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Custom SWB Vaterra Twin Hammers by Ronald Martin [Reader’s Ride]

Custom SWB Vaterra Twin Hammers by Ronald Martin [Reader’s Ride]

Ronald Martin’s bug-bodied Twin Hammers is a perfect reminder of how modest beginnings can lead to great results. He tells us that this project all started with a donated spare parts chassis he inherited from a friend. He dug into his own stash of leftover parts to put the basic foundation together. He had some […]
Tamiya Clod Buster CAD Custom by Danielle Colen [Reader’s Ride]

Tamiya Clod Buster CAD Custom by Danielle Colen [Reader’s Ride]

You’ve got to respect a woman who CAD-designs her own custom monster truck chassis! That’s just what Danielle Colen did with her custom Clod Buster. She loosely based the chassis design after Tom Meents’ Maximum Destruction truck, then had the parts machined and powdercoated. She bolted on stock SCX10 shocks to mounts from Crawford Performance […]

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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]

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How To: Apply Decals Like A Pro [VIDEO]

How To: Apply Decals Like A Pro [VIDEO]

Applying decals is a finishing-touch that has nothing to do with function, but is still extremely important. Unlike many RC tasks, decal work is a “one and done” process which cannot be reversed, so it is important to apply decals correctly the first time. A well-decorated body not only looks good, but it can help […]
Slow-Mo Rock Crawling [Video Of The Week]

Slow-Mo Rock Crawling [Video Of The Week]

How best to immortalize an afternoon of rock crawling with your buddies? Get it on video by filming it from as low as possible, slow it down, and set it to the background music of a rad dubstep remix of a Pink Floyd song. Watch the local crew at Cutting Edge Hobbies in Las Vegas, […]

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Rocket-firing helicopter

Rocket-firing helicopter

This is interesting. A reader from Brazil sent us this video of a Thunder Tiger Raptor 50 that he and his father equipped with a rocket launch. Should there be a law against this, or not? The live action starts about 1:24 into the video. [A note from our team at Model Airplane News: this […]
We have a winner. Well, two winners.

We have a winner. Well, two winners.

We recently chose the winners of the first Air Age Media RC Scholarship contest! Each applicant was asked to submit an essay on how RC has had a positive impact on his or her life. Although we received entries from numerous explemplary students, two applicants truly stood out from all the rest. We’d like to congratulate Billy Janus and Gustavo Salazar as the first-ever recipients […]

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Short Course Nationals

Short Course Nationals

The Short Course Nationals are happening at RC Madness in Enfield, CT on August 26-28. RC Car Action editors Kevin Hetmanski and Matt Higgins will be at the race so stop by and say hi. They will also be racing so place your bets now on who will do better.
MaxAmps.com Expands

MaxAmps.com Expands

MaxAmps.com has expanded the capacity of its cells. The new 5450 packs from MaxAmps.com are improved cells that boast higher capacity and higher voltage under load than the previous generation 5250 cells. MaxAmps.com states the use of these cells in packs is a running change to its lineup of packs and that it is doing […]
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