Readers Rides

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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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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Readers’ Ride Of The Year [March Sneak Peek]

By Michael Wortel Since its inception, “Readers’ Rides” has been one of the most popular and coveted columns of RC Car Action. It is always exciting to see readers’ contributions to the RC community, and “Readers’ Rides” gives everyone an opportunity to exercise their RC pride. Scale RC builds have always been on the radar, [...]

Feb 06, 2013 Comments
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Readers’ Rides: Traxxas Slash [March]

Traxxas Slash: Scott did this killer Black Cat Fireworks paint scheme for his 14-year-old son. Underneath this Parma Rattler body is a box stock Slash, but who’d ever notice with a body like that?  He was so proud of his all paint bod, that Scott sent a picture of it to Black Cat and got [...]

Jan 15, 2013 Comments
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Readers’ Rides: Tamiya TA05 Ver. II [February 2013]

Tamiya TA05 Ver. II : Oh, baby, do we love JDM and clearly, so does Jason.  He upgraded his Tamiya TA05 Ver. II with a Castle Creations Mamba Max Pro ESC and 9000Kv motor, Airtronics MX-3X radio system, a Traxxas 2075 servo for steering, and a Gens Ace 3S LiPo pack for power.  The car [...]

Dec 18, 2012 Comments
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Readers’ Ride: Losi Micro Crawler [January 2013]

Losi Micro Crawler: This itty-bitty crawler comes to us from Christopher Olson in Robbinsdale, MN.  He just wanted to let us know that he grew up reading RC Car Action but never had anything wortyh of “Readers’ Rides” until now.  His Micro Crawler is molded into the frame of a 1995 Tamiya Jeep hardtop static [...]

Nov 13, 2012 Comments
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Readers’ Rides: Tamiya Mercedes 1850L [December 2012]

Kyle really is a Legomaniac! Believe it or not, this truck started out it’s life as just blue in color.  Kyle repainted it and created custom Lego decals on his vinyl plotter to pull of this super yellow scheme.  Inside, the truck is powered by the stock Johnson motor and a Novak Rooster Crawler ESC [...]

Oct 18, 2012 Comments
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Readers’ Rides: Custom Axial AX10 Dingo “Zombie Truck” [November 2012]

Custom Axial AC10 Dingo “Zombie Truck”: Check out the gruesome details on Brandon’s Halloween-appropriate scaler! This GCM Cross Canyon-converted-Axial AX10 RTC is controlled by a Traxxas 4-channel radio and features an assortment of homemade accessories such as the driveshafts, links, chains, and many scale accouterments.  A Vanquish dig unit is paired with Novak’s Eiger Pro [...]

Sep 21, 2012 Comments
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