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Pro-Line Paddles for 1/16 E-Revo

For the dunes or the beach, paddles are the only way to fly, and Sling Shots are the go-to treads. Pro-Line’s popular paddles are now available for the Traxxas 1/16 E-Revo, which means they also fit standard 2.2″ buggy rear wheels. In these photos, the tires are mounted on PL’s Desperado hoops, but you’ll have to [...]

Oct 28, 2013 Comments
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Team Durango Reveals New 1/8 EP Competition Buggy: DEX408v2

The only thing this big buggy lacks is a proper name; othewise, it’s loaded. The big-bore shocks are very big indeed at 16mm, quick-access diffs speed maintenance, new rear arms fine-tune the suspension geometry, and the diffs are lighter for quicker spool-up–plus, scads of other details you’ll find in the highly detailed press info on [...]

Oct 27, 2013 Comments
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Video! We drive Axial’s new DEADBOLT

The Deadbolt is the latest addition to the Axial lineup, and is only the second truck to be offered on the latest-gen AX10 platform that debuted with the Ridgecrest. It only takes a quick glance to confirm it looks killer–let’s get closer. The body looks like a classic Bronco that’s been nipped and tucked for [...]

Oct 25, 2013 Comments
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Throwback Thursday: December 1999

December, 1999–would a binary-code blowout cause the collapse of modern society? The “Y2K bug” had us all worried, but alas, nothing happened. Here at RCCA, we thought the calendar’s impending flip to triple-zeroes was a good opportunity for a look back at “The Century of RC,” in an article which you can see here in [...]

Oct 24, 2013 Comments
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XRAY Announces new 4WD Electric Buggy

It’s an XRAY, so suffice it to say the new XB4 is top-notch all the way in terms of materials and finishes. Features-wise, we’re intrigued by the new “Suspension Flex Adjustment” (SFA) arm design that allows arm flexibility to be altered by installing or removing graphite stiffeners.  The rest of the buggy is loaded with [...]

Oct 22, 2013 Comments
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Go-Pro plus Slow-Mo! Fantastic RC Jumping Video

Natural desert terrain, a big ol’ ramp, and a 4WD buggy combine in this eye-popping video. Hopefully you won’t have to wait too long to get to your RC gear after watching this, because you’ll be dying to drive. Note: if you’re not feeling the 2001: A Space Odyssey soundtrack, stick with it: the beat [...]

Oct 20, 2013 Comments
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Turning Heads! Easy driver-figure animation

Kyosho’s Rage VE features a molded-in driver figure with a separate helmet that’s ripe for head-turning action. All it takes is a spare servo and a little mechanical creativity. In the case of the Rage, the headrest proved to be perfectly sized for a micro servo, and a collection of hardware and linkages from the [...]

Oct 19, 2013 Comments
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Latest Gear: Racers Edge PRIME 30amp Power Supply

If you’re hip to our Hot News & New Stuff forum, then you’re already aware of the latest addition to the Racers Edge PRIME family of batteries and chargers. Along with its can’t-miss-it red-anodized aluminum case, the PRIME 30-Amp Power Supply feratures built in cooling fans, dual output ports, and two independent USB charging ports for [...]

Oct 15, 2013 Comments
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