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Lights, Camera, FIRE!

Pro-Line’s new Blockbuster video-ready body is getting a lot of buzz, and it should only get buzzier with the release of PL’s new video for the shell (which you can see by clicking any of the images below). I wonder how many guys singed off their eyebrows making this clip… We begin by learning about [...]

Apr 24, 2014 Comments
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Kyosho Reveals Scorpion Re-Release Details

After teasing the Scorpion re-release last week, Kyosho has now revealed details about the highly-anticipated vintage machine, which is set to debut at the RCX show on May 17-18. As the hype-sheet reveals (and as we anticipated), the new-old car is highly faithful to the original specs but also beefed up and refined where needed so you [...]

Apr 23, 2014 Comments
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Stab-Proof Hobby Knife Stand

Capping your hobby knife after each use is a pain, but not as big a pain as stabbing the bejeebers out of yourself on an uncapped hobby knife—or having it roll off the bench and into your thigh. Ouch! To go capless safely, build a stand out of an M&M Minis tube (or anything similar) [...]

Apr 23, 2014 Comments
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Jeff LaPorte’s Classic Clod

Jeff LaPorte of Liverpool, NY submitted this shot of his Tamiya Super Clod Buster, and it’s one of our Readers’ Rides selections for the June issue. The truck is mostly stock except for a few choice Traxxas bits including an XL-5 speed control and Ultra shocks. Bonus points for the smooth paint job (no easy feat, [...]

Apr 22, 2014 Comments
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Associated Chassis Conversion Kits for B5 and B5M

Team Associated bucked the trend of convertible-chassis 2WD buggies, instead choosing to offer dedicated rear-motor (B5) and mid-motor (B5M) platforms. Since most racers build their cars as either rear-motor or mid-motor and leave them that way, Associated determined the compromises required to make a single car work both ways weren’t worth it–hence the B5 and [...]

Apr 19, 2014 Comments
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RCX is Just a Month Away!

Time to get your RCX plans in high gear! Hopefully that includes time in the SoCal sunshine with a visit to the Radio Control Expo at the OC Fair Event Center, but if you can’t be there at RCX in person, be sure to follow along with the show here at RCCA.com. We’ll be blowing [...]

Apr 17, 2014 Comments
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Exclusive: Pro-Line’s GoPro-Ready Blockbuster Revealed

Now this is ingenious! Pro-Line‘s Blockbuster body is built for video (Blockbuster video, get it?) and designed to carry a GoPro camera in its hollowed-out cab (which also appears to do a good job of protecting the GoPro). In the middle pic, you can see the molded-in dashboard that gives Blockbuster-based videos a real “in-car” [...]

Apr 17, 2014 Comments
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Kyosho Scorpion Re-release to debut at RCX!

Big new for vintage RC buffs: Kyosho’s 1982 Scorpion is getting the re-release treatment! No details yet other than the teaser banner below as spotted on the Kyosho Japan site, but you won’t have to wait long to see the car–it’s going to be at the RCX show, May 17-18! We’ll follow up as soon as [...]

Apr 15, 2014 Comments
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