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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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Pro-Line Sneak Peek: Phantom For Tekno EB48.2

Pro-Line’s Phantom buggy-body lineup is about to include its first 1/8 scale shell, designed specifically for the Tekno EB48.2. The Phantom’s cab-forward styling is in full effect, and a removable stability fin is in place.  You can expect the usual genuine GE Lexan construction  with overspray film, window masks, and decals.

May 27, 2014 Comments
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JConcepts Fin Turnbuckles for Associated RC10 Worlds Car

JConcepts has a new set of titanium turnbuckles for Associated’s RC10 Worlds Car re-release, and as you can see, they look pretty rad with their three-slot styling and classic ti-luster. Some purists will no doubt say, “those are not period-correct for the car,” and if that’s you then you can stick with Associated’s black-steel stockers. But if [...]

May 27, 2014 Comments
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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 [...]

May 15, 2014 Comments
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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 [...]

May 07, 2014 Comments
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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 [...]

May 05, 2014 Comments
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