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Part 2: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale Build

Now that we’ve seen what’s in the box, let’s get down to business and start spinning screwdrivers on the Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale. As is the case with many Tamiya models, assembly begins with the differentials. The XV-01′s gear diffs are a departure from most 1/10 scale Tamiya models in that they are sealed [...]

Dec 14, 2013 Comments
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New Online Build: Tamiya XV-01 Lancia Delta Integrale

Our next step-by-step build is a Tamiya XV-01, the latest multi-terrain platform from the Japanese giant. I’m building the Lancia Delta Integrale rally-car version, a body Tamiya has offered on a number of different models before, and a great choice for such a rally-ready chassis as the XV-01. Here’s a look at what’s in the box, [...]

Dec 08, 2013 Comments
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All-American Muscle on Display at 2013 USVTA Southern Nationals!

There are plenty of local races for all vehicle types held across the country, but the Vintage Trans-Am movement is definitely picking up steam as the racing season heads indoors for the winter, as racers looking for inexpensive competition between scale-looking model cars have flocked to the budding class.  Just a few weeks ago the [...]

Oct 22, 2013 Comments
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Old-school stunner: PROTOform’s new ’71 Firebird Trans Am

The original touring car boom of the 90s was fueled by an assortment of body and wheel combination that emphasized scale appeal, but the popularity of the class waned over the following two decades as new shells molded with pure speed in mind changed the face of the cars forever. The Vintage Trans-Am racing movement [...]

Sep 18, 2013 Comments
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Exclusive Coverage + Video: 2013 ROAR On-Road Fuel Nats

Radio Operated Auto Racing, or ROAR, holds Nationals events for a variety of classes every year to determine who is fastest in the land. This past weekend, the On-road Fuel Nationals was hosted by the Greater Los Angeles R/C Racing Club (GLARCRC) featuring  the super fast 1/8th-Scale Open class, 1/8th-Scale Masters, and the 1/10th-Scale Open [...]

Sep 17, 2013 Comments
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New Tamiya kits: Egress re-release, LaFerrari, Porsche 911 RSR, more…

TAMIYA EGRESS RE-RELEASE The Egress is back! Tamiya’s follow-up to the Avante featured improved durability with reduced complexity and a lower price. As usual, Tamiya’s re-release looks dead-on, although a few unspecified tweaks have been made to acommodate modern power systems and batteries.   Tamiya didn’t provide a chassis shot, so this pic of an [...]

Sep 14, 2013 Comments
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THROWBACK THURSDAY: March ’96 HiRider II monster-Vette, Kinwald’s Double-Xs, more!

It’s 1996, but based on this cover, RCCA was still lookin’ as rad as the 80s. Kyosho’s HiRider II tore it up on the cover, mechanical speed control and all, and we had an expose on the then-new Team Losi Double-X and XT as raced by Brian Kinwald.  Plus Robot Wars! Enjoy blasting to the [...]

Sep 12, 2013 Comments
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NEW VIDEO: Project Traxxas Rally

The October issue of RC Car Action features our Mamba Monster-powered Traxxas Rally build–see it in action now!  

Sep 06, 2013 Comments
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