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Axial Yeti XL: Tech Notes & Driving Impressions

Axial Yeti XL: Tech Notes & Driving Impressions

The Axial Yeti was introduced only a few months ago and we were impressed with the new rock racer platform. Normally, when a completely new vehicle like the Yeti is released we don’t see another new release from the company for a while; but that’s not the case this time. Axial surprised all of us […]
Project Traxxas Trail Raptor

Project Traxxas Trail Raptor

Ford fans, if you like Traxxas’ take on the blue oval’s baddest off-road brawler, then you’ll love what we’ve done with it as a “project” machine. Fully decked out with everything from a steel roll cage and working lights to Castle brushless power and Pro-Line rubber, this full-mod monster looks scale on the trail and […]

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Pro-Line Announces 2WD PRO-MT Monster Truck Kit

Pro-Line Announces 2WD PRO-MT Monster Truck Kit

First came the PRO-2 SC short-course truck, then the PRO-2 Buggy. Now Pro-Line has taken their well-proven 2WD tech into the monster realm with the PRO-MT. Obvious differences from the other PRO models are the body, wheel, and tire combo, which pairs a tough-looking Sentinel shell with Trencher tires mounted to F-11 wheels. Pro-Line’s ProTrac […]
Losi Announces 4 New RTRs In 1/18, 1/10 & 1/24 Scale

Losi Announces 4 New RTRs In 1/18, 1/10 & 1/24 Scale

Lots to like with these three new rides from Losi. The XXX-SCB is back, now equipped with brushless power and Active Vehicle Control. For big-buggy action, the 8IGHT-E RTR is also brushless and AVC-equipped, with 4-pole power. The Micro SCTE looks big without a scale reference, but at 1/24 scale, it’s about 8″ long–perfect for indoor […]

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Traxxas Brings Real Engine Sound to Electric RC with “On Board Audio”

Traxxas Brings Real Engine Sound to Electric RC with “On Board Audio”

When it comes to sheer RPM and torque, electric power is king. But when it comes to sounding powerful, electric power barely rattles the eardrums–“whiiirrrr” is all you get. However, that quiet does make it possible to add any sound you like over the hum of the electric motor, which is what Traxxas has done […]
LaTrax Adds SST Short-Course Trucks to 1/18 Lineup

LaTrax Adds SST Short-Course Trucks to 1/18 Lineup

LaTrax’ popular 1/18 scale shaft-drive platform is now available dressed as a short-course truck in two flavors: Sheldon Creed edition (the red one), and Keegan Kincaid edition (blue, as you might have guessed). Dubbed the LaTrax SST, the new truck shares features with the Rally and Teton models, including full-time shaft-driven 4WD, waterproof electronics, oil-filled […]

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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 […]
Curt Poucket’s Miz-Bee-Havin

Curt Poucket’s Miz-Bee-Havin

Curt’s Reader’s Ride build began with a Crawford Barbarian chassis that he had power coated black with yellow cross braces and links. He custom-built swaybars and finished them with the same yellow powder coating to match the links and braces. The axles are borrowed from an Axial Wraith and equipped with a STRC steering link. […]

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Kyosho Reveals Beetle Re-Release at Tokyo Hobby Show

Kyosho Reveals Beetle Re-Release at Tokyo Hobby Show

Kyosho has another re-release on the way, as these shots from the Tokyo hobby show (via hobbymedia.it) reveal. The original 1983 Beetle was based on the Scorpion, which makes it fitting that a Beetle re-release would follow the successful Scorpion re-release. Predictably, the car looks fantastic, and you can count on the improvements Kyosho made […]
Artie Fie’s Awesome Kong 2 Tamiya Clod Buster

Artie Fie’s Awesome Kong 2 Tamiya Clod Buster

Artie Fie is a fan of old school monster trucks and the Tamiya Clod Buster so he took his two passions and combined them to build a replica of the Awesome Kong 2 monster truck. It uses a stock Clod Buster chassis but the stock steering has been replaced with a Crawford Performance Enginneering 4WS […]

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WIN a GMade Sawback from HRP!

WIN a GMade Sawback from HRP!

It’s contest time, and for this go-round our friends at HRP have stepped up with a killer kit: the GMade Sawback. We reviewed this highly capable Jeep-styled trail machine back in our April issue, and as you can see, it’s a realistic ride with its ladder chassis, leaf-spring suspension, and six-lug wheels. We’re showing off […]
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 […]
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