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Kyosho Scorpion Online Build Part 1

Here’s a link to the Scorpion unboxing, in case you missed it. With unpacking the kit out of the way, I’m ready to start spinning wrenches. The fun starts with a bunch of aluminum bits… The chassis rails and steering bellcrank are assembled first, with hex hardware used throughout. The chassis rails are stout, solid-aluminum extrusions [...]

Jun 25, 2014 Comments
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Kyosho Europe Reveals FO-XX Nitro and EP Formula Off Road Models

No official US release yet, but Kyosho Europe is showing off the FO-XX, a 4X4 RTR in nitro (GP) and electric (VE) flavors designed for Formula Off Road action–which is pretty intense stuff, as the video clip below shows. Both versions of the FO-XX feature the rugged solid axles and vertical-plate chassis layout Kyosho originally developed for [...]

Jun 25, 2014 Comments
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Josh Coble’s Resurrected Revo 3.3

Josh Coble of Lewiston, PA tells us he scored his Revo 3.3 in rough shape online, then restored it to stump-crushing, chain-wielding condition as seen here. His ground-up rebuild includes a set of RC4WD Mudslinger tires on Axial wheels, a full set of Integy piggyback shocks, Pro-Line Ridge-Line bumper, and plenty of bench time. Looks good Josh. [...]

Jun 24, 2014 Comments
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It’s Official: Trinity D4 Is Here

Trinity’s D4 has officially arrived. The new motor first appeared in “spy shots” and the pictured prototype went on to sell via eBay auction for $500. Suffice it to say, there’s interest in this motor! New features include an improved stator design, new 3-piece can design, new endbell design that improves bearing alignment, and grade [...]

Jun 24, 2014 Comments
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How To Rebuild Your 3-Gear Transmission

On race day, you only have one goal: to go as fast as possible and to lay down the quickest lap times. As you try to accomplish this, one of the major factors that contributes to your success is your transmission. If your motor is the heart of your car, your transmission is the soul [...]

Jun 23, 2014 Comments
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Video Round-Up: Traxxas, Pro-Line, JConcepts, More!

Why not blow off those TPS reports and watch some videos? You’ll still be staring at a monitor, so the boss will never know. So if you could just go ahead and watch these videos, that would be greeeaaat. Traxxas XO-1 – World’s Fastest Ready-To-Race RC Supercar Traxxas put together this clip to show off [...]

Jun 23, 2014 Comments
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Let The Wrenching Begin: Kyosho’s Classic Scorpion Returns!

Behold, the unboxening! Our next Online Build gets underway as we crack open the 2014 Kyosho Scorpion, the much-anticipated re-release of the groundbreaking 1982 machine that would go on to be the first ROAR National Off-Road champion. Kyosho emulates the original 1982 box art for the 2014 model.   Lift the lid, and you’re greeted [...]

Jun 23, 2014 Comments
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Axial Teases “Yeti,” New 1/10 4WD Car

Sorry gang, this is all we have for you on Axial‘s upcoming Yeti. Other than revealing it’s a “1/10th Scale Electric 4WD RTR,” Axial is keeping the details under wraps on the new ride. Our guess is it’s King of the Hammers-style machine that will fill the high-speed performance void left by the EXO Terra. [...]

Jun 17, 2014 Comments
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