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Vaterra Adds Corvette Z51 Stingray to V100-S Lineup

Vaterra Adds Corvette Z51 Stingray to V100-S Lineup

We’re already fans of Vaterra’s rugged V100-S, but we like it even more dressed up as a the new Stingray. Lots of great detail here, and the car looks killer on the move–play the video, you’ll see. Looks like the standard V100-S specs under the sleek new shell, so we’re talking full-time shaft-driven 4WD with […]
Kyosho Scorpion Online Build Part 1

Kyosho Scorpion Online Build Part 1

Here’s a link to the Scorpion unboxing, in case you missed it. With unpacking the kit out of the way, I’m ready to start spinning wrenches. The fun starts with a bunch of aluminum bits… The chassis rails and steering bellcrank are assembled first, with hex hardware used throughout. The chassis rails are stout, solid-aluminum extrusions […]

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Kyosho Europe Reveals FO-XX Nitro and EP Formula Off Road Models

Kyosho Europe Reveals FO-XX Nitro and EP Formula Off Road Models

No official US release yet, but Kyosho Europe is showing off the FO-XX, a 4X4 RTR in nitro (GP) and electric (VE) flavors designed for Formula Off Road action–which is pretty intense stuff, as the video clip below shows. Both versions of the FO-XX feature the rugged solid axles and vertical-plate chassis layout Kyosho originally developed for […]
It’s Official: Trinity D4 Is Here

It’s Official: Trinity D4 Is Here

Trinity’s D4 has officially arrived. The new motor first appeared in “spy shots” and the pictured prototype went on to sell via eBay auction for $500. Suffice it to say, there’s interest in this motor! New features include an improved stator design, new 3-piece can design, new endbell design that improves bearing alignment, and grade […]

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Let The Wrenching Begin: Kyosho’s Classic Scorpion Returns!

Let The Wrenching Begin: Kyosho’s Classic Scorpion Returns!

Behold, the unboxening! Our next Online Build gets underway as we crack open the 2014 Kyosho Scorpion, the much-anticipated re-release of the groundbreaking 1982 machine that would go on to be the first ROAR National Off-Road champion. Kyosho emulates the original 1982 box art for the 2014 model.   Lift the lid, and you’re greeted […]
Axial Teases “Yeti,” New 1/10 4WD Car

Axial Teases “Yeti,” New 1/10 4WD Car

Sorry gang, this is all we have for you on Axial‘s upcoming Yeti. Other than revealing it’s a “1/10th Scale Electric 4WD RTR,” Axial is keeping the details under wraps on the new ride. Our guess is it’s King of the Hammers-style machine that will fill the high-speed performance void left by the EXO Terra. […]

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Pro-Line Readying New RAM 1500 Body For T-Maxx, Revo, Summit, Savage

Pro-Line Readying New RAM 1500 Body For T-Maxx, Revo, Summit, Savage

Pro-Line’s latest RAM shell brings Chrysler’s tough-truck styling to the Traxxas T-Maxx, Revo and Summit and HPI Savage (and no doubt other big rigs if you’re willing to get creative with trimming and drilling). Count on the usual genuine GE Lexan, overspray film, window masks, and decals–all officially licensed, of course. The new RAM body […]
Trinity Prepping D4 Motor – Spy Shot!

Trinity Prepping D4 Motor – Spy Shot!

All we’ve got is a cell-phone pic, but this is our first look at Team Trinity‘s upcoming D4 motor. The pic was snapped at a race where Trinity’s  Jim Dieter was was testing the new motor. Trinity is playing it close to the vest and only confirmed the motor “appears to be something that we are […]

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Motolyser, the “Ultimate Motor Analysing Tool” Coming to US via Trinity

Motolyser, the “Ultimate Motor Analysing Tool” Coming to US via Trinity

Trinity is now the North American importer for the Motolyser, “the ultimate motor analysing tool.” From the looks of it, that’s not just hype. In addition to expected capabilities such as measuring KV, amp draw, and RPM, the Motolyser can also check sensor alignment and function to help you make sure your motor is operating […]

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Reader’s Ride: Gerardo Melchor’s Vaterra Glamis Fear

Reader’s Ride: Gerardo Melchor’s Vaterra Glamis Fear

This sharp-looking Vaterra Glamis Fear comes to us from Burien, WA and is customized like a full-size Class 1 buggy. Gerardo painted the body and wheels gunmetal gray and flat black and Axial LED white lights . The electronic gear is stock, and a Duratrax Onyx 3S 35C LiPo battery supplies the juice. Gerardo topped it off with […]
Latest Look for Axial’s Wrangler G6: Falken Tires Edition — Now With Video

Latest Look for Axial’s Wrangler G6: Falken Tires Edition — Now With Video

Axial has the Jeep scene on lockdown with a total of five Wrangler rigs to choose from: one Wraith (the Poison Spyder) and four SCX10s (Unlimited , G6, Unlimited CR, and the new Falken Edition). All the usual SCX10 goodness is in place with the RTR Falken Edition, including Wild Boar shafts, Tactic metal-gear servo, dual slipper clutch, […]
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