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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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Project Build: Norm Zondervan’s ’73 Bronco Axial / Tamiya Scaler

Friend of the mag Norm Zondervan has built some of our favorite machines, and his ’73 Bronco from our March 2014 issue is a favorite. Built on a modded Axial SCX10 chassis and outfitted with RC4WD and Pro-Line gear, the topper is a Tamiya body that’s as well-detailed as any hard ABS shell but is [...]

Dec 19, 2014 Comments by
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ARRMA Prepping Super-Sized Raider

Not much in the way of info on this one, but as the graphic below confirms, ARRMA will have an “XL” version of the Raider buggy, which should be about 1/8 scale. The new model will reportedly arrive in BLX trim with brushless power, and will hit stores mid-January, so we should get more details soon. For [...]

Dec 16, 2014 Comments by
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Kyle Taylor’s RC4WD Trail Finder 2

Kyle Taylor sent us a bunch of photos from his collection, and one of the coolest was this shot of his RC4WD Trail Finder 2 with the Mojave hard body done up like a classic desert racer. Kyle upgraded his Trail Finder with the addition of RC4WD’s Warn winch. A Novak Rooster Crawler Edition speed [...]

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Kev’s Bench: Could Trophy Trucks The Next Big Thing?

The scale scene is big right now and there are no signs of it slowing down. Most of the scale vehicles out there are solid axle trucks that are designed to perform well on trail and rock courses. Although they rate high on the scale uh… scale, they lack the speed that most people in [...]

Dec 16, 2014 Comments by
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RC4WD’s Trailfinder 2 Goes Short Wheelbase

The Trailfinder 2 from RC4WD is very popular with scaler fans and now it’s available in a short wheelbase (“SWB”) version. It’s only available as a kit at this time and we’re willing to be that there will be a RTR version soon. This is a great platform for those who like short wheelbase bodies [...]

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WATCH: Laser-Firing Quad Copters Versus RC Trucks

A convoy of toy cars on a mission to get fresh batteries to a talking teddy bear is attacked by a malevolent monster truck and its drone henchmen–there’s something you don’t see every day. Nice post-production work in this toys-come-to-life video–see if you can ID the hobby-brand cars undercover in this clip. Fun to watch, [...]

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