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Pro-Line Adds 2.8″ Traxxas-Bead Tires to “Prime” Slick Lineup

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 […]
Pro-File: IFMAR 1/8 Scale Off-Road World Champ Ty Tessmann

Pro-File: IFMAR 1/8 Scale Off-Road World Champ Ty Tessmann

Canada’s Ty Tessmann is one of RC’s most consummate professionals, as well as one of its youngest. At just 21 years old, Ty has ten years of competition under his belt, experience that has made him the reigning IFMAR Nitro Off-Road World Champion. In this excerpt from our April issue, Ty gets the “Pro-File” treatment […]

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Castle Creations Announces New Mamba X Series

Castle Creations Announces New Mamba X Series

The Mamba Series of speed controls are legendary, and now the company is poised to bring their newest speed controls to the market with the release of their new Mamba X Series. We can’t wait to try them out and fortunately there are two versions to choose from including the Mamba Micro X for 1/18th […]
Axial SCX10-based CJ Willys Crawler by Warren Fisher [Readers Ride]

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 […]

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Custom Works Outlaw 3 by Joseph Torrez [ Reader’s Ride]

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 […]
Batman’s Tumbler 1/3-Scale RC “Miniature”

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 […]

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Tech Know-How: Motor Timing Explained

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 […]
Radio Control “Devil Baby” Terrorizes NYC

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 […]

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LaTrax Announces New Alias Quad-Copter

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 […]
PROTOform “Better Edge” body finishing tools

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 […]

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ZAP hopes to change the way you glue tires

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. […]
Hobby People announces Activator-EZ “one touch” LiPo/NiMH charger

Hobby People announces Activator-EZ “one touch” LiPo/NiMH charger

There are lots of easy-to-use charger options available, but they’re usually for NiMH OR LiPo packs–not both. Hobby People’s new Activator EZ works with both cell types, and a single button is all it needs to do the job. You press the button to select NiMH or LiPo, then hold the button down to begin […]
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