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Part 3: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale Build

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 […]
Traxxas Updates the 100MPH XO-1

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 […]

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Traxxas T-Maxx Awards
RC4WD Beefs Up the Vaterra Twin Hammers

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 […]
Part 2: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale Build

Part 2: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale Build

Now that we’ve seen what’s in the box, let’s get down to business and start spinning screwdrivers on the Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale. As is the case with many Tamiya models, assembly begins with the differentials. The XV-01’s gear diffs are a departure from most 1/10 scale Tamiya models in that they are sealed […]

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From the February Issue: 2WD Brushless Stadium Truck Shootout

From the February Issue: 2WD Brushless Stadium Truck Shootout

We had a blast comparing the Associated T4.2RS, Arrma Vorteks BLX, Durango DEST210, HPI E-Firestorm Flux, Racers Edge Traverse, and Traxxas Rustler VXL for our 2WD Brushless Stadium Truck Shootout. Ten pages of action and stats! We tested top speeds, collected lap times with stock and Pro-Line tires, and got feedback from three drivers representing […]
New Online Build: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale

New Online Build: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale

Our next step-by-step build is a Tamiya XV-01, the latest multi-terrain platform from the Japanese giant. I’m building the Lancia Delta Integrale rally-car version, a body Tamiya has offered on a number of different models before, and a great choice for such a rally-ready chassis as the XV-01. Here’s a look at what’s in the box, […]

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How to properly transport, care for, and store your LiPo batteries

How to properly transport, care for, and store your LiPo batteries

  When they first arrived on the scene, LiPo batteries were shrouded in mystery. The technology was new, and the industry’s experience was limited. Initially, hobbyists were somewhat confused by LiPos, but now that the industry has enough experience under its belt, we can finally make some solid guidelines on LiPo use. LiPo batteries are […]
Axial Wraith Build–Done!

Axial Wraith Build–Done!

At last–the Axial Wraith build is wrapping up. Go interior… The interior pieces go together quickly, no surprises. I snipped off the pins that make sure the steering column attaches straight so I could angle it left or right to better fit a driver figure, if I ever find one I like. I’d like to […]

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Reader’s Ride: Chris Guit’s Tamiya Sand Scorcher

Reader’s Ride: Chris Guit’s Tamiya Sand Scorcher

This week’s Reader’s Ride comes to us from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and appears in the January issue of RC Car Action, where we said… This Sand Scorcher re-release was given to Chris by his wife as a Christmas gift (what an awesome wife — take note, ladies). He upgraded it with a set of aluminum […]
Axial Wraith Build, Part 4

Axial Wraith Build, Part 4

OK, back at the bench. After skipping ahead to the transmission for Part 3, I’m paging back through the manual to the driveshafts. You can click the pages and pictures to enlarge…   The Wraith’s shafts are telescoping plastic units with curvalinear splines and machined steel CV-style joints. The plastic rings slip over the “bell” […]

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Traxxas Brings Titan 550 power to Stampede 4X4

Traxxas Brings Titan 550 power to Stampede 4X4

Traxxas popular Stampede 4X4 will soon be available in a brushed version that trims about $120 from the price of the brushless “VXL” model while preserving most of the features that made the Stampede 4X4 our “Truck of the Year” choice in 2011. The power system is Traxxas’ stalwart XL-5 speed control/Titan 550 motor combo, […]

Helion Invictus Performance Test: August 2013

Thanks for visiting RC Car Action.com, Helion fans. Click on the images below to enlarge and read the Invictus review from our August issue. In addition to print subscriptions, RC Car Action is also available in Digital Edition format–click here for a preview!  
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