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Gittin’ Sideways! HPI Announces Nitro-Powered Vaughn Gittin Jr. Mustang RTR-X

Gittin’ Sideways! HPI Announces Nitro-Powered Vaughn Gittin Jr. Mustang RTR-X

You may recall HPI’s Vaughn Gittin Jr. signature-edition Sprint 2 Sport from our June 2013 issue; now you can get the same look on HPI’s fuel-burning Nitro RS4 3 Evo+ platform. The full scoop is at HPIracing.com, and as you can see here, it’s an impressive-looking machine–body-on and body-off. Expect the RTR-X to top 50mph without […]
HPI Revamps the Build-It-Yourself Baja 5B SS

HPI Revamps the Build-It-Yourself Baja 5B SS

HPI has updated the “SS” kit version of the class-leading Baja 5B 1/5 scale gas-burning buggy for 2014, and the new specs are welcome improvements to an already-proven formula. Here’s a sampling of the new tweaks; for a complete list, see the Baja 5B SS page in our Hot News & New Stuff forum.   […]
Losi’s New Desert Buggy XL: 1/5 Scale 4WD Open-Wheeler

Losi’s New Desert Buggy XL: 1/5 Scale 4WD Open-Wheeler

Losi’s latest gas-burner goes for a desert-buggy look, and is built on a unique chassis–it’s not a re-skinned 5IVE-T. The engine is different too, a 23cc mill instead of the truck’s 26cc powerplant. Spektrum radio gear is standard,  and the Desert Buggy XL rolls out RTR just as you see it here. Looking forward to […]
Pro-Line Goes Vintage with New ’66 Ford F-100 Shell

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 […]
New Video! Losi 5IVE-T Roller review teaser

New Video! Losi 5IVE-T Roller review teaser

Losi’s new 5IVE-T Roller gets the full Performance Test treatment in our December issue, complete with Bartolone engine and pipe. Braaap!   Read the whole review (plus a lot of other stuff) in the December issue of RCCA!  
Greg Graves’ Traxxas Revo

Greg Graves’ Traxxas Revo

Greg found this Traxxas Revo on eBay in need of a little loving care and it was soon restored back to mint condition. He swapped the original 2.5 nitro engine for a more robust TRX3.3 Racing Engine, but the real handiwork here is Greg’s careful construction of the wood paneling he added to the bed […]
Exclusive Coverage + Video: 2013 ROAR On-Road Fuel Nats

Exclusive Coverage + Video: 2013 ROAR On-Road Fuel Nats

Radio Operated Auto Racing, or ROAR, holds Nationals events for a variety of classes every year to determine who is fastest in the land. This past weekend, the On-road Fuel Nationals was hosted by the Greater Los Angeles R/C Racing Club (GLARCRC) featuring  the super fast 1/8th-Scale Open class, 1/8th-Scale Masters, and the 1/10th-Scale Open […]
Serpent 2WD Buggy Sneak Peek, Kyosho & XRAY Announce New Models

Serpent 2WD Buggy Sneak Peek, Kyosho & XRAY Announce New Models

Buggy, truggy, competition, RTR–this gang of new releases runs the gamut. Plus we have the scoop on Serpent’s upcoming two-wheel buggy! Get more photos and the full story on each model (and tons of other gear)  in our Hot News & New Stuff forum–just click the pics.   Serpent Spyder SRX-2 RM   Ultima RB6 […]
Serpent goes RTR with race-spec, Novarossi-powered 1/8 buggy

Serpent goes RTR with race-spec, Novarossi-powered 1/8 buggy

Serpent built its considerable reputation on cutting-edge competition nitro kits for on-road racers, but is now showing off its chops in a whole new way by going RTR and off-road. Rather than going down-spec for the leap to RTR, the new Cobra buggy is a fully competition-ready machine, complete with race-grade horsepower from legendary Italian […]
Seventh Annual Futaba Nitro Challenge Results!

Seventh Annual Futaba Nitro Challenge Results!

Racers love competing for hardware, but most trophies get stuck on a shelf and forgotten after just a few weeks. For the last seven years, the top finishers at the Futaba Nitro Challenge have taken home trophies they can actually use – O.S. engines, Futaba radio gear, and even cold hard cash! After three years […]
Duratrax Releases New Dinero, Score And Barz 1/8 Buggy Tires

Duratrax Releases New Dinero, Score And Barz 1/8 Buggy Tires

Duratrax continues to expand their 1/8 buggy tire product line with three new tread patterns. 1st up is the Dinero tire which uses an unique tread pattern and promises to provide good forward and side bite, plus long wear characteristics. Up next is the Score tire which should be good on hard packed dusty tracks, […]
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