetting about the illness that controls their life is priceless.



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RC Gives Back is a fundraising store with the goal of granting a wish through the Make-A-Wish® Foundation. We are selling autographed R/C (Radio Controlled) memorabilia that has been donated by top drivers, manufacturers, and supporters from across the nation.



As some of may know, a team of five from Pro-Line has been given an opportunity to reach out to children with life threatening illnesses. Inspired by Kingdom Assignment (http://kingdomassignment.com/), the goal of RC Gives Back is to raise money by auctioning off RC related memorabilia that has been signed by professional drivers.

Response has been phenomenal! Thank you to the publications, manufacturers, and especially the drivers who have made this all possible!

We want to take an opportunity to pass along the link to the RC Gives Back ebay storefront. Please feel free to send this link to all your R/C contacts, friends and family.

Here is our store location:

http://stores.ebay.com/rcgivesback

(http://www.wishocie.org/).




Jeremy Kortz's Autographed 2004 Pro-Line Body/Wing
Authentic Autographed Jeremy Kortz Pro-Line Body/Wing

US $60.00




Ronda Skelton's Autographed 2008 Pro-Line Body
Authentic Autographed Ronda Skelton Pro-Line Body

US $60.00






Scott Hughes Autographed 2008 IFMAR Worlds Body/Wing
Authentic Autographed Scott Hughes Pro-Line Body/Wing

US $60.00



Matt Gosh Autographed 2008 IFMAR Worlds Body
Authentic Autographed Matt Gosh Body

US $60.00






Adam Drake's Autographed 2008 Losi Body
Authentic Autographed Adam Drake Body

US $60.00



Ryan Cavalieri Autographed Pro-Line Pit Mat
Authentic Autographed Ryan Cavalieri Pit Mat

US $20.00





Chad Bradley Autographed Mugen Beanie
Authentic Autographed Chad Bradley Beanie

US $25.00



Andy Moore Autographed 2008 PROTOform Mazda 6
Authentic Autographed Andy Moore Body

US $60.00










http://stores.ebay.com/rcgivesback



(http://www.wishocie.org/).
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:07 PM   #198
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Not to jack the thread, but ...

How do you know for a "fact" that Danica will not race in Formula 1?

obviously you never saw or heard the sexist comment that the formula 1 boss man made about Danica and how there is no place for women in motor sport What an IDIOT

their was major publisity about it for quite a while.

while we where growing up people at school told Scott Dixon he'd never make it overseas I guess they're eating their words now too


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Old 05-12-2009, 10:11 AM   #200
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My late 2 cents - Rhonda is great for the hobby - not only can she drive but its more to her sponsorship than just driving. She is a good looking woman that can hold her own against some of the fast drivers in the world that happen to be 99% men. She shows a side of the hobby that make it appeal to women and girls. Hell my wife do not like this hobby but love her some Rhonda.

oh how many women do you see at the track with the big boys? yeah a 75%, I got money on her laying a beatdown on 90% of the people on this forum


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Discover the new MBX6T with Ronda Skelton
I never had the chance to meet Ronda Skelton in person. Since I interviewed Ronda in June 08 (Read interview) her interview has been the most visited page of my entire website. This is the proof that she just not performs well on the race track; she is also an excellent ambassador for the hobby/sport.



The idea of this interview came after I have emailed Ronda simply to ask her what was going on in her race career. She emailed me back few results of her last races at Silver State. Her reply sounded to my ears like “Hey big guy… Look what I’ve done recently!” LOL J I know she can beat my anytime with one of her hands in her back so I quickly reoriented our discussion and asked her if she had tried the new Mugen MBX6T truggy…

To know more about Ronda and her new ride keep on reading.


MyRCBox.com: This will be the only “personal” question I’ll ask you because I don’t want to go in your personal life. In our last interview, you choose MyRCBox.com to announce to the world who was your new boyfriend, Adam Drake. I know you are now engaged. How are the weddings preparations?

Ronda Skelton: The Wedding preparations are going as planned and the Big Day is almost here! Adam is a sweetheart and will make a wonderful husband. I am very excited to tie the Knot.

MyRCBox.com: Your last interview is the most read interview of my entire website. How do you explain your popularity?

Ronda Skelton: People like to see unusual things or beyond what is ordinary. It’s very rare that you see females racing in any Hobby or Sport. I would like to think my popularity is because I have a unique talent, great sportsmanship, a fair team player, and a good ambassador for the hobby. J

MyRCBox.com: Besides R/C, you have a fulltime job. What do your coworkers say when you tell them you race R/C cars? Are they surprised?

Ronda Skelton: I don’t tell many people outside of the hobby that I race R/C cars. They really don’t understand. Some people have seen me in the local newspapers and news stations and other R/C related T.V. shows. I guess that gives them a better understanding of what I do in this hobby.

MyRCBox.com: You finished 5th at the 2009 Silver State Nitro Challenge in the new 1/8 buggy electric class. Do you think we will see more electric races in a near future?

Ronda Skelton: I would really like to see the 1/8th Electric class to take off! If an individual does like tuning an engine, they can just plug in and go with electric! Tekno RC has a line of awesome products. Daniel from Tekno RC is great to work with and I would like to thank him for the opportunity to race one of there Mugen conversion kits at the 2009 Silver State.

