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How To: Slash 4×4 Low-CG Conversion

Words by Devon Stewart Low center of gravity, high-performance handling Low center of gravity = tougher to top over.  That about sums it up, and that’s why a low center of gravity (CG for short) is essential to anything and anyone that doesn’t want to tip over.  That goes for linebackers, ocean liners, hockey players, [...]

Jun 07, 2013 Comments
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Building A Legendary Beachcomber – Li’l Orange [July]

Words & Photos by Norm Zondervan For Many 4X4 fans, off-roading is all about Jeeps. I’ve always been wanted to build a daily driver that can conquer the trails and the commute home too.  To assemble this one-of-kind rig, I outfitted a Tamiya YJ body with a variety of scale products and scratch-built detail, then [...]

Jun 06, 2013 Comments
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Show the backyard who’s the boss [July Teaser]

Since winning the first of 26 IFMAR World Championships in 1977, Team Associated has been an icon of RC racing, in 2012, Team Associated announced a new direction – the Qualifier Series of sport – level RTRS aimed at capturing the attention of a potential hobbyist look for his first RC car or truck.  Unlike [...]

May 23, 2013 Comments
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Facebook Look-In [July 2013 Issue]

The July issue of RC Car Action is on newsstands now! If you are subscribed to our digital edition or RC Car Action Premium Site, click the “Full Access” link below to check out the complete issue. In this issue you will find: Performance tests of Hod Bodies’ D812, Team Associated’s Apex Touring, and the [...]

May 17, 2013 Comments
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Readers’ Ride: Ron Sacrider’s FrankenSlash [July Teaser]

Ron went all mad scientist on us when he sent in these shots of the truck he calls, “Frankenslash.”  Part Traxxas Slash and part Nitro 4 Tec, he bolted a metal plate over the battery tray to house the nitro engine and belt system.  Ron added an RPM rear bumper and arms and finished the [...]

May 15, 2013 Comments
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Pit Tips: Transmitter Bag On The Cheap [July Issue]

A padded fabric lunch bag can double as a transmitter bag.  Most have a pocket for an icepack that can be used for spare AA batteries or an extra receiver, Bouns: you can also use the bag to carry lunch. To check out all the Pit Tips from the July issue, view page 24 or [...]

May 15, 2013 Comments
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Royal RC Adventure [June Article - Preview]

Axial Racing brings RC crawling competition to the most extreme full-size 4 x 4 challenge: King of the Hammers! by Matthew Soileau A truly unique event in the RC world, a G6 isn’t so much a “race” as it is a timed event that evolves into an adventure. Set in Means Dry Lake of Johnson [...]

May 03, 2013 Comments
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10 Best Jobs In RC [June Issue - Preview]

The dreams gigs that could one day be yours WORDS ERICH REICHERT For some of us, RC is more than just a casual hobby – it’s a passion.  It consumes every minute of our lives and is often the subject of our daydreams.  Running your car is one thing, but for the rare few, taking [...]

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