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ARRMA Raider XL Arrives

As teased previously, ARRMA has announced their new super-sized Raider XL BLX buggy. We’re used to seeing 1/8 scale 4WD buggies, but 2WD models in this size are rare. Click the pics to enlarge, we’ll talk details along the way. It’s hard to get a sense of scale based on this pic, but if you [...]

Dec 31, 2014 Comments
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MattZilla Mantis Rock Crawler by Lee Briggs

The MattZilla RC Works Mantis that Lee Briggs sent us pix of is a rolling wishlist of rock crawler goodies! Axial Wraith axles with Beef Tubes, GripFab lockers, and Axial Racing HD gears put the power down from the Team Novak Havoc Pro ESC and Speed Passion 10.5t motor. For extra reliability Lee employs a [...]

Dec 30, 2014 Comments
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JConcepts Universal Storage Bag

JConcepts latest addition to their line of loot is custom-fit specifically for your gear–because you’re the one doing the custom-fitting! The durable, zippered outer shell holds a block of pre-scored foam that is easily “plucked” to create a custom opening for your favorite radio, charger, backup motors, engines, or whatever you want to store and [...]

Dec 29, 2014 Comments
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Pit Tip: Stay-Put Slipper Clutch Pads

If you’re having a hard time keeping your slipper clutch’s pads in place as you stack the pressure plates, pads, and spur gear, just grab a glue stick out of the junk drawer. The glue will hold the pads in place as you build, but releases easily and cleans up with water when it’s time [...]

Dec 29, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line Announces New Phantom Body for Yokomo B-MAX 2

Pro-Line’s Phantom lineup now includes a shell specifically for the Yokomo B-Max 2. The cab-forward design includes an optional center fin, and as always window masks, overspray film and decals are included. Lee Martin drove a Phantom to his second-place finish at the last IFMAR Off-Road Worlds, so you know it’s legit. To see all [...]

Dec 23, 2014 Comments
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WATCH: Traxxas E-Revo Pulverizes Watermelon In Slo-Mo

The title says it all, really. Is there any way you’re NOT going to click on this? You probably already clicked on it.

Dec 22, 2014 Comments
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Back Flips, Front Flips, and Combos With the Traxxas Stunt Team

Nothing draws a crowd like a Traxxas stunt demo. When you see the Traxxas team in action at a the RCX show, TORC, NHRA or any of the other events Traxxas attends, you’ll see E-Revos, Slash 4X4s, Stampede 4X4s and other favorites airing out and performing mid-air acrobatics that would make Travis Pastrana proud. Many [...]

Dec 22, 2014 Comments
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Project Build: Norm Zondervan’s ’73 Bronco Axial / Tamiya Scaler

Friend of the mag Norm Zondervan has built some of our favorite machines, and his ’73 Bronco from our March 2014 issue is a favorite. Built on a modded Axial SCX10 chassis and outfitted with RC4WD and Pro-Line gear, the topper is a Tamiya body that’s as well-detailed as any hard ABS shell but is [...]

Dec 19, 2014 Comments
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