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WIN THIS TRUCK! Pro-Line Monster Makeover

One of the many things that makes RC so much fun is the ability to easily transform the look and performance of your machine. Any car or truck can go from mild-mannered to extreme machine by simply swapping the body, wheels and tires. With exactly that type of magic trick in mind, we turned out [...]

Mar 05, 2015 Comments
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Traxxas Slash Dirt Oval Project Build

Dirt oval is probably RC’s best-kept secret, and a bunch of fun. If there’s a track near you, go check it out. And if you’ve got a Traxxas Slash, you’re already on your way to building a nice left-turner of your own. Here’s how we built ours, complete with a flipped transmission, custom chassis, grooved [...]

Mar 02, 2015 Comments
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FG/JetCat Turbine Big Rig by Jerome Swift

This amazing Red Bull Racing MAN Jet Truck is based off of an FG 1/5-scale long-wheelbase kit and powered by a P120 JetCat turbine producing 30lbs of thrust at 125,000rpm! Builder Jerome Smith is the proprietor of JS Models and Hobbies, and he used all his professional expertise to assemble a machine. As he tells [...]

Feb 25, 2015 Comments
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TLR’s Maifield and HB/HPI’s David Ronnefalk take Pro Buggy and Truggy at The 2015 Dirt Nitro Challnge.

Monday morning and the dust has settled at the 16th annual Dirt Nitro Challenge held in Goodyear, Arizona. With epic battles throughout the weekend on each of the three Nitro Challenge tracks (1/5, 1/8, 1/10) some drivers came home with glory and the rest in defeat. The prized podiums as always came from the big [...]

Feb 23, 2015 Comments
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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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