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ARRMA Prepping Super-Sized Raider

Not much in the way of info on this one, but as the graphic below confirms, ARRMA will have an “XL” version of the Raider buggy, which should be about 1/8 scale. The new model will reportedly arrive in BLX trim with brushless power, and will hit stores mid-January, so we should get more details soon. For [...]

Dec 16, 2014 Comments by
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Sneak Peek: Pro-Line’s New “Prime” Buggy Slick

Coming soon, available for 1:10 buggy front and rear in both 2.2” and 2.4” VTR versions, says Pro-Line. If you want to street your buggy or you’re racing on a slick-friendly track, these gumballs look like the hot ticket. Expect an official release soon.  

Dec 08, 2014 Comments by
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First Look: Graupner X-8N HoTT

Graupner packs a lot of features into their new 4-channel X-8N pistol, including telemetry capability, expandable memory via SD card, a LiPo battery, and left-hand adaptability. There are even channel mixes for boats, tracked vehicles, and crawlers, making the X-8N an extremely versatile transmitter. Here’s our out-of-the-box impression of the radio–stay tuned for a full [...]

Dec 08, 2014 Comments by
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Reader Project: James Knight’s Tamiya SRB Beach Buggy

Friend of RC Car Action and all-around cool guy James Knight is one of our favorite RC modelers, and his beautiful Beach Buggy build is a standout in the sand. Get an up-close look at what’s under the paint and beneath the body as we examine James’ handwork and 3D-printing expertise. Scratchbuilt stuff never looked [...]

Nov 24, 2014 Comments by
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First Look: Helion’s New Impakt 12B

The Helion Impakt 12B is just hitting the market and comes in at a budget-friendly street price of $139. This 1:12-scale 2WD buggy has some great features for the price and its slightly smaller size should be great for small areas. This buggy comes with just about everything right out of the box. All I [...]

Nov 21, 2014 Comments by
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Associated Announces Engine Sound System, XP LED Light Sets

Looks like artificial engine sounds will definitely be “a thing.” Team Associated just announced the ESS-One Engine Sound System, which is chassis-mounted and “”lets you choose from multiple throaty race engine sounds, shifting, brakes, and turbo blowoff valves.” Nice. The system is shown on Associated models, of course, but can be used in any application [...]

Nov 21, 2014 Comments by
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TrackStar Now In The Radio Game With TS3t Telemetry System

Hobby King’s TrackStar brand is now in the radio game with the new telemetry-equipped TS3t system, which arrives with voltage, temperature, and RPM sensors. It looks like two receivers are included in the photo below, but what you’re actually seeing is the receiver and the plug-in telemetry module. Incredibly, the whole deal sells for just [...]

Nov 21, 2014 Comments
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RC4WD Announces Rockdragon Limited Edition Crawler

RC4WD has been killing it with all kinds of scale off-roaders, but they haven’t forgotten about pure rock-crawling performance. Case in point, the new Rockdragon. This loaded ride arrives fully assembled and RTR minus paint, and is packed with serious specs including a K2-series aluminum chassis, Mud Slingers 2.2″ tires, and R2 transmision–full specs after [...]

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