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Novak Activ8 V2 and HD8 Combo Review [PREMIUM]

Our review of the new Novak Activ8 speed control and HD8 motor combo will appear in the May issue of RC Car Action. To read this article now, join RC CAR ACTION PREMIUM! When you become a member, you’ll get instant online access to our back-issue archives, the latest RC Car Action Digital Editions, all of our newsstand-only [...]

Feb 19, 2016 Comments
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Frank Root: Racing and Developing Competitive Vehicles With TLR [PREMIUM CONTENT]

Our interview with TLR racer and product developer Frank Root will appear in the May issue of RC Car Action. To read this article now, join RC CAR ACTION PREMIUM! When you become a member, you’ll get instant online access to our back-issue archives, the latest RC Car Action Digital Editions, all of our newsstand-only special issues, [...]

Feb 17, 2016 Comments
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You May Be 3D Printing Sooner Than You Think: Mattel To Offer $300 “ThingMaker”

Mattel isn’t the first to offer a low-cost 3D printer, but when the toy-making giant is stepping up to put 3D printers on store shelves everywhere, it’s a safe bet that we’re very near the tipping point for 3D-printers as mainstream hobby accessories. The new ThingMaker appears to be capable of quality prints (watch the [...]

Feb 17, 2016 Comments
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Castle Creations Monster X & 2200Kv Motor Combo [REVIEW]

Castle Creations Monster X & 2200Kv motor combo Castle’s classic monster combo packs an even more potent punch Castle Creations’ Mamba Monster power system is a rockstar combo among 1/8-scale monster truck fans and anyone seeking heavy-duty horsepower for big, heavy 4WD machines. Want proof? It’s a three-time Readers’ Choice Award winner. Castle could have [...]

Feb 16, 2016 Comments
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We’ve Collected Our Best Builds In One Volume [E-Book Available Now]

If you need inspiration for your next build, look no further–you’ll find 14 of our favorites right here! We’ve collected the best customs from RC Car Action and put them all in “Radio Control Custom Projects,” which you can download right now from AirAgeStore.com. Inside, you’ll find over 130 photos, complete parts lists, and all [...]

Feb 12, 2016 Comments
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VIEW INSTANTLY: Off Road & Short Course Special Issue

Join RC CAR ACTION PREMIUM for instant online access to our back-issue archives, the latest RC Car Action Digital Editions, all of our newsstand-only special issues, and much more. That includes the latest Radio Control Off-Road & Short Course special. When you join RC CAR ACTION PREMIUM you’ll be able to instantly view and search the issue. [...]

Feb 11, 2016 Comments
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Future Tech: Motorized Wheels Replace Your Car’s Drivetrain [VIDEO]

Now here’s a new idea: what if each wheel of your car was a motor, instead of putting the motor on the chassis and distributing power from there? No more transmissions, driveshafts, differentials, etc. …all that becomes electronically managed. Sound interesting? That’s what Tidnab Innovations is up to, and it’s not just a drawing in [...]

Feb 03, 2016 Comments
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Kyosho Isn’t Saying They’re Bringing Back the Optima, But They’re Bringing Back the Optima

Kyosho isn’t saying the teaser below is an Optima, but all you need is a pair of functioning eyeballs to see it’s a Optima–just look at the photos. Needless to say, we’re pretty stoked on this. Hat-tip to LiveRC for noticing the news on Kyosho Japan’s Facebook page. Click to enlarge From our November 2014 issue’s [...]

Feb 02, 2016 Comments
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