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HPI Mini-Trophy Truck: Exclusive Interview With The Designer

HPI Mini-Trophy Truck: Exclusive Interview With The Designer

You can appreciate how scale the HPI Mini-Trophy Truck is when you see it parked in front of the real deal.   By Matt Higgins The HPI Mini-Trophy Truck was designed by HPI Racing USA’s Hidekazu “Ito” Nishine. Ito has designed the legendary Savage monster truck as well as the popular Wheely King and Crawler […]

RC’s Top Designs

The Best Engineering In Each Category By Matt Higgins Hobby-grade RC vehicles are marvels of engineering. Even in the “early” days, RC cars have had surprisingly impressive designs and features. Remember the Tamiya Avante? The buggy was actually ahead of its time in the truest sense of the phrase. And, because the RC car hobby […]

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Traxxas T-Maxx Awards

The 5 Most Important RC Vehicles of all Time

By Matt Higgins   What makes a vehicle more important than another is debatable. We based our picks on a few criteria. One was overall popularity. Second, is or was it a leader in a specific category or segment. Last, a vehicle rose in our rankings if it changed the hobby. Check out our picks. […]

Editors’ Picks: Best RC Innovations of All Time

Almost all hobbies improve from year to year, but like full-size motor sports, RC is highly competitive (on the racetrack and hobby-store shelves). As such, the innovations come out at an accelerated pace. Not only do we see refinements and improvements, but we are often treated to real innovations that change the hobby—sometimes drastically. Here are RC Car Action‘s editors and […]

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5 Best Racers of All Time

5 Best Racers of All Time

Regardless of the sport, or hobby in this case, one of the most fun and frequent debates is who is the best of best. In the same way that there is no “right” answer to who’s the best QB (it’s Montana, by the way), hoops star (Jordan all the way) or hockey player (he might […]

Why The EU?

We contacted Losi to see why they produced the 8IGHT 2.0 EU specifically for the European market. Since Adam Drake is involved with everything nitro and racing at Losi he was a good source to find out more about the EU. Here are five quick questions with The Drake.      RCCA: What prompted doing […]

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Radios Have Come A Long Way!

Radios Have Come A Long Way!

Radios have improved leaps and bounds in their 30-plus year history. Not long ago, RC car enthusiasts were using stick radios. Eventually those stick radios evolved into radios with wheels and triggers similar to what we use today. KO Propo has always been at the forefront of radio technology and this mock up of one […]

Host a Killer Rock Crawling Comp!

Rock crawling is fun to do in your backyard or at the local hot spots, but when you actually go out and compete, you take it to a whole new level. Rock crawling competitions are a total blast and really add to the enjoyment of this segment. Crawling over open rocks can be a challenge, […]

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Become A Better Racer

Become A Better Racer

                 Losi’s Adam Drake has had to work his way to the top of the nitro racing world. He admits that he doesn’t have the raw speed that some of the top pros have been blessed with. He sticks to a strict practice regime and focuses on mental […]

2009 ISC Ultimate Speed Challenge

http://www.rc-isc.com/   Fontana, CA—it was a record-setting weekend at the 2009 ISC Ultimate Speed Challenge—in fact, 12 new records were set. Taking place at the Auto Club Speedway’s 1/4-mile drag strip on a sunny day in Southern California, competitors came from as far as Louisiana with one goal in mind: be the absolute fastest in […]

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Castle Creations Mamba Micro Pro

Castle Creations Mamba Micro Pro

The Castle Creations Mamba 25 system was one of the first brushless systems specially designed for 1/18-scale vehicles. It brought a whole new level of speed to the minis. While this brushless system is super reliable and an excellent performer, technology is constantly improving and new speed controls have been released. The most recent from […]
JConcepts Crowbars 1/8-Scale Buggy Tires – Blue Compound

JConcepts Crowbars 1/8-Scale Buggy Tires – Blue Compound

Test Location: Pin Shop Hobbies >> Oakville, CT I mounted up the Crowbars to some JConcepts Max-Ups buggy wheels and let the CA glue bond overnight. I tossed them on my Team Associated RC8 electric buggy and ran it at the local Saturday races. The tires seemed to hook up very well and had great […]
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