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Were You April Fooled?

It’s April Fool’s day, also known as “trust nothing day.” While you stay alert on prank-patrol, you can also expect to see wacky-RC-product shenanigans today. We’ll collect them here, and we already have two lined up… Pro-Line is way out in front for the “best fake product” award with the Prime TrackShoe. It looks real, [...]

Apr 01, 2015 Comments by
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This Operating 3D-Printed Engine and Transmission Will Amaze You [VIDEO]

Remember Revell’s old “Visible V8” model kit? This is even better. Fully 3D-printed and motorized for full crank-turning, piston-pumping, valve-lifting action, the lift-apart engine makes it easy to see the workings without turning a wrench. Builder Eric Harrell didn’t stop at the classic Toyota 22RE engine—he built a functional transmission to go with it! See [...]

Mar 31, 2015 Comments by
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You Can Actually Ride This 1/3 Scale Jeep

All this completely custom Jeep needs is servos; otherwise, it’s only “RC” if you’re the guy driving it and your name begins with “R.” But as a motorized model it’s still highly attention-worthy, and with 99cc OHV 4-stroke power, it’s got plenty of people-carrying power. This baby Jeep is quick with 100+pounds of person on [...]

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Get Ready For RCX 2015! May 16-17, OC Fair Event Center

Time to get your RCX plans in high gear! Save May 16-17 for RC fun in the SoCal sunshine with a visit to the Radio Control Expo at the OC Fair Event Center. Now in its 13th year, RCX brings you the best in radio control on land, air, and sea with all the latest gear from the [...]

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Amazing 1/5 Scale Superbike With 4-Stroke Power [Flashback]

Originally featured in our June 2008 issue, the beautiful bike build by Nolan Farmer remains the most factory-looking two-wheeled custom we’ve ever seen. It’s just as realistic with the bodywork off as it is on, from the fuel tank and perimeter frame to the inverted forks and carbon fiber exhaust. And bonus points for thumper [...]

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This “Yeti” Has Nothing To Do With Axial

When we saw this tractor-lookin’ rig in the first video below, we thought it was someone’s wacky homebuilt, but it turns out the “Yeti” is actually built specifically for knifing through super-deep snow (see the second video, which turns into a plazma-cutter commercial). Who’s up for building an RC version? Just need to fab up [...]

Mar 25, 2015 Comments by
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RPM Wide Front Arms for Traxxas Rustler & Stampede

As you Traxxas Rustler 2WD and Stampede 2WD owners already know, the popular RTRs have different front and rear wheel offsets. The rear arms reach deep into the wheels, but the front arms are shorter and use wheels with greater offset to make up the difference. RPM’s new arms match the width of the rears, [...]

Mar 25, 2015 Comments
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Fooled You: James Bond’s BMW Z8 Was a 1/5 Scale RC Miniature

It’s usually pretty easy to spot a special effects car shot; anytime the action is totally bonkers, it’s a fair bet you’re looking at a CGI car. Less obvious are “invisible” shots like the clip below from “The World Is Not Enough,” which relied on classic miniature effects to create a bridging shot as Bond [...]

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