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Get Your Shot Into Readers’ Rides! Easy Tips For Smartphone Pics

Today’s smartphones shoot sharper, brighter, larger pics than ever, with plenty of resolution even for print reproduction—which means you’ve got all the camera you need to submit shots to our Readers’ Rides section. But, as with any camera, it’s the person behind the lens that makes a great shot—all the camera does is capture it. [...]

Aug 18, 2014 Comments
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Engine Sound For Electric RC: And You Thought Only Nitro Made Noise

This is pretty rad…authentic engine sound for electric RC vehicles! Sense Innovations ESS (Engine Sound Simulator) Pro gives your battery blaster realistic start-up, idle, revving, and shut-down sounds, all proportional to throttle position as you drive–the video says it all. And you can even get different sounds! “More engine sounds and effects such as turbos, [...]

Aug 18, 2014 Comments
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That’s RC? Seven Unbelievable Scale Builds

You want scale builds? We got scale builds. Back in our May 2010 issue, we collected the best of Crawl Canada’s Scale Throwdown contest trucks for you to feast your eyes upon, and they’re still some of the must stunning scale off-roaders we’ve ever seen. Click images to enlarge  

Aug 15, 2014 Comments
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Hot News & New Stuff: The Latest Gear Lives Here

If you’re looking for the latest in RC gear, be sure to bookmark our Hot News & New Stuff forum–it’s updated daily (often multiple times each day) with all the latest the RC industry has to offer. Click the arrow to go there now!

Aug 10, 2014 Comments
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From the Archives: Project Stampede 4X4

Regular readers will recall this Traxxas Stampede 4X4 “project” build from our 2012 Buyers’ Guide special issue. Click the pics to enlarge and enjoy. For full digital access to RC Car Action back issues and special issues, sign up for our Premium website here.  

Aug 09, 2014 Comments
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Vaterra Debuts New “Ascender” Trail Chassis With K5 Blazer Body–And It’s A KIT!

Big news here, as Vaterra has just announced its first scale/trail platform. Dubbed the Ascender, the new model is making its debut as a clear-body kit with a very nicely executed Chevrolet K5 Blazer shell. Frame rails are steel and configured to offer four wheelbase options, and the solid-axle suspension features a 4-link rear end [...]

Aug 07, 2014 Comments
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Amazing Baja Build: Project Tamiya Sand Scorcher

From our January 2013 issue comes this eye-popping Kevin Jowett creation, based on Tamiya’s legendary Sand Scorcher. Lots of great detail here, and it couldn’t look more killer. Read RC Car Action online! Click here for a Digital Edition or Print + Digital subscription today Click the pics to enlarge    

Aug 06, 2014 Comments
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George Thompson’s Drag-Prepped Traxxas Bandit

This strip-shredding Traxxas Bandit comes to us courtesy of Fort Pierce FL’s George Thompson. The popular budget buggy is thoroughly fortified for straight-line duty with a Castle Creations Mamba Max speed control and MaxAmps 3-cell LiPo spinning a 7700Kv motor that’s bolted into an RPM transmission case. Traxxas Anaconda rubber puts the power into the pavement, and [...]

Aug 05, 2014 Comments
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