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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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Hitec Readying New Lynx 4S Pro 2.4GHz Radio System

Hat-tip to RCNews.de for these pics of Hitec‘s upcoming Lynx 4S frequency-hopping 2.4GHz radio system, which will put the brand back on the pro-pistol map. No official specs yet, but as you can see from the display, the transmitter features a scroll wheel for navigation, telemetry capability, and a backlit display. According to the RCNews.de post [...]

May 27, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line Sneak Peek: Phantom For Tekno EB48.2

Pro-Line’s Phantom buggy-body lineup is about to include its first 1/8 scale shell, designed specifically for the Tekno EB48.2. The Phantom’s cab-forward styling is in full effect, and a removable stability fin is in place.  You can expect the usual genuine GE Lexan construction  with overspray film, window masks, and decals.

May 27, 2014 Comments
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JConcepts Fin Turnbuckles for Associated RC10 Worlds Car

JConcepts has a new set of titanium turnbuckles for Associated’s RC10 Worlds Car re-release, and as you can see, they look pretty rad with their three-slot styling and classic ti-luster. Some purists will no doubt say, “those are not period-correct for the car,” and if that’s you then you can stick with Associated’s black-steel stockers. But if [...]

May 27, 2014 Comments
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Traxxas Announces Mid-West TORC RC Race Series

Traxxas has reinvigorated its on-site RC racing program at TORC events, and has established a four race series that ping-pongs between the Crandon and Bark River TORC races beginning in June. All the details are in the flyer below (click to embiggen), and it’s a pretty sweet deal.  The entry fee is cheap (and gets [...]

May 23, 2014 Comments
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MIP Pucks Shiny Drive System Now Available for SC10 and T4 Series

MIP invented the original and much-copied CVD design, which has equipped the cars and trucks of  countless national and world champions. MIP’s most recent addition to the CVD design is their “Pucks” concept, which addresses the wear inherent in the dogbone/drive cup interface. Instead of steel-on-steel contact with a bare crosspin riding in the outdrive’s [...]

May 21, 2014 Comments
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Losi 5IVE-Ts Airing It Out at RCX!

Nothing beats going big over jumps–especially when you’re going big with 1/5 scale trucks! The Losi guys are wowing the crowds at RCX with sub-orbital sky shots, proving just how tough the Losi 5IVE-T platform is. RCX is rolling strong here at the OC Fair & Event Center, get here if you can!     [...]

May 18, 2014 Comments
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