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Team Associated Announces Qualifier ProRally 4WD RTR

Associated’s new rally machine is based on the Qualifier Series ProLite 4X4, which makes it a well-equipped RTR. Reedy brushless power is standard, a 7-cell NiMH Reedy Wolf Pack is included, and Associated has added a few details to separate the ProRally from the ProLite. There’s the body, of course (duh), along with a new [...]

Apr 25, 2014 Comments
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Save your wrists with Hobby Pro USA’s new “Pro-Built” PRS1 buggy

Hobby Pro USA’s PRS1 buggy, which we reviewed back in our January issue, not only received an update for the 2014 season but is now available as a rolling chassis, the first in a new “Pro-Built” lineup of vehicles – which makes this 2WD offroad racer one of the few chances you may ever have [...]

Apr 25, 2014 Comments
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Lights, Camera, FIRE!

Pro-Line’s new Blockbuster video-ready body is getting a lot of buzz, and it should only get buzzier with the release of PL’s new video for the shell (which you can see by clicking any of the images below). I wonder how many guys singed off their eyebrows making this clip… We begin by learning about [...]

Apr 24, 2014 Comments
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Kyosho Reveals Scorpion Re-Release Details

After teasing the Scorpion re-release last week, Kyosho has now revealed details about the highly-anticipated vintage machine, which is set to debut at the RCX show on May 17-18. As the hype-sheet reveals (and as we anticipated), the new-old car is highly faithful to the original specs but also beefed up and refined where needed so you [...]

Apr 23, 2014 Comments
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Hobby King Announces Low-Dollar Drifter

Hobby King‘s latest low-low-low priced ride is The Devil, a drift-specific machine that arrives “almost ready to run” (ARR), leaving the battery and transmitter/receiver choice to you (you also get to clip the ring-toss body posts). Otherwise, the car is fully equipped with a Trackstar 45amp, 3000KV power system and high-torque servo. The all-plastic, front-motor [...]

Apr 21, 2014 Comments
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Associated Chassis Conversion Kits for B5 and B5M

Team Associated bucked the trend of convertible-chassis 2WD buggies, instead choosing to offer dedicated rear-motor (B5) and mid-motor (B5M) platforms. Since most racers build their cars as either rear-motor or mid-motor and leave them that way, Associated determined the compromises required to make a single car work both ways weren’t worth it–hence the B5 and [...]

Apr 19, 2014 Comments
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Exclusive: Pro-Line’s GoPro-Ready Blockbuster Revealed

Now this is ingenious! Pro-Line‘s Blockbuster body is built for video (Blockbuster video, get it?) and designed to carry a GoPro camera in its hollowed-out cab (which also appears to do a good job of protecting the GoPro). In the middle pic, you can see the molded-in dashboard that gives Blockbuster-based videos a real “in-car” [...]

Apr 17, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line To Offer Short-Wheelbase “Indoor” Chassis For Pro-2

When I reviewed the Pro-Line PRO-2 for the cover story of our February issue I raved about the truck’s stability in the open desert, and how that composure led to me drive aggressively on the racetrack as well. My SoCal cohort Joel Navarro and I have logged plenty of race time with our PRO-2 test truck [...]

Apr 16, 2014 Comments
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