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Reedy Announces New 4-Pole SC 4X4 Motor: Sonic 544 Mach 2

Reedy Announces New 4-Pole SC 4X4 Motor: Sonic 544 Mach 2

Short-course 4X4s require a lot of muscle to get around a track quickly, a need Reedy engineers have met with this new mill: the Sonic 544 Mach 2. The 4-pole powerplant trims weight and runs cooler thanks to optimum venting and an aluminum end cap, says Reedy, and it certainly looks the business. Full press […]
Dromida Cars Escape Warehouse, Invade Home

Dromida Cars Escape Warehouse, Invade Home

It appears Revell’s new Dromida cars are not merely ready-to-run, but ready to run away. As the video below shows, three of the cars managed to burst free of their packaging, escape the Hobbico warehouse, and invade a suburban home where they cleverly (and magically) disguised themselves as gifts. Only the cat knows the truth… […]
Helion gets wet with pint-sized, pond-ready Lagos Sport

Helion gets wet with pint-sized, pond-ready Lagos Sport

If you’ve been thinking about adding a boat to your RC fleet, Helion is hoping you’ll make it this one: their new Lagos Sport. The little RTR is just a under a foot long and arrives with all the gear in the pic below, leaving nothing left to buy except sunscreen (or an ice saw, […]
EXCLUSIVE: Traxxas preparing new Low-CG chassis for 2WD Slash

EXCLUSIVE: Traxxas preparing new Low-CG chassis for 2WD Slash

Expect an official press release next week, but for now we’ve got the inside scoop on Traxxas’ upcoming Low-CG conversion chassis for the 2WD Slash (along with some pretty good iPhone pics). While low-CG conversions for the Slash are not new, they’ve all been pretty pricey. The Traxxas kit, on the other hand, should hit […]
Axial Wraith Online Build, Part 3

Axial Wraith Online Build, Part 3

Ah…nice to be back at the ol’ bench.  Step five finds us adding the finishing bits to the axles… In step five, nuts are inserted into recesses in the shock/linkage mounts. Pushing the nuts in is a hassle; the easy way is to pull them in using a long screw. Rather than find a screw already […]
Team Associated Announces TC6.2 Factory Team

Team Associated Announces TC6.2 Factory Team

Associated’s top tourer has been refined even further as the TC6.2 Factory Team kit, and features an updated bulkhead, top plate, and chassis configuration. According to Associated, the new design allows flex to be optimized by disconnecting the drivetrain bulkheads and suspension mounting systems. “This new arrangement allows a predictable flex through the entire length of […]
LaTrax Announces New Alias Quad-Copter

LaTrax Announces New Alias Quad-Copter

RC Car Action puts cars first, of course, but when RC car powerhouse Traxxas  takes to the air (in this case, via its LaTrax brand), it gets our attention. Traxxas has a quad of its own with the QR-1, but this new LaTrax entry  is a completely different bird. Engineered entirely in-house, the Alias features […]
Helion Announces Volition, New 2WD Short-Course Truck

Helion Announces Volition, New 2WD Short-Course Truck

You can now add Helion to the roster of brands with a 2WD short-course truck, now that the Volition is set to hit stores. The brushed-motor RTR looks like it should be a competent performer with its 12T 550 powerplant, included 7-cell NiMH battery, and 2.4GHz radio system. We’ll have a full review in RC Car […]
Team Durango Reveals New 1/8 EP Competition Buggy: DEX408v2

Team Durango Reveals New 1/8 EP Competition Buggy: DEX408v2

The only thing this big buggy lacks is a proper name; othewise, it’s loaded. The big-bore shocks are very big indeed at 16mm, quick-access diffs speed maintenance, new rear arms fine-tune the suspension geometry, and the diffs are lighter for quicker spool-up–plus, scads of other details you’ll find in the highly detailed press info on […]
Video! We drive Axial’s new DEADBOLT

Video! We drive Axial’s new DEADBOLT

The Deadbolt is the latest addition to the Axial lineup, and is only the second truck to be offered on the latest-gen AX10 platform that debuted with the Ridgecrest. It only takes a quick glance to confirm it looks killer–let’s get closer. The body looks like a classic Bronco that’s been nipped and tucked for […]
HOT SCOOP: Reedy’s New Racing Speed Control!

HOT SCOOP: Reedy’s New Racing Speed Control!

File this news item under “Things we knew would happen, just not this soon!” Just one month after Team Associated announced a split with Germany electronics manufacturer LRP, whom the A-Team had been importing for years, their electric motor division Reedy tweeted this “spy shot” peeking under the body of Team Associated design engineer Kody […]
All-American Muscle on Display at 2013 USVTA Southern Nationals!

All-American Muscle on Display at 2013 USVTA Southern Nationals!

There are plenty of local races for all vehicle types held across the country, but the Vintage Trans-Am movement is definitely picking up steam as the racing season heads indoors for the winter, as racers looking for inexpensive competition between scale-looking model cars have flocked to the budding class.  Just a few weeks ago the […]
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