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Vaterra Ascender First Impressions & Build Notes

The Ascender is the latest vehicle to come out of the Vaterra Garage and like others before it’s very well detailed and is a performer. This scale truck is the only Vaterra model to be released exclusively as a kit. I just finished putting together my Ascender and am working on a review for the [...]

Oct 28, 2014 Comments by
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Dromida Adds to 1/18 Lineup With LED-Equipped Desert Buggy and Desert Truck Models

Dromida has added a pair of new models to its econo-car 1/18 scale lineup, which we last reviewed in our March 2014 issue. The DB4.18 and DT4.18 models are both equipped with functional LED light bars (six LEDS for the truck, four for the buggy) and arrive fully RTR, including a 6-cell NiMH with wall-charger [...]

Oct 27, 2014 Comments by
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Project Traxxas Summit LT

From the RC Car Action archives comes this 2011 build: a Traxxas Summit equipped with Slayer Pro 4X4 arms and Pro-Line rubber (plus other mods) for a narrower, more scale-like stance. Looks factory, and everything bolts right on! Click to embiggen

Oct 24, 2014 Comments by
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Axial Announces New Wraith Flavor: “Spawn”

Axial’s popular Wraith just got a set of full-body duds. The new Spawn joins the Poison Spyder and “regular Wraith” variations of the highly successful trail rig, and retains all the good stuff we’ve come to expect from the platform. That includes Wild Boar driveshafts, threaded-body shocks, AR60 OCP axles with locked diffs, 20-turn brushed motor, [...]

Oct 23, 2014 Comments by
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See It First: Pro-Line’s VW Baja Bug for the Axial Yeti, New Blockade MT Tires

Pro-Line is quick on the draw with a new look for the Axial Yeti. The VW Baja Bug is the latest in Pro-Line’s lineup of off-road vee-dubs, and fits directly over the Yeti’s stock cage. The body arrives clear with overspray film, window masks, and decals (as always). Lightbar sold separately, you know you want [...]

Oct 23, 2014 Comments by
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Watch and Listen: We Drive the Traxxas Slash with On-Board Audio

We were the first to bring you news of Traxxas’ new On-Board Audio system, and now we’re the first to drive it. Watch the video below to see and hear the truck in action. All the audio is “live,” nothing was dubbed in later–and it sounds even better in person! Traxxas has tweaked the suspension [...]

Oct 22, 2014 Comments by
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Traxxas Link Now Available for Android

If you follow our Hot News & New Stuff forum, you’re already hip to the latest news on Traxxas Link: the formerly “Apple only” app is now available for Android devices. Thanks to Bluetooth capability, there’s no need for a physical “Docking Base” and connector to attach a device to the transmitter–it’s totally wireless. That [...]

Oct 22, 2014 Comments
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Mike Monrad’s Traxxas Stampede VXL & Bolink Legends

This week’s Reader’s Ride (make that Rides) come to us from Mike Monrad of St. Petersburg, FL. The Traxxas Stampede VXL wears a bunch of RPM upgrades including a wide front bumper and “low-visibility” wheelie bar, while the body is a JConcepts Gatecrasher that Mike sprayed himself. Looks great, just like his Bolink Lengends. Bolink is [...]

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