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Kev’s Bench: Upgrading The Traxxas E-Maxx

I reviewed the Traxxas E-Maxx Brushless for the Fall edition of Radio Control Monster Trucks and have been having blast with it; I drive it as often as I can and don’t take it easy. I used the truck recently to review the new Castle Creations Monster X speed control and after a while of [...]

Nov 30, 2015 Comments
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2015 RROC Outdoor: Associated’s Rivkin and Local Jake Mayo Take the Wins.

The first running of the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions is over, and with it a few surprises. In the premiere classes of Open 4WD Buggy, Open 2WD buggy and Open Stadium Truck, it was newly crowned 2WD World Champ Spencer Rivkin (Team Associated) who took the 4WD class after working by TQ [...]

Nov 22, 2015 Comments
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2015 RROC Outdoor: Under the Hood of Kevin Motter’s TQ TLR 22 3.0

The mains are running today at the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions, and I was able to get a peak at Kevin Motter’s TLR 22 3.0 that grabbed the TQ spot in Open 2WD buggy. In spite of the loose, dusty conditions, his buggy is almost entirely in box stock configuration. For power [...]

Nov 22, 2015 Comments
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The Dust Settles as Qualifying Wraps Up at the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions

Qualifying is wrapped up at the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions, with drivers scrambling in the format. The a-mains only take eight drivers from qualifying leaving two spots open for bump-ups from the b-main. In Open 2WD buggy it is TLR’s Kevin Motter who locked down TQ in the first two rounds out [...]

Nov 21, 2015 Comments Off
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The Pros Stick with Modern Equipment at the Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions

Leading up to the 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions there was a lot of speculation as to what the pros planned to use. Thoughts of RC10 gold tub 2WD fun swirled, but the reality is actually positioned almost squarely in the modern era. In fact only one driver is using the Team Associated’s [...]

Nov 21, 2015 Comments
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Old School Style Racing is Under Way at the Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions

The 2015 Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions is under way at Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, California. Promising old school style racing with dirt that actually moves, the race is being held on the famous track with only water added- no sugar, no leaf blower, no misting system, nada. However, as in the past [...]

Nov 21, 2015 Comments
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HPI Savage XL 5.9 by Ulysses Prioleau [Reader's Ride]

Ulysses wrote in to tell us that his very favorite types of article in RC Car Action are the How-to’s showing tricks for customizing and upgrading your truck. From the pics, it looks like he has been taking good notes! He tells us he did “a little” custom work to the front end of his [...]

Nov 19, 2015 Comments
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JConcepts S2 B5M Body With 6.5″ Finnisher Rear Wing

From JConcepts: Backing up a successful design is perhaps the most difficult task in design and engineering. Faced with the challenge, the crew at JConcepts once again went to work to outfit the team during the 2015 IFMAR World Championships with a body capable of enhancing performance. Dubbed the S2, the new shell rocks some [...]

Nov 09, 2015 Comments
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