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What is the best-looking RC car of ALL TIME?

From the futuristic styling of RC’s “first wave” in the 1980s to the cab-forward look of today’s race trucks and buggies, RC has never lacked for wild design ideas. Which shapes resonate with you as pure visions of RC awesomeness? Choose any model or body design, past or present, car, truck or “other”—beauty is in [...]

Jul 17, 2013 Comments
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Throwback Thursday: RC Car Action Issue No. 1!

As 1985 drew to a close, a new magazine appeared on newsstands everywhere: Radio Control Car Action! Dated “Winter 1986″ and aptly dubbed “The World’s Premier R/C Car Magazine,” RCCA no. 1′s cover featured the then-new Tamiya Bruiser, Futaba’s iconic Magnum Senior pistol-grip transmitter, and some kid (who is now about 40) sniffing a Tamiya [...]

Jul 11, 2013 Comments
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4th of July RC Weekend Winner!

Congrats to Ryan Caudle, he’s our RC WEEKEND 4th OF JULY EDITION contest winner! Ryan, you just scored the Pro-Line body of your choice, with a custom stars-and-stripes paint job! Let is know what shell you want, and we’ll get it together! Special thanks to our friends at Pro-Line for supplying the body–we’ll share pics [...]

Jul 09, 2013 Comments
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Share photos of all the RC fun you’re having this weekend, and you could win a custom-painted Pro-line body! Post any pics of RC fun that you like, but special bonus if you capture 4th of July-themed fun. Tearing it up with RC at the cookout, running your truck in the town parade, rocking a [...]

Jul 04, 2013 Comments
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50% Off Fourth of July Sale at

Our big 4th of July sale at kicks off tonight at 11:59pm ET and runs until July 7, so you’ve got the full holiday weekend to get your savings on! We’re not just talking 10, 15, or 20% off–how does 50% off sound? Yep, half price for books, special issues, and plans. A few [...]

Jul 04, 2013 Comments
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EXCLUSIVE! New LaTrax Rally, We Drive It!

LaTrax is new on the scene, but since it’s “powered by Traxxas,” the brand already has plenty of cred. The first car under the new nameplate is the 1/18 scale Rally, a fully assembled, complete-with-batteries RTR street car that hits the street at under $150. At that price, the Rally is nearly as affordable as [...]

Jul 01, 2013 Comments
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Pro-Line’s Tricked-Out Twin Hammers

We shared photos of Pro-Line’s fully customized Vaterra Twin Hammers during our RCX coverage, and were left wanting more. You too? Then have a look at Pro-Line’s build details here! All the parts, mods, and details are covered. Click it!  

Jun 29, 2013 Comments
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Almost done…Tamiya TXT-2 Agrios Part 3

With the chassis side plates completed in part two, it’s time to install the transmission and assemble the axles. The transmission bolts into place with four screws, two per side, and aluminum supports brudge the side plates as well. With both chassis plates installed and the transmission in place, we’re ready to move on to the [...]

Jun 27, 2013 Comments
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