HPI has announced three new versions of its popular Sprint 2 RTR platform. The Sport model is now available with ’69 Camaro and Nissan GTR shells, and the Drift-spec car is now equipped with a Nissan 350Z bodywork. Feature-wise, the latest Sprint 2 models are identical minus their bodies, wheels, and tires. For more on [...]
June, 1992. Most of you will recall that this was the year Denmark rejected the Maastricht Treaty by a thin margin in a national referendum, but some of you will also remember this action-packed issue of RC Car Action. Also, Kriss Kross was ruling the charts with Jump–please put your pants on backwards out of respect [...]
Unless you’re actually at iHobby and standing in booth 1215, this is the closest look you’re going to get at the Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro! We’ll have a full review in the January issue of RC Car Action, and Racers Edge’s first 4X4 looks like a winner–as these photos attest. It’s a sharp-looking truck, make [...]
In full-size cars, electronic stability systems are common, with names like ESP (electronic stability program), DSC (dynamic stability control), and ESC (electronic stability control) all describing essentially the same thing: a system of piezoelectric gyroscopes, position sensors, and accelerometers that monitor the car’s attitiude relative to control inputs, and software that electronically “steps in” and makes corrective [...]
Vaterra announces Hälix 4X4 brushless monster truck with AVC electronic stability system–WE DRIVE IT!
Vaterra’s ever-growing line of models now includes a 4X4 monster truck, the aggressively styleed and well-equipped Hälix. Ready-to-run and brushless-powered, the new monster machine also features a Spektrum 2.4GHz radio system with the new Active Vehicle Control (AVC) technology. Full-time 4WD is provided via shaft drive–you can see the green-anodized aluminum shaft clearly here, as it [...]
One of two new Horizon Hobby vehicles to debut with the Active Vehicle Control (AVC), the TEN Rally-X is Losi’s well-equipped take on a full-fendered multi-terrain machine. The RTR model is based on the proven TEN-SCTE platform, which combines rugged 1/8 scale type construction with shaft-driven, full-time 4WD. The TEN Rally-X is impressively sized, and [...]
Lots of new gear hitting stores soon, and as always, you’ll see it first in our Hot News & New Stuff forum. Here’s a sampling of the latest loot; click the links for more info. TLR 22-4 4WD Buggy Team Losi Racing’s new 4-wheeler takes it design cues from the legendary Double-X4, but [...]