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WATCH: Amazing Gymkhana Action With HPI’s Ken Block Micro RS4

You don’t need to be a Ken Block fan (or even an RC fan for that matter) to appreciate this video’s awesome sauce. From the highly skilled driving (done all in one take! No…) to the meticulously created course, this clip will have you hankering to get your RC drift/Gymkhana on. And, it does a [...]

Dec 22, 2013 Comments
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HPI Revamps the Build-It-Yourself Baja 5B SS

HPI has updated the “SS” kit version of the class-leading Baja 5B 1/5 scale gas-burning buggy for 2014, and the new specs are welcome improvements to an already-proven formula. Here’s a sampling of the new tweaks; for a complete list, see the Baja 5B SS page in our Hot News & New Stuff forum.   [...]

Dec 17, 2013 Comments
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Reader’s Ride: Joe Mergel’s Amazing 6X6 Semi

This wild ride comes from Joe Mergel and is featured in the February issue of RC Car Action: Yo, Joe! Cobra better watch out! Okay, sorry for the throwback humor but anyone from the 80s might take one look at this military beast and rekindle memories of great G.I. Joe vehicles. This custom 6×6 semi-truck [...]

Dec 16, 2013 Comments
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Part 2: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale Build

Now that we’ve seen what’s in the box, let’s get down to business and start spinning screwdrivers on the Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale. As is the case with many Tamiya models, assembly begins with the differentials. The XV-01′s gear diffs are a departure from most 1/10 scale Tamiya models in that they are sealed [...]

Dec 14, 2013 Comments
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You Are Not a Basher

This is the “Starting Line” from the February issue, which is all about my disdain for the term “basher.” What do you think? Comment on Facebook, you could win an RC Car Action hat! You Are Not a Basher While driving the six trucks in this issue’s stadium truck shootout, one refrain I kept hearing [...]

Dec 11, 2013 Comments
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From the February Issue: 2WD Brushless Stadium Truck Shootout

We had a blast comparing the Associated T4.2RS, Arrma Vorteks BLX, Durango DEST210, HPI E-Firestorm Flux, Racers Edge Traverse, and Traxxas Rustler VXL for our 2WD Brushless Stadium Truck Shootout. Ten pages of action and stats! We tested top speeds, collected lap times with stock and Pro-Line tires, and got feedback from three drivers representing [...]

Dec 09, 2013 Comments
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New Online Build: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale

Our next step-by-step build is a Tamiya XV-01, the latest multi-terrain platform from the Japanese giant. I’m building the Lancia Delta Integrale rally-car version, a body Tamiya has offered on a number of different models before, and a great choice for such a rally-ready chassis as the XV-01. Here’s a look at what’s in the box, [...]

Dec 08, 2013 Comments
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RC Goes WiFi — Kyosho Announces New Receiver For iOS and Android

We doubt phone-control will replace radio-control for serious RC driving (there’s just no beating a good pistol grip transmitter), but Kyosho’s new iReceiver system does look like a lot of fun. The receiver installs in the usual way to provide you with WiFi control via iPhone, iPad, or Android. The app graphically replicates a two-stick [...]

Dec 04, 2013 Comments
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