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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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Hot Racing news: 2014 ROAR Nationals Schedule and Reedy Race Invitational List Announced

Hot on the heels of the the IFMAR Electric Off-Road World Championships that finished on Sunday came two big announcements that will help define the 2014 racing season. Radio Operated Auto Racers (ROAR) released their 2014 schedule of sanctioned national championship events for all six different categories of vehicle, while Team Associated published the final [...]

Oct 11, 2013 Comments
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EXCLUSIVE: IFMAR Worlds Awards Banquet Video and Photo Gallery!

After six grueling days of racing action in order to crown two new IFMAR Electric Off Road World Champions, Kyosho’s Jared Tebo in 2WD and Team Associated driver Steven Hartson in 4WD, all attendees were invited to the official IFMAR Worlds Awards Banquet held this year at the famed Sierra Nevada brewery conveniently located less [...]

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