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We’ve Collected Our Best Builds In One Volume [E-Book Available Now]

If you need inspiration for your next build, look no further–you’ll find 14 of our favorites right here! We’ve collected the best customs from RC Car Action and put them all in “Radio Control Custom Projects,” which you can download right now from Inside, you’ll find over 130 photos, complete parts lists, and all [...]

Feb 12, 2016 Comments by
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VIEW INSTANTLY: Off Road & Short Course Special Issue

Join RC CAR ACTION PREMIUM for instant online access to our back-issue archives, the latest RC Car Action Digital Editions, all of our newsstand-only special issues, and much more. That includes the latest Radio Control Off-Road & Short Course special. When you join RC CAR ACTION PREMIUM you’ll be able to instantly view and search the issue. [...]

Feb 11, 2016 Comments by
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Future Tech: Motorized Wheels Replace Your Car’s Drivetrain [VIDEO]

Now here’s a new idea: what if each wheel of your car was a motor, instead of putting the motor on the chassis and distributing power from there? No more transmissions, driveshafts, differentials, etc. …all that becomes electronically managed. Sound interesting? That’s what Tidnab Innovations is up to, and it’s not just a drawing in [...]

Feb 03, 2016 Comments by
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Kyosho Isn’t Saying They’re Bringing Back the Optima, But They’re Bringing Back the Optima

Kyosho isn’t saying the teaser below is an Optima, but all you need is a pair of functioning eyeballs to see it’s a Optima–just look at the photos. Needless to say, we’re pretty stoked on this. Hat-tip to LiveRC for noticing the news on Kyosho Japan’s Facebook page. Click to enlarge From our November 2014 issue’s [...]

Feb 02, 2016 Comments by
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RC Car Action No. 1: The Magazine That Started It All

As 1985 drew to a close, a new magazine appeared on newsstands everywhere: Radio Control Car Action. Dated “Winter 1986″ and aptly dubbed “The World’s Premier R/C Car Magazine,” RCCA issue number one featured the then-new Tamiya Bruiser, Futaba’s iconic Magnum Senior pistol-grip transmitter, and some kid (who is now about 40) getting way too [...]

Feb 02, 2016 Comments by
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Behold the Wonders of the 1992 Tower Hobbies Catalog

Ah yes, the beloved Tower Hobbies “big book.” The online (formerly “mail order”) giant still produces an annual hard-copy catalog, and it’s always a treat when one turns up in the mailbox. The annual is also a great time capsule if you save ‘em, as this 1992 edition will attest. It’s chock full of Kyosho [...]

Feb 02, 2016 Comments by
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These RC Dinosaurs Have Gone Extinct

Once upon a time, a motor lathe was a must-have; bring one to the track now, and the young guys won’t even know what it is. Here’s a look back at the gear we used to count on that now belongs in an RC museum (but is probably just stuck in the back of a [...]

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Like Pro-Line, Enter to Win a Set of Destroyer Clod Tires on Brawler Wheels

If you want a chance at scoring Pro-Line’s Brawler wheel and Destroyer tire combo for your solid-axle monster machine, all you have to do is Like Pro-Line’s Facebook page and tell ‘em where to send the loot of you win. Fingers crossed! Go here:  

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