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Trick Toyota SCX10 from the Land of the Rising Sun [READER’S RIDE]

Trick Toyota SCX10 from the Land of the Rising Sun [READER’S RIDE]

Greg Zawatski didn’t re-build his SCX10 right away but after running it stock (as a Jeep JK Unlimited RTR) for two years it was due for a freshening up, and he decided he might as well make some strategic upgrades. Originally a Pennsylvania native, Greg now resides in Osaka, Japan and he gave the truck some […]
Tonka Tough 8×8 [READER’S RIDE]

Tonka Tough 8×8 [READER’S RIDE]

At the heart of Ken Sutherland’s heavy metal build is a 1960s-era Tonka truck cab, which he added onto for nearly a year until he ended up with the 4-foot-long beast you see here. The entire body (aside from that vintage lower cab section) is fabricated from aluminum and held together with more than 200 […]

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Axial Rubicon Unlimited [READER’S RIDE]

Axial Rubicon Unlimited [READER’S RIDE]

Todd Henderson’s SCX10 started off as a trade he received, that already had SSD D60 axles, a JR brick battery plate, a Holmes Hobbies TorqueMaster controller, a Castle 10a BEC and a Hitec 7980th servo with an Axial aluminum servo horn. I added a Holmes Hobbies TorqueMaster Expert 40T motor to turn a Robinson Racing pinion, […]
Axial SCX-10 Beater Farm Truck by Deon Person [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX-10 Beater Farm Truck by Deon Person [READER’S RIDE]

Deon Person sent in this well-weathered Axial SCX-10 wearing a Pro-Line ’50s Chevy pickup body. His concept was to create a truck that been living the hard life on the farm for years. He gave it a rusty finish and dented and distressed the body underneath. The winshield is cracked and…are those bullet holes? There’s […]

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Axial SCX10 Custom Honcho by Adam Hoover [READERS RIDE]

Axial SCX10 Custom Honcho by Adam Hoover [READERS RIDE]

Adam’s truck has a certain gritty, home-brewed scale look to it that really appeals to us. It looks like the kind of real truck we would build in our garage at home. He custom-welded the eco-cage and rear section himself, and added a RC4WD Mojave cab which he custom-painted to give it a home-built beater […]
Axial SCX10 Salvage Truck by Micheal Matthews [READERS RIDE]

Axial SCX10 Salvage Truck by Micheal Matthews [READERS RIDE]

Micheal gets big points for  originality with his Axial SCX10-based salvage truck. He only shared a few details — the outstanding photos do most of the talking for him. He chose an Axial 55T motor for tons of torque down low, with Castle’s SV3 speed control ensuring precise throttle management. Micheal looked to Hitec for […]

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What Can You Do With Hitec’s New Robo-Servo?

What Can You Do With Hitec’s New Robo-Servo?

Other than sticking it into a robot (duh), what would you do with Hitec’s latest robot servo? Instead of moving to an endpoint, the HSR-2645CR spins its output shaft continuously in either direction, with proportional speed up to 46rpm. You could use it to crank a jack screw and lift a dump bed, or make […]
Hitec X2 AC Plus: Now Your Charger Has WiFi

Hitec X2 AC Plus: Now Your Charger Has WiFi

Well, it CAN have WiFi, the module is extra. With it, you can use your smartphone to program the charger remotely…which is kind of weird since you’re presumably sitting right in front of the charger, but it’s still going to be fun to try out. As for the charger itself, you’re looking at dual outputs […]

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Axial SCX10-based CJ Willys Crawler by Warren Fisher [Readers Ride]

Axial SCX10-based CJ Willys Crawler by Warren Fisher [Readers Ride]

Warren Fisher documents this impressive Jeep project on the Scale Builders Guide forum, giving us all a great look into what went into this amazing build. Starting with an Axial SCX10 1.9, he added a host of custom details, including scratchbuilt body panels and handmade safety harnesses for the driver figure. There is a custom-built […]
Now HobbyKing Has a 3D Printer

Now HobbyKing Has a 3D Printer

There’s no escaping 3D printing, and now that Hobby King is in on the act with the Turnigy Fabrikator, getting into the new tech is more affordable than ever. The $450 printer is designed to print ABS and PLA materials, and according to HobbyKing, the printer delivers a high-quality finish. The unit features a heated […]

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Adam Drake Now Drives With Hitec Lynx 4S

Adam Drake Now Drives With Hitec Lynx 4S

We don’t make a habit of blasting news of every driver sponsorship shake-up, but this one’s important on two fronts: one, it’s Adam Drake, who is sorting out new sponsors after a long stint with Horizon Hobby brands, and two, it’s Hitec, who has long been known for making great servos but not for having […]

WIN THIS TRUCK! Pro-Line Monster Makeover

One of the many things that makes RC so much fun is the ability to easily transform the look and performance of your machine. Any car or truck can go from mild-mannered to extreme machine by simply swapping the body, wheels and tires. With exactly that type of magic trick in mind, we turned out […]
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