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Curt Poucket’s Miz-Bee-Havin

Curt’s Reader’s Ride build began with a Crawford Barbarian chassis that he had power coated black with yellow cross braces and links. He custom-built swaybars and finished them with the same yellow powder coating to match the links and braces. The axles are borrowed from an Axial Wraith and equipped with a STRC steering link. [...]

Oct 01, 2014 Comments
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Kyosho Reveals Beetle Re-Release at Tokyo Hobby Show

Kyosho has another re-release on the way, as these shots from the Tokyo hobby show (via hobbymedia.it) reveal. The original 1983 Beetle was based on the Scorpion, which makes it fitting that a Beetle re-release would follow the successful Scorpion re-release. Predictably, the car looks fantastic, and you can count on the improvements Kyosho made [...]

Sep 29, 2014 Comments
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8 Easy Steps For Perfect Paint

For every RC car body that gets the a multi-color, carefully masked custom paint job, there are probably 100 that just get a one-color quickie. Nothing wrong with that, but it’s not as simple as just pointing a spray can at the Lexan and pressing the button. Bodies aren’t cheap, and we’re sure you want [...]

Sep 29, 2014 Comments
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5 Vintage Cars We Want Re-Released NOW

Blame Tamiya, and the endless appeal of nostalgia. With the rerelease of the iconic Frog, Hornet, Bruiser, and Sand Scorcher (among other models), Tamiya took vintage RC fun out of exclusive realm of bucks-up eBay hunters and brought everyone in on the action. Team Associated has since joined the wayback-wheels trend with the RC10 Classic [...]

Sep 29, 2014 Comments
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Real Data: The Mods That Matter For Track Performance

  No amount of money spent on the most expensive RC gear is going to make up for crashing three times around the same corner, and there’s simply no cheaper “hop-up” than practice – after all, Benjamin Franklin and Andrew Jackson can’t drive the car for you. However, there are essential car mods that do [...]

Sep 29, 2014 Comments
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5 Awesomely Lame 80s RC Car Commercials

They don’t make toy commercials like these anymore. Just hit play and let the 80s wash over you as we look back at tiny 2-stick radios, “Turbo Mode,” and the goofy cars and trucks we old-timers thought were awesome before discovering hobby-quality gear and learning what real high-performance RC could do. Nobody did RC commercials [...]

Sep 29, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: 32 Ford Rock Crawler Update

I’ve been up to my eyeballs with projects, review builds and article writing but I somehow managed to find time to work on my 32 Ford rock crawler project and I wanted to share some of the progress with you. Before I could start building the body I had to assemble my Axial SCX10 G6 [...]

Sep 29, 2014 Comments
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Tessmann Works Hard to Claim His First Worlds!

Sometimes a win is even sweeter when you have to work for it. Ty Tessmann didn’t make things easy for himself when he first started the final main. The Canadian driver had been dominant all the way through qualifying, but started second behind a very fast Ryan Maifield who was gaining momentum and looking sharp. [...]

Sep 27, 2014 Comments
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