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HB Tessmann Worlds Edition D815 – Champ In a Box

First came the Tessmann-Edition truggy (which you’ll see reviewed in our May issue), and now HB has tooled up another Ty-approved machine: the worlds version of his 2014 IFMAR Worlds-winning D812. Now dubbed the D815 Tessmann Worlds Edition, the top performing buggy gets an improved center drivetrain, aluminum servo saver arm and sintered brake pads [...]

Feb 23, 2015 Comments
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Axial Wraith Fastback Conversion

Axial’s hugely popular Wraith is one of the most-modded platforms in RC, and there’s plenty of ways to go with the tube-framed terrain tamer. In this how-to, we show you how to easily do a little plastic surgery to give the Wraith a sleek fastback look. Click to enlarge        

Feb 16, 2015 Comments
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Vaterra Ascender by Jason Cook

Jason assembled this super clean ’86 K5 Blazer from the Vaterra Ascender kit using a Tekin power system — an FXR speed control running a 35T motor. Jason painted the body with Tamiya Gun Metal up top with Duratrax Metallic Black below. The tires are stock from the kit but he mounted them on Gearhead [...]

Feb 11, 2015 Comments
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RC4WD Trailfinder 2 Scratch-Build by Rick McCullock

This over-the-top scale Land Rover from down-under is scratch built from sheet styrene and 3D-printed parts that Rick designed himself. Rick wanted to do the uncommon long-wheelbase Series 2 pickup rather than the more frequently modeled short-wheelbase Defender 90. He originally planned for a 1:10 version, but he wanted to use  RC4WD’s Trailfinder 2 chassis. It [...]

Feb 04, 2015 Comments
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Serpent Ups Their 1/12 Scale Game With S120 LTR

You can always count on Serpent to produce top-quality on-roaders, and the brand best known for its 1/8 scale pavement weapons makes a heck of a 1/12 scale carpet-cutter as well. The S120 is the latest, and as you can see in the photos below, it’s a first-class machine. Says Serpent, “Focus on development has [...]

Feb 04, 2015 Comments
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SWORKz S102 2WD Buggy – Nuremberg News

SWORKz has officially entered the 2WD buggy wars with the S102, which ticks off all the features you’d expect of a modern competition buggy and adds an SWORKz spin. Literally, in the case of the transmission, which uses a “simple gear insert” to allow a mid-motor or rear-motor configuration without swapping transmissions or chassis. No [...]

Feb 03, 2015 Comments
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Should Slicks Be Outlawed in Off-Road Electric Racing?

For a lot of us, RC Racing is a great activity and a way for friends and family to come together and share in something that’s enjoyed by all ages. But what happens when that fun activity becomes too hard or frustrating for the average person? Off-road electric racing seems to be going through a [...]

Feb 02, 2015 Comments
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New Team Associated RC10B5M Factory Lite buggy and Apex Scion Racing tC Drift version

New from Team Associated is the RC10B5M Factory Lite buggy and Apex Scion Racing tC Drift version. Team Associated’s RC10B5 and RC10B5M have been met with wild success by racers around the globe at both the club level and at major racing events. Always looking for a challenge, Team Associated’s Area 51 engineers took it [...]

Jan 30, 2015 Comments
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