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Axial SCX10 Salvage Truck by Micheal Matthews [READERS RIDE]

Axial SCX10 Salvage Truck by Micheal Matthews [READERS RIDE]

Micheal gets big points for  originality with his Axial SCX10-based salvage truck. He only shared a few details — the outstanding photos do most of the talking for him. He chose an Axial 55T motor for tons of torque down low, with Castle’s SV3 speed control ensuring precise throttle management. Micheal looked to Hitec for […]
Custom Axial Wraith Crawler by Ken Takemoto [READER’S RIDE]

Custom Axial Wraith Crawler by Ken Takemoto [READER’S RIDE]

Ken Takemoto from Dover Delaware sent us this serious looking Axial Wraith-based crawler with Jeep-inspired body panels hand-fabricated out of .025 aluminum sheet.  The aluminum axles front and rear, steel drive shafts, and steel rollcage (modified) are all from Integy. RC4WD supplied the R2 transmission. The upper and lower links are sourced from AsiaTees. He […]
Chevy 3500 Dually Toy Conversion by Karl Sandvik [Reader’s Ride]

Chevy 3500 Dually Toy Conversion by Karl Sandvik [Reader’s Ride]

About the only thing that gives away the scale of Karl Sandvik’s Chevy 3500 Dually work truck is the size of the hex heads on the custom steel frame rails! We’re suckers for a truck that nearly suckers us! Karl tells us he chopped up a Tamiya CC-01 front suspension for it, widening the suspension […]
Tamiya Mitsubishi Pajero by Dave Hall [READER’S RIDE]

Tamiya Mitsubishi Pajero by Dave Hall [READER’S RIDE]

Australia has some gorgeous scenery—in any scale—as can be seen by the shots sent in by Dave Hall of his ultra-realistic Tamiya Mitsubishi Pajero. Running on the CC01 chassis, Dave’s Pajero sports an 80t motor from RC4WD paired with an Axial AE5 speed control. The body is painted Tamiya dark blue and has been treated […]
Axial SCX10 G6 by Kyle St. Peter [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX10 G6 by Kyle St. Peter [READER’S RIDE]

Kyle St. Peter started off by telling us that he had never submitted any of his projects to RC Car Action before. After seeing the pics of this Axial SCX10 G6—Kyle, what were you waiting for?!? Kyle tells us that for a recent competition he shortened the wheelbase and made custom body mounts to fit […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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