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Reader’s Ride: James Uncapher Goes For A Baja Blast

This excellent action shot is from James Uncapher of Plainfield, IL and is one of our pics for the May issue. We don’t get a lot of action shots for Readers’ Rides (in-focus ones, at least), but James definitely nailed it. As for his machine, it’s a Traxxas Slash wearing a Pro-Line VW Baja Bug [...]

Feb 18, 2014 Comments
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HPI Goes Nitro With Latest Ken Block Car

HPI just announced a new addition to their lineup of officially licensed Ken Block cars, joining the Micro RS4 and 1/8 scale brushless WR8 Flux versions. The latest Hoonigan ride is also 1/8 scale and built on the shaft-driven WR8 3.0 4WD platform and powered by a Nitro Star G3.0 HO engine.  The car is based on the Bullet [...]

Feb 15, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line Leaks New Striker SC “Pro-Core” Tire

Pro-Line’s classic Striker tread design is coming to short-course, as revealed with the sneak-peek photos below. The Striker SC tire is designed to be used without inserts, relying instead on the Pro-Line’s “Pro-Core” system that we first saw with the Street Fighter 2.2 design. Rather than use foam to support the tire, a compartmentalized reinforcing [...]

Feb 13, 2014 Comments
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RC Car Action Event Calendar Now Powered by RC Signup

The RC Car Action Event Calendar is now Powered by RC Signup, the number-one race-registration site (if you’re a racer, you already knew that!  Bookmark the page to keep up with the latest RC happenings.

Feb 13, 2014 Comments
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Spotted: Pro-Line Capped Ford Bronco Short-Course Body

As spotted in Ty Tessmann‘s pit, this capped Ford Bronco shell will soon be on the way from Pro-Line.  You’ll need a set of extra-long rear body posts for this guy, otherwise expect it to fit standard 1/10 short-course trucks and include all the usual Pro-Line goodness with overspray film, window masks, and decals. We [...]

Feb 13, 2014 Comments
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RPM Super-Sizes the Classic Bearing Blaster

RPM’s Bearing Blaster is an RC classic, and now there’s a super-sized version for the extra-big rollers in large-scale RC vehicles–not to skateboards, as RPM sagely points out. The Mega Bearing Blaster, like the original model, sandwiches the bearing to be cleaned between two nested cones with an opining for the spray-tube of your favorite cleaner/lube [...]

Feb 09, 2014 Comments
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PROTOform Makes Body Marking Easy With Magnets

Sweet…your custom painted body just arrived. Not so sweet…you forgot to mark the body post locations before you sent the shell out to your airbrush maestro. Don’t worry, it’ll still look kinda cool mounted crooked. Or, you could get PROTOform’s Crosshair Body Mounting Kit and get it lined up straight. Cue the magnets! Protoform’s instructions [...]

Feb 05, 2014 Comments
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Electric Tether Car Breaks the 200mph Barrier

200mph with an RC car remains an elusive goal, but the tether-car gurus at Vector Racing have achieved the milestone with the eponymous Vector. This Castle Creations-powered missile rolls out with a NeuMotors 1530 motor, Ice HV controller,  and twelve Thunder Power LiPo cells aboard. Sending the car on its way to 200mph is not [...]

Feb 03, 2014 Comments
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