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3D-printed Audi Le Mans racer [READER’S RIDE]

3D-printed Audi Le Mans racer [READER’S RIDE]

In honor of this past weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans race, we decided to make Brett Turnage’s 2014 Audi R18 “Black Beauty” this week’s Reader’s Ride. Brett 3D-printed both the chassis and the body using a program called Fusion360. The chassis features a long 320mm wheelbase for stability and to fit the scale look […]
Electric Tire Sauce Applicator Tool For Perfect Foam Tire Traction

Electric Tire Sauce Applicator Tool For Perfect Foam Tire Traction

Saucing foam tires has always been a chore that many nitro on-road drivers have to deal with, but getting the foams consistent with the correct amount and uniform has been elusive. Recently I spotted this cool tool in the pits at the recent ROAR regional race in Southern California. Made by companies like Capricorn and […]

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Kyosho Ultima Time-Capsule by Michael Neblett [READER’S RIDE]

Kyosho Ultima Time-Capsule by Michael Neblett [READER’S RIDE]

When Michael Neblett wrote in with pics of his original Kyosho Ultima circa 1988, he said he was moved to submit it before Kyosho went and re-released it. He also stressed that while all-original, his buggy is far from stock. In fact, almost every part has been upgraded, but with period-correct hopups he used on […]
Choose The Right Rotor For Your Ride

Choose The Right Rotor For Your Ride

Most of us take for granted the ease and dependability of today’s brushless systems. They provide a level of technology that systems of years past can’t match. But, the components can be a mystery and the affects of changing or tuning them daunting. I sat down with HobbyWing and SchuurSpeed’s Ron Schuur to help explain […]

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Under the Hood: Jake Thayer’s TLR 22 3.0

Under the Hood: Jake Thayer’s TLR 22 3.0

TLR’s Jake Thayer is another driver who usually runs modified, but was at the JConcepts Stock Nationals and configured his TLR 22 3.0 with a laydown transmission. Check out the details that go in to his buggy and the thoughts behind his chosen set-up when running a 17.5t motor. He feels that although set-ups are […]
Under the Hood: Kody Numedahl’s Associated B6

Under the Hood: Kody Numedahl’s Associated B6

Team Associated recently surprised the racing community when they announced the new B6 and B6D buggies. Each buggy has a specific purpose with the B6 designated for high-grip applications like Astro-turf, while the B6D is intended for less grip, like dirt or clay. However, there are times when conditions warrant the blending of the two […]

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V8-Powered Race Cars Should Be A Racing Class

V8-Powered Race Cars Should Be A Racing Class

These hand built Conley V8 engines are definitely awesome, but right away visions of one of these firing up on a big racetrack come to mind. While some guys are turning nitro vehicles in to brushless powered track killers, I vote for a next-level, V8 powered engine and bridge the gap between the scale builders […]
Kyosho Optima 4WD Buggy Re-Release Kit Unboxing

Kyosho Optima 4WD Buggy Re-Release Kit Unboxing

We just got the new Kyosho Optima 4WD buggy re-release kit in our hands and are eager to bring back all those old cherished moments or for those new to the Optima, create some new one. The Optima was one of Kyosho‘s most successful vehicles and helped bring many new drivers in to the hobby […]

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Interview: Matt Olson Talks About 1/5-Scale Racing [RACE WATCH]

Interview: Matt Olson Talks About 1/5-Scale Racing [RACE WATCH]

1/5-scale vehicles are big and intimidating, but to the lucky people who have driven one, they can be a lot of fun. Nothing quite matches the power and feel of these big rigs, especially when taken to the track. But, they can be a mystery and information sporadic. Fortunately, we got a chance to chat […]
YouTube Personality Jason Snyder Launches “RAW Speed” Accessory Company

YouTube Personality Jason Snyder Launches “RAW Speed” Accessory Company

  From RawSpeed: After entertaining the r/c industry with his YouTube videos over the last several years, Jason Snyder has just created his own U.S. based r/c accessory company named “RawSpeed” After months of research, the primary focus at Raw Speed will be on race oriented products including tires, wheels, inserts and bodies for both […]

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Interview: Stock Racing with Jeff “Humpty” Helms [RACE WATCH]

Interview: Stock Racing with Jeff “Humpty” Helms [RACE WATCH]

Jeff “Humpty” Helms is known by many racers, as the man in stock racing. The Arizona local is credited with pushing the technology of batteries to the limit and doing every little tweak to gain an edge in the class. He’s received lots of criticism for his work and many feel has changed the original […]
New HobbyKing Basher RZ-4 1/10 Rally Racer V2 (Kit and ARR)

New HobbyKing Basher RZ-4 1/10 Rally Racer V2 (Kit and ARR)

There’s nothing quite like a rally car getting sideways and drifting around a gravel road, snow course or asphalt chicane, and the new HobbyKing Basher RZ-4 1/10 Rally Racer V2 is perfect for those multi-terrain adventures. Featuring a belt driven 4WD drivetrain, and adjustable aluminum shocks, this budget-friendly rally racer comes as a pre-assembled kit […]
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