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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!

Dec 08, 2014 Comments
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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 [...]

Dec 08, 2014 Comments
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5 Hit Cars No One Saw Coming

In the world of RC, many new releases are easy to predict. New SCX-10 scaler from Axial? No surprise there. Latest version of the race platforms from Associated, Losi, Kyosho, etc.? We all look forward to them. The five models we list here are the opposite of those: no one was expecting these machines, and [...]

Dec 08, 2014 Comments
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Jeep Thrills: Kevin Jowett’s Project Mangler

Master builder Kevin Jowett set out to build a perfectly proportioned Jeep YJ with help from his Scale Builders Guild buddies, and we’d say his heavily modded Mangler is just about perfect. Lots of custom fab here–see for yourself! Click to embiggen  

Dec 05, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line’s “Big Give” Will Make You a Holiday Hero

The holiday season is as much about giving as it is getting, and Pro-Line is definitely hip to the “giving” half of the equation with their 12 Days of Christmas Big Give promotion. Starting Sunday, December 7, 2014 and ending Thursday, December 18, 2014 Pro-Line will be giving away a ”Pro-Line Kit prize pack” each day for 12 days (see below for what you [...]

Dec 03, 2014 Comments
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Batman’s “BAT” and Other Amazing Movie Machines Made RC

OK, so these aren’t cars, but they score way too high on the RC cool-meter not to share with you. Prolific modeler, sci-fi fan and YouTuber native18 built all the amazing machines below, which are fully functional flying RC vehicles. Much too cool.

Nov 30, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line Announces New Body, Tires & Apparel

Pro-Line just dropped a bunch of new gear, which we’ve collected below with links to our Hot News & New Stuff forum (which you should bookmark and visit daily). Dig in… BullDog Mid Motor Clear Body For Mid Motor Kyosho RT6 & Associated/CML CT4.2 Pro-Line also has lots of authentic looking bodies if that’s what [...]

Nov 30, 2014 Comments
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Reader Project: James Knight’s Tamiya SRB Beach Buggy

Friend of RC Car Action and all-around cool guy James Knight is one of our favorite RC modelers, and his beautiful Beach Buggy build is a standout in the sand. Get an up-close look at what’s under the paint and beneath the body as we examine James’ handwork and 3D-printing expertise. Scratchbuilt stuff never looked [...]

Nov 24, 2014 Comments
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