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RC Car Action EXCLUSIVE: Traxxas Announces All-New X-MAXX, and WE DRIVE IT

Other than Traxxas insiders, only RC Car Action has driven the X-Maxx! You’ll see it in our January issue. Yep, it’s big. The X-Maxx is 30 inches long and tips the scales at 21 pounds with batteries. We did not see this bad boy coming! RC Car Action has the exclusive on Traxxas’ amazing new X-Maxx, [...]

Oct 30, 2015 Comments
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RC Car Action EXCLUSIVE: Traxxas Announces All-New X-MAXX, and WE DRIVE IT

Other than Traxxas insiders, only RC Car Action has driven the X-Maxx! You’ll see it in our January issue. Yep, it’s big. The X-Maxx is 30 inches long and tips the scales at 21 pounds with batteries. We did not see this bad boy coming! RC Car Action has the exclusive on Traxxas’ amazing new X-Maxx, [...]

Oct 30, 2015 Comments
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Smash-Start Your Day With These RC Demolition Derby Clips [VIDEO]

Sure, we’ve all played “tag” with our RC cars and spun each other out, but these guys are going for full-on, big-hit demolition derby action—complete with aluminum bodies that dent and crumple just like the real thing! This is a scene we need to get into, it looks like too much fun. Click for a [...]

Oct 27, 2015 Comments
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This V8-Powered, Quarter-Scale C4 Corvette is The Radness [VIDEO]

If you’re an RC car guy (and you must be if you’re reading this), any Powerball fantasy includes two things: telling your boss to take a hike, and building a quarter-scale car. Here’s something to inspire your next Quick-Pick: a Conley V8-powered C4 Corvette, complete with -through-the-hood blower and an independent rear suspension. Get a [...]

Oct 27, 2015 Comments
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Mattell’s Vac-U-Form Was the 3D Printer of the 1960s

Back in the 1960s, this Mattell toy was hot—literally. The Vac-U-Form let kids mold shapes out of heat-softened plastic by sucking it over a form, just like RC bodies are made. Various forms were offered, including trucks and planes. The Mattell Vac-U-Form is still a sought-after item on eBay—scale modelers use them to make and [...]

Oct 27, 2015 Comments
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Interview: Master Modeler James Knight

You may not know James by his face, but as an RC Car Action reader, you’ve definitely seen his work. James built two of our recent “Mad Max” cars, the amazing Beach Buggy featured in our April 2014 issue, and earned our 2015 Reader’s Ride of the Year trophy. We asked James about his favorite [...]

Oct 27, 2015 Comments
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4WD World Champ Bruno Coelho Gets a 1/2 Scale Go-Kart and a Hug

We’ve seen RC go-kart’s before, but not 1/2 scale! MagnetikPenguin is the builder of the serious looking OSKART machine, which is shown here in signature-edition trim as presented to new IFMAR 4WD Off-Road electric champ Bruno Coelho. According to MagnetikPenguin, the driver moves his feet and arms to steer, accelerate, and brake. Power comes from [...]

Oct 26, 2015 Comments
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No Foam Inserts Here–You Inflate These Tires With Your Mouth [VIDEO]

We shared this post with old toy car RC car commercials on Facebook, and Steve Tuberman commented with “what about Fat Wheels?” What about Fat Wheels indeed! This 1981 Remco Jeep featured balloon-like tires you blew up with your mouth, hence the name “Fat Wheels.” We’re totally sure flat tires were never a problem. Anyone [...]

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