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Thunder Tiger Jackal Trophy Truck Update

A few months ago we showed you body on photos of Thunder Tiger’s prototype Jackal trophy truck and now we’re able to show you what’s going on under the hood. Some of the parts appear to be prototypes (note the rough surfaces), but it looks like the truck is going to have shaft driven 4WD [...]

Apr 16, 2015 Comments
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Aquacraft Cajun Commander [REVIEW]

Aquacraft’s Cajun Commander definitely fits the “something different” category, whether you’re a car guy or a boat guy. It’s an airboat, so there’s no prop or rudder in the water. Instead, an airplane-style prop provides thrust, and its airflow washes over a pair of steerable rudders to change course. The hull’s bottom is flat, so [...]

Apr 15, 2015 Comments
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50 Years of Kyosho

Kyosho has earned most of its cred with modern RC fans thanks to a string of iconic RC cars in the 80s and 90s (to say nothing of the current lineup), but the Big K’s history goes much farther back. In this article from our November 2013 issue, we look back at 50 years of [...]

Apr 13, 2015 Comments
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Short-Course Body Guide

If your short-course machine is looking ragged, there’s no better fix than a fresh body to restore that new-truck look—or transform your ride into a scale truck, desert runner, or even a vintage muscle car. For a look at all the options as featured in last Summer’s Short Course Special, just hit the link—you’re sure [...]

Apr 13, 2015 Comments
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Ultra-Scale Custom Chevy Silverado by Geoff Docherty [Reader's Ride]

Geoff Docherty’s mindbendingly scale Chevy Silverado custom build is so detailed that it earned its own build thread on the rccrawler.com forums. Geoff started with Scale Shop flat steel frame rails, then welded lips on them to create scale C-channel rails. He installed a Generis Custom Metalworks transfer case and dropped in the RC4WD dummy [...]

Apr 13, 2015 Comments
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Serpent Announces New Cobra E 2.1 1/8 4WD Buggy

Serpent has been creating a lot of fans with their new kits, and one that caught our attention is the new Cobra E 2.1 1/8 4WD Buggy. This 1/8-scale buggy is packed with features including advanced integrated standing servo, receiver, speed control bracket, motor-bracket and lay-down LiPo-pack configuration with lid-system. Electric 1/8 scale buggies are [...]

Apr 11, 2015 Comments
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LRP’s Vehicle Line Now Coming to USA

LRP has had an established line of vehicles in Europe for years, and they’re finally coming to our shores via LRP America. LRP is coming out of the gate with nine nitro and electric in 1/10 and 1/8 scale. For full details, click on the links below to visit each model’s page in our Hot [...]

Apr 07, 2015 Comments
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RC4WD Genius Sem Fronteira 2.2 Scale Tires

Scale trucks are a big deal right now and a segment that is growing in popularity is the mud bog scene. We can thank waterproof brushless system and servos for that. RC4WD is jumping on the mud bog bandwagon in a big way with a new set of tires that are sure to dig right [...]

Mar 25, 2015 Comments
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