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RPM Announces Shock Hoops & Body Mounts for Axial SCX10

RPM is venturing further into the trail and crawler scene, which is good news since many machines could use the durability of RPM’s indestructible parts. These new shock hoops for the SCX10 are not just a stock replacement deal, instead they offer several mounting positions for the shocks to change shock angle and raise and [...]

Apr 30, 2015 Comments
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Thunder Tiger Jackal Trophy Truck Update

A few months ago we showed you body on photos of Thunder Tiger’s prototype Jackal trophy truck and now we’re able to show you what’s going on under the hood. Some of the parts appear to be prototypes (note the rough surfaces), but it looks like the truck is going to have shaft driven 4WD [...]

Apr 16, 2015 Comments
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Now HobbyKing Has a 3D Printer

There’s no escaping 3D printing, and now that Hobby King is in on the act with the Turnigy Fabrikator, getting into the new tech is more affordable than ever. The $450 printer is designed to print ABS and PLA materials, and according to HobbyKing, the printer delivers a high-quality finish. The unit features a heated [...]

Apr 15, 2015 Comments
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Tekno Introduces Lightweight 1/8-scale Electric Buggy

We are seeing a trend in 1/8-scale electric racing where people are building lightweight 1/8-scale buggies out of 4WD short course trucks. Tekno RC is one such company that is on top of this trend and it has recently introduced its own version of a lightweight buggy called the EB48SL. Basically what you get is a [...]

Apr 02, 2015 Comments
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Tamiya Announces New VW Amarok and Pre-Painted FJ Cruiser Kits

Tamiya’s new VW Amarok is based on the WT-01 chassis. Tamiya has offered the WT-1 in a 4WD configuration, but we expect this to be the 2WD version as used on the Blackfoot III, Bush Devil II and Mud Blaster II trucks.  You can read more about it in the 2WD truck shootout that we [...]

Mar 26, 2015 Comments
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RC4WD Genius Sem Fronteira 2.2 Scale Tires

Scale trucks are a big deal right now and a segment that is growing in popularity is the mud bog scene. We can thank waterproof brushless system and servos for that. RC4WD is jumping on the mud bog bandwagon in a big way with a new set of tires that are sure to dig right [...]

Mar 25, 2015 Comments
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JConcepts Announces Finnisher Body and Ti Turnbuckles for Associated T5M

JConcepts has been pretty busy lately making parts for the new Team Associated T5M stadium truck and here’s another new batch of parts. First up is the popular JConcepts Finisher body that has been adapted to fit the T5M chassis. Features include a cab foward design, chin spoiler, revised front hood scoop and built-in air escape [...]

Mar 24, 2015 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Axial Yeti XL Build, DONE

I just wrapped up a how-to on building the Axial Yeti XL kit for the June issue of Radio Control Car Action. It’s a fun build and I highly suggest that you have plenty of room to get through it. The parts for this bad boy are pretty large. While you’re waiting for the issue [...]

Mar 20, 2015 Comments
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