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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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XRAY Announces new 4WD Electric Buggy

XRAY Announces new 4WD Electric Buggy

It’s an XRAY, so suffice it to say the new XB4 is top-notch all the way in terms of materials and finishes. Features-wise, we’re intrigued by the new “Suspension Flex Adjustment” (SFA) arm design that allows arm flexibility to be altered by installing or removing graphite stiffeners.  The rest of the buggy is loaded with […]
Go-Pro plus Slow-Mo! Fantastic RC Jumping Video

Go-Pro plus Slow-Mo! Fantastic RC Jumping Video

Natural desert terrain, a big ol’ ramp, and a 4WD buggy combine in this eye-popping video. Hopefully you won’t have to wait too long to get to your RC gear after watching this, because you’ll be dying to drive. Note: if you’re not feeling the 2001: A Space Odyssey soundtrack, stick with it: the beat […]

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Team Associated’s Steven Hartson Crowned IFMAR 4WD World Champion

Team Associated’s Steven Hartson Crowned IFMAR 4WD World Champion

When Team Associated driver and Southern California native Steven Hartson crossed the finish line in A3 for the 4WD segment of the IFMAR Electric Off-Road World Championships he claimed the fifteenth title in class history. The feat was made even more impressive given the fact that he started sixth on the grid in all three […]
Yokomo’s Naoto Matsukura Wins A2 to Force Final Round at 4WD IFMAR Worlds

Yokomo’s Naoto Matsukura Wins A2 to Force Final Round at 4WD IFMAR Worlds

With the top two finishers from A1 struggling to get through traffic after a rough start to the race, three-time IFMAR 1/12-Scale On-Road World Champion Naoto Matsukura capitalized on the mistakes of others and outlasted a last-lap battle with seventh qualifier Ryan Lutz to win the second A-Main and force the race to the deciding […]
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