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You Are Not a Basher

This is the “Starting Line” from the February issue, which is all about my disdain for the term “basher.” What do you think? Comment on Facebook, you could win an RC Car Action hat! You Are Not a Basher While driving the six trucks in this issue’s stadium truck shootout, one refrain I kept hearing [...]

Dec 11, 2013 Comments
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From the February Issue: 2WD Brushless Stadium Truck Shootout

We had a blast comparing the Associated T4.2RS, Arrma Vorteks BLX, Durango DEST210, HPI E-Firestorm Flux, Racers Edge Traverse, and Traxxas Rustler VXL for our 2WD Brushless Stadium Truck Shootout. Ten pages of action and stats! We tested top speeds, collected lap times with stock and Pro-Line tires, and got feedback from three drivers representing [...]

Dec 09, 2013 Comments
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New Online Build: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale

Our next step-by-step build is a Tamiya XV-01, the latest multi-terrain platform from the Japanese giant. I’m building the Lancia Delta Integrale rally-car version, a body Tamiya has offered on a number of different models before, and a great choice for such a rally-ready chassis as the XV-01. Here’s a look at what’s in the box, [...]

Dec 08, 2013 Comments
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RC Goes WiFi — Kyosho Announces New Receiver For iOS and Android

We doubt phone-control will replace radio-control for serious RC driving (there’s just no beating a good pistol grip transmitter), but Kyosho’s new iReceiver system does look like a lot of fun. The receiver installs in the usual way to provide you with WiFi control via iPhone, iPad, or Android. The app graphically replicates a two-stick [...]

Dec 04, 2013 Comments
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Cyber Monday Deals & More–Find the Best Buys Here!

If your in-box isn’t already blowing up with sales and promo info and you want to know where the deals are, just visit the Sales, Offers, and Promotions thread in our forums. You’ll find the latest money-savers from all your favorite hobby retailers, all with just one click. Go buy stuff!

Dec 01, 2013 Comments
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Axial Wraith Build–Done!

At last–the Axial Wraith build is wrapping up. Go interior… The interior pieces go together quickly, no surprises. I snipped off the pins that make sure the steering column attaches straight so I could angle it left or right to better fit a driver figure, if I ever find one I like. I’d like to [...]

Dec 01, 2013 Comments
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Reader’s Ride: Chris Guit’s Tamiya Sand Scorcher

This week’s Reader’s Ride comes to us from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and appears in the January issue of RC Car Action, where we said… This Sand Scorcher re-release was given to Chris by his wife as a Christmas gift (what an awesome wife — take note, ladies). He upgraded it with a set of aluminum [...]

Nov 27, 2013 Comments
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LRP America Opens Doors

Congrats to LRP on opening LRP America. LRP is best known in the US for power systems, nitro engines, and chargers, but offers a much wider line in Europe, including RTR vehicles. With LRP America now up and running, expect to see a lot more new products from the “Blue is Better” brand. Official press [...]

Nov 27, 2013 Comments
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