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Airtronics’ New M12S is 30% Faster than the M12

The legendary M-series radios just keep getting faster. Airtronics claims 30% quicker response time for the upcoming M12S, which should hit stores in late May or early June. Additional features include a customizable brake trigger, an adjustable offset wheel bracket, and weight-saving LiFe battery. Software-wise, there’s too much to list–just check out the PR below. [...]

Apr 22, 2015 Comments
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LaTrax Teton Fully Optioned [Weekend Project]

I got to spend a little quality time at the bench this weekend with a LaTrax Teton, last spotted in our May 2014 issue. The inexpensive 1/18 scale fun runner is fine out of the box, but LaTrax offers a gang of hop-ups to trick it out, so trick it out I did. Take a [...]

Apr 20, 2015 Comments
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Pro-Line Announces New Gear for Tekno NT48 & SCT410, Pro-Spec Shocks for 1/0 Buggy, More

Does anyone ever take a day off at Pro-Line? It must be like the Apple factory over there. Whatever, as long as the new stuff keeps coming! This latest round includes body and post options for Tekno’s SCT410 short-course machine and NT48 truggy, two flavors of Suppressor tires for buggies and trucks, and new versions [...]

Apr 20, 2015 Comments
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Will You Add a 3D Printer to Your Workshop?

With the release of HobbyKing’s new $450 Fabrikator printer, 3D printing is getting very close to entering the mainstream hobby experience. Do you see yourself 3D printing parts in the near future?   By default, every “Reader’s Ride of the Year” is an extra-special build—if it weren’t, it wouldn’t have made the cut! But this year’s [...]

Apr 17, 2015 Comments
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Are These the Best-Looking RC Cars of All Time?

There’s never a definitive answer to any “best looking” contest (eye of the beholder and all that), but here’s a sampling of what made the list in our November 2013 issue. We’ve seen a bunch of new releases since then–do any earn a spot on your personal “Best Looking RC Cars of All Time” list? [...]

Apr 16, 2015 Comments
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Aquacraft Cajun Commander [REVIEW]

Aquacraft’s Cajun Commander definitely fits the “something different” category, whether you’re a car guy or a boat guy. It’s an airboat, so there’s no prop or rudder in the water. Instead, an airplane-style prop provides thrust, and its airflow washes over a pair of steerable rudders to change course. The hull’s bottom is flat, so [...]

Apr 15, 2015 Comments
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Watch this 6-Wheel-Drive RC School Bus Drift Like a Champ [VIDEO]

Corolla AE86? Played. BMW M3? Seen it. Nissan Sylvia? Yawn. For real drifting action, the obvious choice is a big yellow school bus. This German-built beast gets to school sideways with a stretched touring car chassis delivering shaft-driven power to all six wheels. We’ll take a ride all the way in the back, please.

Apr 13, 2015 Comments
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50 Years of Kyosho

Kyosho has earned most of its cred with modern RC fans thanks to a string of iconic RC cars in the 80s and 90s (to say nothing of the current lineup), but the Big K’s history goes much farther back. In this article from our November 2013 issue, we look back at 50 years of [...]

Apr 13, 2015 Comments
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