Fast Laps: Should There Be Less Factory Pros in Racing?

Recently in shocking news, legendary driver Atsushi Hara announced that he would compete as a privateer in nitro off-road racing after leaving SWorkz. In another situation, Drew Moller announced his departure from HB/HPI Racing in order to pursue a college education. But, these aren’t the only instances where drivers have made big moves as a [...]

Jan 20, 2016 Comments
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XRAY 2016 X10 1/10 Pan Car For the Rug.

If you’ve never raced on high bite surfaces like carpet, I can tell you from first hand experience that it is a lot of fun. Pan cars are deceptively simple, but the details are where things count. This is especially true when considering the speed and lightning fast handling these cars have. 1/10-scale pan cars [...]

Jan 19, 2016 Comments
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Tamiya and HPI Lowriders by Demitree Baldwin [READERS RIDE]

Demitree has taken his electric touring cars in a thoroughly original direction with a little help from classic Chevy bodies from Pegasus and Parma. He has converted three cars into lowriders that look and drive the part thanks to controllable, articulating suspension. The Pegasus ’64 Impala rides on a Tamiya TT-02 chassis. There’s a Parma [...]

Jan 13, 2016 Comments
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Flashback: Watch Masami Crush The Comp At The 1988 IFMAR 1/12 Worlds [VIDEO]

Old timers, put on your reading glasses–how many legends can you name in this time-capsule clip of the 1988 IFMAR 1/12 Scale Worlds? No brushless motors, LiPos, or 2.4GHz radios here–these guys were happy just to have electronic speed controls, 1200mAh NiCad batteries, and AMB lap counting!

Jan 04, 2016 Comments
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Fast Laps: Who Is the Best Driver Ever?

Ask any group of RC racers who they pick for the best driver ever, and chances are you’ll get some pretty passionate opinions and arguments. Like a Presidential campaign, emotions can get heated and facts exaggerated. That’s because these talented drivers often reflect something in ourselves- something we relate to or hold in a very [...]

Dec 22, 2015 Comments
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KO PROPO Adds Some Bling with Their New Limited Edition Blue EX-1 KIY Version 3

A transmitter is an important interface between the driver and the vehicle and critical to having the best performance. The types of features and ergonomics can elevate it from an entry level item to professional grade. KO Propo has been making radio systems for a long time and understand this importance and realize the looks [...]

Dec 21, 2015 Comments
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Traxxas Slash Shoebox Chevy by Anthony Stephens [READER'S RIDE]

Anthony Stephens’ ’55 Shoebox Chevy is a great example of just how versatile the Traxxas Slash platform can be. He started with a Platinum Edition Slash built on a 4WD LCG chassis and uses the stock Velineon power system. He installed an Outerwears dust shroud to keep debris out of the running gear, and topped [...]

Dec 16, 2015 Comments
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Cavalieri Continues his 2015 ROAR Winning Streak with an On-Road National Title

This weekend saw the running of the 2015 ROAR On-Road Nationals held at the famous Tamiya track in Aliso Viejo, California. The biggest news was the display put on by off-road ace Ryan Cavalieri. Yep, you read that right, the Team Associated pilot who is usually known for his talents on dirt has taken his [...]

Sep 14, 2015 Comments
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