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The Greatest RC Trucks of All Time

In our June 2015 issue (which was like two issues ago–I know, magazines are weird), we took a look at our picks for RC’s greatest trucks–ten in all, in no particular order. Do you agree with our picks? Which would you boot for your personal list, and replace with what models? Let us know in [...]

Jun 09, 2015 Comments
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Distance Record Jump Attempt: Car Shatters Ramp On Re-Entry [VIDEO]

Watch as the Freestyle RC crew attempts to beat the Guinness record for longest RC car jump (121 feet, .75 inches), which was set in 2011. Their Arrma Talion is up to the task, but the landing ramp…not so much.

Jun 07, 2015 Comments
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Hitec X2 AC Plus: Now Your Charger Has WiFi

Well, it CAN have WiFi, the module is extra. With it, you can use your smartphone to program the charger remotely…which is kind of weird since you’re presumably sitting right in front of the charger, but it’s still going to be fun to try out. As for the charger itself, you’re looking at dual outputs [...]

Jun 05, 2015 Comments
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This ’67 Scout is Made of Wood. WOOD.

“Wah, I wish they made (insert body style here).” Go make your own, kid. Watch in wonder as master modeler “Headquake” does just that and cuts, Dremels, sands and glues his way to an eye-popping replica of a 1967 International Harvester Scout. Out of WOOD. Plus, jazzy soundtrack.

Jun 04, 2015 Comments
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Team Associated SC10B: Now With LiPo

Team Associated is now offering the brushless SC10B short-course buggy in even more complete RTR form, with a Reedy LiPo pack right in the box. A 4-amp AC charger is also supplied, which features balance ports for 2S and 3S packs. The included pack and charger only boost price by about $40 over the no-battery [...]

Jun 03, 2015 Comments
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Spektrum Announces Six New Surface Servos

Spektrum has just announced a whole gang of new surface servos, ranging from 167 to 364 oz.-in. of torque at six volts and suitable for 1/10 and 1/8 use. All feature removable wire harnesses to easily customize installation and all-metal mounting tabs to make sure all that torque goes into the linkages, not case flex. Full [...]

Jun 02, 2015 Comments
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HPI Adds Subaru BRZ to RS4 Sport 3 Drift Lineup

HPI’s got the RTR drift scene on lock-down, and Subaru’s hot BRZ is a perfect candidate for the hard-tire treatment. The full-sizer will happily swing its tail with rear-wheel drive, but HPI’s 1/10 scale spin gets 4WD for easy drift action. Get all the deets below, and be sure to follow our Hot News & [...]

May 27, 2015 Comments
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New from JConcepts: 1.9″ Vengeance Wheel For Vaterra & Axial Vehicles

JConcepts has another option for your Vaterra Ascender, Axial SCX10, and other machines that wear the same wheel type. Center caps in solid and open styles are included, and the look speaks for itself.  Like ‘em? Details follow the pics. For the latest new-gear news daily, hit up our Hot News & New Stuff forum From JConcepts: [...]

May 26, 2015 Comments
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