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From The Archives: February 1987 – Blackfoot, Kyosho Turbo Optima, more…

In addition to showcasing the rad fashions of the day via Chris Chianelli and friends, the February ’87 issue marked the debut of the then-new Tamiya Blackfoot. The mid-size monster went on to become a monster hit, and Tamiya has kept a ‘Foot in the lineup ever since (latest: the Blackfoot III), but only the [...]

Sep 21, 2013 Comments
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New Tamiya kits: Egress re-release, LaFerrari, Porsche 911 RSR, more…

TAMIYA EGRESS RE-RELEASE The Egress is back! Tamiya’s follow-up to the Avante featured improved durability with reduced complexity and a lower price. As usual, Tamiya’s re-release looks dead-on, although a few unspecified tweaks have been made to acommodate modern power systems and batteries.   Tamiya didn’t provide a chassis shot, so this pic of an [...]

Sep 14, 2013 Comments
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THROWBACK THURSDAY: March ’96 HiRider II monster-Vette, Kinwald’s Double-Xs, more!

It’s 1996, but based on this cover, RCCA was still lookin’ as rad as the 80s. Kyosho’s HiRider II tore it up on the cover, mechanical speed control and all, and we had an expose on the then-new Team Losi Double-X and XT as raced by Brian Kinwald.  Plus Robot Wars! Enjoy blasting to the [...]

Sep 12, 2013 Comments
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Jorge Valenzuela’s Axial SCX10 Dingo

In addition to the pixels you’re eyeballing right now, you’ll find Jorge’s SCX10 Dingo in the Readers’ Rides section of RC Car Action’s November issue. Jorge scores points with the door-mounted rifles and roof-mounted cargo complete with scale bungee cords, and a custom LED setup outfits the RPM light bar. The zebra-striped machine moves out with motivation [...]

Sep 09, 2013 Comments
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Serpent 2WD Buggy Sneak Peek, Kyosho & XRAY Announce New Models

Buggy, truggy, competition, RTR–this gang of new releases runs the gamut. Plus we have the scoop on Serpent’s upcoming two-wheel buggy! Get more photos and the full story on each model (and tons of other gear)  in our Hot News & New Stuff forum–just click the pics.   Serpent Spyder SRX-2 RM   Ultima RB6 [...]

Sep 09, 2013 Comments
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James Knight’s Incredible 1/10 Beach Buggy with 3D-Printed Parts

This outstanding machine is the work of James Knight (you can find him on Facebook as Knight Customs), and we’ve never seen a prettier RC version of the classic dune buggy design. While the suspension and drivetrain are from the Tamiya SRB (the platform shared by the Rough Rider/Buggy Champ and Sand Scorcher) everything else [...]

Sep 08, 2013 Comments
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NEW VIDEO: Project Traxxas Rally

The October issue of RC Car Action features our Mamba Monster-powered Traxxas Rally build–see it in action now!  

Sep 06, 2013 Comments
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PROTOform “Better Edge” body finishing tools

You’ve no doubt seen sanding drums and sanding blocks before, but have you ever seen them so perfectly made for RC work? You have now, and hello red anodizing. Red ano makes everything better. PROTOform’s new Better Edge tools are designed specifically for body-finishing and are sure to make it much, much easier to finish [...]

Sep 06, 2013 Comments
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