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Traxxas Nitro Slash – World Exclusive!

What could make driving the Traxxas Slash an even more authentic replication of door-banging TORC Series action? Adding a screaming nitro engine to match the V8 roar of the Pro-2 class! The Readers’ Choice award-winning TRX 3.3 fire breather pushes this latest addition to Traxxas’ short course truck lineup to a top speed of 50+ [...]

Dec 03, 2012 Comments by
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2012 IFMAR 1/8-Scale Off Road World Championships are almost here!

We’re just days away from the official start of the IFMAR World Championships for 1/8-scale nitro off-road buggy, which has grown to be one of the most competitive classes on an international scale. Every two years, the fastest nitro off-road buggy racers in the world convene in a different continent to compete for the most [...]

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Salt is the Secret for Creating a Rusty Look

If you’d like a rough and rusty look for your ride, look no further–everything you need to know about creating corrosion (or at least the illusion of it) is right here. The technique is easy, and looks great! This article originally appeared in our March 2014 issue. For more from the RC Car Action archives, sign up [...]

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Kev’s Bench: Custom ’32 Ford Project

After seeing photos from this year’s Axialfest (You can see the full coverage in the November 14 issue) I decided that I have to build a truck and join in on the fun next year. Playing with your scale truck in the woods for a few days sounds like fun to me. I’m starting my [...]

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Sneak Peek: Tamiya Mountain Rider Build

As soon as Tamiya announced the Mountain Rider I made sure I was on the list to review the re-release of the truck that I wanted so badly back in the 90s. It’s taken a lot of time to finish the truck but it’s finally done and ready for you to see. The truck pretty [...]

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2014 ROAR Off-Road Nats: Dakota Phend Scores 2WD Truck and Buggy Titles, Cavalieri Takes SCT Win, Tessmann Tops in 4WD

The electric off-road nationals took place this weekend at in Florida at Space Coast RC. It’s the first time the nationals have taken place in Florida in over a decade. The drivers arrived at a track that was very loose but over the weekend the drivers improved their vehicles and the track crew improved the [...]

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Jerome Swift’s Ultra-Trick Losi 5IVE-T Build

Wow…now that’s a tricked-out 5IVE-T! This amazing Reader’s Ride comes to us from Jerome Swift of JS Hobbies & Models in the UK. Says Jerome, “A massive thank you to Mark at Outlaw Graphics for the stunning air brushing, David at Turtle Racing for the awesome Turtle products, Steve at DDM for the fantastic service, [...]

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RC’s Most Memorable Races

Every type of competition has its  all-time greatest events, where heroes were toppled, the game changed, records were broken, feats of skill were surpassed–or any and all of those in combination. RC racing is no different, and back in our September 2009 issue, we weighed in on the races that mattered most in RC. Do [...]

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