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Kev’s Bench: Project Vaterra Twin Hammers Sneak Peek

I have been a fan of the Vaterra Twin Hammers since it was released and of course I picked one up to play with. With a lot of my projects this one started out with a few mods in mind to make the truck perform a little better it quickly got out of control. I [...]

Jul 11, 2014 Comments
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HB Announces New “Ty Tessmann Edition” D8T Truggy

You may not be able to drive as fast as HB driver Ty Tessmann but that doesn’t mean that you can’t drive his truggy. HB’s signature edition truck is equipped to match the machine Ty uses to win big races around the world. This project has been a collaboration between HB and Ty and it [...]

Jul 10, 2014 Comments
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Your ECX Just Got Tougher Now That RPM Has Parts For It

Good news for you ECX fans: RPM now offers their super-strong spindle blocks for the ECX Boost, Circuit, Ruckus, and Torment. As usual for RPM, the parts are extra beefy, guaranteed not to fail under normal use, and are direct replacements for the stock parts: just bolt ‘em in and go (and keep going, since [...]

Jul 09, 2014 Comments
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Ryan Maifield Lands at Team Losi Racing

It’s official: Ryan Maifield is now a TLR factory driver. Maifield last made news when he exited Team Associated (with a very classy send-off), and TLR is no doubt stoked to have him. Ryan has switched to Team Orion power for his electric TLR rides, but is otherwise sticking with his current sponsors: Airtronics, JConcepts, Novarossi, [...]

Jul 08, 2014 Comments
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Build Shocks Like a Pro: 10 Steps to Smooth

Certain skills in RC separate the pros from the Joes. One such task definitely is building shocks. Eventually, you will have to rebuild the shocks on your RTR, or you’ll have to build them for a kit. How well you perform this task will directly impact how well your vehicle performs on the track. Build [...]

Jul 07, 2014 Comments
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Online Build: Tamiya Rock Socker

Tamiya’s CR-01 platform debuted as a Toyota Land Cruiser and has also been issued as a Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler, and Unimog. In its latest lexan, the capable 4-link crawling design lifts its look from the long-lived Stadium Blitzer to create the Rock Socker (not to be confused with rock soccer, which is really tough on your toes). [...]

Jul 07, 2014 Comments
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Easy Paint-Pen Detailing

I am always working on new projects for Radio Control Car Action, and this week I have a sneak-peek at an SCX10 Deadbolt I’m detailing out for a How-To article in an upcoming issue. I have been detailing scale vehicles for many years now and I used that knowledge to write an article that shows [...]

Jul 04, 2014 Comments
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RPM Nails the Big Ol’ Blower Look

RPM just pegged the cool-meter with their latest accessory, a trick 5-piece blower and intake that instantly makes your machine look like it’s packing a whole bunch of forced-induction horsepower. Nice detailing (just look at it) with pulley splines, belt ridges, and a textured belt finish. RPM smartly molded the parts to sit level on [...]

Jul 03, 2014 Comments
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