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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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XRAY Announces new 4WD Electric Buggy

It’s an XRAY, so suffice it to say the new XB4 is top-notch all the way in terms of materials and finishes. Features-wise, we’re intrigued by the new “Suspension Flex Adjustment” (SFA) arm design that allows arm flexibility to be altered by installing or removing graphite stiffeners.  The rest of the buggy is loaded with [...]

Oct 22, 2013 Comments
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Go-Pro plus Slow-Mo! Fantastic RC Jumping Video

Natural desert terrain, a big ol’ ramp, and a 4WD buggy combine in this eye-popping video. Hopefully you won’t have to wait too long to get to your RC gear after watching this, because you’ll be dying to drive. Note: if you’re not feeling the 2001: A Space Odyssey soundtrack, stick with it: the beat [...]

Oct 20, 2013 Comments
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Turning Heads! Easy driver-figure animation

Kyosho’s Rage VE features a molded-in driver figure with a separate helmet that’s ripe for head-turning action. All it takes is a spare servo and a little mechanical creativity. In the case of the Rage, the headrest proved to be perfectly sized for a micro servo, and a collection of hardware and linkages from the [...]

Oct 19, 2013 Comments
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Latest Gear: Racers Edge PRIME 30amp Power Supply

If you’re hip to our Hot News & New Stuff forum, then you’re already aware of the latest addition to the Racers Edge PRIME family of batteries and chargers. Along with its can’t-miss-it red-anodized aluminum case, the PRIME 30-Amp Power Supply feratures built in cooling fans, dual output ports, and two independent USB charging ports for [...]

Oct 15, 2013 Comments
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Latest Traxxas video: E-Revo vs. Revo 3.3, watch it here!

Ever wanted to see an E-Revo go head to head with the nitro-burning Revo 3.3? Now’s your chance–Traxxas’ newest video puts both monster machines in action for a full-throttle thrash session. Watch the video now, then talk about it on our Facebook page!

Oct 14, 2013 Comments
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HPI Announces New Looks for Sprint 2 RTRs

HPI has announced three new versions of its popular Sprint 2 RTR platform. The  Sport model is now available with ’69 Camaro and Nissan GTR shells, and the Drift-spec car is now equipped with a Nissan 350Z bodywork.  Feature-wise, the latest Sprint 2 models are identical minus their bodies, wheels, and tires. For more on [...]

Oct 07, 2013 Comments
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New Video! Losi 5IVE-T Roller review teaser

Losi’s new 5IVE-T Roller gets the full Performance Test treatment in our December issue, complete with Bartolone engine and pipe. Braaap!   Read the whole review (plus a lot of other stuff) in the December issue of RCCA!  

Oct 04, 2013 Comments
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