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Matthew Lane’s Axial SCX10 Farm Truck

This well-weathered workhorse of a Reader’s Ride comes to us from Matthew Lane. Like many scale builds, there’s a modified Axial SCX10 chassis beneath the bodywork. The frame rails have been chromed to make them stand out, and an aluminum 4-link suspension helps the hammered hauler get around in the woods. The body is the [...]

Jul 15, 2014 Comments
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September Issue On Sale Now!

The latest issue of RC Car Action is on sale now! Find it at your favorite newsstand or bookstore, or better yet, find it in your mailbox each month with a subscription–get yours here. In addition to your monthly “hard copy,” you’ll also get access to each issue as a Digital Edition that you can search, [...]

Jul 14, 2014 Comments
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Vintage RC Quiz: Wing Words of Wisdom

This was originally written for our March issue’s Tamiya Egress review, but we didn’t have room for it. So here it is online, because the internet can never be full… Rather than use the massive real estate of a buggy’s rear wing to advertise the name of the brand or car, Tamiya used the space [...]

Jul 11, 2014 Comments
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Ryan Maifield Lands at Team Losi Racing

It’s official: Ryan Maifield is now a TLR factory driver. Maifield last made news when he exited Team Associated (with a very classy send-off), and TLR is no doubt stoked to have him. Ryan has switched to Team Orion power for his electric TLR rides, but is otherwise sticking with his current sponsors: Airtronics, JConcepts, Novarossi, [...]

Jul 08, 2014 Comments
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Online Build: Tamiya Rock Socker

Tamiya’s CR-01 platform debuted as a Toyota Land Cruiser and has also been issued as a Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler, and Unimog. In its latest lexan, the capable 4-link crawling design lifts its look from the long-lived Stadium Blitzer to create the Rock Socker (not to be confused with rock soccer, which is really tough on your toes). [...]

Jul 07, 2014 Comments
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RPM Nails the Big Ol’ Blower Look

RPM just pegged the cool-meter with their latest accessory, a trick 5-piece blower and intake that instantly makes your machine look like it’s packing a whole bunch of forced-induction horsepower. Nice detailing (just look at it) with pulley splines, belt ridges, and a textured belt finish. RPM smartly molded the parts to sit level on [...]

Jul 03, 2014 Comments
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Vaterra Goes Kit With DIY Twin Hammers

Vaterra offers a wide lineup of vehicles, from touring cars and  rock racers to rally rigs and  monster trucks. All very different, but until now, all were the same in one important way: they’re all RTRs. No more: with the Twin Hammers now offered as a kit, Vaterra is officially in the DIY business. All [...]

Jul 03, 2014 Comments
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Kyosho Scorpion Online Build Part 3 (It’s Done)

We’re in the home stretch on the 1982 Kyosho Scorpion re-release build. If you’re just joining us, follow these links to the Unboxing, Part1, and Part 2 to catch up. Otherwise, it’s back to the bench… With the rolling chassis completed in the last session, attention turns to the tub and electronics installation. The steering [...]

Jul 02, 2014 Comments
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