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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 [...]

Aug 24, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: My Box Stock Tamiya Clod Buster Build

When the Tamiya Clod Buster was released in 1988 I was 13 years old and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it for the first time. What kid isn’t a fan of monster trucks? The Clod looked just like the real deal; I was obsessed. Over the years I have built a lot [...]

Aug 11, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Making That Gray Chassis Black

I am working on a Project Traxxas Slash 4×4 Platinum that is going to be featured in the next edition of the Buyers’ Guide and when building a project I always try to do something that will make the project stand out from others that may have been built in a similar way. When looking [...]

Aug 04, 2014 Comments
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Team Associated Apex Now Available With Scion Racing FR-S GReddy & Lexus RC F Bodies

The latest Apex sedan from Team Associated is a scale version of the full-size Scion Racing GReddy FR-S. This sedan fits into Team Associated’s Qualifier line of vehicles and comes Ready-to-Run out of the box. Some features of this exciting sedan are Reedy brushless power, high grip treaded tires, water resistant ESC and a great [...]

Jul 29, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: A great tool for building

I spend a lot of time wrenching. There are kits to assemble, project vehicles to build and a lot of maintenance that needs to be done in order to make the magazine and what we do online happen every day. Back in the early days of being in the hobby I tried a few different [...]

Jul 25, 2014 Comments
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ProTek R/C 321B “Samurai” Off-Road Engine

Normally when you hear the name ProTek you think of the company’s line of electronics that include chargers, batteries and servos. Now, an engine has been added to the lineup. This trick 3-port .21 engine features a ceramic rear bearing, ABC construction, great fuel mileage and a lot more. Check out that trick box that [...]

Jul 23, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line 1/8 and 1/10 Car Stands

Normally it’s hard to get excited about a car stand but when you get a look at Pro-Line’s new 1/8 and 1/10-scale stands you will surely want one. These stands are made out of durable and lightweight aluminum and have a dirt bike stand look to them. They come with a blue powder coat finish [...]

Jul 23, 2014 Comments
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