Off-road

HB Tessmann Worlds Edition D815 – Champ In a Box

First came the Tessmann-Edition truggy (which you’ll see reviewed in our May issue), and now HB has tooled up another Ty-approved machine: the worlds version of his 2014 IFMAR Worlds-winning D812. Now dubbed the D815 Tessmann Worlds Edition, the top performing buggy gets an improved center drivetrain, aluminum servo saver arm and sintered brake pads [...]

Feb 23, 2015 Comments
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Tamiya Grasshopper “Snow Hopper” by Jeffrey Transou

Jeff started with an original vintage Grasshopper that he reinvigorated with a few re-release parts, and then things started to get crazy. The reworked front suspension is part CRP nylon, part custom-designed and water jet-cut aluminum with inboard cantilevered vintage You-G shocks. You-G shocks are also used out back with a custom fifth shock mount. [...]

Feb 19, 2015 Comments
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It’s Time for ROAR to Update Their Rules

Racing needs rules. Without them there would be no guidelines and confusion would rein. But what happens when the rules are so vague, outdated or confusing that their relevance is useless? Thumbing through the latest rulebook and you’ll see a lot of rules with a ton of detail. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately the [...]

Feb 16, 2015 Comments
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Vaterra Ascender by Jason Cook

Jason assembled this super clean ’86 K5 Blazer from the Vaterra Ascender kit using a Tekin power system — an FXR speed control running a 35T motor. Jason painted the body with Tamiya Gun Metal up top with Duratrax Metallic Black below. The tires are stock from the kit but he mounted them on Gearhead [...]

Feb 11, 2015 Comments
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SWORKz S102 2WD Buggy – Nuremberg News

SWORKz has officially entered the 2WD buggy wars with the S102, which ticks off all the features you’d expect of a modern competition buggy and adds an SWORKz spin. Literally, in the case of the transmission, which uses a “simple gear insert” to allow a mid-motor or rear-motor configuration without swapping transmissions or chassis. No [...]

Feb 03, 2015 Comments
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Should Slicks Be Outlawed in Off-Road Electric Racing?

For a lot of us, RC Racing is a great activity and a way for friends and family to come together and share in something that’s enjoyed by all ages. But what happens when that fun activity becomes too hard or frustrating for the average person? Off-road electric racing seems to be going through a [...]

Feb 02, 2015 Comments
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New Team Associated RC10B5M Factory Lite buggy and Apex Scion Racing tC Drift version

New from Team Associated is the RC10B5M Factory Lite buggy and Apex Scion Racing tC Drift version. Team Associated’s RC10B5 and RC10B5M have been met with wild success by racers around the globe at both the club level and at major racing events. Always looking for a challenge, Team Associated’s Area 51 engineers took it [...]

Jan 30, 2015 Comments
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Losi 8IGHT & 8IGHT-T Go Gas, Get AVC – Nuremberg News

Losi’s gas technology is finally trickling down to other vehicles in the lineup. The next two vehicles on the list to get the innovational engine are Losi’s 8IGHT buggy and 8IGHT-T truggy. Losi has done a lot to make these RTR vehicles very user friendly. You get reliable power from the Dynamite .31 gasoline engine [...]

Jan 28, 2015 Comments
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