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Helion gets wet with pint-sized, pond-ready Lagos Sport

If you’ve been thinking about adding a boat to your RC fleet, Helion is hoping you’ll make it this one: their new Lagos Sport. The little RTR is just a under a foot long and arrives with all the gear in the pic below, leaving nothing left to buy except sunscreen (or an ice saw, [...]

Nov 17, 2013 Comments
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EXCLUSIVE: Traxxas preparing new Low-CG chassis for 2WD Slash

Expect an official press release next week, but for now we’ve got the inside scoop on Traxxas’ upcoming Low-CG conversion chassis for the 2WD Slash (along with some pretty good iPhone pics). While low-CG conversions for the Slash are not new, they’ve all been pretty pricey. The Traxxas kit, on the other hand, should hit [...]

Nov 15, 2013 Comments
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Axial Wraith Online Build, Part 3

Ah…nice to be back at the ol’ bench.  Step five finds us adding the finishing bits to the axles… In step five, nuts are inserted into recesses in the shock/linkage mounts. Pushing the nuts in is a hassle; the easy way is to pull them in using a long screw. Rather than find a screw already [...]

Nov 13, 2013 Comments
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Team Associated Announces TC6.2 Factory Team

Associated’s top tourer has been refined even further as the TC6.2 Factory Team kit, and features an updated bulkhead, top plate, and chassis configuration. According to Associated, the new design allows flex to be optimized by disconnecting the drivetrain bulkheads and suspension mounting systems. “This new arrangement allows a predictable flex through the entire length of [...]

Nov 12, 2013 Comments
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LaTrax Announces New Alias Quad-Copter

RC Car Action puts cars first, of course, but when RC car powerhouse Traxxas  takes to the air (in this case, via its LaTrax brand), it gets our attention. Traxxas has a quad of its own with the QR-1, but this new LaTrax entry  is a completely different bird. Engineered entirely in-house, the Alias features [...]

Nov 05, 2013 Comments
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Helion Announces Volition, New 2WD Short-Course Truck

You can now add Helion to the roster of brands with a 2WD short-course truck, now that the Volition is set to hit stores. The brushed-motor RTR looks like it should be a competent performer with its 12T 550 powerplant, included 7-cell NiMH battery, and 2.4GHz radio system. We’ll have a full review in RC Car [...]

Oct 31, 2013 Comments
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Axial Wraith Online Build Part 2

Right! Let’s get started. Step 1 is usually a good place to begin. Looks pretty easy…  Like any good manual, the Wraith book features full-size hardware drawings on each page. There are call-outs for the available option parts as you go, but I’ll be building my truck stock.   Slip the diff locker into the [...]

Oct 29, 2013 Comments
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Axial Wraith Online Build

As a test bed for Novak’s new do-it-all Crusher power system, I’m building a do-it-all truck: the Axial Wraith. I’ve been wanting to put one of my own together for quite a while, and I’m happy to finally be digging in. Let’s get started…or JUMP TO PART 2 if you’ve already read this installment. The box. Cardboard, [...]

Oct 28, 2013 Comments
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