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50 Years of Kyosho

Kyosho has earned most of its cred with modern RC fans thanks to a string of iconic RC cars in the 80s and 90s (to say nothing of the current lineup), but the Big K’s history goes much farther back. In this article from our November 2013 issue, we look back at 50 years of [...]

Apr 13, 2015 Comments
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Short-Course Body Guide

If your short-course machine is looking ragged, there’s no better fix than a fresh body to restore that new-truck look—or transform your ride into a scale truck, desert runner, or even a vintage muscle car. For a look at all the options as featured in last Summer’s Short Course Special, just hit the link—you’re sure [...]

Apr 13, 2015 Comments
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IFMAR ’93 Worlds: When Dirt Was Dirt [VIDEO]

This video is straight up RC gold, with a full hour devoted to the classic ’93 Worlds that saw Brian Kinwald take his first World Champion title against greats including Craig Drescher, Masami Hirosaka, Joel Johnson, Matt Francis, and Mark Pavidis. What really stands out is the track itself: it’s dirt, as in soil, not [...]

Apr 13, 2015 Comments
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Is This Falken Clip the Best Drifting Video Ever? [VIDEO obviously]

Now this is a drift video. Beautifully prepped HPI cars with My Trick RC lights, polished concrete, and a dazzling detailed scale environment (plus smoke) set this night-drifting apart from the scads of others on the interwebs. From Falken Tire: Falken Tire, HPI Racing, My Trick RC and Super G Drift Arena teamed up to [...]

Apr 10, 2015 Comments
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This Crazy High-Performance Tank-Thing Needs to Be Radio Control NOW [VIDEO]

Someone needs to make the Howe & Howe Ripsaw into an RC model, like now. Tamiya, you’ve got tank treads dialed, get on this. No? OK then, RC4WD, this looks like you. Somebody please build this thing.

Apr 10, 2015 Comments
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1/5 Scale Buggy vs. Traffic: Don’t Try This At Home [VIDEO]

Don’t try this at home. Don’t try this at home. Also, don’t try this at home. With that out of the way, here are in-car and third-person views of a 1/5 scale buggy navigating traffic, which you should definitely not try at home.

Apr 07, 2015 Comments
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On the Trails of Moab With Axial

It’s not the bunny trail, but our friends at Axial are definitely doing some hoppin’ over the Easter weekend. The gang is in Moab, UT for the 49th annual Easter Jeep Safari, “America’s largest and best-known event promoting recreational four wheeling.” Our man Rodney at Axial texted a few pics, and as Liz Lemon would [...]

Apr 03, 2015 Comments
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Were You April Fooled?

It’s April Fool’s day, also known as “trust nothing day.” While you stay alert on prank-patrol, you can also expect to see wacky-RC-product shenanigans today. We’ll collect them here, and we already have two lined up… Pro-Line is way out in front for the “best fake product” award with the Prime TrackShoe. It looks real, [...]

Apr 01, 2015 Comments
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