Electric

MattZilla Mantis Rock Crawler by Lee Briggs

The MattZilla RC Works Mantis that Lee Briggs sent us pix of is a rolling wishlist of rock crawler goodies! Axial Wraith axles with Beef Tubes, GripFab lockers, and Axial Racing HD gears put the power down from the Team Novak Havoc Pro ESC and Speed Passion 10.5t motor. For extra reliability Lee employs a [...]

Dec 30, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line Announces New Phantom Body for Yokomo B-MAX 2

Pro-Line’s Phantom lineup now includes a shell specifically for the Yokomo B-Max 2. The cab-forward design includes an optional center fin, and as always window masks, overspray film and decals are included. Lee Martin drove a Phantom to his second-place finish at the last IFMAR Off-Road Worlds, so you know it’s legit. To see all [...]

Dec 23, 2014 Comments
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Ben Gifford’s Axial SCX10 Wrangler Rubicon

This Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, which Ben Gifford, of Rock Island, IL calls the “Budget Buildicon,” is proof that you don’t need to spend a ton of money in upgrades to make a great rock crawler. All you need is a solid platform, an eye for the right upgrades, and some great camera skills to make [...]

Dec 23, 2014 Comments
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WATCH: Traxxas E-Revo Pulverizes Watermelon In Slo-Mo

The title says it all, really. Is there any way you’re NOT going to click on this? You probably already clicked on it.

Dec 22, 2014 Comments
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Project Build: Norm Zondervan’s ’73 Bronco Axial / Tamiya Scaler

Friend of the mag Norm Zondervan has built some of our favorite machines, and his ’73 Bronco from our March 2014 issue is a favorite. Built on a modded Axial SCX10 chassis and outfitted with RC4WD and Pro-Line gear, the topper is a Tamiya body that’s as well-detailed as any hard ABS shell but is [...]

Dec 19, 2014 Comments
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ARRMA Prepping Super-Sized Raider

Not much in the way of info on this one, but as the graphic below confirms, ARRMA will have an “XL” version of the Raider buggy, which should be about 1/8 scale. The new model will reportedly arrive in BLX trim with brushless power, and will hit stores mid-January, so we should get more details soon. For [...]

Dec 16, 2014 Comments
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Tamiya HiLux HiLift byJared Blight [Readers' Ride]

Winter is upon us, and much of the country has already received its first snow. That’s no problem for  Jared Blight, who rigged his Tamiya Toyota HiLux HiLift with a set of RC4WD Predator tracks to handle the worst that winter can throw his way in his native Canada where deep snow is just part [...]

Dec 09, 2014 Comments
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Scott Lempert’s Vaterra Ascender

Scott Lempert, of Commerce Township, MI, was reluctant to cut-up a brand new Blazer body, but when he got the itch to make his Vaterra Ascender “topless and caged… like the old days,” he simply couldn’t resist. One look at this killer entry and it is immediately apparent that this customized body is a resounding [...]

Dec 03, 2014 Comments
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