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Super-Sized 2WD: ARRMA Raider XL BLX [REVIEW]

Super-Sized 2WD: ARRMA Raider XL BLX [REVIEW]

Here’s a different take on brushless-powered big-buggy fun: the ARRMA Raider XL BLX. This high-powered machine is an up-scaled version of Arrma’s popular 1/10-scale two-wheeler, and gets the same distinctive styling in a larger size and a horsepower boost to match. Click any of the images below to download our full review as a PDF, or […]
Is IFMAR’s New 2S LiPo Rule for 1/12-Scale Modified Too Fast? [VIDEO]

Is IFMAR’s New 2S LiPo Rule for 1/12-Scale Modified Too Fast? [VIDEO]

1/12-scale pan cars are extremely fast and modified takes a level of skill that only a few drivers in the world possess. Gone are the days where drivers have to manage their batteries to make the full eight-minute runs. Today’s brushless motors and LiPo battery technology put out so much power and have so much […]

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1/8-Scale Buggies on Astro-Turf?

1/8-Scale Buggies on Astro-Turf?

Astro-turf may be the hot trend in 1/10-scale electric off-road racing, but how about using 1/8-scale buggies? That’s right, big, powerful 4WD buggies are turned loose on this outdoor track and battle it out on the grippy, high-traction surface. If you listen closely, you can also hear nitro engines fired up in the background, giving […]
2016 U.S. Indoor Champs: Thanksgiving and RC Racing

2016 U.S. Indoor Champs: Thanksgiving and RC Racing

The U.S. Indoor Champs, or commonly referred to as the Cleveland Indoor Champs, once again drew together some of the best drivers over the Thanksgiving weekend to do battle on the carpet on-road track. The long-standing race has been gaining back some of its momentum and this year saw big crowds compete for trophies. In […]

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We Drive the ARRMA OUTCAST [REVIEW]

We Drive the ARRMA OUTCAST [REVIEW]

Arrma‘s new Nero-platform trucks are getting a lot of attention, but they aren’t the only new rigs the brand has been working on. The Outcast is a 6S-rated ride like the Nero, Big Rock, and Fazon, but this “stunt truck” is built more like a traditional 1/8 scale buggy or truggy. New features include a great-looking 60s-style truck […]
Pro-Line Hyrax 1.9” G8 Rock Terrain Truck Tires

Pro-Line Hyrax 1.9” G8 Rock Terrain Truck Tires

From Pro-Line: This is a pair of Hyrax 2.2” Tires. The future of 2.2” Rock Racing Tire Performance has arrived with Pro-Line’s all-new Hyrax Tire! Designed from the ground up for maximum grip on the toughest terrain, the Hyrax tire is ready for anything the Race might throw at you. The Hyrax features an aggressive […]

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RC4WD’s Beast 6X6 Lives Up To Its Name [UNBOXED]

RC4WD’s Beast 6X6 Lives Up To Its Name [UNBOXED]

If you’re going to call your truck “Beast 6X6,” it had better have six wheels, and be, y’know, beastly. RC4WD ticks off both those boxes with the Tatra-like military machine, first offered as a kit and now available RTR. We’re reviewing the truck now, and it’s an impressively detailed and capable rig. Take a look… […]
Rally Car Racing: A Fresh Approach [VIDEO]

Rally Car Racing: A Fresh Approach [VIDEO]

Off-road racing has had pretty much the same format for years. If you race electric, that usually means qualifying heats and a single or triple a-main format. Drivers position themselves on an elevated stand and drive a closed course in a timed process. However, a format that has been grabbing some attention is a form […]

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King of the Gassers 1948 Willys [READER’S RIDE]

King of the Gassers 1948 Willys [READER’S RIDE]

2016 Reader’s Ride of the Year winner Dan Boyle sent in his take on the king of the gassers the 1948 Willys. Dan built it on an Axial Wraith frame, and powered the Willys with a Traxxas brushless system. He even incorporated Traxxas’ onboard audio system. He installed a set of rare See’s aluminum wheels. […]
Super-Powered Short Course: Arrma Senton 6S BLX [REVIEW]

Super-Powered Short Course: Arrma Senton 6S BLX [REVIEW]

Arrma’s hard-hitting Senton RTR is a 6S-ready 4X4 with speed and power to spare. Click any image below to download our full review as a PDF! Never miss an issue of RC Car Action! Subscribe today with a Digital Edition subscription or Print + Digital combo!

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Foam Inserts Explained

Foam Inserts Explained

Similar to air in full size cars, foam inserts are needed to help support the tire carcass from the inside and help it to keep its shape. But, unlike air the insert can be shaped and tuned or made from different materials in order to change its characteristics. For practical purposes, there are two types […]
XRAY XT2 1/10 Stadium Truck

XRAY XT2 1/10 Stadium Truck

From XRAY: Based on the ultra-successful XB2 platform, I proudly present to you the XT2 – the ultimate 1/10 stadium truck sharing the XRAY’s commitment to engineering perfection, design, performance and support, all made possible by state-of-the-art in-house manufacturing. The XT2 is the pinnacle of perfection… typical for XRAY. Dipl. Eng. Juraj Hudy XRAY Chief […]
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