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Trinity Prepping D4 Motor – Spy Shot!

All we’ve got is a cell-phone pic, but this is our first look at Team Trinity‘s upcoming D4 motor. The pic was snapped at a race where Trinity’s  Jim Dieter was was testing the new motor. Trinity is playing it close to the vest and only confirmed the motor “appears to be something that we are [...]

Jun 11, 2014 Comments
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WATCH: Traxxas’ Sheldon Creed Takes Silver at X-Games Super Stadium Trucks

If you missed the live telecast on Sunday, you can watch the  Traxxas-presented Speed Energy Formula Off-Road series action from the X-Games below. Traxxas’ Sheldon Creed took the silver medal at the Games, but no more spoilers (unless you read the Traxxas release below) — watch the video! If  the video makes you hungry for more SST racing, [...]

Jun 10, 2014 Comments
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PROTOform Announces First GT12 Design, New VRS-N 200mm Shell & Lightweight World GT Bodies

PROTOform has a few new ways to hit the road (or carpet, as the case may be), with two new designs and “lightweight” (thinner Lexan) versions of a popular pair of World GT bodies. First up, the PFM12, which looks like it’s 1/10 but is actually for 1/12 cars (look at the deep-dish rear wheels–now [...]

Jun 10, 2014 Comments
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Motolyser, the “Ultimate Motor Analysing Tool” Coming to US via Trinity

Trinity is now the North American importer for the Motolyser, “the ultimate motor analysing tool.” From the looks of it, that’s not just hype. In addition to expected capabilities such as measuring KV, amp draw, and RPM, the Motolyser can also check sensor alignment and function to help you make sure your motor is operating [...]

Jun 08, 2014 Comments
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Watch Live: Stadium Super Trucks at X-Games

If you’re looking for some exciting full-size racing action on the flat-screen today, set a reminder to tune into the X-Games. The Traxxas-presented Speed Energy Formula Off-Road series will hit the hybrid dirt/pavement track at noon ET for qualifying on ESPN, then the action switches to ABC for the finals at 2pm ET. If you [...]

Jun 08, 2014 Comments
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Futaba Reveals New 4PX Super Radio

Futaba’s successor to the 4PKSR is the 4PX, and as you might expect for a $550 radio system, it’s loaded to the gills with tech–not the least of which is its new, super-sized color display. Futaba claims 30% faster response compared to the 4PKSR, and the 4PX will be compatible with T-FHSS, S-FHSS and FASST receivers. The radio [...]

Jun 06, 2014 Comments
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Latest “Coming Soon” Models From Tamiya: A Pumpkin For The Pavement, Hot-Rod Hornet, More

Tamiya fans know to keep an eye on the “Coming Soon” page at TamiyaUSA.com, where the the latest models make their debut. The most recent entries include a rear-drive configured M-06 platform that repurposes the Midnight Pumpkin as a street-ready machine now dubbed the Lowride Pumpkin. The snowplow front bumper could stand to be sleeker, but [...]

Jun 05, 2014 Comments
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Reader’s Ride: Gerardo Melchor’s Vaterra Glamis Fear

This sharp-looking Vaterra Glamis Fear comes to us from Burien, WA and is customized like a full-size Class 1 buggy. Gerardo painted the body and wheels gunmetal gray and flat black and Axial LED white lights . The electronic gear is stock, and a Duratrax Onyx 3S 35C LiPo battery supplies the juice. Gerardo topped it off with [...]

Jun 05, 2014 Comments
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