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Artie Fie’s Awesome Kong 2 Tamiya Clod Buster

Artie Fie is a fan of old school monster trucks and the Tamiya Clod Buster so he took his two passions and combined them to build a replica of the Awesome Kong 2 monster truck. It uses a stock Clod Buster chassis but the stock steering has been replaced with a Crawford Performance Enginneering 4WS [...]

Sep 16, 2014 Comments by
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Tested: Novak Crusher & 4-Pole Heavy Duty Motor Combo

Novak is a company that for years has been well known for producing some of the most advanced speed controls. In fact Novak was one of the first companies to actually produce an electronic speed control so they know what they are doing. With advances in technology Novak has found ways to pack speed controls [...]

Sep 15, 2014 Comments by
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Kev’s Bench: Top 5 Project Monster Trucks

Over the many years that Radio Control Car Action Magazine has been around we have featured some awesome monster truck projects. I’ve been inspired by many of those projects and have been lucky enough to build some of my own. This week I wanted to share my top 5 picks of the best monster truck [...]

Sep 15, 2014 Comments by
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James Knight’s Desert Patrol Vehicle

This awesome Desert Patrol Vehicle is based on Tamiya’s Fast Attack Vehicle and it’s the custom creation of James Knight. James used a combination of custom 3D printed parts that he designed and some off the shelf scale parts to make it happen. All of James’ custom 3D printed parts are available through Shapeways Knight [...]

Sep 09, 2014 Comments by
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Kev’s Bench: Tuning the Axial Yeti

I’m currently reviewing Novak’s latest Crusher speed control and 4PHD motor combo, which includes a “short course” motor but is designed for all kinds 4X4 bashing, racing and rock crawling. I chose my Axial Yeti as a test bed for the combo, since it too is built for all-around high-impact off-roading. My plan was to [...]

Sep 08, 2014 Comments by
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Kev’s Bench: Custom ’32 Ford Project

After seeing photos from this year’s Axialfest (You can see the full coverage in the November 14 issue) I decided that I have to build a truck and join in on the fun next year. Playing with your scale truck in the woods for a few days sounds like fun to me. I’m starting my [...]

Aug 25, 2014 Comments by
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Sneak Peek: Tamiya Mountain Rider Build

As soon as Tamiya announced the Mountain Rider I made sure I was on the list to review the re-release of the truck that I wanted so badly back in the 90s. It’s taken a lot of time to finish the truck but it’s finally done and ready for you to see. The truck pretty [...]

Aug 24, 2014 Comments
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2014 ROAR Off-Road Nats: Dakota Phend Scores 2WD Truck and Buggy Titles, Cavalieri Takes SCT Win, Tessmann Tops in 4WD

The electric off-road nationals took place this weekend at in Florida at Space Coast RC. It’s the first time the nationals have taken place in Florida in over a decade. The drivers arrived at a track that was very loose but over the weekend the drivers improved their vehicles and the track crew improved the [...]

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