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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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Reds RC M3 World Touring S Engine

When racing a nitro sedan you need all the power and torque you can get to stay ahead of the pack. Reds Racing is a company that is ready to give you that kind of power with its new 2.1cc nitro mill. It’s designed for 1/10-scale racing and its long stroke will get your sedan [...]

Mar 19, 2015 Comments
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The Ones That Got Away

I’ve built a ton of trucks in my many years in RC and yet there are some that I never had the chance to build or modify. We all have the “I wish I had that or this” stories when it comes to RC and this is my time machine shopping list of the trucks [...]

Mar 16, 2015 Comments
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