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Axial Yeti XL: Tech Notes & Driving Impressions

The Axial Yeti was introduced only a few months ago and we were impressed with the new rock racer platform. Normally, when a completely new vehicle like the Yeti is released we don’t see another new release from the company for a while; but that’s not the case this time. Axial surprised all of us [...]

Oct 14, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: 32 Ford Rock Crawler Update

I’ve been up to my eyeballs with projects, review builds and article writing but I somehow managed to find time to work on my 32 Ford rock crawler project and I wanted to share some of the progress with you. Before I could start building the body I had to assemble my Axial SCX10 G6 [...]

Sep 29, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Best of the Sand Sports Super Show

One of the cool things about living in Southern California is that there is a lot to do year round. What I like most are all of the different motorsports events that are going on at any given time. This weekend I attended the Sand Sports Super Show in Costa Mesa, CA. This show is [...]

Sep 22, 2014 Comments
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Artie Fie’s Awesome Kong 2 Tamiya Clod Buster

Artie Fie is a fan of old school monster trucks and the Tamiya Clod Buster so he took his two passions and combined them to build a replica of the Awesome Kong 2 monster truck. It uses a stock Clod Buster chassis but the stock steering has been replaced with a Crawford Performance Enginneering 4WS [...]

Sep 16, 2014 Comments
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Tested: Novak Crusher & 4-Pole Heavy Duty Motor Combo

Novak is a company that for years has been well known for producing some of the most advanced speed controls. In fact Novak was one of the first companies to actually produce an electronic speed control so they know what they are doing. With advances in technology Novak has found ways to pack speed controls [...]

Sep 15, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Top 5 Project Monster Trucks

Over the many years that Radio Control Car Action Magazine has been around we have featured some awesome monster truck projects. I’ve been inspired by many of those projects and have been lucky enough to build some of my own. This week I wanted to share my top 5 picks of the best monster truck [...]

Sep 15, 2014 Comments
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James Knight’s Desert Patrol Vehicle

This awesome Desert Patrol Vehicle is based on Tamiya’s Fast Attack Vehicle and it’s the custom creation of James Knight. James used a combination of custom 3D printed parts that he designed and some off the shelf scale parts to make it happen. All of James’ custom 3D printed parts are available through Shapeways Knight [...]

Sep 09, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Tuning the Axial Yeti

I’m currently reviewing Novak’s latest Crusher speed control and 4PHD motor combo, which includes a “short course” motor but is designed for all kinds 4X4 bashing, racing and rock crawling. I chose my Axial Yeti as a test bed for the combo, since it too is built for all-around high-impact off-roading. My plan was to [...]

Sep 08, 2014 Comments
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