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Robinson Racing Steel Spur Gear for Vaterra Twin Hammers – Review

Think “tough gears,” and chances are you think of Robinson Racing Products–especially their hardened steel stuff. Robinson offers steel gears for a wide variety of brands, including Vaterra. We put RRP’s steel spur for the Twin Hammers to the test. Click to enlarge

Feb 13, 2015 Comments
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RPM Beefs Up the Helion Dominus Line

RPM has expanded its popular line of indestructible plastic parts to include the Helion Dominus series, as seen here. As usual for RPM stuff, the parts are direct replacements for the factory plastic parts, just way more durable–in fact, RPM guarantees you can’t break them in normal use (go to RPMrcproducts.com for details). For more [...]

Feb 12, 2015 Comments
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Associated RC10 Worlds Car Review

From our September 2014 issue, a blast from the past with Associated’s RC10 Worlds Car–the machine that Brian Kinwald drove to his ’93 Worlds win. Unlike the gold-tub “RC10 Classic” re-release that quickly sold out in its limited run, Associated made plenty of Worlds Cars and you can still snag one–but that doesn’t mean they’ll [...]

Feb 10, 2015 Comments
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Novak Announces New HD8 Motor & Pit Wizard Tuner, Updated Activ8

Novak is upping their 1/8 scale game with the new HD8 motor, Activ8 V2 speed control, and Pit Wizard. RC old-timers will recall Novak was the first to offer a hand-held. LCD-screen speed control programmer way back in the late 1990s, back when we all ran brushed motors. Today’s Pit Wizard works with Novak’s Super-Tuner Plus firmware based speed [...]

Feb 10, 2015 Comments
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Hot News & New Stuff: The Latest Gear Lives Here

If you’re looking for the latest in RC gear, be sure to bookmark our Hot News & New Stuff forum–it’s updated daily (often multiple times each day) with all the latest the RC industry has to offer. Click the arrow to go there now!

Feb 10, 2015 Comments
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XTM Racing X-Series Brushless Power System Review

From our November 2014 issue comes this “Test Bench” review of XTM’s econo brushless system, which belies its low price with solid performance. Hobby People customers gave it their thumbs-up online; here’s our take. Click to enlarge    

Feb 04, 2015 Comments
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Associated Apex RTRs Star in Superbowl Commercial

If you were watching the big game last night (the Superbowl? Hello?) then you probably jumped out of your seat when you saw the ad for the new 306hp, rear-wheel-drive Lexus RC 350. Playing off of the “RC” in the name of the car, the video features an RC version of the RC 350 performing [...]

Feb 02, 2015 Comments
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Reader’s Ride of the Year: James Knight’s Desert Patrol Vehicle

James is no stranger to the pages of RC Car Action. We did a big feature on his Tamiya SRB Beach Buggy, and his builds have appeared in Readers’ Rides. That includes this machine, which we selected as our Readers’ ride of the Year. With a mix of 3D-printed parts and traditional modeling skill, it’s [...]

Feb 02, 2015 Comments
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