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Greg Graves’ Traxxas Revo

Greg found this Traxxas Revo on eBay in need of a little loving care and it was soon restored back to mint condition. He swapped the original 2.5 nitro engine for a more robust TRX3.3 Racing Engine, but the real handiwork here is Greg’s careful construction of the wood paneling he added to the bed [...]

Sep 23, 2013 Comments
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Have YOU entered the HRP Sweepstakes? You could win $4000 in RC gear!

HRP Distribution has teamed up with RC Car Action to bring you the most massive giveaway in HRP history. Enter now for a shot at the grand prize and become one of the first owners of all the new Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro RTR. Prize Packages include bestselling products from great brands like Racers Edge, [...]

Sep 23, 2013 Comments
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From The Archives: February 1987 – Blackfoot, Kyosho Turbo Optima, more…

In addition to showcasing the rad fashions of the day via Chris Chianelli and friends, the February ’87 issue marked the debut of the then-new Tamiya Blackfoot. The mid-size monster went on to become a monster hit, and Tamiya has kept a ‘Foot in the lineup ever since (latest: the Blackfoot III), but only the [...]

Sep 21, 2013 Comments
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New Tamiya kits: Egress re-release, LaFerrari, Porsche 911 RSR, more…

TAMIYA EGRESS RE-RELEASE The Egress is back! Tamiya’s follow-up to the Avante featured improved durability with reduced complexity and a lower price. As usual, Tamiya’s re-release looks dead-on, although a few unspecified tweaks have been made to acommodate modern power systems and batteries.   Tamiya didn’t provide a chassis shot, so this pic of an [...]

Sep 14, 2013 Comments
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THROWBACK THURSDAY: March ’96 HiRider II monster-Vette, Kinwald’s Double-Xs, more!

It’s 1996, but based on this cover, RCCA was still lookin’ as rad as the 80s. Kyosho’s HiRider II tore it up on the cover, mechanical speed control and all, and we had an expose on the then-new Team Losi Double-X and XT as raced by Brian Kinwald.  Plus Robot Wars! Enjoy blasting to the [...]

Sep 12, 2013 Comments
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Jorge Valenzuela’s Axial SCX10 Dingo

In addition to the pixels you’re eyeballing right now, you’ll find Jorge’s SCX10 Dingo in the Readers’ Rides section of RC Car Action’s November issue. Jorge scores points with the door-mounted rifles and roof-mounted cargo complete with scale bungee cords, and a custom LED setup outfits the RPM light bar. The zebra-striped machine moves out with motivation [...]

Sep 09, 2013 Comments
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Serpent 2WD Buggy Sneak Peek, Kyosho & XRAY Announce New Models

Buggy, truggy, competition, RTR–this gang of new releases runs the gamut. Plus we have the scoop on Serpent’s upcoming two-wheel buggy! Get more photos and the full story on each model (and tons of other gear)  in our Hot News & New Stuff forum–just click the pics.   Serpent Spyder SRX-2 RM   Ultima RB6 [...]

Sep 09, 2013 Comments
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James Knight’s Incredible 1/10 Beach Buggy with 3D-Printed Parts

This outstanding machine is the work of James Knight (you can find him on Facebook as Knight Customs), and we’ve never seen a prettier RC version of the classic dune buggy design. While the suspension and drivetrain are from the Tamiya SRB (the platform shared by the Rough Rider/Buggy Champ and Sand Scorcher) everything else [...]

Sep 08, 2013 Comments
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