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LaTrax Announces New Alias Quad-Copter

RC Car Action puts cars first, of course, but when RC car powerhouse Traxxas  takes to the air (in this case, via its LaTrax brand), it gets our attention. Traxxas has a quad of its own with the QR-1, but this new LaTrax entry  is a completely different bird. Engineered entirely in-house, the Alias features [...]

Nov 05, 2013 Comments
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Helion Announces Volition, New 2WD Short-Course Truck

You can now add Helion to the roster of brands with a 2WD short-course truck, now that the Volition is set to hit stores. The brushed-motor RTR looks like it should be a competent performer with its 12T 550 powerplant, included 7-cell NiMH battery, and 2.4GHz radio system. We’ll have a full review in RC Car [...]

Oct 31, 2013 Comments
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Axial Wraith Online Build Part 2

Right! Let’s get started. Step 1 is usually a good place to begin. Looks pretty easy…  Like any good manual, the Wraith book features full-size hardware drawings on each page. There are call-outs for the available option parts as you go, but I’ll be building my truck stock.   Slip the diff locker into the [...]

Oct 29, 2013 Comments
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Axial Wraith Online Build

As a test bed for Novak’s new do-it-all Crusher power system, I’m building a do-it-all truck: the Axial Wraith. I’ve been wanting to put one of my own together for quite a while, and I’m happy to finally be digging in. Let’s get started…or JUMP TO PART 2 if you’ve already read this installment. The box. Cardboard, [...]

Oct 28, 2013 Comments
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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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