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HPI’s Savage XL Octane Gasser: First Video!

HPI’s much-anticipated Savage XL Octane is getting closer to becoming an available-in-stores reality–here’s the video for proof! The gas-burning (as in gasoline, not nitro) monster is still unobtanium on the HPI website, with no applicable results for a search of “Octane,” but sit tight…it’s definitely happening.     This preview page dates back to when [...]

Jan 31, 2014 Comments
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Gas Cat! Pro Boat’s 48″ Rockstar Ride is Ready to Rip

At a full four feet long, Pro Boat’s new Rockstar 48 gas boat is a serious marine machine. The big boat boils water with a 26cc engine that Pro Boat says is good for over 40mph, and the Remote Operated Starting System (ROSS) lets you fire the engine up and power down right from the [...]

Jan 31, 2014 Comments
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HPI Super-Sizes Savage With New 5.9cc XL Version

HPI’s Savage just got another steroid boost with the latest XL version, which stretches the wheelbase, plumps up the tires, and increases displacement compared to the previous Savage X model. The XL gets a new 5.9cc (.36ci) engine, and everything you need to fire up the big mill is in the box–including the Roto-Start engine-cranker, [...]

Jan 30, 2014 Comments
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LaTrax Goes Off-Road With New Teton 4WD Mini

LaTrax made its debut with the on-road Rally (as featured on our September 2013 cover),  and now has a machine for the dirt with the Teton. The 4X4 truck shares its chassis with the Rally but outfits it for off-road duty with a long-travel suspension system that features extra-long oil-filled shocks and extended shock towers [...]

Jan 29, 2014 Comments
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Vaterra Announces New Raptor 4WD Short-Course Truck

Vaterra has joined the short-course scene with the new Ford Raptor Pre-Runner, a 4WD truck based on the Halix platform as featured in our January issue. The new truck also includes the Active Vehicle Control system that debuted with the Halix and Losi TEN Rally-X, which should make the Raptor an especially interesting SC truck. [...]

Jan 29, 2014 Comments
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RPM Cage for Traxxas VXL-3S Speed Control

Apparently, some of you animals are thrashing your Traxxas VXL models hard enough to pop the mounting tabs off the speed control (we’re looking at you, “Ryan K.”), so RPM has tooled up this clever item: a “cage” for the VXL-3S speed control. As you can see, the cage fully surrounds the speed control to [...]

Jan 26, 2014 Comments
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Monster Energy to Sponsor Reedy Race

We’ve seen RC’s biggest brands make a push to the full-size motorsports scene by sponsoring vehicles and teams in short-course racing, motocross, and other power sports, but the latest news flips that trend upside down–now a big mainstream “action sports” brand is coming to RC. To be precise, Monster Energy has signed on as a [...]

Jan 21, 2014 Comments
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Associated Spoofs “Parts Listing Leaks” With Factory Team Action Figures, More

Have you been to the Associated home page lately? They’re having some fun with “parts-listing leaks” and have posted a page background that is a spoof parts listing with all kinds of “new products,” including team-driver action figures, bulk Unobtanium, Mr. Fusion reactors, Factory Team fabric softener, Flux Capacitors and tons more. We had some fun [...]

Jan 20, 2014 Comments
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