Stab-Proof Hobby Knife Stand

Capping your hobby knife after each use is a pain, but not as big a pain as stabbing the bejeebers out of yourself on an uncapped hobby knife—or having it roll off the bench and into your thigh. Ouch! To go capless safely, build a stand out of an M&M Minis tube (or anything similar) [...]

Apr 23, 2014 Comments by
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Jeff LaPorte’s Classic Clod

Jeff LaPorte of Liverpool, NY submitted this shot of his Tamiya Super Clod Buster, and it’s one of our Readers’ Rides selections for the June issue. The truck is mostly stock except for a few choice Traxxas bits including an XL-5 speed control and Ultra shocks. Bonus points for the smooth paint job (no easy feat, [...]

Apr 22, 2014 Comments by
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Hobby King Announces Low-Dollar Drifter

Hobby King‘s latest low-low-low priced ride is The Devil, a drift-specific machine that arrives “almost ready to run” (ARR), leaving the battery and transmitter/receiver choice to you (you also get to clip the ring-toss body posts). Otherwise, the car is fully equipped with a Trackstar 45amp, 3000KV power system and high-torque servo. The all-plastic, front-motor [...]

Apr 21, 2014 Comments by
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Associated Chassis Conversion Kits for B5 and B5M

Team Associated bucked the trend of convertible-chassis 2WD buggies, instead choosing to offer dedicated rear-motor (B5) and mid-motor (B5M) platforms. Since most racers build their cars as either rear-motor or mid-motor and leave them that way, Associated determined the compromises required to make a single car work both ways weren’t worth it–hence the B5 and [...]

Apr 19, 2014 Comments by
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RC Car Action June 1990: Our Very First Car Of the Year Issue and A Killer Clod Project Truck!

Our June 1990 issue was a killer! Aside from all the usual stuff that makes RCCA great, this issue featured our very first ever Car of the Year, the Team Losi JRX2. Today, the list has grown to include Car, Truck and Innovation of the year which we announce for the very first time each [...]

Apr 17, 2014 Comments by
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RCX is Just a Month Away!

Time to get your RCX plans in high gear! Hopefully that includes time in the SoCal sunshine with a visit to the Radio Control Expo at the OC Fair Event Center, but if you can’t be there at RCX in person, be sure to follow along with the show here at RCCA.com. We’ll be blowing [...]

Apr 17, 2014 Comments by
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Documenting the Reedy Race of Champions – 50 minutes of awesome racing action!

Cory Drachenberg of 5150 Productions has attended several of this year’s biggest races not just to watch, but to shoot in-depth short films documenting RC racing at its highest level – and this episode of the “Come Drive With Us” series was shot at the Reedy Race of Champions in January. The video is packed [...]

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Exclusive: Pro-Line’s GoPro-Ready Blockbuster Revealed

Now this is ingenious! Pro-Line‘s Blockbuster body is built for video (Blockbuster video, get it?) and designed to carry a GoPro camera in its hollowed-out cab (which also appears to do a good job of protecting the GoPro). In the middle pic, you can see the molded-in dashboard that gives Blockbuster-based videos a real “in-car” [...]

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