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Traxxas “BackSlush” by Scott Oney [Reader's Ride]

Scott Oney is a Traxxas fan, and hailing from Spirit Lake, ID he knows a bit about snow. He decided to combine the two into the ground-up build you see before you, which Scott has dubbed the BackSlush! Originally (and, we assume, before he named it!) the project was started using a Traxxas Rustler chassis, [...]

Jan 13, 2015 Comments
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Traxxas Steals the Show In Leatherman Video

This is ostensibly an ad for the Leatherman Leap, “your kid’s first multi-tool,” but with wall to wall Slash and Rustler action, it plays like a Traxxas ad. Best parts: where the kids drive into the woods where there’s no way they could possibly see their trucks, yet the action continues; the mid-air transmitter transfer [...]

Jan 12, 2015 Comments
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RC Fire Trucks Put Out RC Tanker Fire

Want to see an RC fuel tanker drive off a bridge, burst into flames, then get put out by a fleet of water- and foam-shooting RC fire trucks? Of course you do. Oh, and for the record, you should never play with fire. But watching this video is perfectly safe.

Jan 11, 2015 Comments
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Pro-Line Now Has a Stadium Truck (sort of)

Pro-Line’s PRO-2 SC short course truck, PRO-2 Buggy and PRO-MT monster truck aren’t being officially joined by a stadium truck (that we assume would be called the PRO-ST), but this build from Pro-Line’s Holeshot blog sure looks factory. It’s based on a modded PRO-MT, and the conversion is easy. There’s no telling if this could [...]

Jan 09, 2015 Comments
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2015 Readers’ Choice Awards – VOTE NOW!

It’s votin’ time! Every year, we turn to the experts of RC (that’s you) to determine who makes the best cars, trucks, and gear in the RC biz. We gather your votes in 18 categories, then announce the winners at our annual RCX show and reveal the results in the pages of RCCA. And you [...]

Jan 07, 2015 Comments
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TrackStar D-Spec Drift Gyro Gets You Sideways On The Cheap

If you’ve ever wanted to experiment with a gyro for drifting (or cheating in the Parking Lot 500, we won’t judge you), TrackStar’s new box will let you electronically mitigate oversteer on the cheap–the D-Spec Drift Gyro is just $19! You can adjust the “gain”(the amount of steering help the gyro gives you) right from the [...]

Jan 07, 2015 Comments
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Three-Wheel Drive Drift Trike? YES

Danny Huynh of Sydney, Australia is the creative mind behind this astounding build, which takes drift action from four wheels down to three, complete with “3WD”–the front wheel gets its own motor! Gotta love the articulated driver figure. You can see more of Danny’s builds on his Facebook page, and on YouTube.   You should [...]

Jan 06, 2015 Comments
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What’s Next For RC? Our Predictions for 2015

What’s in store for RC in the year ahead? It’s anyone’s guess, but if you want to know what we’re guessing, this is the place. From the hot and happening to the fizzled and fading, we reveal our predictions for what the next twelve months hold in store. Are we on target or off base? [...]

Jan 05, 2015 Comments
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