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Associated’s Classic RC10 Gets a Spot in the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian is home to many incredible milestone machines: the Bell X-1, the Apollo lander, the Spirit of St. Louis…and now, an Associated RC10! The original gold-tub buggy that set the world on fire back in 1984 is on display as part of the museum’s new Spark!Lab interactive display that invites visitors to “create, collaborate, explore, [...]

Aug 25, 2015 Comments
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Slash 4X4 Nails On-Water Hydroplane Jump [VIDEO]

We’ve seen hydroplane videos before, but not like this. Traxxas blasts onto the water with a Slash 4X4, hits a floating ramp, lands on a floating pad, then gets back into the water! And just when you think that maybe it’s faked in the editing, there’s a one-take shot to prove it’s legit. Pretty sweet–now [...]

Aug 25, 2015 Comments
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RC Car Action Editors’ Choice Awards

Each year, we hand out two types of trophies for the best stuff in RC: the Readers’ Choice Awards, where you pick the winners, and the Editors’ Choice Awards, where the makers of RC Car Action name the top car, truck, and innovation of the year. If you missed it in our August issue, here’s [...]

Aug 24, 2015 Comments
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Watch This Nissan 370Z Get Police-ified [VIDEO]

Most of us take plenty of breaks during a custom build, but not The DarkDragonWing—he goes from fresh-outta-the-bag body to complete LED-lit, door-opening, fake-tire-smoking, fully-detailed Nissan 370Z in police mode all in one sitting. Watch the video, this kid isn’t messing around!

Aug 17, 2015 Comments
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Adam Drake Gets a Wall Street Journal Story

The Wall Street Journal is better known for stock tips than racing tips, but the iconic business media source has a nice piece on Adam titled “Radio-Control Cars: How the Pros Race.” It’s part of the WSJ’s “My Ride” series, which is usually about people’s interesting full-size cars, and Adam’s Lincoln Mark LT gets its [...]

Aug 12, 2015 Comments
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Traxxas Adds Stability Management to XO-1 & TQi Radio System

Traxxas Stability Management (TSM) is now standard on the XO-1, which will definitely make it a lot easier to get “the world’s fastest ready-to-race supercar” up to its 100+mph top speed. The stability system is tuned to the X0-1 and adjustable via a knob on the transmitter, so you can dial up as much or [...]

Aug 10, 2015 Comments
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LaTrax Adds Robby Gordon Edition to SST Lineup

The LaTrax SST debuted with Keegan Kincaid and Sheldon Creed signature models, and now there’s third style to choose from: Robby Gordon’s signature Speed Energy look, in retina-seering orange. The SST’s affordable-fun RTR specs are unchanged for the Robby ride, so you’re looking at 1/18 scale with shaft-driven 4WD, waterproof electronics, full bearings, and an [...]

Aug 07, 2015 Comments
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This 1/5 Scale, WOODEN Escort Rally Looks SO REAL [VIDEO]

We’ve seen countless RC builds that are realistic when it comes to just sitting pretty. Looking dynamically realistic–as in, reacting and moving like the real thing–is something much more rare. Master builder Headquake has done just that with his Mk1 Escort. The scratch-built 1/5 scale (!) car is impressive enough standing still, but under power it looks absolutely real [...]

Aug 05, 2015 Comments
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