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Losi’s New Desert Buggy XL: 1/5 Scale 4WD Open-Wheeler

Losi’s latest gas-burner goes for a desert-buggy look, and is built on a unique chassis–it’s not a re-skinned 5IVE-T. The engine is different too, a 23cc mill instead of the truck’s 26cc powerplant. Spektrum radio gear is standard,  and the Desert Buggy XL rolls out RTR just as you see it here. Looking forward to [...]

Nov 22, 2013 Comments by
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Pro-Line Goes Vintage with New ’66 Ford F-100 Shell

We’ve sneak-peeked Pro-Line’s vintage F-100 shell before, now it’s officially released and definitely lookin’ good. The body arrives clear so you can choose your own look, but we’re especially fond of the painted-on-the-outside and weathered version Pro-Line has shown for inspiration. The flat paint really does a great job of showing off how crisply molded [...]

Nov 22, 2013 Comments by
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Test Bench: Tekin Gen2 Redline 17.5 Brushless Motor

Tekin’s Gen2 Redline series of motors are part of their ongoing update to their motor and speed control line. The Gen2 builds on top of the first generation of motors and brings many features and adds distinct styling. An all new red anodized aluminum can houses the technology behind the new motors and puts form alongside [...]

Oct 30, 2013 Comments by
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2013 Hobby Haven Off-Road Shootout Race Report

Over the Labor Day Weekend I went back to Urbandale, IA for the 2013 Hobby Haven Off-Road Shootout. This is the 14th year of this annual local event, but this race has now grown into a recognized regional event that attracts more out of state racers each year. This year we saw 258 entries with [...]

Sep 04, 2013 Comments by
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Test Bench: Racers Edge SC RaceCase In Team Associated Trim

When short course trucks exploded on the scene a few years ago, there were very few options available to transport these new vehicles. Racers wanted a way to carry their truck to and from the truck plus not dirty up their real ride in the process. Racers Edge helped to solve this problem with their SC [...]

Jul 26, 2013 Comments by
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Adam Drake And Dakotah Phend Limited Edition Losi Mini 8IGHT

Losi is no stranger to the world of off-road minis – it was their 1/18-scale replica of the XXX-T called the “Mini-T” that can be credited with the wave of shrunken versions of larger cars and trucks that swept the industry. A couple of years ago Losi released the Mini 8IGHT, a 1/14-scale version of [...]

Jul 25, 2013 Comments by
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New Products From FTW, KO PROPO, Great Planes, Vampire Racing, And Avid [July 15]

FTW helps you get on the track faster with their new RAW scheme pre-painted 1/8 buggy bodies. Four color options are available and each body is protected with water and nitro-resistant paint. These bodies should be a hit for nitro buggy owners who like to do some bashing through puddles. KO PROPO sets a new [...]

Jul 15, 2013 Comments
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HPI RTR Justin Pawlak Falken Tire Ford Mustang Micro RS4

Last week, HPI Racing announced the return of the Micro RS4 decked out in a replica Ken Block GRC Fiesta body, and today they have also announced of another model modeled after Justin Pawlak’s Falken Tire Ford Mustang. Read the press release below for all the details: HPI is proud to announce another fantastic exact [...]

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