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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Spektrum brings electronic stability control to RC–WE DRIVE IT

In full-size cars, electronic stability systems are common, with names like ESP (electronic stability program), DSC (dynamic stability control), and ESC (electronic stability control) all describing essentially the same thing: a system of piezoelectric gyroscopes, position sensors, and accelerometers that monitor the car’s attitiude relative to control inputs, and software that electronically “steps in” and makes corrective [...]

Oct 03, 2013 Comments
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Vaterra announces Hälix 4X4 brushless monster truck with AVC electronic stability system–WE DRIVE IT!

Vaterra’s ever-growing line of models now includes a 4X4 monster truck, the aggressively styleed and well-equipped Hälix. Ready-to-run and brushless-powered, the new monster machine also features a Spektrum 2.4GHz radio system with the new Active Vehicle Control (AVC) technology. Full-time 4WD is provided via shaft drive–you can see the green-anodized aluminum shaft clearly here, as it [...]

Oct 03, 2013 Comments
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Losi announces TEN Rally-X 4WD rally car with AVC electronic stability system–WE DRIVE IT FIRST

One of two new Horizon Hobby vehicles to debut with the Active Vehicle Control (AVC), the TEN Rally-X is Losi’s well-equipped take on a full-fendered multi-terrain machine. The RTR model is based on the proven TEN-SCTE platform, which combines rugged 1/8 scale type construction with shaft-driven, full-time 4WD. The TEN Rally-X is impressively sized, and [...]

Oct 03, 2013 Comments
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New & Hot: Speed Passion LM-1, SC10 Pro Comp, MIP Pro4mance Links, More!

  Lots of new gear hitting stores soon, and as always, you’ll see it first in our Hot News & New Stuff forum. Here’s a sampling of the latest loot; click the links for more info.   TLR 22-4 4WD Buggy Team Losi Racing’s new 4-wheeler takes it design cues from the legendary Double-X4, but [...]

Oct 02, 2013 Comments
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TESTED: ZAP-RT Rubber Toughened CA

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. ZAP‘s [...]

Sep 30, 2013 Comments
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TLR 22-4, Hot Bodies D413, Tekin RSX Make IFMAR Worlds Debut

What better time to announce details of a new product than during a world championship event when media and consumer attention is at an all-time high? The IFMAR Worlds is the ultimate proving ground for new products and several companies chose to release new products this week, including two brand new buggies that the RC [...]

Sep 27, 2013 Comments
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Old-school stunner: PROTOform’s new ’71 Firebird Trans Am

The original touring car boom of the 90s was fueled by an assortment of body and wheel combination that emphasized scale appeal, but the popularity of the class waned over the following two decades as new shells molded with pure speed in mind changed the face of the cars forever. The Vintage Trans-Am racing movement [...]

Sep 18, 2013 Comments
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It’s here! Kyosho Announces National Championship-Winning RT6 Stadium Truck

Short course truck racing hit the RC scene so quickly that it shook up many of the other electric off-road classes, with stadium truck taking the strongest hit. The future of the original “truck” division looked grim for a few seasons before manufacturers started releasing new products for the class, which always breathes new life [...]

Sep 17, 2013 Comments
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