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Vattera Goes Rally With Rockstar Ford Fiesta RallyCross

Vattera Goes Rally With Rockstar Ford Fiesta RallyCross

Vaterra is officially in the rally game with the new Ford Fiesta RallyCross, which will arrive in Rockstar colors fully RTR minus a battery. You can strap in a 3S LiPo if you want to go big (over 55mph, says Vaterra), the Dynamite Fuze 3300KV brushless setup can take the juice. And since the RallyCross […]
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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WATCH: Team Associated ProRally In Action

WATCH: Team Associated ProRally In Action

Want to see Associated’s new ProRally throw it down WRC-style? Of course you do–there’s the player below, get to it. If you’re not hip to the ProRally yet, it’s  based on the Qualifier Series ProLite 4X4, which makes it a well-equipped RTR. Reedy brushless power is standard, a 7-cell NiMH Reedy Wolf Pack is included, and […]
RC4WD’s Trail Finder 2 Goes RTR

RC4WD’s Trail Finder 2 Goes RTR

RC4WD’s Trail Finder 2  is now available as an RTR wearing the Mojave body kit and fully equipped with an XR3b 2.4GHz radio system, Twister metal-gear servo, Outcry crawler speed control, and 45-turn brushed motor. There’s lots to like here, as the Trail Finder 2 is packed with detail and mucho metal, including a billet-aluminum ladder […]

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Team Associated Announces Qualifier ProRally 4WD RTR

Team Associated Announces Qualifier ProRally 4WD RTR

Associated’s new rally machine is based on the Qualifier Series ProLite 4X4, which makes it a well-equipped RTR. Reedy brushless power is standard, a 7-cell NiMH Reedy Wolf Pack is included, and Associated has added a few details to separate the ProRally from the ProLite. There’s the body, of course (duh), along with a new […]
Kyosho Reveals Scorpion Re-Release Details

Kyosho Reveals Scorpion Re-Release Details

After teasing the Scorpion re-release last week, Kyosho has now revealed details about the highly-anticipated vintage machine, which is set to debut at the RCX show on May 17-18. As the hype-sheet reveals (and as we anticipated), the new-old car is highly faithful to the original specs but also beefed up and refined where needed so you […]

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Associated Chassis Conversion Kits for B5 and B5M

Associated Chassis Conversion Kits for B5 and B5M

Team Associated bucked the trend of convertible-chassis 2WD buggies, instead choosing to offer dedicated rear-motor (B5) and mid-motor (B5M) platforms. Since most racers build their cars as either rear-motor or mid-motor and leave them that way, Associated determined the compromises required to make a single car work both ways weren’t worth it–hence the B5 and […]
Exclusive: Pro-Line’s GoPro-Ready Blockbuster Revealed

Exclusive: Pro-Line’s GoPro-Ready Blockbuster Revealed

Now this is ingenious! Pro-Line‘s Blockbuster body is built for video (Blockbuster video, get it?) and designed to carry a GoPro camera in its hollowed-out cab (which also appears to do a good job of protecting the GoPro). In the middle pic, you can see the molded-in dashboard that gives Blockbuster-based videos a real “in-car” […]

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Kyosho Scorpion Re-release to debut at RCX!

Kyosho Scorpion Re-release to debut at RCX!

Big new for vintage RC buffs: Kyosho’s 1982 Scorpion is getting the re-release treatment! No details yet other than the teaser banner below as spotted on the Kyosho Japan site, but you won’t have to wait long to see the car–it’s going to be at the RCX show, May 17-18! We’ll follow up as soon as […]
LaTrax Announces Hop-Ups for Teton

LaTrax Announces Hop-Ups for Teton

Regular readers will recall our LaTrax Teton review from the May issue, where we enjoyed the truck in out-of-the box trim. Now LaTrax is rolling out upgrades for the little rig to increase performance and cool-factor. Visit the page for the new gear in our Hot News and New Stuff forum for the full lowdown; […]

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Tamiya Japan Reveals Rock Socker CR-01

Tamiya Japan Reveals Rock Socker CR-01

No pic of this bad boy at the Tamiya USA site yet, so we snagged this shot from Tamiya Japan–remember, “www” stands for world wide web! The trail-taming CR-01 platform is the latest Tamiya rig to get a new-body refresh. Dubbed the “Rock Socker,” the truck’s lexan bodywork is based on the classic Stadium Blitzer design with […]
New Video – Glue Tires Like A Pro

New Video – Glue Tires Like A Pro

If you’re about to glue your first set of tires, check out these tips before you begin. Here’s a few tips to make sure those new tires stay on the rim and keep you in the front of the competition. Want to see more? Check out our YouTube Channel each week for a new tech […]
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