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Throwback Thursday, June 1992: RC10 Team Car, Kyosho 4Runner, Tamiya Skyline, more…

June, 1992. Most of you will recall that this was the year Denmark rejected the Maastricht Treaty by a thin margin in a national referendum, but some of you will also remember this action-packed issue of RC Car Action. Also, Kriss Kross was ruling the charts with Jump–please put your pants on backwards out of respect [...]

Oct 03, 2013 Comments
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First Look! Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro

Unless you’re actually at iHobby and standing in booth 1215, this is the closest look you’re going to get at the Racers Edge Pro4 Enduro! We’ll have a full review in the January issue of RC Car Action, and Racers Edge’s first 4X4 looks like a winner–as these photos attest. It’s a sharp-looking truck, make [...]

Oct 03, 2013 Comments
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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Spektrum brings electronic stability control to RC–WE DRIVE IT

In full-size cars, electronic stability systems are common, with names like ESP (electronic stability program), DSC (dynamic stability control), and ESC (electronic stability control) all describing essentially the same thing: a system of piezoelectric gyroscopes, position sensors, and accelerometers that monitor the car’s attitiude relative to control inputs, and software that electronically “steps in” and makes corrective [...]

Oct 03, 2013 Comments
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Vaterra announces Hälix 4X4 brushless monster truck with AVC electronic stability system–WE DRIVE IT!

Vaterra’s ever-growing line of models now includes a 4X4 monster truck, the aggressively styleed and well-equipped Hälix. Ready-to-run and brushless-powered, the new monster machine also features a Spektrum 2.4GHz radio system with the new Active Vehicle Control (AVC) technology. Full-time 4WD is provided via shaft drive–you can see the green-anodized aluminum shaft clearly here, as it [...]

Oct 03, 2013 Comments
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Losi announces TEN Rally-X 4WD rally car with AVC electronic stability system–WE DRIVE IT FIRST

One of two new Horizon Hobby vehicles to debut with the Active Vehicle Control (AVC), the TEN Rally-X is Losi’s well-equipped take on a full-fendered multi-terrain machine. The RTR model is based on the proven TEN-SCTE platform, which combines rugged 1/8 scale type construction with shaft-driven, full-time 4WD. The TEN Rally-X is impressively sized, and [...]

Oct 03, 2013 Comments
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New & Hot: Speed Passion LM-1, SC10 Pro Comp, MIP Pro4mance Links, More!

  Lots of new gear hitting stores soon, and as always, you’ll see it first in our Hot News & New Stuff forum. Here’s a sampling of the latest loot; click the links for more info.   TLR 22-4 4WD Buggy Team Losi Racing’s new 4-wheeler takes it design cues from the legendary Double-X4, but [...]

Oct 02, 2013 Comments
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TESTED: ZAP-RT Rubber Toughened CA

Tire glues have traditionally been “thin” cyanoacrylates (CAs) that rely on their water-like consistency to wick between tire and rim to provide a tight bond. This also makes them prone to running across tire sidewalls and rims, marring their finish, or worse, gluing your fingers to the tire, the tire to your workbench, or both. ZAP‘s [...]

Sep 30, 2013 Comments
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DHK Brings the Bang-For-The-Buck with the 4X4 Hunter SCT–We Drive It First!

DHK’s wide lineup of models includes buggies, monster trucks, and stadium trucks, but until now, no short-course models. The Hunter SCT fills the short-course slot with two versions, a brushed-power machine that will hit stores at just $199, and the brushless Hunter BL, which will land at $299.  With the exception of a center differential [...]

Sep 26, 2013 Comments
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