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Insert Screws In Tough Spots With Fuel Tubing

This week’s Pit Tip is perfect for when you need a screw to stay stuck on your driver while you insert it into a tight spot. Sure, you could magnetize your driver, but what if you’ve got an aluminum or titanium fastener? Fuel tubing does the trick. Do you have a Pit Tip for us? [...]

Sep 24, 2014 Comments
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Billy Kara’s Tamiya Hornet Boat Thing

Billy Kara’s Reader’s Ride is an aquatic take on the classic Tamiya Hornet and comes to us by way of Melbourne, Australia. Steering vanes made of sheet plastic replace the front wheels to steer the craft, while zip-ties slap the water to propel it. Despite the 3300KV motor he installed, Billy tells us his highly unusual [...]

Sep 23, 2014 Comments
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Dromida Takes Off With KODO and Ominus Quad-Copters

We don’t feature flying models frequently since this is RC Car Action and cars don’t fly (unless you jump them…). But when a car brand takes to the sky, we like to check ‘em out. Dromida debuted with a 1/18 car lineup (see our March 2014 issue for the review), and has now added two [...]

Sep 17, 2014 Comments
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Interview: Kyosho’s Yuichi Kanai, Father of the Inferno

Kyosho has built everything from static models to basic hobby-level kits throughout its 50-year history, but the Japanese firm is perhaps best known for producing some of the most exotic and successful race cars the RC market has ever seen. The most notable id the Inferno series of 1/8-scale buggies that have won eight IFMAR [...]

Sep 15, 2014 Comments
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WATCH: Spearhead Armor Group’s Incredible 1/6 Scale Tanks

These tanks from the Spearhead Armor Group club are fully RC and built big–1/6 scale, with driver figures a foot tall! These guys go all-out to make their tanks and other armored vehicles as authentic as possible, and some of the models cost over $6,000–no joke! In addition to the video here from RCX, we have [...]

Sep 15, 2014 Comments
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WIN a GMade Sawback from HRP!

It’s contest time, and for this go-round our friends at HRP have stepped up with a killer kit: the GMade Sawback. We reviewed this highly capable Jeep-styled trail machine back in our April issue, and as you can see, it’s a realistic ride with its ladder chassis, leaf-spring suspension, and six-lug wheels. We’re showing off [...]

Sep 15, 2014 Comments
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How To Paint Your Transmitter

Tired of boring black? Here’s a look at how to spray your way to a unique look for your transmitter. All it takes is a can of color and a sunny afternoon to put the “rad” in “radio,” and you can count on getting attention at the track when you show up with your tricked-out [...]

Sep 15, 2014 Comments
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Show Us Your Shop!

RC Car Action Facebook fan Richard Baldwin asked “What would be your dream home hobby room?” on our FB page and shared a shot of his own RC zone (that’s it below, click to enlarge). “I would like to see an article with lots of pic submissions about this,” continued Richard. Sounds good to us, now [...]

Sep 09, 2014 Comments
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