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See It First: Pro-Line’s VW Baja Bug for the Axial Yeti, New Blockade MT Tires

Pro-Line is quick on the draw with a new look for the Axial Yeti. The VW Baja Bug is the latest in Pro-Line’s lineup of off-road vee-dubs, and fits directly over the Yeti’s stock cage. The body arrives clear with overspray film, window masks, and decals (as always). Lightbar sold separately, you know you want [...]

Oct 23, 2014 Comments
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Watch and Listen: We Drive the Traxxas Slash with On-Board Audio

We were the first to bring you news of Traxxas’ new On-Board Audio system, and now we’re the first to drive it. Watch the video below to see and hear the truck in action. All the audio is “live,” nothing was dubbed in later–and it sounds even better in person! Traxxas has tweaked the suspension [...]

Oct 22, 2014 Comments
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Traxxas Link Now Available for Android

If you follow our Hot News & New Stuff forum, you’re already hip to the latest news on Traxxas Link: the formerly “Apple only” app is now available for Android devices. Thanks to Bluetooth capability, there’s no need for a physical “Docking Base” and connector to attach a device to the transmitter–it’s totally wireless. That [...]

Oct 22, 2014 Comments
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Mike Monrad’s Traxxas Stampede VXL & Bolink Legends

This week’s Reader’s Ride (make that Rides) come to us from Mike Monrad of St. Petersburg, FL. The Traxxas Stampede VXL wears a bunch of RPM upgrades including a wide front bumper and “low-visibility” wheelie bar, while the body is a JConcepts Gatecrasher that Mike sprayed himself. Looks great, just like his Bolink Lengends. Bolink is [...]

Oct 21, 2014 Comments
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Sponsorship, Racing and Keeping It Real

If you follow RC racing, you probably heard about AKA’s dismissal of Martin Bayer from their roster of sponsored drivers after the IFMAR Worlds in Messina, Italy. Bayer was dismissed after he chose to run Pro-Line tires instead of AKA rubber in the final Main, where he finished fifth. We won’t get into the nitty-gritty [...]

Oct 20, 2014 Comments
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This Vaughn Gittin F-150 Jump / Drift Truck Needs to Be RC

We’ll be happy if anyone makes it, but since HPI currently has the lock on Vaughn Gittin licensed models, they’re the logical choice. As spotted at Jalopnik, the truck is clearly badass but details on the machine are light. There’s a quote from Vaughn offering his enthusiasm for the project but not much else. “I love [...]

Oct 17, 2014 Comments
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15 Great Tips You Need to Know

We’re always on the lookout for new Pit Tips, be sure to send us yours! To share your ideas with us, just email PitTips@airage.com. Be sure to include your name, city and state so we can credit you in the mag if we use your tip. If we choose your idea as our Top Tip, [...]

Oct 14, 2014 Comments
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Savage Pulling Power!

This week’s Reader’s Ride is the 2014 Brushless/Unlimited 1/8-scale pulling champ of the No Limit RC World Finals. Travis Mowery and his father built this custom Frankenstein which pulls over 200 pounds with ease. This creation started as an HPI Savage Flux but uses custom chassis plates and a custom motor mount. The steering stabilizers, rear [...]

Oct 14, 2014 Comments
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