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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
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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
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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 [...]

Oct 29, 2014 Comments
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Dromida Adds to 1/18 Lineup With LED-Equipped Desert Buggy and Desert Truck Models

Dromida has added a pair of new models to its econo-car 1/18 scale lineup, which we last reviewed in our March 2014 issue. The DB4.18 and DT4.18 models are both equipped with functional LED light bars (six LEDS for the truck, four for the buggy) and arrive fully RTR, including a 6-cell NiMH with wall-charger [...]

Oct 27, 2014 Comments
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Project Traxxas Summit LT

From the RC Car Action archives comes this 2011 build: a Traxxas Summit equipped with Slayer Pro 4X4 arms and Pro-Line rubber (plus other mods) for a narrower, more scale-like stance. Looks factory, and everything bolts right on! Click to embiggen

Oct 24, 2014 Comments
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Axial Announces New Wraith Flavor: “Spawn”

Axial’s popular Wraith just got a set of full-body duds. The new Spawn joins the Poison Spyder and “regular Wraith” variations of the highly successful trail rig, and retains all the good stuff we’ve come to expect from the platform. That includes Wild Boar driveshafts, threaded-body shocks, AR60 OCP axles with locked diffs, 20-turn brushed motor, [...]

Oct 23, 2014 Comments
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See It First: Pro-Line’s VW Baja Bug for the Axial Yeti, New Blockade MT Tires

Pro-Line is quick on the draw with a new look for the Axial Yeti. The VW Baja Bug is the latest in Pro-Line’s lineup of off-road vee-dubs, and fits directly over the Yeti’s stock cage. The body arrives clear with overspray film, window masks, and decals (as always). Lightbar sold separately, you know you want [...]

Oct 23, 2014 Comments
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