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Throwback Thursday: Twin Brushless Clod from May 2008

I’ve been building modified Tamiya Clod Busters for years and this Novak-powered project from the May 2008 issue is one of my favorites. Back in 2008, brushless power was just starting to take over and getting two power systems to work itogether was a little tricky. I just loved the look of this truck when [...]

Sep 10, 2015 Comments
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The Kyosho Blizzard Is Back!

Kyosho has taken the popular Blizzard platform and made some revisions before releasing it as the Blizzard FR. This sucker features twin 370 size motors, large tracks, dual speed controls and best of all a working snow plow. We can’t wait to get our hands on this awesome ride. See below for more information from [...]

Sep 10, 2015 Comments
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Tekin Releases Redline GEN3 1:10 Brushless Motors

The guys at Tekin teased us a bit at the ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals and gave us a quick glimps of their new motor and now it’s heading to hobby shop shelves. With features like a machined aluminum can, anodized end bell, dual-plug sensor wire harness and high RPM precision bearings you can’t go wrong. [...]

Sep 09, 2015 Comments
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HobbyKing introduces Basher SaberTooth Truggy

This new truggy from Hobby King comes in RTR form and it’s powered by a large .28 nitro burning engine. Hobby King also fitted this truck with a large 400cc fuel tank for long run times between fill ups. You can learn more by checking out the press release from Hobby King below. From HobbyKing: [...]

Sep 03, 2015 Comments
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A Clutch for Electric Cars? TLR Has Them For The 8IGHT-Es

Clutches (as in the kind that go on an engine, not a slipper clutch) are required for nitro cars, since there has to be a way for the crankshaft to rotate as the engine idles while the car is stopped. Electric motors simply stop with the car, so there’s no need for a clutch–but a [...]

Sep 02, 2015 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Building A Modern Day Monster Mack

As a kid I used to read ever issue of Radio Control Car Action from cover to cover the second it showed up in the mail box. I was often inspired by many of the project and race vehicles shown in those pages. On the September 1991 cover was a truck unlike anything I ever [...]

Aug 31, 2015 Comments
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JConcepts Introduces Finisher Body For The Mugen MBX7-T

JConcept’s popular Finisher truggy body is now available for the Mugen MBX7-T and has many race winning features that will help get your truck to the front of the pack. Features include a cab forward design, a wide hood scoop and extended chin spoiler. Scroll down for more information on JConcept’s latest shell. From JConcepts: [...]

Aug 26, 2015 Comments
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Mike MacKenzie’s Awesome Metal Mulisha Replica [Reader’s Ride]

This sweet monster truck was sent to us by Mike MacKenzie from Westboro, MA. He said that it started life as an HPI Wheely King and with many modifications it has been turned into the Monster Jam World Finals champ Metal Mulisha. The body was painted by Terry Plum of The Monster Factory and looks [...]

Aug 24, 2015 Comments
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