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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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Novak announces multi-mode Crusher power system

“The Crusher was born out of the need to fill the gap of a single multi-functional speed control that could accommodate a multitude of applications — rock crawlers, rock racers, short course, and even the heavy-duty RC applications that have no category,” says Novak, and judging by the press info, it looks like the Crusher [...]

Aug 07, 2013 Comments
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Available Now! Helicopter Aerobatics Made Easy DVD

This high-definition, one-hour DVD tells you everything you need to know to become a hotshot aerobatic pilot! World helicopter champion Jamie Robertson shows you how to perform 16 popular aerobatic maneuvers, from pirouettes to rolls, flips, and loops to the Rainbow and even an Inverted Funnel. You’ll learn fast with his detailed, step-by-step instructions, up-close [...]

Aug 06, 2013 Comments
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30-Second phone stand with RC flavor!

Do you have a spare shock tower, two screws, and about two inches of fuel tubing? Presto–instant phone stand. To build it, just…look at the picture. There you go. There’s probably 1,000 other ways to make a phone stand out of spare RC bits–what can you come up with? Get it together, pop a pic, [...]

Aug 05, 2013 Comments
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