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Pro-Line Announces New Pre-Cut “True Scale” Raptor and Silverado Bodies

“PRE CUT?! But I love trimming body shells!” said no one ever. In addition to allowing your curved scissors to get rusty, Pro-Line’s new “True Scale” bodies are carefully shaped to give authentic proportions to your short course machine (fits Slash, Slash 4X4, and SC10, says Pro-Line). Naturally, each body includes window masks, overspray, film, [...]

Feb 22, 2014 Comments
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RPM Through-The-Body Mock Exhaust Tips

RPM’s Fatboy and Slim Twinz faux exhaust tips have been sedan staples for years, and now there’s a new addition to the pretend-pipes family. The Through-The-Body tips look totally factory, and are offered in black and chrome. You get two per pack, so you can put one on each side of your car or truck–or outfit two vehicles [...]

Feb 21, 2014 Comments
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Airtronics Updates MT-4 With Synchro Link, Faster Response Time

Nice looking pistol here. Airtronics has revamped its MT-4 system to include the M12′s Sanwa Synchronized Link system (which allows you to program Airtronics speed controls right from the transmitter), and shaves response time with a new RX-472 Super Response receiver. An updated steering wheel and graphics complete the makeover, and the LCD screen is now [...]

Feb 21, 2014 Comments
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RC Car Action Hits 100,000 Likes!

You know that moment of pride you feel when your car’s odometer rolls over to 100,000 miles? It feels even better when you’re counting Facebook Likes. Thanks to all of you who follow our page and have given us the little blue thumbs-up, RC Car Action is not only the world’s best-selling RC car magazine, [...]

Feb 20, 2014 Comments
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Now THAT’S an Axle…New Gear From RC4WD

RC4WD’s 8×8 Armageddon all-metal dump truck is a scale masterpiece, with the price tag to prove it: $2,800, yikes! Even if you don’t have the scratch to buy the whole rig, that doesn’t mean you can’t get smaller doses of it’s eight-wheel-drive awesomeness. All four of its mighty metal axles are available separately, along with a [...]

Feb 19, 2014 Comments
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Dynamite Prophet Sport Duo LiPo/NiMH Charger

Dynamite’s Prophet Sport Duo cuts down time with dual-charging capability and is packing plenty of juice (100 watts total, 50 per channel) to charge 1-6S LiPo packs, but what we really like is its small size and easy setup. No menus, just turn the dial to set the output and hit the Start button.  Official [...]

Feb 19, 2014 Comments
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Reader’s Ride: James Uncapher Goes For A Baja Blast

This excellent action shot is from James Uncapher of Plainfield, IL and is one of our pics for the May issue. We don’t get a lot of action shots for Readers’ Rides (in-focus ones, at least), but James definitely nailed it. As for his machine, it’s a Traxxas Slash wearing a Pro-Line VW Baja Bug [...]

Feb 18, 2014 Comments
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HPI Goes Nitro With Latest Ken Block Car

HPI just announced a new addition to their lineup of officially licensed Ken Block cars, joining the Micro RS4 and 1/8 scale brushless WR8 Flux versions. The latest Hoonigan ride is also 1/8 scale and built on the shaft-driven WR8 3.0 4WD platform and powered by a Nitro Star G3.0 HO engine.  The car is based on the Bullet [...]

Feb 15, 2014 Comments
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