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Kyosho Scorpion Online Build Part 1

Here’s a link to the Scorpion unboxing, in case you missed it. With unpacking the kit out of the way, I’m ready to start spinning wrenches. The fun starts with a bunch of aluminum bits… The chassis rails and steering bellcrank are assembled first, with hex hardware used throughout. The chassis rails are stout, solid-aluminum extrusions [...]

Jun 25, 2014 Comments
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Kyosho Europe Reveals FO-XX Nitro and EP Formula Off Road Models

No official US release yet, but Kyosho Europe is showing off the FO-XX, a 4X4 RTR in nitro (GP) and electric (VE) flavors designed for Formula Off Road action–which is pretty intense stuff, as the video clip below shows. Both versions of the FO-XX feature the rugged solid axles and vertical-plate chassis layout Kyosho originally developed for [...]

Jun 25, 2014 Comments
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Let The Wrenching Begin: Kyosho’s Classic Scorpion Returns!

Behold, the unboxening! Our next Online Build gets underway as we crack open the 2014 Kyosho Scorpion, the much-anticipated re-release of the groundbreaking 1982 machine that would go on to be the first ROAR National Off-Road champion. Kyosho emulates the original 1982 box art for the 2014 model.   Lift the lid, and you’re greeted [...]

Jun 23, 2014 Comments
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Axial Teases “Yeti,” New 1/10 4WD Car

Sorry gang, this is all we have for you on Axial‘s upcoming Yeti. Other than revealing it’s a “1/10th Scale Electric 4WD RTR,” Axial is keeping the details under wraps on the new ride. Our guess is it’s King of the Hammers-style machine that will fill the high-speed performance void left by the EXO Terra. [...]

Jun 17, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line Readying New RAM 1500 Body For T-Maxx, Revo, Summit, Savage

Pro-Line’s latest RAM shell brings Chrysler’s tough-truck styling to the Traxxas T-Maxx, Revo and Summit and HPI Savage (and no doubt other big rigs if you’re willing to get creative with trimming and drilling). Count on the usual genuine GE Lexan, overspray film, window masks, and decals–all officially licensed, of course. The new RAM body [...]

Jun 14, 2014 Comments
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Reader’s Ride: Gerardo Melchor’s Vaterra Glamis Fear

This sharp-looking Vaterra Glamis Fear comes to us from Burien, WA and is customized like a full-size Class 1 buggy. Gerardo painted the body and wheels gunmetal gray and flat black and Axial LED white lights . The electronic gear is stock, and a Duratrax Onyx 3S 35C LiPo battery supplies the juice. Gerardo topped it off with [...]

Jun 05, 2014 Comments
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Latest Look for Axial’s Wrangler G6: Falken Tires Edition — Now With Video

Axial has the Jeep scene on lockdown with a total of five Wrangler rigs to choose from: one Wraith (the Poison Spyder) and four SCX10s (Unlimited , G6, Unlimited CR, and the new Falken Edition). All the usual SCX10 goodness is in place with the RTR Falken Edition, including Wild Boar shafts, Tactic metal-gear servo, dual slipper clutch, [...]

May 30, 2014 Comments
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On The Mic: Casey Currie Talks Off-Road Racing, Jeeping, and RC

Casey Currie is one of the fastest and most popular racers on the LOORS and TORC short-course circuits, as well as a Baja 1000 vet and King of the Hammers competitor. He’s in the RC news with Axial’s latest SCX10 Jeep, the Wrangler Unlimited CR, which gets the Casey Currie seal of approval and is [...]

May 28, 2014 Comments
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