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3D-printed Audi Le Mans racer [READER’S RIDE]

3D-printed Audi Le Mans racer [READER’S RIDE]

In honor of this past weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans race, we decided to make Brett Turnage’s 2014 Audi R18 “Black Beauty” this week’s Reader’s Ride. Brett 3D-printed both the chassis and the body using a program called Fusion360. The chassis features a long 320mm wheelbase for stability and to fit the scale look […]
Kyosho Ultima Time-Capsule by Michael Neblett [READER’S RIDE]

Kyosho Ultima Time-Capsule by Michael Neblett [READER’S RIDE]

When Michael Neblett wrote in with pics of his original Kyosho Ultima circa 1988, he said he was moved to submit it before Kyosho went and re-released it. He also stressed that while all-original, his buggy is far from stock. In fact, almost every part has been upgraded, but with period-correct hopups he used on […]

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Tamiya LandFreeder CC-01 by Todd Kennedy [READER’S RIDE]

Tamiya LandFreeder CC-01 by Todd Kennedy [READER’S RIDE]

When Todd was a kid he had a neighbor that owned an old Ford pickup with a two-tone aqua and white paint scheme that he absolutely loved, so he built up this kit version of the Tamiya LandFreeder and painted it to match. The LandFreeder isn’t technically a licensed truck, but it bears a striking […]
Apocalypse-ready Traxxas Summit by Eddie Reyes [READER’S RIDE]

Apocalypse-ready Traxxas Summit by Eddie Reyes [READER’S RIDE]

When Eddie wanted to doomsday-prep his Traxxas Summit, he made a visit to his buddy William Wegman from Amarillo hobby house in Amarillo Texas! Pro-Line’s Apocalypse body sets the tone, but they decked out the accomodations for the end-times with a full interior from a scx10. To help visibility in radioactive dust clouds and such the […]

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Traxxas Revo 1/5-scale Conversion by Rick Ortega [READER’S RIDE]

Traxxas Revo 1/5-scale Conversion by Rick Ortega [READER’S RIDE]

Rick was inspired to build his own oversized Revo after reading Kevin Hetmanski’s Project Traxxas Revo 3.3 back in 2015. Rick had a tired old stock Revo with a blown engine and badly in need of an overhaul. What you see here evolved over time. The current iteration sports an LRP ZR .32 Spec 2 […]
RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Toyota Hilux by Brian Pratt [READERS’ RIDE]

RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Toyota Hilux by Brian Pratt [READERS’ RIDE]

Brian has owned his TF2 Toyota for a couple of years, and in that time he has competed with it several times, including a 2nd place at the Team KNK Hardware G6. The TF2 sports a Holmes Hobbies 45T brushed motor controlled but a Holmes waterproof BRXL. It now has Junfac drive shafts and Motoworx […]

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Axial SCX-10 Beater Farm Truck by Deon Person [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX-10 Beater Farm Truck by Deon Person [READER’S RIDE]

Deon Person sent in this well-weathered Axial SCX-10 wearing a Pro-Line ’50s Chevy pickup body. His concept was to create a truck that been living the hard life on the farm for years. He gave it a rusty finish and dented and distressed the body underneath. The winshield is cracked and…are those bullet holes? There’s […]
Axial Wraith Custom Bronco by Dan Boyle [READER’S RIDE]

Axial Wraith Custom Bronco by Dan Boyle [READER’S RIDE]

Our friend Dan is back at it with another custom project—this time a Bronco with a bit of a mud-bogger feel to it, based off an Axial Wraith platform. He replaced all the chassis supports with aluminum pieces, and installed axles SCX style axles from Integy because they have a more scale look. Also adding […]

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Axial SCX10 Honcho by Mike Dulian [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX10 Honcho by Mike Dulian [READER’S RIDE]

Mike tells us he’s been an avid RC’er and RC Car Action reader since the late ‘80s. We always love to hear from long-time loyal fans, but it’s the quality of Mike’s truck—and his killer photos—that got him a spot in this month’s Readers’ Rides. His Trail Honcho is the kit version, and he upgraded […]
Axial SCX10 Volvo XC90 by Micheal Matthews [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX10 Volvo XC90 by Micheal Matthews [READER’S RIDE]

A Volvo RC vehicle is just about as rare a thing as a Big Foot sighting. With Micheal’s Axial-based rig, you get both—because he has installed a Sasquatch driver figure behind the wheel of his SCX10-XC90. But don’t let the whimsical wheelman fool you—this is a serious scale project. It uses the SCX10 chassis and […]

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Custom Chevy S10 Crawler by Travis Johnson [READER’S RIDE]

Custom Chevy S10 Crawler by Travis Johnson [READER’S RIDE]

Travis tells us his priorities were “low and stable” for his custom project, so he began with a set of Brazin Scale RC high/low chassis rails. He then hung a Brazin custom-fabricated tube truggy back half in place of the rear frame rail sections. Then he added JT Hobbies high clearance suspension and steering links. […]
Fast Laps: Rising Supercross Star Malcolm Stewart Hits the RC Track

Fast Laps: Rising Supercross Star Malcolm Stewart Hits the RC Track

Any discussion of the modern Supercross era must include James “Bubba” Stewart, the second- winningest SX rider in AMA history (Jeremy McGrath is still number one). But he’s not the only Stewart in the spotlight; James’ younger brother Malcolm is a rising star in Supercross himself, and for radio control fans, he’s the Stewart to […]
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