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FireBrand RC The Judge Body and Komoto Tires

More rad stuff from FireBrand RC, with semi-truck styling for 1/10 scale. The Judge shell is shown here with FireBrand’s Komodo tires and parked on a (heavily modded) Traxxas Stampede. The well-detailed shell arrives with a loaded decal sheet, window masks, and overspray film. The Komodos are glued to Galaxy gloss-black wheels and are sold [...]

Aug 05, 2015 Comments
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Traxxas EZ-Peak Plus 4amp iD Charger [REVIEW]

As a reader of RC Car Action, you probably have no problem charging batteries. You have a NiMH charger and a LiPo charger, or one charger that can do both. You make sure to plug in the balance connector on your LiPos, and choose the right mode for safe charging. Now imagine if you didn’t [...]

Aug 05, 2015 Comments
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ECX’s Outburst Micro-Bike Looks Like a Lot of Fun for $40 [VIDEO]

Hmmm, dinner for two at Chili’s or an ECX Outburst? The itty-bitty bike measures just over 5″ long, but based on the clip below, the Outburst appears fast for it’s size and lots of fun for not much cash–shoot, at $40 each you can get two and still be well under a hundo. Amazingly, the [...]

Aug 04, 2015 Comments
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This Wild Spider-Buggy Thing Needs To Be RC [VIDEO]

This wild French ride mounts a motor in each of its four wheels, so there’s no need to restrain the suspension with considerations for driveshafts (or belts or chains, for that matter). With each wheel free to articulate at extreme angles, the “pendular suspension” is capable of uncanny spider-like moves while isolating the chassis–see for [...]

Aug 04, 2015 Comments
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This Custom Creation’s Articulated Driver Will Blow You Away

This build takes the “driver turns his head with steering” trick to the whole ‘nother level, adding arm movement to steer the wheel and throttle-pumping leg action—plus a blower with operating butterflies synced to the throttle, complete with engine sound! The builder is Danny Huynh, who hails from Australia–you can see more of his work [...]

Aug 03, 2015 Comments
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Everything You Need To Know About Nitro Fuel

Other than “not gasoline,” most hobbyists who are new to nitro power don’t understand what’s in nitro fuel, or more importantly, how those ingredients effect power, performance, and engine life. Any fuel you purchase that’s labeled “for RC cars” will work just fine, but if you want to choose the best fuel for your type [...]

Jul 31, 2015 Comments
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Losi Announces All-New 1/6 Scale Audi R8 GT3 Supercar

No one saw this thing coming! Losi’s super-sized take on street-shredding RC looks like a real powerhouse. The car is built on an all-new chassis dubbed the “6IX,” and will arrive RTR. The car’s sensorless 1200Kv motor is fueled by dual batteries (not included) and a 6S-rated speed control that delivers over 60mph, says Losi. [...]

Jul 30, 2015 Comments
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FireBrand RC Stoke-D On-Road Body [New Gear]

Expect to see lots of new loot from FireBrand RC, starting with the Range Rover Evoque-inspired “Stoke-D” shell. It’s shown here on FireBrand’s O.G.-D wheels and drift s slicks. The O.G.-Ds only comes with black tires as this post goes up, but FireBrand says the orange-tire versions are coming soon–good thing, ‘cuz they look rad. [...]

Jul 29, 2015 Comments
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