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FG/JetCat Turbine Big Rig by Jerome Swift

This amazing Red Bull Racing MAN Jet Truck is based off of an FG 1/5-scale long-wheelbase kit and powered by a P120 JetCat turbine producing 30lbs of thrust at 125,000rpm! Builder Jerome Smith is the proprietor of JS Models and Hobbies, and he used all his professional expertise to assemble a machine. As he tells [...]

Feb 25, 2015 Comments
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MaxAmps Turns 10

Congrats to our friends at MaxAmps.com on ten years in the RC battery biz! It’s hard to believe a full decade has passed since the frequent “Reader’s Choice Award” winner first appeared on the scene–as they say, time flies when you’re having fun! Cake image via coolibar.com Spokane, Washington – This year MaxAmps is celebrating their [...]

Feb 24, 2015 Comments
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RPM Gear Cover for ECX Boost, Torment & Ruckus

RPM now has a gear cover for the ECX lineup to go along with their suspension parts, so in addition to making your ECX machine just about crash-proof you can now keep crud out of your gears. Slipper access is improved too, with a rubber plug replacing the stock screw-secured cap. Keep up with all [...]

Feb 24, 2015 Comments
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TLR’s Maifield and HB/HPI’s David Ronnefalk take Pro Buggy and Truggy at The 2015 Dirt Nitro Challnge.

Monday morning and the dust has settled at the 16th annual Dirt Nitro Challenge held in Goodyear, Arizona. With epic battles throughout the weekend on each of the three Nitro Challenge tracks (1/5, 1/8, 1/10) some drivers came home with glory and the rest in defeat. The prized podiums as always came from the big [...]

Feb 23, 2015 Comments
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HB Tessmann Worlds Edition D815 – Champ In a Box

First came the Tessmann-Edition truggy (which you’ll see reviewed in our May issue), and now HB has tooled up another Ty-approved machine: the worlds version of his 2014 IFMAR Worlds-winning D812. Now dubbed the D815 Tessmann Worlds Edition, the top performing buggy gets an improved center drivetrain, aluminum servo saver arm and sintered brake pads [...]

Feb 23, 2015 Comments
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Tamiya Grasshopper “Snow Hopper” by Jeffrey Transou

Jeff started with an original vintage Grasshopper that he reinvigorated with a few re-release parts, and then things started to get crazy. The reworked front suspension is part CRP nylon, part custom-designed and water jet-cut aluminum with inboard cantilevered vintage You-G shocks. You-G shocks are also used out back with a custom fifth shock mount. [...]

Feb 19, 2015 Comments
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Ferrari 312 with Functional 12-Cylinder Engine, the Ultimate Scale Build!

Most RC scale builds only go as deep as the body, wheels, and tires. In the case of this astounding model built by Pierre Scerri, literally every part is scale, including the tiny ignition key that starts the fully-functional, gas-burning, 12-cylinder replica engine. This has made the rounds of the internet before, but it still [...]

Feb 16, 2015 Comments
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Axial Wraith Fastback Conversion

Axial’s hugely popular Wraith is one of the most-modded platforms in RC, and there’s plenty of ways to go with the tube-framed terrain tamer. In this how-to, we show you how to easily do a little plastic surgery to give the Wraith a sleek fastback look. Click to enlarge        

Feb 16, 2015 Comments
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