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Reader Project: James Knight’s Tamiya SRB Beach Buggy

Friend of RC Car Action and all-around cool guy James Knight is one of our favorite RC modelers, and his beautiful Beach Buggy build is a standout in the sand. Get an up-close look at what’s under the paint and beneath the body as we examine James’ handwork and 3D-printing expertise. Scratchbuilt stuff never looked [...]

Nov 24, 2014 Comments by
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First Look: Helion’s New Impakt 12B

The Helion Impakt 12B is just hitting the market and comes in at a budget-friendly street price of $139. This 1:12-scale 2WD buggy has some great features for the price and its slightly smaller size should be great for small areas. This buggy comes with just about everything right out of the box. All I [...]

Nov 21, 2014 Comments by
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Charles McNinich’s Axial SCX10 Ford F-150 Raptor

Charles McNinch of Jacksonville, FL takes his scale crawler everywhere so he never misses an opportunity to tackle gnarly terrain, whether on the trails or at the beach. Charles customized the chassis to create an extended wheelbase and created a genuine wooden bed for the truck. Aftermarket mods include a slew of Integy parts like [...]

Nov 20, 2014 Comments by
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RC4WD Announces Rockdragon Limited Edition Crawler

RC4WD has been killing it with all kinds of scale off-roaders, but they haven’t forgotten about pure rock-crawling performance. Case in point, the new Rockdragon. This loaded ride arrives fully assembled and RTR minus paint, and is packed with serious specs including a K2-series aluminum chassis, Mud Slingers 2.2″ tires, and R2 transmision–full specs after [...]

Nov 17, 2014 Comments by
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Project Build: Desert-Prepped Losi 5IVE-T

If you like your RC super-sized, mega-modded, and fired up on fossil fuel, then you’ll definitely dig this fully customized dune destroyer. Losi’s John Schultz took his 5IVE-T to the limit with a pile of go-fast gear and paddle tires for superior sand-slinging performance. Click images to embiggen    

Nov 10, 2014 Comments by
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Spotted at SEMA: HPI Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5 Concept

Looks like HPI’s lineup of Vaughn Gittin Jr-flavored models is about to be joined by a customized 2015 Mustang version. The car was spotted at SEMA, where HPI was demo’ing RC models on behalf of Ford. The model is a replica the Mustang RTR Spec 5 Concept car that Ford displayed at the show. Based on our [...]

Nov 07, 2014 Comments by
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Basher Announces New 1/8 Scale BSR Rally

Basher made a name for itself with the Nitro Circus monster and short course truck models (which we reviewed in the May 2014 and September 2014 issues, respectively), and has now added a rally car to the low buck, high-performance family. The BSR Rally is built like a 1/8 scale buggy, and well-equipped with 17mm [...]

Nov 03, 2014 Comments
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World Record! Nic Case Breaks the 200mph Barrier

Nic Case has been a familiar face to RC fans ever since 2006 when RC Car Action put together the first “World’s Fastest RC Car Challenge,” an event that saw Nic post a then-astounding 134.4mph run. In the eight years since then, Nic has continually refined his Castle-powered, Futaba-equipped ”RC Bullet” design in the quest for [...]

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