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Here’s Axial’s Official SCX10 II Release Info [VIDEO]

RC Car Action revealed the SCX10 II Cerokee via spy shots yesterday [You can see if here], now we have all the info… We are very excited about the all new SCX10 II from Axial and we are looking forward to getting our hands on a review sample of this awesome scale trail truck. With this [...]

May 26, 2016 Comments by
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Tech Center: Balance Of Power

What does it mean to “balance” a battery pack? “Balancing” is a term used when charging LiPo batteries. When a pack is “balanced,” it means the cells have the same voltage. For example, a 2-cell, 7.4 volt pack is balanced if both cells have 3.7 volts. If you don’t balance the cells, their voltages may [...]

May 23, 2016 Comments by
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Inside My Modded Traxxas Stampede 4×4 [Kev's Bench]

I have been having a blast with my Traxxas Stampede 4×4 and recently used it to test some Pro-Line Pro-Spline driveshafts. I have been blasting around the yard and sending it sailing through the air. After my driveshaft testing I gave the Traxxas option list a look and picked out a few goodies to add [...]

May 23, 2016 Comments by
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Big Gas-Burnin’ Buggy: TLR Announces New 5IVE-B [VIDEO]

Now here’s something that we didn’t see coming! The new TLR 5IVE-B gas buggy is here and unlike other 1/5-scale vehicles that have come out of the Horizon Hobby camp, the 5IVE-B is under the TLR name instead of Losi . And it’s a kit, so you get the joy of building it yourself and [...]

May 19, 2016 Comments by
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A Fun Day At NHRA [Kev’s Bench]

I am a big time fan of NHRA drag racing and any time they come to town I do my best to get to the event. This weekend the NHRA was in Atlanta for the Southern Nationals and I was able to check out all the action during qualifying on Saturday. I brought my camera [...]

May 16, 2016 Comments by
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Tech Center: Servo Gear Blowout

I keep breaking the gears in my steering servo. It doesn’t happen every time I go out, but it’s been enough that I have had to replace the stock gears a few times already. Would buying a servo with metal gears solve the problem? Although upgrading to a metal-geared servo adds durability, it doesn’t ultimately [...]

May 16, 2016 Comments by
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Turn It Up: This 4-Cylinder, 4-Stroke Rat Rod Needs to Be Heard [VIDEO]

This 1/5-scale Rat Rod is one of the coolest RC cars that we have ever seen and we just had to share it with you. It’s a combination of HPI Baja 5B parts, custom work, and a lot of creativity–not to mention a 4-stroke inline-4 engine. The mill sounds amazing and is fun to watch [...]

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The Tamiya Blackfoot Is Back!

Tamiya rereleased vehicles like the Frog and Monster Beetle and with all of those components now in the Tamiya parts bin we knew it was only a matter of time before we saw a rerelease of the Blackfoot. There isn’t much information from Tamiya at this time but we can tell you that the 2016 [...]

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