# Tuesday, December 23, 2008

You think the last four words of the National Anthem are "Gentleman start your engines!"....

You name your twin boys Jack Daniel & Jim Beam....

You regularly see kinfolk on "America's Most Wanted." ....

If the earrings you gave your wife for Christmas double as fishing lures.....

Your kids trip over the Christmas lights while hunting for Easter eggs......

 You've ever cut your grass and found a car......

You go Christmas shopping for your mom, sister, and girlfriend, and you only need to buy one gift.......

You own a Waffle House credit card....

However, if you look like this, there is no question about it, YOU ARE A REDNECK!

John Shanklin, the AtomicMods Operations Manager sports his (temporary) new look.

 

Posted by:

Rob A.K.A. "The ModFather"

Chief Executive Speedoligist

http://www.atomicmods.com/

The Worlds Largest Micro RC Store!

posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 9:26:52 AM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
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# Monday, December 22, 2008
We updated the site with a huge new shipment of Atomic parts today, though there are several very popular parts that are not currently in production.  So if you see something still out of stock, chances are, it is currently unavailable from the manufacturer.

Posted by:
John Shanklin, Ops Mgr.
AtomicMods.com

posted on Monday, December 22, 2008 4:02:34 PM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
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# Friday, December 19, 2008
There is still a big chunk of the country that is still reachable by Christmas via UPS Ground, if the order is placed by 2:00 PM CST today!  See the map.  If your shipping address is green (3 days), light brown (2 days), or yellow-ish (1 day), UPS Ground is still an option.  Otherwise, you can choose an expedited shipping or take your chances with the US Postal Service.

posted on Friday, December 19, 2008 8:19:06 AM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
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# Thursday, December 11, 2008

Carbon fiber is so light.  Seriously.  This new chassis is half the weight of the titanium version and 20% lighter than the aluminum version.  Just like its aluminum and titanium brethren, it will accomodate all XMOD Evo car bodies. 

There are lots of knockoffs of this chassis on Ebay.  Some even claim they are AtomicMods-produced.  Let it be known, we are not marketing this chassis on Ebay.  If you see this chassis on Ebay, it is a fake at worst, or used at best.

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John Shanklin, Ops Mgr.
AtomicMods.com
posted on Thursday, December 11, 2008 3:52:09 PM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
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It's not quite a White Christmas, but we'll take it!  It snowed up to 3" in some spots in Southeast Texas last night.  I know you folks up north are rolling your eyes, but this only happens once every few years here in Houston. 


(Photo courtesy of the Houston Chronicle)

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John Shanklin, Ops Mgr.
AtomicMods.com
posted on Thursday, December 11, 2008 9:09:43 AM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
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# Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The most exciting 2.2 Crawler to date is available! The Kyosho 2.2 Rock Force features the first worm transmission in a 2.2 Crawler.  Worm gears are good.  Here's a few reasons why:
  • Worm gear design allows a large gear reduction ratio to be fitted into a compact space that also delivers high strength and easy maintenance. The small number of moving gears also minimizes the potential for trouble and results in greater reliability.

  • The large gear reduction ratio works fine with the standard power output of a 20T to 27T motor. Not only can you avoid the high-cost of a special motor, worm gear technology also produces highly efficient and powerful torque delivering excellent low range control.

  • No special ESC is required to add a drag brake.  The one-way drive transfer of the worm-gears prevents reverse rotation of the tires so the tires lock automatically when the throttle is released. This also provides powerful stopping effect on steep slopes and works well with standard speed controllers.
This revolutionary vehicle will be ready to ship on Tuesday, December 2.

Posted by:
John Shanklin, Ops Mgr.
AtomicMods.com
posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2008 9:47:45 AM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
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# Friday, November 21, 2008
If you've been on the site this morning and it seemed a bit slow or quirky, we're having some network issues.  Actually, a dump truck hit a fiber line at our ISP in the middle of the night.  Likely story, right?  Seriously, that really is what happened.  We can't make this stuff up.

Our IT department is "working on a solution" and hopefully it will be running smoothly again soon.  In the meantime, we're going to Chotzky's. 

Posted by:
John Shanklin, Ops Mgr.
AtomicMods.com

posted on Friday, November 21, 2008 8:23:21 AM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
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# Thursday, November 20, 2008
Help us welcome Jay Huskey of Houston, Texas, the newest member of our team here at AtomicMods.com.  Jay comes to us as a 20+ year RC and scale model enthusiast, so he will be able to hit the ground running in Production and Development. 


Posted by:
John Shanklin, Ops Mgr.
AtomicMods.com
posted on Thursday, November 20, 2008 2:01:06 PM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
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# Friday, November 14, 2008

Maurice demonstrates proper Whale Flop technique. This is especially important when filling orders from low shelves when you need to get up close and personal. Maurice is a real pro.

 

Posted by:

Rob A.K.A. "The ModFather"

Chief Executive Speedoligist

http://www.atomicmods.com/

The Worlds Largest Micro RC Store!

posted on Friday, November 14, 2008 4:27:36 PM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
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# Thursday, November 13, 2008

"Rob, we have a blog now," John tells me. "Great", I say, "but what are we supposed to do with a blog?" John thoughtfully puts his finger on his chin and says, "Well we write about what we are thinking, feeling or whatever random thoughts we might have. Everybody is doing it and it's really cool, like polyester used to be." "So I write about whatever is on my mind?", I ask trepidatiously. "Pretty much." John says. “So I could talk about what it’s like to be such a babe magnet?” suggests Rob.

“Well that is not exactly what I had in mind, I was thinking more along the lines of new products & behind the scenes info about AtomicMods.com," counters John.  “Well that is all well and good, but I am sure our customers would like to hear about proper wood selection for a babe-beat-back-stick so it doesn’t splinter on you,”  insists Rob.  “Maybe we should stick to topics such as new and upcoming products as well as special projects we are working on.” says John.  “Yeah, yeah, yeah, that’s great, but I am sure our customers want to know how to work out so you don’t get tired of swinging your babe-beat-back-stick for hours on end”, persists Rob. “That sounds very interesting Rob, but I am pretty sure they would rather hear about more relevant topics, like the 2008 PN Racing Mini-Z World Cup that you just got back from and served as announcer.” pleads John. Rob grins wide and says, “Oh yeah, that was a sweet event, babes were everywhere!” “Smack!" John slaps his forehead in frustration. 

 

Posted by:

Rob A.K.A. "The ModFather"

Chief Executive Speedoligist

www.AtomicMods.com

The Worlds Largest Micro RC Store!

posted on Thursday, November 13, 2008 4:20:50 PM (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
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