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Part 3: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale Build

The Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale build is nearing completion. Here are links to Part 1 and Part 2 in case you missed ‘em–otherwise, on we go…   We left off with the steering rack installation, now the rest of the front suspension gets installed. Not visible: the plastic balls that cap the hingepins and fit into sockets in the [...]

Jan 02, 2014 Comments
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Traxxas Updates the 100MPH XO-1

The industry’s original (and so far, only) 100mph RTR has received a styling refresh (the original release had no graphics) and now arrives without batteries, which knocks a chunk out of the price. No changes to the specs, which means you’re looking at 6S-rated Castle Creations power, shaft-driven 4WD, functional aero, and Traxxas’ unique TQi [...]

Dec 31, 2013 Comments
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RC4WD Beefs Up the Vaterra Twin Hammers

The metal-masters at RC4WD have a new option for the Vaterra Twin Hammers that amps up realism and durability in equal measure. The machined aluminum rear axle case looks incredible (see for yourself) and includes all the hardware shown for easy installation. RC4WD also offers aluminum rear trailing arms that would look great with this [...]

Dec 30, 2013 Comments
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WATCH: Amazing Gymkhana Action With HPI’s Ken Block Micro RS4

You don’t need to be a Ken Block fan (or even an RC fan for that matter) to appreciate this video’s awesome sauce. From the highly skilled driving (done all in one take! No…) to the meticulously created course, this clip will have you hankering to get your RC drift/Gymkhana on. And, it does a [...]

Dec 22, 2013 Comments
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HPI Revamps the Build-It-Yourself Baja 5B SS

HPI has updated the “SS” kit version of the class-leading Baja 5B 1/5 scale gas-burning buggy for 2014, and the new specs are welcome improvements to an already-proven formula. Here’s a sampling of the new tweaks; for a complete list, see the Baja 5B SS page in our Hot News & New Stuff forum.   [...]

Dec 17, 2013 Comments
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Reader’s Ride: Joe Mergel’s Amazing 6X6 Semi

This wild ride comes from Joe Mergel and is featured in the February issue of RC Car Action: Yo, Joe! Cobra better watch out! Okay, sorry for the throwback humor but anyone from the 80s might take one look at this military beast and rekindle memories of great G.I. Joe vehicles. This custom 6×6 semi-truck [...]

Dec 16, 2013 Comments
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Part 2: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale Build

Now that we’ve seen what’s in the box, let’s get down to business and start spinning screwdrivers on the Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale. As is the case with many Tamiya models, assembly begins with the differentials. The XV-01′s gear diffs are a departure from most 1/10 scale Tamiya models in that they are sealed [...]

Dec 14, 2013 Comments
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You Are Not a Basher

This is the “Starting Line” from the February issue, which is all about my disdain for the term “basher.” What do you think? Comment on Facebook, you could win an RC Car Action hat! You Are Not a Basher While driving the six trucks in this issue’s stadium truck shootout, one refrain I kept hearing [...]

Dec 11, 2013 Comments
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