Reader Project: James Knight’s Tamiya SRB Beach Buggy

Friend of RC Car Action and all-around cool guy James Knight is one of our favorite RC modelers, and his beautiful Beach Buggy build is a standout in the sand. Get an up-close look at what’s under the paint and beneath the body as we examine James’ handwork and 3D-printing expertise. Scratchbuilt stuff never looked [...]

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5 Vehicles We Want To See In RC

There’s no shortage of four-wheeled subjects in RC, covering everything from classic road cars and racers to realistic off-roaders and rides that exist only in engineer’s fantasies. And yet, we can all easily name personal faves we wished would be released in Lexan. With that in mind, we’ve selected five machines that are ripe for [...]

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Kev’s Bench: 32 Ford Rock Crawler Update

I’ve been spending as much time as possible on my 32 Ford rock crawler project and I have been making good progress. This is the first time that I am making a complete body from scratch and I have really enjoyed the process of making it happen. I made a small buck out of wood [...]

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WATCH: The Best RC Track In China

On-road and off-road tracks? Check. Drivers’ stand bigger than your house? Check? Easy driving distance? Depends where you live in China. The heck with the Great Wall, our first stop in China is going to be Dragon Stone RC Speedway. Watch the video for a look at first-class facility (and catch some sweet Chinese alt-rock). [...]

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Is Stock Racing Too Expensive?

Venture to any RC track and it’s obvious that the stock classes have been the lifeblood of electric off-road racing. It usually has the most participation with its own rules and subculture. It’s so popular that an entire industry has been developed around it with products designed specifically for the class. In the early days [...]

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First Look: Helion’s New Impakt 12B

The Helion Impakt 12B is just hitting the market and comes in at a budget-friendly street price of $139. This 1:12-scale 2WD buggy has some great features for the price and its slightly smaller size should be great for small areas. This buggy comes with just about everything right out of the box. All I [...]

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Associated Announces Engine Sound System, XP LED Light Sets

Looks like artificial engine sounds will definitely be “a thing.” Team Associated just announced the ESS-One Engine Sound System, which is chassis-mounted and “”lets you choose from multiple throaty race engine sounds, shifting, brakes, and turbo blowoff valves.” Nice. The system is shown on Associated models, of course, but can be used in any application [...]

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TrackStar Now In The Radio Game With TS3t Telemetry System

Hobby King’s TrackStar brand is now in the radio game with the new telemetry-equipped TS3t system, which arrives with voltage, temperature, and RPM sensors. It looks like two receivers are included in the photo below, but what you’re actually seeing is the receiver and the plug-in telemetry module. Incredibly, the whole deal sells for just [...]

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