The 2016 Axialfest wrapped up this weekend and it was the biggest one to date. With over 900 entries, participants were in RC heaven and were treated to six Adventurist trails with 150 gates each (that is over 900 gates people!) as well as being able to compete in Rock Racing and the Ultra 5K […]
Getting your car up to 90+ MPH is easy to do these days thanks to brushless and LiPo power. Getting up to that kind of speed in 2003 wasn’t that easy. Doing it on a sketchy banked oval made it even harder.
Flashback to the 1985 IFMAR EP Off-Road Worlds Open A-Main (A2). Can you name all the legendary drivers? These 4WD buggies battle it out on loose and loamy conditions. Great to see the big differences in design in spite of the less-than-perfect, handheld video camera filming.
Front wheel drive buggies may not be that common, but they do have a history and passionate following. ORB Racing is a small company dedicated to these unusual buggies and the design does have some merit. We got a chance to ask Paul Dijkstra of ORB Racing about the ideas, theories and racing scene of […]
Jumping is a blast—if you have a good jump. A plastic skateboard ramp is the most popular way to add hangtime to the neighborhood RC scene, but what if you want to go bigger? Ramp maker LandWave offers stackable, molded ramps that make it easy to customize your launch pad. The system makes it easy […]
More and more RTR vehicles are coming with scale interiors to increase their realism. Since the interiors are vacuum formed, molded-in details are generally soft. Most are painted a single color (black), which speeds things up on the assembly line but looks far from realistic. There are a few things you can do to your […]
Check out our interview with Jason Snyder as he discusses racing and specifically starting a race brand with a focus on racing products. To read this article now, join RC CAR ACTION PREMIUM! When you become a member, you’ll get instant online access to our back-issue archives, the latest RC Car Action Digital Editions, all […]
We first saw the awesome Oskart machine when Bruno Coelho was presented with one after his IFMAR Worlds win, and the wild go-kart has been on our must-drive list ever since. Hopefully we’ll be reenacting this unboxing video ourselves soon! From Oskart: The RTR version includes a 33cc Zenoah-based engine, a Spektrum DX2E […]
Novak Electronics has closed after 38 years, but the legacy of the brand and its founder, Bob Novak, lives on. Here’s our interview with Bob, from our 2012 “Icons of RC” feature. There are people in the RC industry who can certainly be called legends, but there are others whose contributions to our hobby’s innovation […]
Oh baby! If there was a car in the early 90s that everyone was dying to get their hands on, it was the ever elusive Team Associated Stealth Car. This nearly one off vehicles were made for the best drivers Associated had at the time to compete with in the 1989 and ’91 IFMAR Worlds […]
The time has come to build Tamiya’s newest mid-line sedan offering, the TA07 Pro. Ever since I first laid eyes on this car when we featured it on rccaraction.com, I fell in love with its unique design and overall look. Other than its unique chassis, other notable features of the TA07 Pro are its one-belt […]