Electric

Electric Tether Car Breaks the 200mph Barrier

200mph with an RC car remains an elusive goal, but the tether-car gurus at Vector Racing have achieved the milestone with the eponymous Vector. This Castle Creations-powered missile rolls out with a NeuMotors 1530 motor, Ice HV controller,  and twelve Thunder Power LiPo cells aboard. Sending the car on its way to 200mph is not [...]

Feb 03, 2014 Comments
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Performance Test: Team Associated SC10RS

Associated’s SC10 is a proven short-course performer in kit form, and maintains its race-ready handling in RTR mode as the SC10RS (that’s “RS” as in “Race Spec”). Here’s the full review from our on-sale-now April issue.  Click the pages to embiggen. For maximum size, right-click and open as a new tab or window.  Nice shots [...]

Feb 02, 2014 Comments
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Traxxas “Brushless Edition” E-Revo, E-Maxx Now Waterproof With New MXL-6s Speed Control

Between the venerable E-Maxx, with its original monster truck appeal and off-road performance that reshaped the genre with its release, and its futuristic cantilevered (and fellow RC Car Action Readers’ Choice Award-winning) cousin E-Revo, Traxxas has commanded both the electric monster truck category and many backyard tracks across the country. Until now, however, purchasing either [...]

Feb 01, 2014 Comments
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ARRMA Announces New Typhon & Kraton “6S Rated” 1/8 Scale Vehicles

No body-off shots yet, but Arrma’s new 1/8 scale machines certainly look legit, and with Arrma’s claim of 60+mph top speeds, you can expect some serious gear under the lexan. For now, Arrma is touting a 180amp speed control, metal-gear servo with aluminum horn, aluminum motor mounts, and front and rear swaybars for both models. [...]

Feb 01, 2014 Comments
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Tamiya Land Cruiser 40 P/Up–Plus More from Germany

Lots of new Tamiya kits and RTRs on the way, here’s a sneak peak from the Nuremberg Toy Fair, courtesy of the TamiyaUSA blog: NEO FIGHTER The Neo Fighter Buggy is mounted on the newly developed and easy to build DT-03 chassis platform. Intended as an easy-to-get-started model to encourage young drivers to enter the [...]

Jan 31, 2014 Comments
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Vaterra Releases New 1967 Ford Mustang

Along with their new Ford Raptor Pre-Runner, Vaterra also launched another exciting new edition to their V100-S platform, the 1967 Ford Mustang. This same chassis brought us the 1969 Camaro (RS and SS), 2012 Camaro (ZL-1 and CHP ZL-1) and of course the Nissan GTR and GT-R Nismo GT3 that we featured in our December [...]

Jan 29, 2014 Comments
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LaTrax Goes Off-Road With New Teton 4WD Mini

LaTrax made its debut with the on-road Rally (as featured on our September 2013 cover),  and now has a machine for the dirt with the Teton. The 4X4 truck shares its chassis with the Rally but outfits it for off-road duty with a long-travel suspension system that features extra-long oil-filled shocks and extended shock towers [...]

Jan 29, 2014 Comments
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Vaterra Announces New Raptor 4WD Short-Course Truck

Vaterra has joined the short-course scene with the new Ford Raptor Pre-Runner, a 4WD truck based on the Halix platform as featured in our January issue. The new truck also includes the Active Vehicle Control system that debuted with the Halix and Losi TEN Rally-X, which should make the Raptor an especially interesting SC truck. [...]

Jan 29, 2014 Comments
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