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MIP Precision for Power Drivers

If you’ve invested in a powered driver to speed up your RC assembly and maintenance sessions, good news: the top-quality, hardened-steel tips found in MIP’s classic hex drivers are now available with “Speed Tip” 1/4″ ¬†shanks. The tips are offered in 1.5, 2.0, and 2.5mm metric sizes as well as 1/16, 5/64, and 3/32″ SAE [...]

Aug 21, 2013 Comments
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Make-It Monday: Easy DIY Tool Stand

A few holes drilled in a piece of 2X4 are all you need to make a quick-and-dirty stand for your hex drivers and screw drivers, but if you want something a little more polished, a rig like this is easy to make. Three scraps of 5/8″ medium-density fiberboard (MDF) left over from a home project [...]

Aug 19, 2013 Comments
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EASY CONTEST! Share Your Pics, Win A Pro-Line Hat!

Well, maybe you’ll win–we’ll pick a winner at random each Friday through the rest of August. To enter, all you have to do is share your RC fun with us by posting a photo on our Facebook page, or by Tweeting the photo to us (put #RCCA in there too). If we pick your photo, [...]

Aug 17, 2013 Comments
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RED HOT! Vaterra Glamis Fear Sand Rail

Vaterra’s beautiful Glamis Uno is now joined by another sand-slinging buggy, the Glamis Fear. Full details from Vaterra are below, but it’s really the pictures that do the talking–this is one authentic-looking machine! According to Vaterra, the Glamis Fear will hit stores in mid-September, and you can count on a review in RC Car Action. [...]

Aug 15, 2013 Comments
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Sneak Peek: New Tamiya Models Coming Soon – Zakspeed Turbo Capri, TRF Pro Chassis, More

Lots of interesting new stuff on the way from Tamiya, courtesy of the Coming Soon section at Tamiya.com. The M-chassis line gets a new hot hatch in the form of the GoPro Suzuki Swift as piloted by the legendary “Monster” Tajima, and TT-02 platform hots the street with vintag road-racing style in a beautiful Zakspeed [...]

Aug 15, 2013 Comments
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Make-It Monday: Small-Parts Painting Stand

Small detail parts can be blown away by the force of a spray can, or may become stuck to the surface you place them on for painting. To avoid this, make a small-parts holder using stiff wire, an alligator clip, and a block of wood. Or better yet, two alligator clips! And here’s a tip: [...]

Aug 12, 2013 Comments
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EXCLUSIVE! Traxxas Telluride First-Drive Video!

  The Traxxas Telluride is built for go-anywhere, do-anything fun and brings Traxxas’ proven Stampede 4X4 technology to an even more affordable price point: under $300! The ready-to-run truck rolls out on Kumho Road Venture replica tires for all-terrain grip on everything from dirt and grass to rocks and trails, and new suspension arms pull [...]

Aug 09, 2013 Comments
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Pro-Line: “Name This Tire!”

We don’t usually consider manufacturer promotions to be news-worthy, but this one seems like a lot of fun. Pro-Line has a new tire on the way for the Traxxas Summit, and the only feature it’s missing is a name. If you provide the nom-de-knob that makes Pro-Line say “that’s it!”, they’ll tool the name into [...]

Aug 07, 2013 Comments
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