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New Tamiya kits: Egress re-release, LaFerrari, Porsche 911 RSR, more…

New Tamiya kits: Egress re-release, LaFerrari, Porsche 911 RSR, more…

TAMIYA EGRESS RE-RELEASE The Egress is back! Tamiya’s follow-up to the Avante featured improved durability with reduced complexity and a lower price. As usual, Tamiya’s re-release looks dead-on, although a few unspecified tweaks have been made to acommodate modern power systems and batteries.   Tamiya didn’t provide a chassis shot, so this pic of an […]
A Tale of Two Tracks: The 2013 Futaba Electric Challenge

A Tale of Two Tracks: The 2013 Futaba Electric Challenge

This year’s Futaba Electric Challenge, held at Leisure Hours RC Raceway in Joliet, IL, took advantage of the facility’s massive outdoor and immaculately prepared indoor tracks to treat racers to a rare format: two days of competition across both tracks were added together to determine overall winners in eight different classes. With factory drivers in […]

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Serpent 2WD Buggy Sneak Peek, Kyosho & XRAY Announce New Models

Serpent 2WD Buggy Sneak Peek, Kyosho & XRAY Announce New Models

Buggy, truggy, competition, RTR–this gang of new releases runs the gamut. Plus we have the scoop on Serpent’s upcoming two-wheel buggy! Get more photos and the full story on each model (and tons of other gear)  in our Hot News & New Stuff forum–just click the pics.   Serpent Spyder SRX-2 RM   Ultima RB6 […]

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First Look: Kyosho Rage VE

First Look: Kyosho Rage VE

The Kyosho Rage VE is next in line for review in RC Car Action magazine. Before it goes under the lens and onto the track for testing, we thought we’d share a closer look at this new and unique machine from the big K. The Rage VE will never be mistaken for any other vehicle, […]
Yokomo announces B-MAX4 III, new 4WD buggy to arrive late October

Yokomo announces B-MAX4 III, new 4WD buggy to arrive late October

Yokomo has further refined its B-MAX4 buggy with this latest version, the B-MAX4 III. The new buggy is built on a minimalist aluminum chassis with substantial molded side plates. There is no upper deck, which should make the car very easy to work on anld lower the car’s CG, and the saddle pack configuration allows […]

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Hobby People announces Activator-EZ “one touch” LiPo/NiMH charger

Hobby People announces Activator-EZ “one touch” LiPo/NiMH charger

There are lots of easy-to-use charger options available, but they’re usually for NiMH OR LiPo packs–not both. Hobby People’s new Activator EZ works with both cell types, and a single button is all it needs to do the job. You press the button to select NiMH or LiPo, then hold the button down to begin […]

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Busted! Vaterra takes the law into its hands with “Swift Justice” Camaro

Busted! Vaterra takes the law into its hands with “Swift Justice” Camaro

Now that’s a cop car. Vaterra’s Swift Justice 2012 CHP Camaro LZ1 is built on the excellent V100 platform, which means you get shaft-driven 4WD with full ball bearings, universal-joint axles, and sealed bevel-gear differentials. To give the Camaro shell its po-po makeover, Vaterra spec’d a new push-bar front bumper and official California Highway Patrol […]
RED HOT! Vaterra Glamis Fear Sand Rail

RED HOT! Vaterra Glamis Fear Sand Rail

Vaterra’s beautiful Glamis Uno is now joined by another sand-slinging buggy, the Glamis Fear. Full details from Vaterra are below, but it’s really the pictures that do the talking–this is one authentic-looking machine! According to Vaterra, the Glamis Fear will hit stores in mid-September, and you can count on a review in RC Car Action. […]

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What Does It Take To Win? We Interview This Year’s National Champions

What Does It Take To Win? We Interview This Year’s National Champions

After four intense qualifying rounds the main events for the ROAR Electric Off-Road Nationals pit the top ten qualifiers in each division against each other in three separate six-minute races to determine the fastest racer in North America. The result is a series of hectic scrambles for position as the field bursts from the starting […]
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