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Readers’ Rides: Axial SCX10 [February 2012]

Axial SCX10: Kyle said it would be awesome if we featured his truck in Readers’ Rides, so here you go. We think it’s awesome that he shared this trick truck with us.  Kyle made his own steel chassis for his Axial SCX10 and it’s designed to lower the truck’s center of gravity.  It also features [...]

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Pit Tips: Keep It Cool [February 2012]

Keep It Cool: The cooling head on a nitro motor will work better if it is clean, so I use a pipe cleaner to clean the dirt out of the fins as part of my weekly maintenance. Paul Hun – Columbia, SC For more Pit Tips, check out page 28 in this month’s issue of [...]

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Losi 5IVE-T 4wd

Three feet and 35 pounds of Kick Ass! It’s a good thing I’m an adult now with a full-time job and income. If the Losi FIVE-T had been released 20 years ago, back when I started in RC, I would have spent every waking moment working any odd job on the planet to save up [...]

Feb 17, 2012 Comments
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Readers’ Rides: Custom Traxxas Slash VXL [January 2012]

Custom Traxxas Slash VXL: This inspirational rig comes to us from Karl Sandvik and he based it on a Traxxas Slash VXL. The custom body was build was a combination of aluminum and Shoe GOO.  Instead of buying lights for this truck, Karl made them from soda can aluminum for the buckets, LEDs from a [...]

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Pit Tips: Foam Trim [January 2012]

Foam Trim: When assembling a new set of tires, I trim the foam so that it keeps the bead on the wheel exposed for easy gluing. If you don’t, the foam will get between the tire and wheel and bulge it out slightly. Morgan Jassen – Lompoc, CA For more Pit Tips, check out page 30 [...]

Jan 28, 2012 Comments
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RC8.2 Factory Team

If you’ve ever strolled in to your local track with a new buggy, you already know the drill. Before you’ve run the car a single time, friends attack you with a verbal assault of questions ranging from, “How did it build?” to “So, how is it; is it better than the last version?” Ninety-nine times [...]

Jan 17, 2012 Comments
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HPI Apache SC & C1 Flux

Scale vehicles are back and they’re all the rage, with short course trucks and buggies taking center stage on the RC playground. But let’s face it, we’re all performance junkies at heart, whether you’re a basher or a racer. A durable, fun, high-performance chassis is appreciated in the backyard as much as it is on [...]

Jan 17, 2012 Comments
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World Exclusive: Traxxas XO1

Ever since Traxxas boldly put “50mph” on the Nitro 4-Tec’s box back in 2004, the company has proven time and again that “The Fastest Name In Radio Control” is not a tagline so much as a mission statement. Since that 50mph milestone, Traxxas has steadily advanced the speedometer needle with ever-faster vehicles, peaking with the [...]

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