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Under the Hood: Mark Pavidis’ TLR 8IGHT 3.0

Mark Pavidis is an icon in RC racing. He’s been around since the beginning and still gives the young guns a run for their money. His list of wins is impressive including 1995 IFMAR 1/10 4wd Off Road World Champion, 2006 IFMAR 1/8 Buggy World Champion and IFMAR 1/10 Gas Touring Car World Champion. That’s [...]

Jun 26, 2014 Comments by
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Kyosho Europe Reveals FO-XX Nitro and EP Formula Off Road Models

No official US release yet, but Kyosho Europe is showing off the FO-XX, a 4X4 RTR in nitro (GP) and electric (VE) flavors designed for Formula Off Road action–which is pretty intense stuff, as the video clip below shows. Both versions of the FO-XX feature the rugged solid axles and vertical-plate chassis layout Kyosho originally developed for [...]

Jun 25, 2014 Comments by
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Pro-Line Readying New RAM 1500 Body For T-Maxx, Revo, Summit, Savage

Pro-Line’s latest RAM shell brings Chrysler’s tough-truck styling to the Traxxas T-Maxx, Revo and Summit and HPI Savage (and no doubt other big rigs if you’re willing to get creative with trimming and drilling). Count on the usual genuine GE Lexan, overspray film, window masks, and decals–all officially licensed, of course. The new RAM body [...]

Jun 14, 2014 Comments by
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PROTOform Announces First GT12 Design, New VRS-N 200mm Shell & Lightweight World GT Bodies

PROTOform has a few new ways to hit the road (or carpet, as the case may be), with two new designs and “lightweight” (thinner Lexan) versions of a popular pair of World GT bodies. First up, the PFM12, which looks like it’s 1/10 but is actually for 1/12 cars (look at the deep-dish rear wheels–now [...]

Jun 10, 2014 Comments by
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Gas-Burning HPI Savage XL Octane Set To Release This Month!

Yep, it’s really happening now: HPI’s long-anticipated gasoline-burning monster truck, the Savage XL Octane, is finally on its way. HPI last teased the truck during the Nurnberg Toy fair with the video below, and Hobbico just press-released the truck as “available now.”  The Octane isn’t up on the HPI site yet, but Tower Hobbies shows [...]

May 07, 2014 Comments by
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O.S. Engines Hits the Road With Speed R2101 1/8 Scale Mill

If you like your nitro power mixed with foam tires and pavement, O.S. Engines’ latest mill is all you. The Speed R201 is based on the red-hot 21XZ-B Speed Spec II (as used by Ty Tessmann to win The Dirt Nitro Challenge), and tuned for high-revving road action. Full press info from O.S. below. Follow [...]

Apr 02, 2014 Comments by
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Losi’s LST2 XXL burns gas – and rubber! We drive it first!

There are definitely perks to working in RC media – like when a Losi engineer drives from SoCal to Phoenix, AZ, for two days just so that you can test out a new product like the gasoline-powered LST XXL-2 monster truck. Losi’s Junior Product Manager and Designer Brian Nuñez, who was instrumental in creating the [...]

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Ty Tessmann talks The Dirt Nitro Challenge double, new products spotted in the pits, plus full Pro Buggy A-Main video!

More impressive than Ty Tessmann’s sweep of The Dirt Nitro Challenge Pro Truck and Pro Buggy class, the second time he’s completed the feat in just three years, is the manner in which he did it – by leading all but just six laps over 90 minutes of A-Main competition! We’ve got a full HD [...]

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