MyRCBox.com: Now, let’s talk about your new ride. You had the chance to run the new Mugen MBX6T truggy. What are your first impressions?

Ronda Skelton: I finally have had a chance to run the Mugen MBX6-T and my first impression of the new truggy is it is lighter, more nimble, and better though the rough. It almost feels like you are driving the MBX-6 buggy.

MyRCBox.com: How the MBX6T differs from the MBX5T?

Ronda Skelton: The MBX6-T is a completely different truck compared to the MBX5-T. The MBX6-T seems to jump better, and accelerates quicker.

MyRCBox.com: Will you say that the new MBX6T is a smooth or a radical evolution?

Ronda Skelton: I would say the new MBX6-T has the same Mugen characteristics and style but now it’s new and improved. It’s just what we needed to take it to the next level!

MyRCBox.com: Did you had to modify your driving style for the MBX6T?

Ronda Skelton: I think that the feel of the new truck is very similar to the MBX-6 Buggy.



MyRCBox.com: Any special step new buyers should take care of when building the truggy?

Ronda Skelton: Read the manual carefully and hope you don’t leave out any vital parts. J hee hee

MyRCBox.com: Do you have any special hints or tricks for those who will race the new MBX6T?

Ronda Skelton: When building a stock diffs they feel a little tight at first. I recommend breaking the diff in with a dog bone on a drill for about two minutes.

MyRCBox.com: What is your basic race setup?

Ronda Skelton: My basic set-up is stock set up sheet that comes with the kit with just a few minor changes like the 450 in the rear shocks. Diff oils are 7-10-3 and I have my upper front arms are all the way forward to reduce caster. Overall the new truck went together very smoothly.

MyRCBox.com: What races are next for you?

Ronda Skelton: The next races I will be attending are: JBRL Series, Kyosho Fall Classic, Sidewinder Nitro Explosion, and the Nitrohouse labor day race to name a few.

MyRCBox.com: And since, sponsors are a major part of the hobby/sport, who are your sponsors?

Ronda Skelton: My Sponsors are: Mugen Seiki, Ninja, Pro-line racing, Airtronics, Byrons Fuel, Upgrade, Avid Bearing, BCE products, Tempgun.com, and Pyrographix Paint

Thanks Ronda for the interview and all the information concerning the new Mugen MBX6T. It is always a pleasure to hear from you.

To know more about the new Mugen MBX6T, please visit Mugen Racing at http://www.mugenracing.com/
MBX6T Features:

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Hard anodized 7075-T6 aluminum chassis. The wheel base of the MBX6T is 10mm longer than the MBX5T. The corner speed has greatly improved as well as the overall stability of the MBX6T
New designed chassis braces. The front brace is designed and mounted on the chassis in a location that will best produce the most consistent steering. The rear chassis brace is located so that it will create the most traction and stability too.
New designed side guards will help keep dirt and dust from the inside of the Truggy.
Front suspension:

Quicker and more consistent steering is obtained with new aluminum front wheel hubs.
More rear traction while at full steering and overall control of the Truggy has been created with new upright steering arms and new ackerman geometry.
Overall corner speed and handling has been improved with the combination of new front upper and lower suspension arms.
Full aluminum pivot ball pivot balls are used for accurate suspension adjustments.
Rear suspension:

Rear traction has been increased the new designed aluminum wheel hubs.
The stability and traction in corning has increased with the new design of the rear suspension are as well and the improved shock location.
Mud guards that attach to the front of the suspension arm will help reduce dirt and mud attaching to the rear shocks.
Misc items:

Lightweight conical 46T gear
Bevel gear 10T
Lightweight 4mm graphite front shock tower
Lightweight 4mm graphite rear shock tower
Flexible rear body mounts to reduce damage to the MBX6T body
New designed down stop screw to reduce wear on the chassis
Throttle servo space to reduce damage to the servo
150cc fuel tank
• Low profile MBX6T body
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My son and I talked to Ronda at RCX. I was impressed with how she worked on her car with french manicured nails. She is a girly girl who drives like a man. Keep up the good work on breaking stereotypes Ronda!
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:50 AM   #203
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I think The Drake and Rhonda are awesome.......a real life Beauty and the Beast love story.......really cool.......
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HUH HUH SCHWIING!!!!!!
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Old 06-09-2009, 11:54 PM   #206
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I raced against Rhonda in like 95 or 96 at the Endless Summer Classic and she kicked my butt.
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Old 06-10-2009, 03:00 AM   #207
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ronda, i met you at nitro challenge, your an awesome driver. your very beautiful and nice. you and adam are great for each other, hopefully you two will be at the nitro pit again soon
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Old 06-10-2009, 04:25 AM   #208
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Drake and Drakett,We now officially have a King and Queen.The First Couple of RC.Congrats dudes
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:52 AM   #209
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On the 6T with 6 hole piston, what shock oil?
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:00 PM   #210
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Hello Everyone,

As some of you may know I have a Blog Section on www.pro-lineracing.com I would like to hear your ideas and what topics I should blog about on the site. So let me know your input on this subject?





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