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John Edge’s RJ Speed Classic Sprinter

This week’s Reader’s Ride comers to us from John Edge of Pensacola, FL. John built this RJ Speed Classic Sprint Car in honor of his dad, Jack Edge, and finished it like the Midget racing car Jack drove 55 years ago. Special care was spent getting the helmet, goggles, and bandana detailed just like they [...]

Jan 20, 2014 Comments
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RC For the End of the World: Pro-Line Apocalypse

Pro-Line’s new Apocalypse shell is the perfect topper for your Traxxas Summit, with styling suitable for urban pacification, zombie control, or any type of post-nuclear-meltown mutant situation you’ve got brewing.  We also spot a touch of  International Maxx Pro in the design, and we can definitely see a few Road Warrior-themed builds happening with this body. As always, [...]

Jan 17, 2014 Comments
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Tech Know-How: Motor Timing Explained

If you have a sensored brushless power system, you’ve probably noticed timing marks on the end of the motor’s can. They indicate a range of stator/sensor timing that adjusts how the motor’s RPM builds throughout its powerband, and you can adjust the timing to suit running conditions. This article will explain basic brushless motor timing [...]

Jan 17, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line Teases New Mirage SS Body for RC10 Classic

We shared a snap of Pro-Line’s upcoming Mirage SS body on Facebook (to the tune of over 1,200 Likes) that showed the shell with a silver spray-bomb paint job, but this latest pic shows the body with a legit paint job–Cliff Lett’s classic “Team Moo” colors, to be precise. Which is fitting, since the Mirage [...]

Jan 16, 2014 Comments
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Peak Vantage2 Brushless Motors–Best Solder Tabs Ever!

High-performance always gets the spotlight in RC, but it’s very often convenience that we most appreciate in our RC gear. Case in point, Peak’s new Vantage 2 motors. While they’ll undoubtedly do a great job of turning volts into RPMs, what we really like are the dual sensor ports that allow you to orient the [...]

Jan 15, 2014 Comments
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Tamiya Announces New Toyota FJ Cruiser and CC-01 Options

Tamiya’s long-popular CC-01 chassis will soon be available dressed as a Toyota FJ Cruiser, joining  the Land Cruiser 40 already in the lineup to represent both ends of the Landcruiser lineage. The bodywork is spot-on (as usual), with lots of injection-molded detailing for a completely authentic look. The CC-01 chassis is scale-like as well, featuring [...]

Jan 14, 2014 Comments
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RPM Front Bumper and Front Arms for Associated B44

Is any name as synonymous with can’t-break-it strength as RPM? The latest fantastic plastic out of Chino, CA is seen here, with a new wide front bumper and front suspension arms for the Associated B44 4WD buggy. These are sure to strengthen the B-machine, and as with all RPM suspension parts, the factory geometry is [...]

Jan 11, 2014 Comments
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Power-Wagonized Losi Trail Trekker

Greg Martinek of Port Washington, NY built this one-of-a-kind ride, and it’s featured in the March issue’s Readers’ Rides section. The build began with a 1/24-scale Losi Trail Trekker, and the classic Dodge Power Wagon look comes from an Ertl die-cast model that Greg modded for RC. The bed and single smoke stack are custom [...]

Jan 06, 2014 Comments
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