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Are These the Best-Looking RC Cars of All Time?

There’s never a definitive answer to any “best looking” contest (eye of the beholder and all that), but here’s a sampling of what made the list in our November 2013 issue. We’ve seen a bunch of new releases since then–do any earn a spot on your personal “Best Looking RC Cars of All Time” list? [...]

Apr 16, 2015 Comments
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Aquacraft Cajun Commander [REVIEW]

Aquacraft’s Cajun Commander definitely fits the “something different” category, whether you’re a car guy or a boat guy. It’s an airboat, so there’s no prop or rudder in the water. Instead, an airplane-style prop provides thrust, and its airflow washes over a pair of steerable rudders to change course. The hull’s bottom is flat, so [...]

Apr 15, 2015 Comments
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Watch this 6-Wheel-Drive RC School Bus Drift Like a Champ [VIDEO]

Corolla AE86? Played. BMW M3? Seen it. Nissan Sylvia? Yawn. For real drifting action, the obvious choice is a big yellow school bus. This German-built beast gets to school sideways with a stretched touring car chassis delivering shaft-driven power to all six wheels. We’ll take a ride all the way in the back, please.

Apr 13, 2015 Comments
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50 Years of Kyosho

Kyosho has earned most of its cred with modern RC fans thanks to a string of iconic RC cars in the 80s and 90s (to say nothing of the current lineup), but the Big K’s history goes much farther back. In this article from our November 2013 issue, we look back at 50 years of [...]

Apr 13, 2015 Comments
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Short-Course Body Guide

If your short-course machine is looking ragged, there’s no better fix than a fresh body to restore that new-truck look—or transform your ride into a scale truck, desert runner, or even a vintage muscle car. For a look at all the options as featured in last Summer’s Short Course Special, just hit the link—you’re sure [...]

Apr 13, 2015 Comments
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IFMAR ’93 Worlds: When Dirt Was Dirt [VIDEO]

This video is straight up RC gold, with a full hour devoted to the classic ’93 Worlds that saw Brian Kinwald take his first World Champion title against greats including Craig Drescher, Masami Hirosaka, Joel Johnson, Matt Francis, and Mark Pavidis. What really stands out is the track itself: it’s dirt, as in soil, not [...]

Apr 13, 2015 Comments
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Is This Falken Clip the Best Drifting Video Ever? [VIDEO obviously]

Now this is a drift video. Beautifully prepped HPI cars with My Trick RC lights, polished concrete, and a dazzling detailed scale environment (plus smoke) set this night-drifting apart from the scads of others on the interwebs. From Falken Tire: Falken Tire, HPI Racing, My Trick RC and Super G Drift Arena teamed up to [...]

Apr 10, 2015 Comments
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This Crazy High-Performance Tank-Thing Needs to Be Radio Control NOW [VIDEO]

Someone needs to make the Howe & Howe Ripsaw into an RC model, like now. Tamiya, you’ve got tank treads dialed, get on this. No? OK then, RC4WD, this looks like you. Somebody please build this thing.

Apr 10, 2015 Comments
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