With the release of HobbyKing’s new $450 Fabrikator printer, 3D printing is getting very close to entering the mainstream hobby experience. Do you see yourself 3D printing parts in the near future? By default, every “Reader’s Ride of the Year” is an extra-special build—if it weren’t, it wouldn’t have made the cut! But this year’s [...]
There’s never a definitive answer to any “best looking” contest (eye of the beholder and all that), but here’s a sampling of what made the list in our November 2013 issue. We’ve seen a bunch of new releases since then–do any earn a spot on your personal “Best Looking RC Cars of All Time” list? [...]
As nitro-engine starting systems go, pull-starters are definitely the least desirable option. On the plus side, they’re cheap; on the down side, well, everything else. They aren’t reliable, they’re not comfortable to use, and if you’ve ever taken one apart, you know what a hassle it can be to get the spring-genie back into the [...]
Aquacraft’s Cajun Commander definitely fits the “something different” category, whether you’re a car guy or a boat guy. It’s an airboat, so there’s no prop or rudder in the water. Instead, an airplane-style prop provides thrust, and its airflow washes over a pair of steerable rudders to change course. The hull’s bottom is flat, so [...]
Corolla AE86? Played. BMW M3? Seen it. Nissan Sylvia? Yawn. For real drifting action, the obvious choice is a big yellow school bus. This German-built beast gets to school sideways with a stretched touring car chassis delivering shaft-driven power to all six wheels. We’ll take a ride all the way in the back, please.
Kyosho has earned most of its cred with modern RC fans thanks to a string of iconic RC cars in the 80s and 90s (to say nothing of the current lineup), but the Big K’s history goes much farther back. In this article from our November 2013 issue, we look back at 50 years of [...]
If your short-course machine is looking ragged, there’s no better fix than a fresh body to restore that new-truck look—or transform your ride into a scale truck, desert runner, or even a vintage muscle car. For a look at all the options as featured in last Summer’s Short Course Special, just hit the link—you’re sure [...]
This video is straight up RC gold, with a full hour devoted to the classic ’93 Worlds that saw Brian Kinwald take his first World Champion title against greats including Craig Drescher, Masami Hirosaka, Joel Johnson, Matt Francis, and Mark Pavidis. What really stands out is the track itself: it’s dirt, as in soil, not [...]