Latest Rides: SWorkz 350T, HPI Micro RS4 Discount Tire S13 & Turnigy Nitro-T

Three new cars to reveal today, with a pair of nitro truggies that span the size spectrum (1/16 for Turnigy, 1/8 for SWorkz) and the latest flavor for HPI’s 1/18 Micro RS4 on-road car. SWorkz’ new 350T is the biggest release of the bunch (literally and figuratively), so let’s start there. The short version of [...]

Sep 11, 2014 Comments by
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Let Those Tires Breath!

At some point in your RC adventures, you will probably need to mount up a set of tires. Pre-mounted tires are great, but you will find that there are only so many options and finding the right combination of wheel, insert and tire is critical in tuning your vehicle for optimum performance. However, without some [...]

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James Knight’s Desert Patrol Vehicle

This awesome Desert Patrol Vehicle is based on Tamiya’s Fast Attack Vehicle and it’s the custom creation of James Knight. James used a combination of custom 3D printed parts that he designed and some off the shelf scale parts to make it happen. All of James’ custom 3D printed parts are available through Shapeways Knight [...]

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Show Us Your Shop!

RC Car Action Facebook fan Richard Baldwin asked “What would be your dream home hobby room?” on our FB page and shared a shot of his own RC zone (that’s it below, click to enlarge). “I would like to see an article with lots of pic submissions about this,” continued Richard. Sounds good to us, now [...]

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Kev’s Bench: Tuning the Axial Yeti

I’m currently reviewing Novak’s latest Crusher speed control and 4PHD motor combo, which includes a “short course” motor but is designed for all kinds 4X4 bashing, racing and rock crawling. I chose my Axial Yeti as a test bed for the combo, since it too is built for all-around high-impact off-roading. My plan was to [...]

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Dave Stellfox’s GMC Sierra-styled Tamiya Clod Buster

Sunbury PA’s Dave Stellfox doesn’t let cold weather get him down–he gets building! Over the past winter, Dave created this custom 1980 GMC Sierra Grande based on a custom Tamiya Clod Buster with an ESP Clodzilla 4 chassis and suspension kit installed. Grip comes from RC4WD B&H tires and the steering has been enhanced with [...]

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Kyosho Ultima SC6 Online Build

Kyosho’s SC6 is the latest competition kit to be offered in the current Ultima series that includes the RB6 buggy and RT6 stadium truck. After taking a quick look through the box and browsing through the instruction manual, I was eager to build this very high-quality short-course truck for review in the November issue of [...]

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WATCH: Amazing Scale Scratchbuild, From Bench to Backyard

Wow, who knew scratchbuilding your own vintage truck body was so easy? Well, scale RC modeler extraordinaire Headquake makes it look easy, anyway. Enjoy the jazzy soundtrack as plate plastic is transformed into a weathered ride before your very eyes…

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