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Traxxas Monster Truck Unwraps Itself! [VIDEO]

Unwrapping RC anything is always a treat, but this reveal takes the prize for creative gift giving! Junior gets a pistol-lookin’ thing for Christmas–but what the heck does it do? Skip to 1:05 if you want to get right do the action (and Mom’s crazy laugh).

Dec 24, 2015 Comments
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You Need This Quarter-Scale V10-Powered Pencil Sharpener

The video below shows a nitro-powered pencil sharpener built with a salvaged RC engine, and it’s pretty cool and all. But all I could think of is Gary Conley saying something like “Oh, you built a nitro pencil sharpener? That’s cute,” before whipping out this bad boy: a pencil sharpener that grinds graphite with a [...]

Dec 21, 2015 Comments
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HPI Launches New “Venture” Scaler Platform [VIDEO]

Not much in the way of details on this, but HPI does confirm the Venture is all-new and “not related to any existing platforms.” HPI also says they’re in the “final phase of R&D testing,” so expect to see this rig on trails soon. More details when we get ‘em, but from the looks of [...]

Dec 18, 2015 Comments
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Quick Build: Tamiya TT-02B MS

Tamiya’s TT-02 platform delivers shaft-driven 4WD on a budget for a bunch of the brand’s tourers and drifters, and is also offered as the b-is-for-buggy TT-02B in Dual Ridge and Neo Scorcher body styles. For this build, I’ve got the TT-02B MS, which ramps things up a notch or two with fiberglass shock towers, a [...]

Dec 16, 2015 Comments
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197 Feet! Watch Traxxas & the Dude Perfect Guys Break the RC Long Jump Record (Plus Other Stunts) [VIDEO]

Traxxas continues to amaze with the help of fellow Texans and YouTube titans Dude Perfect, this time with a collection of tricks that include a record-breaking jump over a Traxxas 18-wheeler to the tune of 197 feet. Nice! Look for an exclusive story on the custom jump truck and ramp built for the stunt soon! Warning, this [...]

Dec 07, 2015 Comments
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Do You Think RC Has Made You a Better Full-Size Car Driver? [VIDEO]

That’s the question that came to mind when watching these clips of BMW M3 and Shelby GT500 drivers failing hard at car control. Neither driver appears to do any meaningful counter-steering, and the GT500 driver doesn’t even appear to lift throttle. While driving RC doesn’t tune your butt for seat-of-the-pants feel in a full-size car, [...]

Dec 03, 2015 Comments
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You Need This RC Oscar Mayer Weinermobile

Oscar Mayer has done an RC Weinermobile before as a one-off 1/5 scale on a Losi 5IVE-T chassis (see the clip below), and now there’s a 1/10 electric version on the ECX Torment chassis. Here’s the best part: it’s only $25! At that price, it’s really a “free” truck and you’re just covering shipping. What [...]

Dec 02, 2015 Comments
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CYBER MONDAY! Save 40% Now at the Air Age Store!

If you are looking for some great Stocking Stuffers or need some ideas to add to the Holiday Wish List check out the http://www.airagestore.com/ website. Starting today till November 29, the Air Age Store is having a 40% off Cyber Monday Sale. Check it out now!  

Nov 30, 2015 Comments
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