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Readers’ Rides: Homemade Peterbilt Show Truck [July 2012]

                  Homemade Petrbilt Show Truck: This may look like a Tamiya King Hauler, but it’s much smaller.  This 1/25-sized semi started out its life as a Revell plastic model kit, but Karl was soon stretching the hood and sleeper to make it look more like a Peterbilt [...]

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Pit Tips: Easy Turnbuckles [July 2012]

                    Easy Turnbuckles: Turnbuckles are notoriously hard to turn.  I put a dab of lip balm on the threads of the turnbuckle before screwing the ball cups onto them.  This makes it easier to lengthen or shorten the links for faster camber changes. Alex Maroni – Newport [...]

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Axial EXO Terra Buggy

A lot of us get into this hobby because the full-sized alternative is way out of reach. We sit at our workbenches, dreaming of building the ultimate off-road machine—one that can go anywhere, do anything and take on whatever the world puts in its way. Axial had the same thing in mind when it set [...]

May 17, 2012 Comments
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Pit Envy – 8 Cool Tools To Make Your Racing Buddies Jealous

Every racer’s toolbox is brimming with the basic tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches and pliers.  These are al necessary for rebuilds and repairs, but there are tools beyond the basic necessities that can make life easier on race day.  Here’s a collection of tools that will save some time and improve your racing routine.  This [...]

May 15, 2012 Comments
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Top 25 Essential Pit Tips – From Drivers Around The World

While we don’t pretend to know it all, your faithful RC Car Action editors have, on average, been in RC many decades.  We tend to know a bit more about RC than the average guy because, well, we are old and with age comes wisdom.  And yet, we are regularly surprised and impressed each month [...]

May 02, 2012 Comments
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Pit Tips: Tire Sets [June 2012]

Tire Sets: I have boxes full of tires and it can be difficult to keep track of them.  I make sure to zip-tie the sets together before storage so it is easy to retrieve the set at a later date. Mark Nelson – Titusville, FL For more Pit Tips, check out page 2o in this [...]

Apr 27, 2012 Comments
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Readers’ Rides: Duratrax Ultima Pro XL [June 2012]

Duratrax Ultima Pro XL: This ride from Scott Chapman takes vintage RC to a whole new level.  He started out with a Duratrax Ultima Pro XL that he shortened, customized and painted on the chassis.  He bolted up a custom painted Tamiya SRB front suspension and fitted the buggy with Kyosho Triumph and the battery [...]

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Pit Tips: Radio ID [May 2012]

Radio ID: Many racers use the same brand of transmitter at my track. Therefore I wrap a colored hair tie around my transmitter so I can find it easily in a crowd. Julian Dayal – College Park, MD For more Pit Tips, check out page 24 in this month’s issue of RC Car Action.

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