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Airtronics Celebrates 40 Years with Limited Edition MT-4S

We’re already fans of the MT-4S (see our review in the November 2014 issue), but in “40th Anniversary” mode it’s especially attractive. In addition to the standard MT-4S good stuff (see long list below), the anniversary model includes a custom steering wheel, “piano black” finish, RX-472 SSL receiver plus a special-edition RX-471 receiver, and  a [...]

Mar 03, 2015 Comments
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Hitec Announces News MD10 & S60 Action Cameras

Lights, camera, RC action! (Or snowboarding or BMX or surfing or whatever.) Hitec has jumped into the action-cam scene with two new units “designed to capture your world in high definition precision.” The MD10 and S60 are both WiFi-enabled, shoot 1080p and have 4X digital zoom capability, and the S60 gets an LCD display back. [...]

Mar 03, 2015 Comments
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This RC Crash Video Will Hypnotize You

Between the trippy editing and the interplanetary Muse soundtrack, this clip from “chaseywacy1” will amp you up and chill you out at the same time. And man, we knew HPI’s Sprint 2 platform was tough, but it’s really taking some shots in this clip. The last time we saw vintage American muscle catching this much [...]

Mar 02, 2015 Comments
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Axial Spawn Shell for Wraith Now Available Separately

If you’d like to get Axial’s new “Spawn” look for your Wraith, you’re in luck: the body is now sold separately, and includes all the decals and masks you need to detail it out like below. You’ll have to pony up for the interior and driver’s helmet though, they’re sold separately. For more details, plus [...]

Feb 26, 2015 Comments
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Pro-Line Adds Flat Iron to XL Tire Line

Pro-Line’s popular Flat Iron tread for 1.9″ rims is now plumped up to XL size, and stuffed with memory foam for maximum trail grippage. The tires are sold unmounted in pairs, so if you want the look shown below, get yourself a set of Pro-Line Denali Bead-Loc 8 rims. For more new gear, visit out [...]

Feb 26, 2015 Comments
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HobbyKing RTR Sand Storm 1/12 2WD Desert Buggy

If you’re in the market for a beginner-friendly indoor / outdoor econo buggy, HobbyKing’s Sand Storm deserves a look. It’s a kid-friendly size at 1/12 scale, and the bottom-load battery (not included) makes for easy pack changes. It’s not strictly for kids though; fully adjustable suspension, oil-filled shocks, and brushless power give the Sand Storm [...]

Feb 26, 2015 Comments
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MaxAmps Turns 10

Congrats to our friends at MaxAmps.com on ten years in the RC battery biz! It’s hard to believe a full decade has passed since the frequent “Reader’s Choice Award” winner first appeared on the scene–as they say, time flies when you’re having fun! Cake image via coolibar.com Spokane, Washington – This year MaxAmps is celebrating their [...]

Feb 24, 2015 Comments
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RPM Gear Cover for ECX Boost, Torment & Ruckus

RPM now has a gear cover for the ECX lineup to go along with their suspension parts, so in addition to making your ECX machine just about crash-proof you can now keep crud out of your gears. Slipper access is improved too, with a rubber plug replacing the stock screw-secured cap. Keep up with all [...]

Feb 24, 2015 Comments
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