On-road

Serpent Viper 977-EVO: The Newest 1/8-Scale Nitro Asphalt Killer

Serpent has been a respected manufacturer in the racing scene for a long time and when they announce a new car, people take notice. Long considered the F1 of racing, 1/8-scale on-road nitro cars require a level of commitment few have the experience or dedication to do, but when participants demand the best and fractions [...]

Jul 14, 2015 Comments
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Team Orion Vortex dDrive: The End of Speed Controls? [VIDEO]

Motor, battery, speed control. Those three items are what make up an electric power system. Or they used to, at least; Orion’s new Vortex dDrive system integrates throttle circuitry directly into the motor, eliminating a separate speed control. The motor plugs directly into the receiver and battery, and gets its own power switch with setup [...]

Jul 13, 2015 Comments
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Tamiya Announces New VW Amarok, Petronas Tom’s RC F, and Limited Edition DB01RRR Kits

Wrench-spinners rejoice, Tamiya’s latest three models are all DIY kits, so you’ll have plenty of poly bags of parts to open and you can choose your own gear and paint–and your own body and tires, in the case of the Limited Edition DB01RRR 4WD buggy. It’s the latest race-spec iteration of the DB01 chassis, and [...]

Jul 08, 2015 Comments
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ProTek RC Starter Box Carrying Bag – Why Didn’t Someone Think of This Before?

Running a nitro vehicle can be awkward at times with wheels spinning, a starter box to carry and an engine blazing hot with exhaust fumes shooting in your general direction. ProTek RC recognizes the safety issues and the need for a little bit of extra help and have created a bag specifically for this task. [...]

Jul 07, 2015 Comments
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Pro-Line Adds 2.8″ Traxxas-Bead Tires to “Prime” Slick Lineup

Pro-Line’s “Prime” slick tires were developed for 1/10 and 1/8 buggies and SC trucks running on high-grip clay, but there’s no denying their street appeal. Thankfully, Pro-Line has expanded the Prime line to include a 2.8″ “Traxxas bead” version. Available unmounted as well as factory -glued to F-11 wheels in two offsets for front and [...]

Jun 26, 2015 Comments
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Vaterra Adds ’68 Ford F-100 to V100-S RTR Lineup

We’re fans of Vaterra’s V100-S models, which include a variety of Chevy, Ford and Nissan models ranging from cop-car Camaros and the latest Mustang GT to vintage and modern Corvettes and two takes on the “Godzilla” GT-R. The latest look for the shaft-drive street runner is Ford’s classic ’68 Ford F100, which gets a resto-mode [...]

Jun 25, 2015 Comments
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Basher Hits The Road With The M.Rage

Basher’s heading into new territory with the M.Rage, the brand’s first on-road effort. Surprisingly, the car isn’t standard sedan-size, as in 190mm wide with a 255(ish)mm wheelbase. Instead, the M.Rage is scaled like Tamiya’s “M-chassis” cars, with a 210mm wheelbase at 165mm wide. Actual scale size depends what body is on the car. It’s technically [...]

Jun 18, 2015 Comments
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Poseidon Speed Run Speeds Top 125mph – Nic Case Attempts 2-Cell LiPo Record

This past weekend the Camarillo airport in SoCal saw insane speeds on their tarmac runway and it wasn’t from the daily plane traffic. A High Speed Run Challenge put on by the folks over at Poseidon, known for their high power brushless motors, opened the doors for anyone attempt a run for the official record [...]

Jun 16, 2015 Comments
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