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5 Reasons Why Truck Pulling Is Cool

5 Reasons Why Truck Pulling Is Cool

The more I look around on the internet the more I see custom pulling trucks popping up. I’m excited about this trend and am really excited to build one of my own. Some may ask why I’m so into building a pulling truck and I am here to show you. These are my 5 reasons […]

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XTM Racing X-Series Brushless Power System Review

XTM Racing X-Series Brushless Power System Review

From our November 2014 issue comes this “Test Bench” review of XTM’s econo brushless system, which belies its low price with solid performance. Hobby People customers gave it their thumbs-up online; here’s our take. Click to enlarge    
Kev’s Bench: Could Trophy Trucks The Next Big Thing?

Kev’s Bench: Could Trophy Trucks The Next Big Thing?

The scale scene is big right now and there are no signs of it slowing down. Most of the scale vehicles out there are solid axle trucks that are designed to perform well on trail and rock courses. Although they rate high on the scale uh… scale, they lack the speed that most people in […]

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5 Vehicles We Want To See In RC

5 Vehicles We Want To See In RC

There’s no shortage of four-wheeled subjects in RC, covering everything from classic road cars and racers to realistic off-roaders and rides that exist only in engineer’s fantasies. And yet, we can all easily name personal faves we wished would be released in Lexan. With that in mind, we’ve selected five machines that are ripe for […]
Kev’s Bench: Hot Stuff Spotted at the SEMA Show

Kev’s Bench: Hot Stuff Spotted at the SEMA Show

The SEMA show in Las Vegas is the place to see the latest trends, parts and builds in the full-size car world and every year thousands of people in the automotive industry make their way to this iconic show. The show is only happening for four days and you need all of that and more […]

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“ROAR and IFMAR Should Look at Their Rulebooks and Start Crossing Some Stuff Out”

“ROAR and IFMAR Should Look at Their Rulebooks and Start Crossing Some Stuff Out”

If that tidbit piques your interest, then you’ll definitely enjoy our interview with Orange County RC Raceway’s outspoken owner, Robert Black. What does he think about modern tracks, today’s pro’s, and the competition RC scene? Read on to find out. Robert “RB” Black is an entrepreneur, a track owner, a visionary and voice for the […]
Interview: Kyosho’s Yuichi Kanai, Father of the Inferno

Interview: Kyosho’s Yuichi Kanai, Father of the Inferno

Kyosho has built everything from static models to basic hobby-level kits throughout its 50-year history, but the Japanese firm is perhaps best known for producing some of the most exotic and successful race cars the RC market has ever seen. The most notable id the Inferno series of 1/8-scale buggies that have won eight IFMAR […]

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Vaterra Goes Kit With DIY Twin Hammers

Vaterra Goes Kit With DIY Twin Hammers

Vaterra offers a wide lineup of vehicles, from touring cars and  rock racers to rally rigs and  monster trucks. All very different, but until now, all were the same in one important way: they’re all RTRs. No more: with the Twin Hammers now offered as a kit, Vaterra is officially in the DIY business. All […]
The Great Divide: Why Splitting Classes Makes Absolutely No Sense

The Great Divide: Why Splitting Classes Makes Absolutely No Sense

When organizing racing classes for a big event or local club race, vehicle type and motor spec are the most typical designations (stock short course, modified buggy, etc.). Large racing events and club races alike, especially over the last decade or so, have increasingly split these primary divisions into different groups defined by skill level […]

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Create simple, stunning designs with proper body prep and masking!

Create simple, stunning designs with proper body prep and masking!

One of the most important aspects of creating a sweet, long-lasting, custom paint job is body prep. If not carefully prepped, the paint will not stick to the Lexan properly, will flake off, and can cause the actual paint process to be much more difficult than it should be. This article will take you through […]
Classic Plastic: Richard Royall and RPM

Classic Plastic: Richard Royall and RPM

Whether you’re a racer, enthusiast or just a casual RC’er, chances are there’s at least one piece of RPM gear on your car or in your toolbox. Whether it’s the classic RPM camber gauge or a set of super-tough arms to replace worn-out stockers (or maybe you just wanted a color other than black), RPM’s […]
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