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Custom SWB Vaterra Twin Hammers by Ronald Martin [Reader's Ride]

Ronald Martin’s bug-bodied Twin Hammers is a perfect reminder of how modest beginnings can lead to great results. He tells us that this project all started with a donated spare parts chassis he inherited from a friend. He dug into his own stash of leftover parts to put the basic foundation together. He had some [...]

Aug 03, 2015 Comments
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Reedy Outdoor Champs Restores ‘Real Dirt’ to Off-Road—Should This Be The Standard?

The just-announced Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions (November 20-22, Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, CA) promises “a watered track surface [that] brings back major off-road racing as it began with roost and pin tires.” This is a reaction to the current state of electric off-road racing, which is ruled by high bite tracks with [...]

Aug 03, 2015 Comments
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Losi Announces All-New 1/6 Scale Audi R8 GT3 Supercar

No one saw this thing coming! Losi’s super-sized take on street-shredding RC looks like a real powerhouse. The car is built on an all-new chassis dubbed the “6IX,” and will arrive RTR. The car’s sensorless 1200Kv motor is fueled by dual batteries (not included) and a 6S-rated speed control that delivers over 60mph, says Losi. [...]

Jul 30, 2015 Comments
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Hobby King’s BAT1 Land Yacht: We Want to Try One [VIDEO]

Name any type of full-size vehicle, and you don’t have to look too hard to find a mainstream RC version you can buy. Unless you’re talking “land yachts”…you don’t see those every day. Hobby King has that niche covered with the BAT 1. It’s as simple as RC gets, with wind power providing the motivating [...]

Jul 23, 2015 Comments
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Castle Creations Mamba Micro X Packs Big Power in Small Package

Minis can be a blast especially when space for action is limited. Castle knows how much fun it can be and have brought power to those who won’t settle for mediocre. The Castle Mamba Micro X lays down a small footprint making ti perfectly suited for  1/18-scale size, and its “mighty-mite” 0808 brushless motors complete [...]

Jul 22, 2015 Comments
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Project Old School Update

It’s been a slow go for my old school monster truck due to a recent move. All the parts have been sitting in boxes for a few months and I was finally able to free them and start building again. Here’s a little bit of an update of what is going on with this project. [...]

Jul 20, 2015 Comments
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Tamiya Mountaineer Survivor by Kyle Taylor [Reader's Ride]

Kyle Taylor sent us pictures of his Tamiya Mountaineer which he bought and built way back in 1993. The truck looks pretty mint for being old enough to legally buy a beer! (You know — if RC trucks could drink beer…or buy stuff.) It even still has the original RS-750-SH motor and transmission. Kyle upgraded [...]

Jul 20, 2015 Comments
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WHY ARE WE NOT RACING THESE?

I hereby proclaim that we all need to be racing Tamiya Honda City Turbos. There’s nothing remotely race-worthy about it (heck, it’s designed to do wheelies), which is why I want to race it. Spec-class style of course, just build it box stock and race it. OK, you can add bearings, but that’s it. How [...]

Jul 17, 2015 Comments
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