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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!  
Dromida Cars Escape Warehouse, Invade Home

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… […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Traxxas preparing new Low-CG chassis for 2WD Slash

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 […]
Axial Wraith Online Build, Part 3

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 […]

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Helion Announces Volition, New 2WD Short-Course Truck

Helion Announces Volition, New 2WD Short-Course Truck

You can now add Helion to the roster of brands with a 2WD short-course truck, now that the Volition is set to hit stores. The brushed-motor RTR looks like it should be a competent performer with its 12T 550 powerplant, included 7-cell NiMH battery, and 2.4GHz radio system. We’ll have a full review in RC Car […]
January Issue Preview: Team Associated RC10 Classic

January Issue Preview: Team Associated RC10 Classic

Team Associated rocked the RC world back in June when they announced that the 1984 gold-tub RC10 would be returning as a re-issued, limited-production model later in the year. Dubbed the RC10 Classic, the A-Team showed off a preproduction version of the car at RCX and it has been eagerly anticipated since. Our full review […]

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Team Durango Reveals New 1/8 EP Competition Buggy: DEX408v2

Team Durango Reveals New 1/8 EP Competition Buggy: DEX408v2

The only thing this big buggy lacks is a proper name; othewise, it’s loaded. The big-bore shocks are very big indeed at 16mm, quick-access diffs speed maintenance, new rear arms fine-tune the suspension geometry, and the diffs are lighter for quicker spool-up–plus, scads of other details you’ll find in the highly detailed press info on […]
Video! We drive Axial’s new DEADBOLT

Video! We drive Axial’s new DEADBOLT

The Deadbolt is the latest addition to the Axial lineup, and is only the second truck to be offered on the latest-gen AX10 platform that debuted with the Ridgecrest. It only takes a quick glance to confirm it looks killer–let’s get closer. The body looks like a classic Bronco that’s been nipped and tucked for […]

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XRAY Announces new 4WD Electric Buggy

XRAY Announces new 4WD Electric Buggy

It’s an XRAY, so suffice it to say the new XB4 is top-notch all the way in terms of materials and finishes. Features-wise, we’re intrigued by the new “Suspension Flex Adjustment” (SFA) arm design that allows arm flexibility to be altered by installing or removing graphite stiffeners.  The rest of the buggy is loaded with […]
Go-Pro plus Slow-Mo! Fantastic RC Jumping Video

Go-Pro plus Slow-Mo! Fantastic RC Jumping Video

Natural desert terrain, a big ol’ ramp, and a 4WD buggy combine in this eye-popping video. Hopefully you won’t have to wait too long to get to your RC gear after watching this, because you’ll be dying to drive. Note: if you’re not feeling the 2001: A Space Odyssey soundtrack, stick with it: the beat […]

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New Video! Losi 5IVE-T Roller review teaser

New Video! Losi 5IVE-T Roller review teaser

Losi’s new 5IVE-T Roller gets the full Performance Test treatment in our December issue, complete with Bartolone engine and pipe. Braaap!   Read the whole review (plus a lot of other stuff) in the December issue of RCCA!  
Team Associated’s Steven Hartson Crowned IFMAR 4WD World Champion

Team Associated’s Steven Hartson Crowned IFMAR 4WD World Champion

When Team Associated driver and Southern California native Steven Hartson crossed the finish line in A3 for the 4WD segment of the IFMAR Electric Off-Road World Championships he claimed the fifteenth title in class history. The feat was made even more impressive given the fact that he started sixth on the grid in all three […]
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