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Vaterra Goes Kit With DIY Twin Hammers

Vaterra offers a wide lineup of vehicles, from touring cars and  rock racers to rally rigs and  monster trucks. All very different, but until now, all were the same in one important way: they’re all RTRs. No more: with the Twin Hammers now offered as a kit, Vaterra is officially in the DIY business. All [...]

Jul 03, 2014 Comments
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Kyosho Scorpion Online Build Part 3 (It’s Done)

We’re in the home stretch on the 1982 Kyosho Scorpion re-release build. If you’re just joining us, follow these links to the Unboxing, Part1, and Part 2 to catch up. Otherwise, it’s back to the bench… With the rolling chassis completed in the last session, attention turns to the tub and electronics installation. The steering [...]

Jul 02, 2014 Comments
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Lightweight LiPo: Trinity XL Titanium

Trinity‘s XL Titanium pack is all about low weight and a small footprint. Even if your car is already underweight, a lightweight battery is a good idea. Why? Because the weight you add to reach the minimum can be installed where it best suits handling, rather than lumped with the battery. Likewise, the smaller a [...]

Jul 01, 2014 Comments
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Kyosho Scorpion Online Build Part 2

Ahh…back to the bench for the Scorpion build. Here are links to Part 1 and the unoboxing if you haven’t been following along. All caught up? Good, because we’re about to dig into the rear suspension… Each of the semi-trailing rear arms gets a stub axle and a ball stud before installation on the chassis. [...]

Jun 30, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line Has a Complete PRO-2 Buggy Kit (And We Have It)

Pro-Line’s original PRO-2 SC truck kit will go down in history as the brand’s first all-in-one-box kit, but it will no longer be PL’s only kit–now that the PRO-2 Short Course Buggy is here, Pro-Line has two ways to get your wrenches turning. We’ve got the scoop on the new buggy kit, which we’ll review ASAP. [...]

Jun 27, 2014 Comments
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Vaterra Adds Corvette Z51 Stingray to V100-S Lineup

We’re already fans of Vaterra’s rugged V100-S, but we like it even more dressed up as a the new Stingray. Lots of great detail here, and the car looks killer on the move–play the video, you’ll see. Looks like the standard V100-S specs under the sleek new shell, so we’re talking full-time shaft-driven 4WD with [...]

Jun 27, 2014 Comments
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Tower of Power: Hitec’s New X1 Pro Charger and ePowerBox Power Supply

Hitec’s 180 watt battery juicer-upper will charge everything in your RC arsenal, including all lithium battery varieties and lead-acid batteries. You can get the X1 by itself, but the hot setup is definitely the combo with the ePowerBox 17amp power supply, which docks with the X1 for a compact footprint and easy hookup (and it [...]

Jun 27, 2014 Comments
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Kyosho Europe Reveals FO-XX Nitro and EP Formula Off Road Models

No official US release yet, but Kyosho Europe is showing off the FO-XX, a 4X4 RTR in nitro (GP) and electric (VE) flavors designed for Formula Off Road action–which is pretty intense stuff, as the video clip below shows. Both versions of the FO-XX feature the rugged solid axles and vertical-plate chassis layout Kyosho originally developed for [...]

Jun 25, 2014 Comments
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