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MattZilla / Axial Wraith U4RC Rig Reader’s Ride

Mike Bowman runs this rig at R/C Excitement in New England, where he piloted his machine to a respectable third place finish at his first race and looks to keep improving. His MattZilla creation is far from stock, featuring a Vanquish Products Stage 1 kit for the Axial Wraith, steering links and hex hubs. The [...]

Jan 20, 2015 Comments
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RC4WD Gelande II D90 Now Offered as “Limited Edition” RTR

RC4WD’s Gelande II D90 is very popular with the scale crowd and we’re willing to bet that the limited numbers of this tricked out D90 will sell out pretty quick. It comes to you in RTR form and fully equipped with a bunch of RC4WD upgrades including functional Warn winch, front winch bumper, ARB diff [...]

Jan 20, 2015 Comments
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HPI Vorza Built for 100mph Blasts El Mirage

Vintage hot-rod style, modern 1/8 scale buggy tech and a heaping helping of brushless horsepower sounds like a fun speed-run recipe to us, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in this throwback to our “Electric Performance” issue. Sure, a fully enclosed car would have gone faster, but sometimes it’s more fun to do thinks the [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments
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Marui Big Bear: Looking Back at RC’s First Monster Truck

This week, we go back in time to take a look at what most consider to be the first true RC monster truck: the Marui Big Bear. Back in 1984, this 1/12 scale crusher set the standard for a fat-tire stance with real monster proportions. the Big Bear is positively stone-age compared to today’s trucks, but [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments
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The Sauce Situation: Do We Need Tighter Rules For Traction Compounds?

If you race, you’ve probably been aware of a pretty serious issue going on. It’s dangerous, often smells terrible and can leave you with headaches, foul clothing or even worse. I’m talking about tire sauce. The origins of the use of tire sauce were probably first introduced in on-road and used on rubber and foam [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments
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Pro-Line Fuel Stick: See It First

Consider Pro-Line’s new Fuel Stick to be World Champion Approved: Ty Tessmann and his family team helped develop the high-tech filler-upper and used it to blast Nitrotane into his Hot Bodies D812 at the Worlds in Italy. Ty was noted for his lightning-fast pit stops on the way to the win, so you know the [...]

Jan 14, 2015 Comments
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Carson Wernimont Switches to Associated, Reedy and Pro-Line

In another big move among factory drivers, 2014 IFMAR 1:8 World Championship podium finisher Carson Wernimont will be representing Team Associated, Reedy and Pro-Line when he races. The former Mugen/ Schumacher/ AKA driver will be running both electric 1:10 and nitro 1:8 vehicles and will be running the company’s line of off-road vehicles including the [...]

Jan 12, 2015 Comments
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Pro-Line Now Has a Stadium Truck (sort of)

Pro-Line’s PRO-2 SC short course truck, PRO-2 Buggy and PRO-MT monster truck aren’t being officially joined by a stadium truck (that we assume would be called the PRO-ST), but this build from Pro-Line’s Holeshot blog sure looks factory. It’s based on a modded PRO-MT, and the conversion is easy. There’s no telling if this could [...]

Jan 09, 2015 Comments
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