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Savage Pulling Power!

This week’s Reader’s Ride is the 2014 Brushless/Unlimited 1/8-scale pulling champ of the No Limit RC World Finals. Travis Mowery and his father built this custom Frankenstein which pulls over 200 pounds with ease. This creation started as an HPI Savage Flux but uses custom chassis plates and a custom motor mount. The steering stabilizers, rear [...]

Oct 14, 2014 Comments
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Project Traxxas Trail Raptor

Ford fans, if you like Traxxas’ take on the blue oval’s baddest off-road brawler, then you’ll love what we’ve done with it as a “project” machine. Fully decked out with everything from a steel roll cage and working lights to Castle brushless power and Pro-Line rubber, this full-mod monster looks scale on the trail and [...]

Oct 14, 2014 Comments
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Use Silly Putty For Masking

We’re always on the lookout for new Pit Tips, be sure to send us yours! To share your ideas with us, just email PitTips@airage.com. Be sure to include your name, city and state so we can credit you in the mag if we use your tip. If we choose your idea as our Top Tip, [...]

Oct 09, 2014 Comments
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Hot News & New Stuff: The Latest Gear Lives Here

If you’re looking for the latest in RC gear, be sure to bookmark our Hot News & New Stuff forum–it’s updated daily (often multiple times each day) with all the latest the RC industry has to offer. Click the arrow to go there now!

Oct 09, 2014 Comments
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PROTOform Strakka 12 & Gen-3 C Oval Shells

PROTOform has a pair of new ways to help you cut up carpet. The Strakka 12 is PF’s latest 1/12 scale wedge, and can be had in “regular” .030″ lexan or thinner “lightweight” .020″ plastic. Either way, you’ll get the look below plus an optional Gurney flap you can install if you’re a ”modified racer looking for [...]

Oct 09, 2014 Comments
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Reedy Announces Blackbox 410R Competition Speed Control

Reedy motors have been longtime race winners, but always in combination with someone else’s speed control–until now, that is. With the debut of the new Blackbox 410R speed control, Reedy officially has a complete pro power system. Unsurprisingly, the Blackbox has all the features you would expect of a competition controller, including a machined aluminum [...]

Oct 09, 2014 Comments
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Charles Reed’s Custom Monster Build

We dipped all the way back to the October 2011 issue for this Reader’s Ride from Charles Reed of Angleton, TX. A toy RC truck donated its body to the custom build, which features Tamiya Clodbuster axles, Crawford Performance Engineering links, a Traxxas EVX2 speed control and a pair of Titan 550 motors. How much [...]

Oct 07, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line Announces 2WD PRO-MT Monster Truck Kit

First came the PRO-2 SC short-course truck, then the PRO-2 Buggy. Now Pro-Line has taken their well-proven 2WD tech into the monster realm with the PRO-MT. Obvious differences from the other PRO models are the body, wheel, and tire combo, which pairs a tough-looking Sentinel shell with Trencher tires mounted to F-11 wheels. Pro-Line’s ProTrac [...]

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