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Futaba Reveals New 4PX Super Radio

Futaba’s successor to the 4PKSR is the 4PX, and as you might expect for a $550 radio system, it’s loaded to the gills with tech–not the least of which is its new, super-sized color display. Futaba claims 30% faster response compared to the 4PKSR, and the 4PX will be compatible with T-FHSS, S-FHSS and FASST receivers. The radio [...]

Jun 06, 2014 Comments
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Latest “Coming Soon” Models From Tamiya: A Pumpkin For The Pavement, Hot-Rod Hornet, More

Tamiya fans know to keep an eye on the “Coming Soon” page at TamiyaUSA.com, where the the latest models make their debut. The most recent entries include a rear-drive configured M-06 platform that repurposes the Midnight Pumpkin as a street-ready machine now dubbed the Lowride Pumpkin. The snowplow front bumper could stand to be sleeker, but [...]

Jun 05, 2014 Comments
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Reader’s Ride: Gerardo Melchor’s Vaterra Glamis Fear

This sharp-looking Vaterra Glamis Fear comes to us from Burien, WA and is customized like a full-size Class 1 buggy. Gerardo painted the body and wheels gunmetal gray and flat black and Axial LED white lights . The electronic gear is stock, and a Duratrax Onyx 3S 35C LiPo battery supplies the juice. Gerardo topped it off with [...]

Jun 05, 2014 Comments
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GPS, Bluetooth, and Android: Big Tech Announcements From Traxxas

Ready to get your tech on? There’s a lot going on here. First, let’s take a look at the the new TQi transmitter, which looks just like the current model, until you notice the “i” is now blue, and has radio waves beaming out of it (or, if you flip it the transmitter over, you’ll [...]

Jun 04, 2014 Comments
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Latest Look for Axial’s Wrangler G6: Falken Tires Edition — Now With Video

Axial has the Jeep scene on lockdown with a total of five Wrangler rigs to choose from: one Wraith (the Poison Spyder) and four SCX10s (Unlimited , G6, Unlimited CR, and the new Falken Edition). All the usual SCX10 goodness is in place with the RTR Falken Edition, including Wild Boar shafts, Tactic metal-gear servo, dual slipper clutch, [...]

May 30, 2014 Comments
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Fast Charging, Low Price: Duratrax Li-24 Balancing Charger

If three amps is all you need to keep your 2-4 cell LiPo and LiFe packs juiced up, you can save a bunch of coin with Duratrax’s Li-24 charger. Offered with a Deans connector as no. DTXP4620 as well as a Traxxas-plug version (DTXP4621, shown below), the AC-powered Li-24 is super-easy to use: just set the [...]

May 30, 2014 Comments
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Throwback Thursday, July 1993: Tamiya Mountaineer, a Weird Homebuilt, and Kyosho’s Car of the Year

This week we are going back to 1993, when a gallon of gas cost $1.16, Jurassic Park was a big (get it?) hit at the box office and Beanie Babies were released. In the RC world, RC Car Action was showing off a new truck from Tamiya called the Mountaineer. Click images to embiggen Tamiya’s [...]

May 29, 2014 Comments
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On The Mic: Casey Currie Talks Off-Road Racing, Jeeping, and RC

Casey Currie is one of the fastest and most popular racers on the LOORS and TORC short-course circuits, as well as a Baja 1000 vet and King of the Hammers competitor. He’s in the RC news with Axial’s latest SCX10 Jeep, the Wrangler Unlimited CR, which gets the Casey Currie seal of approval and is [...]

May 28, 2014 Comments
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