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Reader Project: James Knight’s Tamiya SRB Beach Buggy

Friend of RC Car Action and all-around cool guy James Knight is one of our favorite RC modelers, and his beautiful Beach Buggy build is a standout in the sand. Get an up-close look at what’s under the paint and beneath the body as we examine James’ handwork and 3D-printing expertise. Scratchbuilt stuff never looked [...]

Nov 24, 2014 Comments by
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5 Vehicles We Want To See In RC

There’s no shortage of four-wheeled subjects in RC, covering everything from classic road cars and racers to realistic off-roaders and rides that exist only in engineer’s fantasies. And yet, we can all easily name personal faves we wished would be released in Lexan. With that in mind, we’ve selected five machines that are ripe for [...]

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WATCH: The Best RC Track In China

On-road and off-road tracks? Check. Drivers’ stand bigger than your house? Check? Easy driving distance? Depends where you live in China. The heck with the Great Wall, our first stop in China is going to be Dragon Stone RC Speedway. Watch the video for a look at first-class facility (and catch some sweet Chinese alt-rock). [...]

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Associated Announces Engine Sound System, XP LED Light Sets

Looks like artificial engine sounds will definitely be “a thing.” Team Associated just announced the ESS-One Engine Sound System, which is chassis-mounted and “”lets you choose from multiple throaty race engine sounds, shifting, brakes, and turbo blowoff valves.” Nice. The system is shown on Associated models, of course, but can be used in any application [...]

Nov 21, 2014 Comments by
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TrackStar Now In The Radio Game With TS3t Telemetry System

Hobby King’s TrackStar brand is now in the radio game with the new telemetry-equipped TS3t system, which arrives with voltage, temperature, and RPM sensors. It looks like two receivers are included in the photo below, but what you’re actually seeing is the receiver and the plug-in telemetry module. Incredibly, the whole deal sells for just [...]

Nov 21, 2014 Comments by
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Charles McNinich’s Axial SCX10 Ford F-150 Raptor

Charles McNinch of Jacksonville, FL takes his scale crawler everywhere so he never misses an opportunity to tackle gnarly terrain, whether on the trails or at the beach. Charles customized the chassis to create an extended wheelbase and created a genuine wooden bed for the truck. Aftermarket mods include a slew of Integy parts like [...]

Nov 20, 2014 Comments by
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RC4WD Announces Rockdragon Limited Edition Crawler

RC4WD has been killing it with all kinds of scale off-roaders, but they haven’t forgotten about pure rock-crawling performance. Case in point, the new Rockdragon. This loaded ride arrives fully assembled and RTR minus paint, and is packed with serious specs including a K2-series aluminum chassis, Mud Slingers 2.2″ tires, and R2 transmision–full specs after [...]

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Spotted at SEMA: HPI Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5 Concept

Looks like HPI’s lineup of Vaughn Gittin Jr-flavored models is about to be joined by a customized 2015 Mustang version. The car was spotted at SEMA, where HPI was demo’ing RC models on behalf of Ford. The model is a replica the Mustang RTR Spec 5 Concept car that Ford displayed at the show. Based on our [...]

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