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Kyosho Scorpion Online Build Part 2

Ahh…back to the bench for the Scorpion build. Here are links to Part 1 and the unoboxing if you haven’t been following along. All caught up? Good, because we’re about to dig into the rear suspension… Each of the semi-trailing rear arms gets a stub axle and a ball stud before installation on the chassis. [...]

Jun 30, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line Has a Complete PRO-2 Buggy Kit (And We Have It)

Pro-Line’s original PRO-2 SC truck kit will go down in history as the brand’s first all-in-one-box kit, but it will no longer be PL’s only kit–now that the PRO-2 Short Course Buggy is here, Pro-Line has two ways to get your wrenches turning. We’ve got the scoop on the new buggy kit, which we’ll review ASAP. [...]

Jun 27, 2014 Comments
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Vaterra Adds Corvette Z51 Stingray to V100-S Lineup

We’re already fans of Vaterra’s rugged V100-S, but we like it even more dressed up as a the new Stingray. Lots of great detail here, and the car looks killer on the move–play the video, you’ll see. Looks like the standard V100-S specs under the sleek new shell, so we’re talking full-time shaft-driven 4WD with [...]

Jun 27, 2014 Comments
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Tower of Power: Hitec’s New X1 Pro Charger and ePowerBox Power Supply

Hitec’s 180 watt battery juicer-upper will charge everything in your RC arsenal, including all lithium battery varieties and lead-acid batteries. You can get the X1 by itself, but the hot setup is definitely the combo with the ePowerBox 17amp power supply, which docks with the X1 for a compact footprint and easy hookup (and it [...]

Jun 27, 2014 Comments
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Grit Grinding Your Gears? Make a Gasket

If you’re having trouble with dirt and debris getting under your car or truck’s gear cover, make a gasket to seal it against the motor plate. It’s easy… Remove the gear cover and trace its outline onto a piece of craft foam to get the right shape for the gasket.   Cut the foam on [...]

Jun 27, 2014 Comments
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Kyosho Scorpion Online Build Part 1

Here’s a link to the Scorpion unboxing, in case you missed it. With unpacking the kit out of the way, I’m ready to start spinning wrenches. The fun starts with a bunch of aluminum bits… The chassis rails and steering bellcrank are assembled first, with hex hardware used throughout. The chassis rails are stout, solid-aluminum extrusions [...]

Jun 25, 2014 Comments
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Kyosho Europe Reveals FO-XX Nitro and EP Formula Off Road Models

No official US release yet, but Kyosho Europe is showing off the FO-XX, a 4X4 RTR in nitro (GP) and electric (VE) flavors designed for Formula Off Road action–which is pretty intense stuff, as the video clip below shows. Both versions of the FO-XX feature the rugged solid axles and vertical-plate chassis layout Kyosho originally developed for [...]

Jun 25, 2014 Comments
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Josh Coble’s Resurrected Revo 3.3

Josh Coble of Lewiston, PA tells us he scored his Revo 3.3 in rough shape online, then restored it to stump-crushing, chain-wielding condition as seen here. His ground-up rebuild includes a set of RC4WD Mudslinger tires on Axial wheels, a full set of Integy piggyback shocks, Pro-Line Ridge-Line bumper, and plenty of bench time. Looks good Josh. [...]

Jun 24, 2014 Comments
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