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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 [...]

Jun 21, 2015 Comments
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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 [...]

Jun 18, 2015 Comments
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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.

Jun 11, 2015 Comments
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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 [...]

Jun 11, 2015 Comments
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LRP Updates iX8 for 1/8-Scale Vehicles

1/8-scale vehicles place a lot of demands on electric equipped vehicles and LRP is staying one step ahead by releasing a new version of their successful iX8. This new iX8 V2 brushless speed control is specifically designed for 1/8-scale applications and has new hardware components and new v2.6 Team firmware. Testing has shown that these [...]

Jun 11, 2015 Comments
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Tim Bloore’s Custom Jeep Wrangler Unlimited [Reader's Ride]

Tim Bloore, of Barrie, Ontario Canada sent us pix of his super-scale 1:8 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. The body is a New Bright shell hung on custom frame rails. Running gear is mostly Wraith-based; with Vanquish Wraith axles, links, Panhard bar, chubs, knuckles and lockouts. The light bar is also from Vanquish. Hot Racing supplied hardened [...]

Jun 10, 2015 Comments
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The Team Associated SC5M: Next Generation Short Course

Following the success of the B5M and T5M platforms, it comes as no surprise that the winning geometry and features of the vehicles would be applied to a short-course truck. Dubbed the Team Associated SC5M Team Kit, it shares 90% of the same parts with a few that make it unique for short-course racing. Sold [...]

May 28, 2015 Comments
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Mean & Green: Check Out Yatabe Arena Astro-Turf Action [VIDEO]

The 2015 IFMAR 1/10 Electric Off-Road World Championships are at Yatabe Arena this October and the JMRCA 1/10 EP Off-road Nationals and Warm-up Race will give drivers a chance to get ready for the event. Scheduled to be held on astro-turf, this event has all the drama and controversy you’d expect in a World Championship. [...]

May 27, 2015 Comments
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