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OFNA super sizes short course with the Hyper 8SC

OFNA was one of the first brands to launch a 4WD electric short course truck with the Hyper 10SC, which earned instant street cred as one of the best racing vehicles of its day. They’re trying to do it again, going toe-to-toe with Team Associated’s SC8 with a new nitro-powered RTR complete with a .32 [...]

May 23, 2014 Comments
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MIP Pucks Shiny Drive System Now Available for SC10 and T4 Series

MIP invented the original and much-copied CVD design, which has equipped the cars and trucks of  countless national and world champions. MIP’s most recent addition to the CVD design is their “Pucks” concept, which addresses the wear inherent in the dogbone/drive cup interface. Instead of steel-on-steel contact with a bare crosspin riding in the outdrive’s [...]

May 21, 2014 Comments
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Vattera Goes Rally With Rockstar Ford Fiesta RallyCross

Vaterra is officially in the rally game with the new Ford Fiesta RallyCross, which will arrive in Rockstar colors fully RTR minus a battery. You can strap in a 3S LiPo if you want to go big (over 55mph, says Vaterra), the Dynamite Fuze 3300KV brushless setup can take the juice. And since the RallyCross [...]

May 15, 2014 Comments
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It’s Not a Robot: TrackStar Tripod Cooling Fan

What the heck…? Oh, it’s a fan on a poseable tripod, so you can aim it at whatever needs cooling. Motor, charger, slice of pizza…whatever. Also soldering irons, when you need to pack up quickly (ever stuff a hot iron into you pit bag? It’s literally not-cool).  The brushless fan jacks into your power supply [...]

May 15, 2014 Comments
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WATCH: Traxxas Summit “Extreme Canyon Run”

With its LED lighting system, high-low transmission, remote-locking diffs, and waterproof electronics, the Summit is easily the most versatile truck in the Traxxas lineup. Speed down the open trail, crawl over rocks, cross a stream, sky over jumps–this truck does it all, as captured in Traxxas’ latest video.

May 12, 2014 Comments
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Tamiya Announces 3 New Pro-Caliber Kits

Tamiya has one of the most diverse product portfolios of any mainstream RC manufacturer, and that trend continues with their three latest unassembled kits, including a “Pro” version of their latest front-wheel-drive Mini platform, a mid-motor 2WD buggy that has proven itself on a world stage, and a limited edition, heavily hopped-up version of their [...]

May 09, 2014 Comments
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AKA adopts two popular tread patterns for off-road’s biggest racing classes

AKA has been at the forefront of off-road tire technology since the brand debuted with a full line for 1/8-scale nitro buggies, but when the market shifted back toward 1/10-scale electric racing so did the focus of the California-based company. Their latest products translate two of their most widely used tire patterns from the big [...]

May 09, 2014 Comments
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Gas-Burning HPI Savage XL Octane Set To Release This Month!

Yep, it’s really happening now: HPI’s long-anticipated gasoline-burning monster truck, the Savage XL Octane, is finally on its way. HPI last teased the truck during the Nurnberg Toy fair with the video below, and Hobbico just press-released the truck as “available now.”  The Octane isn’t up on the HPI site yet, but Tower Hobbies shows [...]

May 07, 2014 Comments
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