Electric

Peak Vantage2 Brushless Motors–Best Solder Tabs Ever!

High-performance always gets the spotlight in RC, but it’s very often convenience that we most appreciate in our RC gear. Case in point, Peak’s new Vantage 2 motors. While they’ll undoubtedly do a great job of turning volts into RPMs, what we really like are the dual sensor ports that allow you to orient the [...]

Jan 15, 2014 Comments
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Tamiya Announces New Toyota FJ Cruiser and CC-01 Options

Tamiya’s long-popular CC-01 chassis will soon be available dressed as a Toyota FJ Cruiser, joining  the Land Cruiser 40 already in the lineup to represent both ends of the Landcruiser lineage. The bodywork is spot-on (as usual), with lots of injection-molded detailing for a completely authentic look. The CC-01 chassis is scale-like as well, featuring [...]

Jan 14, 2014 Comments
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RPM Front Bumper and Front Arms for Associated B44

Is any name as synonymous with can’t-break-it strength as RPM? The latest fantastic plastic out of Chino, CA is seen here, with a new wide front bumper and front suspension arms for the Associated B44 4WD buggy. These are sure to strengthen the B-machine, and as with all RPM suspension parts, the factory geometry is [...]

Jan 11, 2014 Comments
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Power-Wagonized Losi Trail Trekker

Greg Martinek of Port Washington, NY built this one-of-a-kind ride, and it’s featured in the March issue’s Readers’ Rides section. The build began with a 1/24-scale Losi Trail Trekker, and the classic Dodge Power Wagon look comes from an Ertl die-cast model that Greg modded for RC. The bed and single smoke stack are custom [...]

Jan 06, 2014 Comments
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PROTOform Takes a Fast Left Turn With New G6-T design

PROTOform’s newest left-turning wedge takes its cues from the latest generation of Sprint Cup cars and is offered in .030 polycarbonate as well as a “lightweight” .025 version. As always, window masks, an ample decal sheet, and overspray film are supplied. Wing hardware is in the bag too. Sadly not included: the sweet A-1 Car [...]

Jan 03, 2014 Comments
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Part 3: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale Build

The Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale build is nearing completion. Here are links to Part 1 and Part 2 in case you missed ‘em–otherwise, on we go…   We left off with the steering rack installation, now the rest of the front suspension gets installed. Not visible: the plastic balls that cap the hingepins and fit into sockets in the [...]

Jan 02, 2014 Comments
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Traxxas Updates the 100MPH XO-1

The industry’s original (and so far, only) 100mph RTR has received a styling refresh (the original release had no graphics) and now arrives without batteries, which knocks a chunk out of the price. No changes to the specs, which means you’re looking at 6S-rated Castle Creations power, shaft-driven 4WD, functional aero, and Traxxas’ unique TQi [...]

Dec 31, 2013 Comments
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RC4WD Beefs Up the Vaterra Twin Hammers

The metal-masters at RC4WD have a new option for the Vaterra Twin Hammers that amps up realism and durability in equal measure. The machined aluminum rear axle case looks incredible (see for yourself) and includes all the hardware shown for easy installation. RC4WD also offers aluminum rear trailing arms that would look great with this [...]

Dec 30, 2013 Comments
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