Off-road

Axial Wraith Build, Part 4

OK, back at the bench. After skipping ahead to the transmission for Part 3, I’m paging back through the manual to the driveshafts. You can click the pages and pictures to enlarge…   The Wraith’s shafts are telescoping plastic units with curvalinear splines and machined steel CV-style joints. The plastic rings slip over the “bell” [...]

Nov 26, 2013 Comments
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Traxxas Brings Titan 550 power to Stampede 4X4

Traxxas popular Stampede 4X4 will soon be available in a brushed version that trims about $120 from the price of the brushless “VXL” model while preserving most of the features that made the Stampede 4X4 our “Truck of the Year” choice in 2011. The power system is Traxxas’ stalwart XL-5 speed control/Titan 550 motor combo, [...]

Nov 25, 2013 Comments
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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 [...]

Nov 22, 2013 Comments
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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 [...]

Nov 22, 2013 Comments
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Helion Invictus Performance Test: August 2013

Thanks for visiting RC Car Action.com, Helion fans. Click on the images below to enlarge and read the Invictus review from our August issue. In addition to print subscriptions, RC Car Action is also available in Digital Edition format–click here for a preview!  

Nov 21, 2013 Comments
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Dromida Cars Escape Warehouse, Invade Home

It appears Revell’s new Dromida cars are not merely ready-to-run, but ready to run away. As the video below shows, three of the cars managed to burst free of their packaging, escape the Hobbico warehouse, and invade a suburban home where they cleverly (and magically) disguised themselves as gifts. Only the cat knows the truth… [...]

Nov 19, 2013 Comments
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EXCLUSIVE: Traxxas preparing new Low-CG chassis for 2WD Slash

Expect an official press release next week, but for now we’ve got the inside scoop on Traxxas’ upcoming Low-CG conversion chassis for the 2WD Slash (along with some pretty good iPhone pics). While low-CG conversions for the Slash are not new, they’ve all been pretty pricey. The Traxxas kit, on the other hand, should hit [...]

Nov 15, 2013 Comments
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Axial Wraith Online Build, Part 3

Ah…nice to be back at the ol’ bench.  Step five finds us adding the finishing bits to the axles… In step five, nuts are inserted into recesses in the shock/linkage mounts. Pushing the nuts in is a hassle; the easy way is to pull them in using a long screw. Rather than find a screw already [...]

Nov 13, 2013 Comments
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