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Add a Realistic Driver to Your Ride [How-To]

Driverless scale rigs look fine when posed on the trail, but when they’re under power and there’s no one in the bucket, it looks like The Invisible Man is trying to make a getaway. In this how-to, James Knight shows you how to put a realistic driver behind the wheel and complete your rig’s off-road-ready [...]

Jul 27, 2015 Comments
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Transmitter Beauty Contest!

New or old, “sport” or pro–what are the best-looking radios ever to grace a drivers’ stand? Tell us in the comments here or on Facebook. Choose any transmitter ever–the pic below is just for inspiration.

Jul 25, 2015 Comments
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“Dude Perfect” Guys Get Down With Traxxas for RC Bowling, Fishing, Rally

The trick-shot champs from monster YouTube channel “Dude Perfect” put Traxxas Slash trucks, Rally cars and Spartan boats to the test for three RC-powered challenges that include knocking down bowling pins and dragging lures to catch fish (must be some fast fish). It’s safe to say these guys need to work on their driving skills, [...]

Jul 24, 2015 Comments
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Pro-Line Now Has Pre-Painted & Trimmed Ford Raptors for Stampede & Short-Course

If painting and trimming bodies isn’t your thing, well, join the club. Good news, you can put away those paints and stash your scissors, because Pro-Line now has trimmed and painted versions of their Ford Raptor SVT shells for Traxxas Stampede and 1/10 short-course trucks. Just drill post holes and you’re ready for officially-licensed, Ford-flavored [...]

Jul 24, 2015 Comments
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Hobby King’s BAT1 Land Yacht: We Want to Try One [VIDEO]

Name any type of full-size vehicle, and you don’t have to look too hard to find a mainstream RC version you can buy. Unless you’re talking “land yachts”…you don’t see those every day. Hobby King has that niche covered with the BAT 1. It’s as simple as RC gets, with wind power providing the motivating [...]

Jul 23, 2015 Comments
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2015 RC Car Action Readers’ Choice Awards

Did you vote for your favorite gear in our Readers’ Choice Awards? There’s 18 categories in all, ranging from cars and trucks to engines and speed controls‚ÄĒanything you can drop your hard-earned money on, you’ll find here with the top pick as chosen by your fellow readers Click to enlarge  

Jul 20, 2015 Comments
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I hereby proclaim that we all need to be racing Tamiya Honda City Turbos. There’s nothing remotely race-worthy about it (heck, it’s designed to do wheelies), which is why I want to race it. Spec-class style of course, just build it box stock and race it. OK, you can add bearings, but that’s it. How [...]

Jul 17, 2015 Comments
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What Can You Do With Hitec’s New Robo-Servo?

Other than sticking it into a robot (duh), what would you do with Hitec’s latest robot servo? Instead of moving to an endpoint, the HSR-2645CR spins its output shaft continuously in either direction, with proportional speed up to 46rpm. You could use it to crank a jack screw and lift a dump bed, or make [...]

Jul 15, 2015 Comments
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