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Busted! Vaterra takes the law into its hands with “Swift Justice” Camaro

Now that’s a cop car. Vaterra’s Swift Justice 2012 CHP Camaro LZ1 is built on the excellent V100 platform, which means you get shaft-driven 4WD with full ball bearings, universal-joint axles, and sealed bevel-gear differentials. To give the Camaro shell its po-po makeover, Vaterra spec’d a new push-bar front bumper and official California Highway Patrol [...]

Aug 26, 2013 Comments
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Flashback Friday: World’s Wildest T-Maxxes – November 2000

When the Traxxas T-Maxx debuted in 2000, it was the beginning of a huge boom for monster trucks and nitro power in general, and nitro monster trucks specifically. For the November issue in the first year of the T-Maxx era, the editors built three distinctly different takes on the mighty Maxx: the Mega-Maxx, built to [...]

Aug 23, 2013 Comments
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Reader’s Ride: Jammy Weaver’s Axial SCX-10 Trail Honcho

The Axial SCX-10 is the go-to machine for scale 4X4 fun, and Jammy’s Honcho is definitely lookin’ real in this shot plucked from Facebook. The Pro-Line light bar helps too! Jammy posted this pic as an entry in our “win a Pro-Line hat” promo, and we thought it was a natural for Reader’s Rides too. [...]

Aug 22, 2013 Comments
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Pro-Line to release Pro-2, first-ever complete truck kit

Pro-Line has  grown to become one of RC’s most prominent accessorey manufacturers with products for nearly every popular RC make and model, but a complete vehicle has never been part of the lineup–until now. The Pro-2 is a complete, pro-caliber short course racing truck kit that is ready to assemble and complete with your radio [...]

Aug 22, 2013 Comments
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Latest Pro-Line gear: EVO SC & Bulldog Gen 3 bodies, Rock Rage & Blockade SC tires, more…

Pro-Line has a whole gang of new releases hitting stores, including the EVO SC short-course body, Bulldog Gen 3 body for the new Hot Bodies RB6 (as spotted at the ROAR Nats). Tire-wise, monster truck fans can get the new Big Joe II rubber on F-11 wheels with 17mm hexes, and the new Rock Rage [...]

Aug 22, 2013 Comments
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2013 RC Car Action: Readers’ Choice Awards – Winners

Like Ron Burgundy, we editors and authors of Radio Control Car Action like to think we’re “kind of a big deal.” But we know the truth. When it comes to the many manufacturers of radio control models, parts, and accessories, the real experts they want to hear from isn’t us, it’s you. The customer. The [...]

Aug 21, 2013 Comments
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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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