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Kyosho Scorpion Online Build

Kyosho Scorpion Online Build

Here’s a link to the Scorpion unboxing, in case you missed it. With unpacking the kit out of the way, I’m ready to start spinning wrenches. The fun starts with a bunch of aluminum bits… The chassis rails and steering bellcrank are assembled first, with hex hardware used throughout. The chassis rails are stout, solid-aluminum extrusions […]
HPI Wheely King Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

HPI Wheely King Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Here’s one you don’t see every day: HPI’s wheelie-popping monster truck turned into a rock-crawling tube frame buggy. Steve Glasbergen from Tsawwassen, British Columbia sent it in.The tube chassis itself is from Integy, while power comes courtesy of a 55-turn motor and HobbyWing speed control with drag brake hidden under the vented hood panel. All […]

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Axial SCX10-based Toyota Half-Track is All Awesome [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX10-based Toyota Half-Track is All Awesome [READER’S RIDE]

Toyota actually built a prototype half-track and Matthew Kett’s ultra-realistic Axial-based build recreates it amazingly well. It took him 8 months to piece together, starting with an SCX10. He salvaged the front and rear axles, transmission, and chassis rails, and spliced them with a Heng Long Walker Bulldog 1:16 RC tank. He tells us the […]
Vaterra Twin Hammers Classic Camaro [READER’S RIDE]

Vaterra Twin Hammers Classic Camaro [READER’S RIDE]

We really like the look of Juan Turcios’ Vaterra Twin Hammers ’69 Camaro – and you can tell by the patina its sees a lot of good action. The body is a Vaterra Camaro RS shell painted Tuxedo Black. He modified the suspension with Axial SCX10 upright shock mounts in front, and relocated the battery […]

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Southwest Monster Shop KK2 “Yeti” Monster Truck [READER’S RIDE]

Southwest Monster Shop KK2 “Yeti” Monster Truck [READER’S RIDE]

We see a lot of vehicles with the name “Yeti” attached to them, but none quite like Kevin Adair’s custom scale monster truck. And we mean monster! He started with a KK2 chassis that he powder-coated blue. He uses an all-metal AX10 transmission with freestyle axles and swaybars connected to mounts that Kevin fabricated himself. […]
JConcepts Traxxas Slash and Stampede Monster Truck Conversion

JConcepts Traxxas Slash and Stampede Monster Truck Conversion

From JConcepts: JConcepts now offers a suspension conversion set for the popular Slash 4×4 and Stampede 4×4. The upgrade includes carbon fiber front and rear shock tower, aluminum shock stand-offs, body mount adaptors and aluminum caster blocks. Using this combination of parts along with other parts (not included) help build the ultimate monster truck from […]

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Racer Profile: TLR’s Frank Root

Racer Profile: TLR’s Frank Root

Sponsors: TLR, Horizon Hobby, JConcepts, Team Orion, Spektrum, Bradley Fine Line Designs, StickIt1 Graphics, LiveRC.com, Pacific Coast Hobbies   A lot of us love the speed, exhilaration, and technical side of RC, but we don’t realize what it takes to bring a vehicle like the TLR 22 buggy platform to market. For most of us, RC […]
GCM Jeep JK Wrangler [READER’S RIDE]

GCM Jeep JK Wrangler [READER’S RIDE]

Scott Lempert started with a a GCM Tiny Trucks J2 chassis skeleton kit especially developed to fit Chinese Jeep JK bodies that have shown up over the last couple years on eBay. For power he chose a Holmes Hobbies 16T Crawlmaster Pro with a Castle speed control. He dressed it up with extra hood detail […]

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Insane Jumps and Big Air at the 2017 Psycho Nitro Blast [VIDEOS]

Insane Jumps and Big Air at the 2017 Psycho Nitro Blast [VIDEOS]

Considered a favorite among racers, the Psycho Nitro Blast has a bit of everything for everyone. Featuring around the clock action and held on a temporary track in a horse arena, the event brings together some of the fastest racers in North America and abroad. Started in 2008, this event has grown to be one […]
Great Scale Builds at Sherpa Trophy Event [VIDEO]

Great Scale Builds at Sherpa Trophy Event [VIDEO]

Check out some of these highly detailed builds in action at the 2016 Sherpa Trophy event in Germany. As you can see, these guys are proud and claim they this is the finest scale event in Germany and after you see some of these builds, you might have to agree with them.

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Under the Hood: Jake Thayer’s TLR 22 4.0

Under the Hood: Jake Thayer’s TLR 22 4.0

TLR’s racing program is very important with their vehicles seeing top-level competition around the world. Recently they prepared for the release of their new 22 4.0 as it was being tested and about to hit the market. We got a chance to sit down with Jake Thayer and get a glimpse at his personal TLR […]
Custom Trophy Truck – VIDEO [READER’S RIDE]

Custom Trophy Truck – VIDEO [READER’S RIDE]

Juan Turcios built his truck around a custom frame of 1/8-inch thick 5055 aluminum. A friend at TenthScaleLifestyle built a full-metal cage for it. The solid rear axle and and front A-arms are from Metal Concepts R/C. Juan made custom faux reservoirs for the Pro-Line Powerstrokes in front and Axial Yeti shocks in back. It […]
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