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Marui Big Bear: Looking Back at RC’s First Monster Truck

This week, we go back in time to take a look at what most consider to be the first true RC monster truck: the Marui Big Bear. Back in 1984, this 1/12 scale crusher set the standard for a fat-tire stance with real monster proportions. the Big Bear is positively stone-age compared to today’s trucks, but [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments
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Brushless Motor Tech: Everything You Need to Know

Confused by brushless motors? Wonder no more, we’ve got the answers to your questions about the cylindrical spinners that turn volts and amps into miles per hour. From essential features to the mysteries of “KV” and “turns,” we’ll explain what you need to know to understand electric tech and make a smart buy for your [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments
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The Sauce Situation: Do We Need Tighter Rules For Traction Compounds?

If you race, you’ve probably been aware of a pretty serious issue going on. It’s dangerous, often smells terrible and can leave you with headaches, foul clothing or even worse. I’m talking about tire sauce. The origins of the use of tire sauce were probably first introduced in on-road and used on rubber and foam [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments
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Carson Wernimont Switches to Associated, Reedy and Pro-Line

In another big move among factory drivers, 2014 IFMAR 1:8 World Championship podium finisher Carson Wernimont will be representing Team Associated, Reedy and Pro-Line when he races. The former Mugen/ Schumacher/ AKA driver will be running both electric 1:10 and nitro 1:8 vehicles and will be running the company’s line of off-road vehicles including the [...]

Jan 12, 2015 Comments
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Pro-Line Now Has a Stadium Truck (sort of)

Pro-Line’s PRO-2 SC short course truck, PRO-2 Buggy and PRO-MT monster truck aren’t being officially joined by a stadium truck (that we assume would be called the PRO-ST), but this build from Pro-Line’s Holeshot blog sure looks factory. It’s based on a modded PRO-MT, and the conversion is easy. There’s no telling if this could [...]

Jan 09, 2015 Comments
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TrackStar D-Spec Drift Gyro Gets You Sideways On The Cheap

If you’ve ever wanted to experiment with a gyro for drifting (or cheating in the Parking Lot 500, we won’t judge you), TrackStar’s new box will let you electronically mitigate oversteer on the cheap–the D-Spec Drift Gyro is just $19! You can adjust the “gain”(the amount of steering help the gyro gives you) right from the [...]

Jan 07, 2015 Comments
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Team Associated Reveals RC10T5M Stadium Truck

Since the release of Associated’s B5 buggies, we’ve been expecting the A-Team’s latest off-road tech to transition to a new “T” stadium truck. Well, it’s here! The new RC10T5M is offered exclusively as a mid-motor design, and as expected it carries over the latest innovations and tuning features of the B5M buggy with a wider footprint [...]

Jan 06, 2015 Comments
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Three-Wheel Drive Drift Trike? YES

Danny Huynh of Sydney, Australia is the creative mind behind this astounding build, which takes drift action from four wheels down to three, complete with “3WD”–the front wheel gets its own motor! Gotta love the articulated driver figure. You can see more of Danny’s builds on his Facebook page, and on YouTube.   You should [...]

Jan 06, 2015 Comments
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