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Maxxed out Traxxas T-Maxx by Rob DeLeon [Reader’s Ride]

Maxxed out Traxxas T-Maxx by Rob DeLeon [Reader’s Ride]

This Traxxas T-Maxx started life like any other, but Rob DeLeon (of Bakersfield, CA) soon lost control of his investment. Nearly $3,000 later he has the truck you see before you: the Supermaxx—which he has now owned for 15 years and he has been upgrading it fairly continuously all along. It has an Unlimited Engineering […]
2015 RC Car Action Readers’ Choice Awards

2015 RC Car Action Readers’ Choice Awards

Did you vote for your favorite gear in our Readers’ Choice Awards? There’s 18 categories in all, ranging from cars and trucks to engines and speed controls—anything you can drop your hard-earned money on, you’ll find here with the top pick as chosen by your fellow readers Click to enlarge  

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Serpent Viper 977-EVO: The Newest 1/8-Scale Nitro Asphalt Killer

Serpent Viper 977-EVO: The Newest 1/8-Scale Nitro Asphalt Killer

Serpent has been a respected manufacturer in the racing scene for a long time and when they announce a new car, people take notice. Long considered the F1 of racing, 1/8-scale on-road nitro cars require a level of commitment few have the experience or dedication to do, but when participants demand the best and fractions […]
Team Orion Vortex dDrive: The End of Speed Controls? [VIDEO]

Team Orion Vortex dDrive: The End of Speed Controls? [VIDEO]

Motor, battery, speed control. Those three items are what make up an electric power system. Or they used to, at least; Orion’s new Vortex dDrive system integrates throttle circuitry directly into the motor, eliminating a separate speed control. The motor plugs directly into the receiver and battery, and gets its own power switch with setup […]

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This Full-size vs. RC Formula-E Matchup Is Pretty Cool, and Fake [VIDEO]

This Full-size vs. RC Formula-E Matchup Is Pretty Cool, and Fake [VIDEO]

Hat-tip to Jalopnik for this story, which teases with the highly clickable headline of “Watch This Electric Race Car Tear It Up With Its Superfast RC Twin.” The video is a fluff piece for Qualcomm’s “Halo” wireless charging technology for full-size electric cars. Instead of plugging the car into the power supply, you simply park […]

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REDS Racing Expands Its Line With New TX120 Speed Control

REDS Racing Expands Its Line With New TX120 Speed Control

REDS Racing isknown for producing nitro power and now the team there is shifting gears and hitting the eclectic side of things. We don’t know much about this speed control at this time (this is only a teaser) but it looks like they are hitting the 1/10-scale on and off-road market. Looks like a pretty […]
ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Tessmann Sweeps!

ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Tessmann Sweeps!

Mains day was the day of reckoning as the racers prepared to do battle and to do right what they might have done wrong in qualifying. Starting up front for both classes was Ty Tessmann and he was determined to turn his top qualifying spots into National Titles. Here’s how it all went down. Truggy […]

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ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Ty Tessmann TQs Buggy & Truggy

ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Ty Tessmann TQs Buggy & Truggy

The action at the 2015 1/8 Scale Nitro Nationals has been as hot as the daily 100-degree weather and with a lot of the world’s fastest drivers are in attendance, the racing is super close with one big factor that a lot of drivers faced; the Tessmann factor. HB/HPI driver, Ty Tessmann has been on […]
Pro-File: IFMAR 1/8 Scale Off-Road World Champ Ty Tessmann

Pro-File: IFMAR 1/8 Scale Off-Road World Champ Ty Tessmann

Canada’s Ty Tessmann is one of RC’s most consummate professionals, as well as one of its youngest. At just 21 years old, Ty has ten years of competition under his belt, experience that has made him the reigning IFMAR Nitro Off-Road World Champion. In this excerpt from our April issue, Ty gets the “Pro-File” treatment […]

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World’s Smallest Nitro Powered RC Car? [Video]

World’s Smallest Nitro Powered RC Car? [Video]

Now here’s something you don’t see every day. This guy made the world’s smallest nitro powered RC car (he claims–ever seen one smaller?) and it sounds pretty mean. Bonus points for the old “upside down bicycle as starter box” trick. Check out the video.
Serpent Electrifies 200mm Touring With Natrix 748-e

Serpent Electrifies 200mm Touring With Natrix 748-e

Nitro touring cars enjoy big flowing tracks and fast racing, but sometimes the draw of an electric vehicle is too cool to pass up. Serpent knows this and now offers their 200mm 748 touring car in an electric version. Touted as the Natrix 748-e, this car has all the features you’d expect to see in […]
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