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Horizon Hobby and Troy Lee Designs Announce New Partnership

Hot on the heels of the news surrounding Losi’s new Desert Buggy XL, Horizon Hobby and Troy Lee Designs, two long-established icons within and beyond their respective industries, announced a unique and interesting multi-year partnership today. The collaborative effort between TLD and Horizon will not only lead to TLD-branded radio controlled vehicles, but a new [...]

Nov 22, 2013 Comments
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How To Wire Like A Pro!

Turn that rat’s nest into a work of art. Since the day you started in RC, your first cars have probably been ready-to-run vehicles for the ease of plug-and-play action. Then comes the day when you would like to start racing competitively and you want get yourself a kit car that requires manual assembly that [...]

Nov 22, 2013 Comments
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A Main Hobbies Announces Their “MP9 is Mine!” Giveaway!

Kyosho is set to release the MP9 TKI3 ReadySet, a Ready-To-Run version of the buggy that Cody King drove to the IFMAR World Championship in Thailand, and A Main Hobbies is celebrating by giving one away! Signing up for the sweepstakes takes just a minute, and you could be well on your way to driving [...]

Nov 18, 2013 Comments
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HOT SCOOP: Reedy’s New Racing Speed Control!

File this news item under “Things we knew would happen, just not this soon!” Just one month after Team Associated announced a split with Germany electronics manufacturer LRP, whom the A-Team had been importing for years, their electric motor division Reedy tweeted this “spy shot” peeking under the body of Team Associated design engineer Kody [...]

Oct 25, 2013 Comments
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All-American Muscle on Display at 2013 USVTA Southern Nationals!

There are plenty of local races for all vehicle types held across the country, but the Vintage Trans-Am movement is definitely picking up steam as the racing season heads indoors for the winter, as racers looking for inexpensive competition between scale-looking model cars have flocked to the budding class.  Just a few weeks ago the [...]

Oct 22, 2013 Comments
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Fun Size Meets Full Size! RC at the 2013 Lucas Oil Off-Road Expo

The idea for the first radio controlled cars was born of appreciation for full-size vehicles, and the spirit of of every RC released since pays homage to the passenger vehicles and pickup trucks that haul cargo, and people, along roadways around the world. The two industries parallel each other in many ways, not the least [...]

Oct 18, 2013 Comments
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Kyosho Releases New 50th Anniversary OGIO Duffel Bag

Racers have been using duffel bags typically designed for motocross and snowboard gear for years, because they’re tough enough to handle plenty of travel stress and have all the room even the most prepared mechanic needs to hold all of his equipment. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, Kyosho hooked up with renowned luggage maker OGIO [...]

Oct 16, 2013 Comments
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How To: Boost the Strength of Plastic Parts

Many of the plastic parts that make up RC vehicles, especially suspension parts, are made of nylon or a plastic formulation that includes nylon. Nylon is “hygroscopic,” which means it absorbs moisture.  This occurs naturally, as nylon will absorb moisture from the air (and also dry out, when the air is dry). The greater the [...]

Oct 11, 2013 Comments
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