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Axial SCX10-based CJ Willys Crawler by Warren Fisher [Readers Ride]

Warren Fisher documents this impressive Jeep project on the Scale Builders Guide forum, giving us all a great look into what went into this amazing build. Starting with an Axial SCX10 1.9, he added a host of custom details, including scratchbuilt body panels and handmade safety harnesses for the driver figure. There is a custom-built [...]

Apr 27, 2015 Comments
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Custom Works Outlaw 3 by Joseph Torrez [ Reader's Ride]

Joseph Torrez of Weatherford, Texas sent us these pics of his Custom Works Outlaw 3 Sprint car. It’s a serious 1/10 competition machine, built and tuned for loose dirt racing at his home track: Wild Bill’s Raceway in Irving, Texas. Wraps from Lance Built Hobbies protect that pretty-in-pink paint by  Sippel Speed Shop. DE Racing wheels [...]

Mar 30, 2015 Comments
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Batman’s Tumbler 1/3-Scale RC “Miniature”

While computer-generated effects are the go-to technique for anything remotely fantastic in most of today’s movies, director Christopher Nolan remains a steadfast believer in practical effects–in other words, putting real things in front of a camera. That includes full-size “Tumblers” for his Batman trilogy, but not all the Tumbler shots were achieved in full-scale. There’s [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments
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Tech Know-How: Motor Timing Explained

If you have a sensored brushless power system, you’ve probably noticed timing marks on the end of the motor’s can. They indicate a range of stator/sensor timing that adjusts how the motor’s RPM builds throughout its powerband, and you can adjust the timing to suit running conditions. This article will explain basic brushless motor timing [...]

Jan 17, 2014 Comments
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Radio Control “Devil Baby” Terrorizes NYC

For once, you just might literally “ROTFL” at something on the internet. To generate hype for the movie Devil’s Due, an elaborated animatronic “devil baby” complete with self-propelled carriage was piloted around the streets of NYC via radio control to scare the bejeebers out of all who decided to look in on the little terror-tot. It [...]

Jan 16, 2014 Comments
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LaTrax Announces New Alias Quad-Copter

RC Car Action puts cars first, of course, but when RC car powerhouse Traxxas  takes to the air (in this case, via its LaTrax brand), it gets our attention. Traxxas has a quad of its own with the QR-1, but this new LaTrax entry  is a completely different bird. Engineered entirely in-house, the Alias features [...]

Nov 05, 2013 Comments
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PROTOform “Better Edge” body finishing tools

You’ve no doubt seen sanding drums and sanding blocks before, but have you ever seen them so perfectly made for RC work? You have now, and hello red anodizing. Red ano makes everything better. PROTOform’s new Better Edge tools are designed specifically for body-finishing and are sure to make it much, much easier to finish [...]

Sep 06, 2013 Comments
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ZAP hopes to change the way you glue tires

Tire glues have traditionally been “thin” cyanoacrylates (CAs) that rely on their water-like consistency to wick between tire and rim to provide a tight bond. This also makes them prone to running across tire sidewalls and rims, marring their finish, or worse, gluing your fingers to the tire, the tire to your workbench, or both. [...]

Aug 28, 2013 Comments
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