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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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RC Scrap Yard Shreds “Junkers” For Real! VIDEO

“Garden Trucking” is all about reproducing full-size hauling and other truck-work with radio control, and enthusiasts take it to the limit with astounding scale environments. For these German fans, that includes a salvage yard with a functional shredder that reduces junk cars to scrap. Car goes in, bits come out. Crunch!

Feb 02, 2015 Comments
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3D Printed RC Car Tops 30mph On Rubber-Band Power

This amazing machine comes to us via DesignBoom.com, and is the work of Max Greenberg, Sameer Yeleswarapu, and Ian Cullimore. Dubbed “Cirin,” the car was designed for Formula E racing at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Battery power operates the steering and braking systems and a Tactic radio system controls the [...]

Jan 31, 2015 Comments
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Nuremberg News: 10 New Tamiya Cars Announced!

It’s Nuremberg Toy Fair time again, where the entire hobby and toy industry descends on Nuremberg, Germany to show off all their wares. Tamiya is always a big draw, and they’re kicking out their latest rides now with a lot of action on the TT-02 chassis, plus some stuff that can be best described as [...]

Jan 28, 2015 Comments
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Hitec Lynx 4S Review

You’ll find our full review of the Hitec Lynx 4S in the next issue of RC Car Action, but we’ll go ahead and spoil the ending for you: this is an extremely nice radio system. All you have to do is take it out of the box to realize it’s something special. The 4S has the [...]

Jan 27, 2015 Comments
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Traxxas E-Revo Spins Tires Into Pizza Cutters On Ice – VIDEO

Bucky Speas puts a set of Pro-Line Trenchers to the test in this video, which we don’t recommend you try at home but it sure is fun to watch. Bucky says that’s 6 cells worth of LiPo power spinning the Trenchers into pizza cutters, and we don’t doubt it. Anyone care to do the math [...]

Jan 25, 2015 Comments
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Kyosho Announces Most Japanese Car Ever

We all know Japan is responsible for many of RC’s most iconic brands and models, but few scream “I’m from Japan!” as loudly as Kyosho’s EZ-B Miku Racing Sandmaster. Featuring “the world’s most famous electronic diva” behind the wheel, Kyosho’s latest Ready Set clearly isn’t taking itself too seriously. The custom-wrapped ride is inspired by Good Smile [...]

Jan 23, 2015 Comments
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TLR 22T 2.0 Revealed

The TLR 22 and 22SCT have received the 2.0 treatment, so it was only a matter of time before we saw a 2.0 version of the 22T. The 2.0 doesn’t look very different, but the truck has a long list of updates to make it an even more formidable performer on the track. A 2.5mm [...]

Jan 22, 2015 Comments
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