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ARRMA Announces New Typhon & Kraton “6S Rated” 1/8 Scale Vehicles

No body-off shots yet, but Arrma’s new 1/8 scale machines certainly look legit, and with Arrma’s claim of 60+mph top speeds, you can expect some serious gear under the lexan. For now, Arrma is touting a 180amp speed control, metal-gear servo with aluminum horn, aluminum motor mounts, and front and rear swaybars for both models. [...]

Feb 01, 2014 Comments
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Tamiya Land Cruiser 40 P/Up–Plus More from Germany

Lots of new Tamiya kits and RTRs on the way, here’s a sneak peak from the Nuremberg Toy Fair, courtesy of the TamiyaUSA blog: NEO FIGHTER The Neo Fighter Buggy is mounted on the newly developed and easy to build DT-03 chassis platform. Intended as an easy-to-get-started model to encourage young drivers to enter the [...]

Jan 31, 2014 Comments
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HPI’s Savage XL Octane Gasser: First Video!

HPI’s much-anticipated Savage XL Octane is getting closer to becoming an available-in-stores reality–here’s the video for proof! The gas-burning (as in gasoline, not nitro) monster is still unobtanium on the HPI website, with no applicable results for a search of “Octane,” but sit tight…it’s definitely happening.     This preview page dates back to when [...]

Jan 31, 2014 Comments
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Gas Cat! Pro Boat’s 48″ Rockstar Ride is Ready to Rip

At a full four feet long, Pro Boat’s new Rockstar 48 gas boat is a serious marine machine. The big boat boils water with a 26cc engine that Pro Boat says is good for over 40mph, and the Remote Operated Starting System (ROSS) lets you fire the engine up and power down right from the [...]

Jan 31, 2014 Comments
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HPI Super-Sizes Savage With New 5.9cc XL Version

HPI’s Savage just got another steroid boost with the latest XL version, which stretches the wheelbase, plumps up the tires, and increases displacement compared to the previous Savage X model. The XL gets a new 5.9cc (.36ci) engine, and everything you need to fire up the big mill is in the box–including the Roto-Start engine-cranker, [...]

Jan 30, 2014 Comments
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LaTrax Goes Off-Road With New Teton 4WD Mini

LaTrax made its debut with the on-road Rally (as featured on our September 2013 cover),  and now has a machine for the dirt with the Teton. The 4X4 truck shares its chassis with the Rally but outfits it for off-road duty with a long-travel suspension system that features extra-long oil-filled shocks and extended shock towers [...]

Jan 29, 2014 Comments
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Vaterra Announces New Raptor 4WD Short-Course Truck

Vaterra has joined the short-course scene with the new Ford Raptor Pre-Runner, a 4WD truck based on the Halix platform as featured in our January issue. The new truck also includes the Active Vehicle Control system that debuted with the Halix and Losi TEN Rally-X, which should make the Raptor an especially interesting SC truck. [...]

Jan 29, 2014 Comments
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RPM Cage for Traxxas VXL-3S Speed Control

Apparently, some of you animals are thrashing your Traxxas VXL models hard enough to pop the mounting tabs off the speed control (we’re looking at you, “Ryan K.”), so RPM has tooled up this clever item: a “cage” for the VXL-3S speed control. As you can see, the cage fully surrounds the speed control to [...]

Jan 26, 2014 Comments
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