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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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1/5 Scale Buggy vs. Traffic: Don’t Try This At Home [VIDEO]

Don’t try this at home. Don’t try this at home. Also, don’t try this at home. With that out of the way, here are in-car and third-person views of a 1/5 scale buggy navigating traffic, which you should definitely not try at home.

Apr 07, 2015 Comments
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On the Trails of Moab With Axial

It’s not the bunny trail, but our friends at Axial are definitely doing some hoppin’ over the Easter weekend. The gang is in Moab, UT for the 49th annual Easter Jeep Safari, “America’s largest and best-known event promoting recreational four wheeling.” Our man Rodney at Axial texted a few pics, and as Liz Lemon would [...]

Apr 03, 2015 Comments
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Were You April Fooled?

It’s April Fool’s day, also known as “trust nothing day.” While you stay alert on prank-patrol, you can also expect to see wacky-RC-product shenanigans today. We’ll collect them here, and we already have two lined up… Pro-Line is way out in front for the “best fake product” award with the Prime TrackShoe. It looks real, [...]

Apr 01, 2015 Comments
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This Operating 3D-Printed Engine and Transmission Will Amaze You [VIDEO]

Remember Revell’s old “Visible V8” model kit? This is even better. Fully 3D-printed and motorized for full crank-turning, piston-pumping, valve-lifting action, the lift-apart engine makes it easy to see the workings without turning a wrench. Builder Eric Harrell didn’t stop at the classic Toyota 22RE engine—he built a functional transmission to go with it! See [...]

Mar 31, 2015 Comments
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You Can Actually Ride This 1/3 Scale Jeep

All this completely custom Jeep needs is servos; otherwise, it’s only “RC” if you’re the guy driving it and your name begins with “R.” But as a motorized model it’s still highly attention-worthy, and with 99cc OHV 4-stroke power, it’s got plenty of people-carrying power. This baby Jeep is quick with 100+pounds of person on [...]

Mar 30, 2015 Comments
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Amazing 1/5 Scale Superbike With 4-Stroke Power [Flashback]

Originally featured in our June 2008 issue, the beautiful bike build by Nolan Farmer remains the most factory-looking two-wheeled custom we’ve ever seen. It’s just as realistic with the bodywork off as it is on, from the fuel tank and perimeter frame to the inverted forks and carbon fiber exhaust. And bonus points for thumper [...]

Mar 30, 2015 Comments
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