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Project Build: Desert-Prepped Losi 5IVE-T

Project Build: Desert-Prepped Losi 5IVE-T

If you like your RC super-sized, mega-modded, and fired up on fossil fuel, then you’ll definitely dig this fully customized dune destroyer. Losi’s John Schultz took his 5IVE-T to the limit with a pile of go-fast gear and paddle tires for superior sand-slinging performance. Click images to embiggen    
New Pro-Line Lids: 2014 Chevy Silverado & RAM 1500

New Pro-Line Lids: 2014 Chevy Silverado & RAM 1500

Pro-Line’s latest lids cover the off-road truck spectrum from scalers to monsters, with the 2014 Chevy Silverado getting a nicely detailed design to fit Traxxas Summit, Revo and Maxx monsters and the Associated MGT, and a spare-tire-ready take on the RAM 1500 for you scale fans. Both arrive clear with overspray film, window masks and […]

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Latest Rides: SWorkz 350T, HPI Micro RS4 Discount Tire S13 & Turnigy Nitro-T

Latest Rides: SWorkz 350T, HPI Micro RS4 Discount Tire S13 & Turnigy Nitro-T

Three new cars to reveal today, with a pair of nitro truggies that span the size spectrum (1/16 for Turnigy, 1/8 for SWorkz) and the latest flavor for HPI’s 1/18 Micro RS4 on-road car. SWorkz’ new 350T is the biggest release of the bunch (literally and figuratively), so let’s start there. The short version of […]
Under the Hood: Mark Pavidis’ TLR 8IGHT 3.0

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 […]

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Kyosho Europe Reveals FO-XX Nitro and EP Formula Off Road Models

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 […]
Pro-Line Readying New RAM 1500 Body For T-Maxx, Revo, Summit, Savage

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 […]

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Gas-Burning HPI Savage XL Octane Set To Release This Month!

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 […]

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O.S. Engines Hits the Road With Speed R2101 1/8 Scale Mill

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 […]
Losi’s LST2 XXL burns gas – and rubber! We drive it first!

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 Dominates Pro Buggy With Dirt Nitro Challenge Win

Ty Tessmann Dominates Pro Buggy With Dirt Nitro Challenge Win

The landmark anniversary for nitro off-road RC’s biggest race ended in spectacular record-breaking fashion for one of the industry’s brightest young superstars. Roughly 24 hours after completing the first three-peat in DNC history with a wire-to-wire mastery of the Pro Truck main event from the TQ position, 21-year old Canadian Ty Tessmann became the first […]
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