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Traxxas EZ-Peak Plus 4amp iD Charger [REVIEW]

As a reader of RC Car Action, you probably have no problem charging batteries. You have a NiMH charger and a LiPo charger, or one charger that can do both. You make sure to plug in the balance connector on your LiPos, and choose the right mode for safe charging. Now imagine if you didn’t [...]

Aug 05, 2015 Comments
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Reedy Outdoor Champs Restores ‘Real Dirt’ to Off-Road—Should This Be The Standard?

The just-announced Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions (November 20-22, Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, CA) promises “a watered track surface [that] brings back major off-road racing as it began with roost and pin tires.” This is a reaction to the current state of electric off-road racing, which is ruled by high bite tracks with [...]

Aug 03, 2015 Comments
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Everything You Need To Know About Nitro Fuel

Other than “not gasoline,” most hobbyists who are new to nitro power don’t understand what’s in nitro fuel, or more importantly, how those ingredients effect power, performance, and engine life. Any fuel you purchase that’s labeled “for RC cars” will work just fine, but if you want to choose the best fuel for your type [...]

Jul 31, 2015 Comments
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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 [...]

Jul 29, 2015 Comments
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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  

Jul 20, 2015 Comments
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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 [...]

Jul 14, 2015 Comments
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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 [...]

Jul 13, 2015 Comments
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ProTek RC Starter Box Carrying Bag – Why Didn’t Someone Think of This Before?

Running a nitro vehicle can be awkward at times with wheels spinning, a starter box to carry and an engine blazing hot with exhaust fumes shooting in your general direction. ProTek RC recognizes the safety issues and the need for a little bit of extra help and have created a bag specifically for this task. [...]

Jul 07, 2015 Comments
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