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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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Lightweight LiPo: Trinity XL Titanium

Trinity‘s XL Titanium pack is all about low weight and a small footprint. Even if your car is already underweight, a lightweight battery is a good idea. Why? Because the weight you add to reach the minimum can be installed where it best suits handling, rather than lumped with the battery. Likewise, the smaller a [...]

Jul 01, 2014 Comments
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Toy-Towing Ford 4X4: Anthony Santoianni’s Tamiya F-350 High-Lift

Here’s a scene we can definitely get into. Road trip to the trail in the F-350, do a little trail riding, a little RC crawling (see the tiny truck between the “big” truck’s wheels?), build a campfire… This Reader’s Ride comes from Anthony Santoianni of Montreal, Canada, and his Tamiya Ford F-350 High Lift is definitely looking [...]

Jul 01, 2014 Comments
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