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Project Build: Norm Zondervan’s ’73 Bronco Axial / Tamiya Scaler

Friend of the mag Norm Zondervan has built some of our favorite machines, and his ’73 Bronco from our March 2014 issue is a favorite. Built on a modded Axial SCX10 chassis and outfitted with RC4WD and Pro-Line gear, the topper is a Tamiya body that’s as well-detailed as any hard ABS shell but is [...]

Dec 19, 2014 Comments by
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ARRMA Prepping Super-Sized Raider

Not much in the way of info on this one, but as the graphic below confirms, ARRMA will have an “XL” version of the Raider buggy, which should be about 1/8 scale. The new model will reportedly arrive in BLX trim with brushless power, and will hit stores mid-January, so we should get more details soon. For [...]

Dec 16, 2014 Comments by
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Kyle Taylor’s RC4WD Trail Finder 2

Kyle Taylor sent us a bunch of photos from his collection, and one of the coolest was this shot of his RC4WD Trail Finder 2 with the Mojave hard body done up like a classic desert racer. Kyle upgraded his Trail Finder with the addition of RC4WD’s Warn winch. A Novak Rooster Crawler Edition speed [...]

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WATCH: Laser-Firing Quad Copters Versus RC Trucks

A convoy of toy cars on a mission to get fresh batteries to a talking teddy bear is attacked by a malevolent monster truck and its drone henchmen–there’s something you don’t see every day. Nice post-production work in this toys-come-to-life video–see if you can ID the hobby-brand cars undercover in this clip. Fun to watch, [...]

Dec 12, 2014 Comments by
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Readers’ Ride: Jared Blight’s Tamiya HiLux HiLift

Winter is upon us, and much of the country has already received its first snow. That’s no problem for  Jared Blight, who rigged his Tamiya Toyota HiLux HiLift with a set of RC4WD Predator tracks to handle the worst that winter can throw his way in his native Canada where deep snow is just part [...]

Dec 09, 2014 Comments by
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Sneak Peek: Pro-Line’s New “Prime” Buggy Slick

Coming soon, available for 1:10 buggy front and rear in both 2.2” and 2.4” VTR versions, says Pro-Line. If you want to street your buggy or you’re racing on a slick-friendly track, these gumballs look like the hot ticket. Expect an official release soon.  

Dec 08, 2014 Comments by
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WATCH: 1/5 Scale Road Racing in the Rain

The first thing you think of when you hear “1/5 scale” is probably off-road action, but the big-scale scene thrives with on-roaders as well. Its arguably the most realistic on-road racing in RC, and it looks even wilder in the rain—like these guys are doing!

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First Look: Graupner X-8N HoTT

Graupner packs a lot of features into their new 4-channel X-8N pistol, including telemetry capability, expandable memory via SD card, a LiPo battery, and left-hand adaptability. There are even channel mixes for boats, tracked vehicles, and crawlers, making the X-8N an extremely versatile transmitter. Here’s our out-of-the-box impression of the radio–stay tuned for a full [...]

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