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RC4WD TF2 Blackfoot Hybrid [READER’S RIDE]

RC4WD TF2 Blackfoot Hybrid [READER’S RIDE]

Jonathan Mathews’ TF2 is deceptively subtle, but the closer you look the cooler this truck gets. To begin with, there’s the Tamiya Blackfoot body. Look closer and you’ll see that this is an extended cab Ford — something Tamiya never made. So Jonathan and his buddy Jim (who runs a body shop) spliced together two […]
Tamiya Jimny Crawler by Daniel Siegl [READER’S RIDE]

Tamiya Jimny Crawler by Daniel Siegl [READER’S RIDE]

Daniel Siegl likes a challenge. When Daniel realized that his trip to the US from his native Austria would perfectly coincide with the 5th Annual Recon G6 Birthday Bash, held at Moon Rocks in Reno, NV, he decided to put a truck together to compete. But rather than go with a conventional crawler, he decided […]

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The new Tekin Gen3 stock 17.5T stock motors come in two versions; a standard and rpm version.

2015 ROAR EP Off-Road Nationals: Plenty of Things to See

The ROAR Nationals is a serious event for drivers and manufacturers, and it’s common to see new and innovative technology either being introduced or tested in prototype form. However, these items aren’t always for the general public, so information is often only speculative at best. Here’s a taste of some of the things at the […]
Tim Bloore’s Custom Jeep Wrangler Unlimited [Reader’s Ride]

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 […]

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Custom JeepZilla from Brenda Sumner [Reader’s Ride]

Custom JeepZilla from Brenda Sumner [Reader’s Ride]

West Jordan, UT must be the perfect environment for Brenda Sumner’s custom JeepZilla.  She started with a MattZilla RC Works chassis, to which she added RC4x4 Performance stainless links, Kyosho Red Velvet shocks, Team KNK stainless hardware and OttSix VooDoo tires mounted on MotoWorx wheels. The driveline consists of a Tekin Pro4 3300 motor with […]
Kev’s Bench: Axial Yeti XL Build, DONE

Kev’s Bench: Axial Yeti XL Build, DONE

I just wrapped up a how-to on building the Axial Yeti XL kit for the June issue of Radio Control Car Action. It’s a fun build and I highly suggest that you have plenty of room to get through it. The parts for this bad boy are pretty large. While you’re waiting for the issue […]

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Vaterra Ascender by Jason Cook

Vaterra Ascender by Jason Cook

Jason assembled this super clean ’86 K5 Blazer from the Vaterra Ascender kit using a Tekin power system — an FXR speed control running a 35T motor. Jason painted the body with Tamiya Gun Metal up top with Duratrax Metallic Black below. The tires are stock from the kit but he mounted them on Gearhead […]
Ben Gifford’s Axial SCX10 Wrangler Rubicon

Ben Gifford’s Axial SCX10 Wrangler Rubicon

This Axial SCX10 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, which Ben Gifford, of Rock Island, IL calls the “Budget Buildicon,” is proof that you don’t need to spend a ton of money in upgrades to make a great rock crawler. All you need is a solid platform, an eye for the right upgrades, and some great camera skills to make […]

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Is Stock Racing Too Expensive?

Is Stock Racing Too Expensive?

Venture to any RC track and it’s obvious that the stock classes have been the lifeblood of electric off-road racing. It usually has the most participation with its own rules and subculture. It’s so popular that an entire industry has been developed around it with products designed specifically for the class. In the early days […]
Kev’s Bench: Return Of The Ripper

Kev’s Bench: Return Of The Ripper

I have built a lot of modded Tamiya Clod Busters over my lifetime and one of the trucks that I have held on to is my trusty Thunder Tech Ripper. I built and reviewed the Ripper in the October 2001 issue of Radio Control Car Action Magazine and since then I’ve made a few tweaks […]

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TLR’s Dakotah Phend sweeps ROAR Electric 1/8-Scale and 4×4 SCT Nationals

TLR’s Dakotah Phend sweeps ROAR Electric 1/8-Scale and 4×4 SCT Nationals

Team Losi Racing phenom Dakotah Phend needed a push broom to collect all the hardware he earned last weekend at Gulf Coast Raceway in Porter, TX. Hot off the 2WD Modified Buggy win at the Cactus Classic, Phend added three more national titles to his resume with a dominating performance at the ROAR National Championship […]
“King” of the Trail: Tyler Puterbaugh’s Axial Wraith

“King” of the Trail: Tyler Puterbaugh’s Axial Wraith

If you’re an RCCA subscriber or you snagged our May issue off the newsstand, you’ve already seen this Reader’s Ride between the pages (or, you may have seen it tearing up the trails in Benton, PA). Tyler Puterbaugh’s Axial Wraith is the pride of his RC fleet and looks great in this nicely-snapped shot. The […]
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