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Throwback Thursday: May 1988 Monster Truck Special!

Time for another Throwback Thursday, where we dig deep into the Radio Control Car Action archives for a look back into RC yesteryear. In this episode, the wormhole has deposited us back to 1988 and the May issue of RCCA, our first-ever “monster truck special.” The May ’88 issue featured the epic Monster Truck Shootout [...]

Sep 05, 2013 Comments
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First Look: Kyosho Rage VE

The Kyosho Rage VE is next in line for review in RC Car Action magazine. Before it goes under the lens and onto the track for testing, we thought we’d share a closer look at this new and unique machine from the big K. The Rage VE will never be mistaken for any other vehicle, [...]

Sep 04, 2013 Comments
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Yokomo announces B-MAX4 III, new 4WD buggy to arrive late October

Yokomo has further refined its B-MAX4 buggy with this latest version, the B-MAX4 III. The new buggy is built on a minimalist aluminum chassis with substantial molded side plates. There is no upper deck, which should make the car very easy to work on anld lower the car’s CG, and the saddle pack configuration allows [...]

Sep 03, 2013 Comments
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A-Main offers free IFMAR Worlds posters to RC Car Action readers

Do you want this IFMAR Worlds poster for your bedroom, workshop, office (or living room, if you can convince the lady of the house)? Of course you do. To earn yourself a poster, all you have to do is snap a photo of any A-Main ad in the September or October issue of RCCA and [...]

Aug 29, 2013 Comments
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PIT TIP: Stash Spare Clips With Your TX

Bend a piece of scrap lexan or plastic packaging to shape as shown, and attach it to the back of your transmitter with servo tape. Slip a bunch of clips onto the strip, and you’ll always have spares. Submit your Pit Tips! Email your ideas to, post them to our Facebook page, or Tweet [...]

Aug 29, 2013 Comments
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ZAP hopes to change the way you glue tires

Tire glues have traditionally been “thin” cyanoacrylates (CAs) that rely on their water-like consistency to wick between tire and rim to provide a tight bond. This also makes them prone to running across tire sidewalls and rims, marring their finish, or worse, gluing your fingers to the tire, the tire to your workbench, or both. [...]

Aug 28, 2013 Comments
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Hobby People announces Activator-EZ “one touch” LiPo/NiMH charger

There are lots of easy-to-use charger options available, but they’re usually for NiMH OR LiPo packs–not both. Hobby People’s new Activator EZ works with both cell types, and a single button is all it needs to do the job. You press the button to select NiMH or LiPo, then hold the button down to begin [...]

Aug 27, 2013 Comments
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Reader’s Ride: Judd Stauber’s Traxxas Stampede

More like “Rally Stampede!’ This highly-modified machine is totally unique and looks ready to get wild in the woods. Wondering what’s under that Subie shell? Judd was good enough to share all the details with us on Facebook: – HPI 98′ Subaru WRC Impreza body – Integy steering linkage, piggyback shocks, wheelie bar, front bumper, [...]

Aug 26, 2013 Comments
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