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Big Tips For Small Trucks [Short Course Newz Preview]

by Jeremy Losaw When people think short course, they are usually talking about 1/10 scale, if not 1/8, or even 1/5 scale, but there is another breed of SCT that can be just as exciting to drive.  The 1/16- and 1/18-scale minis are small, light and fast, but requires a little bit of different tuning [...]

Mar 27, 2013 Comments
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Traxxas Slash 4×4 Ultimate

PHOTOS JASON BOULANGER AND HOPE MCCALL THE RETURN OF THE KING Without question, the Traxxas Slash is the king of all short course trucks. It’s wildly popular both with bashers and racers looking to get into SC racing and set the stage for the biggest RC craze in modern times. With that said, the Slash [...]

Mar 25, 2013 Comments
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Readers’ Ride: Custom Works Outlaw [May]

Custom Works Outlaw: This killer-looking CW sprint car runs on the asphalt at Hobby Central in Pensacola, FL, and is John’s tribute to his father Jack who used to race full-size midgets and sprints.  John decked his Outlaw out with every Custom Works upgrade and powered it with a Novak 10.5 Ballistic brushless motor and Edge [...]

Mar 21, 2013 Comments
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Pit Tips: Quick Pins [May]

Quick Pins: Losing body pins can be one of the most frustrating things to happen during a day out with an RC car.  To keep my pins from getting lost, I glue a small magnet to my body.  When I remove the pins, I just put them on the magnet so they do not get lost. [...]

Mar 21, 2013 Comments
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Outdoor Arsenal! [May Look Inside]

The May issue of RC Car Action hits the stands today, and Horizon Hobby’s Vaterra RTR Lineup covers this month’s issue.  Take a look at the 16 page preview of the latest issue. CLICK HERE

Mar 18, 2013 Comments
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The Return Of The King [April Sneak Peek]

Without question, the Traxxas Slash is the king of all short course trucks.  It’s wildly popular both with bashers and racers looking to get into SC racing and set the stage for the biggest RC craze in modern times.  With that said, the Slash 4×4 Ultimate has always reigned supreme as the most cutting-edge, feature-filled [...]

Mar 12, 2013 Comments
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Pit Tips: Second Life [April]

Second Life: When the pins wear out on my off-road tires, I do not throw them away immediately.  I save in a special box and when I need to make some shakedown runs in my asphalt driveway or I want to do some pavement running, I do not have to burn out my good dirt tires. [...]

Feb 19, 2013 Comments
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Readers’ Ride: Tamiya Fast Attack [April]

Tamiya Fast Attack Vehicle: Scott’s Tamiya buggy is a combination of stuff from the Tamiya lineup.  He started with a Fast Attack Vehicle for the base and added parts and queues from the Wild Willy and San Scorcher as well.  After painting it  up in Sand Scorcher colors, he added details to the buggy to give [...]

Feb 19, 2013 Comments
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