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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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LaTrax Announces Hop-Ups for Teton

Regular readers will recall our LaTrax Teton review from the May issue, where we enjoyed the truck in out-of-the box trim. Now LaTrax is rolling out upgrades for the little rig to increase performance and cool-factor. Visit the page for the new gear in our Hot News and New Stuff forum for the full lowdown; [...]

Apr 14, 2014 Comments
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Tamiya Japan Reveals Rock Socker CR-01

No pic of this bad boy at the Tamiya USA site yet, so we snagged this shot from Tamiya Japan–remember, “www” stands for world wide web! The trail-taming CR-01 platform is the latest Tamiya rig to get a new-body refresh. Dubbed the “Rock Socker,” the truck’s lexan bodywork is based on the classic Stadium Blitzer design with [...]

Apr 09, 2014 Comments
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Classic Plastic: Richard Royall and RPM

Whether you’re a racer, enthusiast or just a casual RC’er, chances are there’s at least one piece of RPM gear on your car or in your toolbox. Whether it’s the classic RPM camber gauge or a set of super-tough arms to replace worn-out stockers (or maybe you just wanted a color other than black), RPM’s [...]

Apr 08, 2014 Comments
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