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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 by
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It’s Not Nitro—Losi’s New Monster Burns Gasoline! Losi LST2 XXL First Look and Video!

One of the biggest announcements coming out of this week’s Nuremburg Toy Fair is from Losi, and it’s all about their new LST2 XXL monster truck. While the LST2 is no spring chicken, it’s been totally revamped and given new life thanks to some slick parts, new technology, and an all new gas-powered 2-stroke engine. [...]

Jan 31, 2014 Comments by
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Reader’s Ride: Joe Mergel’s Amazing 6X6 Semi

This wild ride comes from Joe Mergel and is featured in the February issue of RC Car Action: Yo, Joe! Cobra better watch out! Okay, sorry for the throwback humor but anyone from the 80s might take one look at this military beast and rekindle memories of great G.I. Joe vehicles. This custom 6×6 semi-truck [...]

Dec 16, 2013 Comments by
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Pro-Line Goes Vintage with New ’66 Ford F-100 Shell

We’ve sneak-peeked Pro-Line’s vintage F-100 shell before, now it’s officially released and definitely lookin’ good. The body arrives clear so you can choose your own look, but we’re especially fond of the painted-on-the-outside and weathered version Pro-Line has shown for inspiration. The flat paint really does a great job of showing off how crisply molded [...]

Nov 22, 2013 Comments by
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THROWBACK THURSDAY: March ’96 HiRider II monster-Vette, Kinwald’s Double-Xs, more!

It’s 1996, but based on this cover, RCCA was still lookin’ as rad as the 80s. Kyosho’s HiRider II tore it up on the cover, mechanical speed control and all, and we had an expose on the then-new Team Losi Double-X and XT as raced by Brian Kinwald.  Plus Robot Wars! Enjoy blasting to the [...]

Sep 12, 2013 Comments by
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Throwback Thursday: May 1988 Monster Truck Special!

Time for another Throwback Thursday, where we dig deep into the Radio Control Car Action archives for a look back into RC yesteryear. In this episode, the wormhole has deposited us back to 1988 and the May issue of RCCA, our first-ever “monster truck special.” The May ’88 issue featured the epic Monster Truck Shootout [...]

Sep 05, 2013 Comments by
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RCX Sneak Peak! Pro-Line Rat Rod for Maxx and Revo

  If you thought Pro-Line’s Rat Rod shell for the 1/16 E-Revo was tough, you’re gonna love this. The new super-sized Rat Rod fits the 1/10 scale Traxxas Maxx and Revo trucks, and the detailed, blown engine is molded right into the lexan. The big Rat is making its debut at RCX, you’ll only see [...]

May 31, 2013 Comments
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Tamiya TXT-2 Agrios Build

Who can resist a new kit-build, especially when it’s a nut, bolt, and screw-a-palooza from Tamiya? The new TXT-2 Agrios is the latest model to get the online build-up treatment, and the wrench-spinning starts now. Let’s have a look at what’s inside the box… Parts–and lots of them. It looks like there should be more [...]

May 30, 2013 Comments
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