Hot for Halloween: Frightening Funny Cars

These horrific hot rods were painted by Traxxas employees Mike D (orange with spiderweb) and Jason F (black with flames) for a “paint off” at the Traxxas Facebook page a couple of Halloweens ago, and we thought it was time to exhume them (thanks, Google) for another look. Happy Halloween everyone!

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World Record! Nic Case Breaks the 200mph Barrier

Nic Case has been a familiar face to RC fans ever since 2006 when RC Car Action put together the first “World’s Fastest RC Car Challenge,” an event that saw Nic post a then-astounding 134.4mph run. In the eight years since then, Nic has continually refined his Castle-powered, Futaba-equipped ”RC Bullet” design in the quest for [...]

Oct 29, 2014 Comments by
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Vaterra Ascender First Impressions & Build Notes

The Ascender is the latest vehicle to come out of the Vaterra Garage and like others before it’s very well detailed and is a performer. This scale truck is the only Vaterra model to be released exclusively as a kit. I just finished putting together my Ascender and am working on a review for the [...]

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Thank You! RC Car Action is #1 With Over 300,000 Likes On Facebook

Radio Control Car Action has been the number-one RC brand on Facebook ever since the 180,000 Likes mark, and thanks to readers like you we haven’t slowed down since then! Our Facebook page just reached a new milestone at over 300,000 Likes, and we appreciate you making us part of your RC experience. We’ll keep [...]

Oct 27, 2014 Comments by
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Dromida Adds to 1/18 Lineup With LED-Equipped Desert Buggy and Desert Truck Models

Dromida has added a pair of new models to its econo-car 1/18 scale lineup, which we last reviewed in our March 2014 issue. The DB4.18 and DT4.18 models are both equipped with functional LED light bars (six LEDS for the truck, four for the buggy) and arrive fully RTR, including a 6-cell NiMH with wall-charger [...]

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Joe Kovach’s Custom Tamiya Bruiser

If you find yourself rolling through Trenton, NJ, you might come across this rad rig. Joe Kovach started out with a Tamiya Bruiser for his build, and as you can see it’s far from stock. He modded the body for flip-up action to reveal the custom roll cage and interior, and there’s no missing that [...]

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Everything You Need To Know About Gear Ratios

If your RC machine isn’t geared properly, you’re not getting the most out of your motor. You may even be shortening its life! With this article, we explain the essentials of gear ratios to help make sure you get the most speed, power, and run time out of your ride. Click to embiggen  

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RC’s Big Racing Events Need Shorter Schedules

Our competitive spirit can often light fires in our soul and something that can push us into large organized racing events. The glory, the fame, and the fun are irresistible and something competitive drivers dream about. Then the reality of it all starts to set in. Hotel reservations are made, parts are ordered and travel [...]

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