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Charles McNinich’s Axial SCX10 Ford F-150 Raptor

Charles McNinich’s Axial SCX10 Ford F-150 Raptor

Charles McNinch of Jacksonville, FL takes his scale crawler everywhere so he never misses an opportunity to tackle gnarly terrain, whether on the trails or at the beach. Charles customized the chassis to create an extended wheelbase and created a genuine wooden bed for the truck. Aftermarket mods include a slew of Integy parts like […]
RC4WD Announces Rockdragon Limited Edition Crawler

RC4WD Announces Rockdragon Limited Edition Crawler

RC4WD has been killing it with all kinds of scale off-roaders, but they haven’t forgotten about pure rock-crawling performance. Case in point, the new Rockdragon. This loaded ride arrives fully assembled and RTR minus paint, and is packed with serious specs including a K2-series aluminum chassis, Mud Slingers 2.2″ tires, and R2 transmision–full specs after […]

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Project Build: Desert-Prepped Losi 5IVE-T

Project Build: Desert-Prepped Losi 5IVE-T

If you like your RC super-sized, mega-modded, and fired up on fossil fuel, then you’ll definitely dig this fully customized dune destroyer. Losi’s John Schultz took his 5IVE-T to the limit with a pile of go-fast gear and paddle tires for superior sand-slinging performance. Click images to embiggen    
Basher Announces New 1/8 Scale BSR Rally

Basher Announces New 1/8 Scale BSR Rally

Basher made a name for itself with the Nitro Circus monster and short course truck models (which we reviewed in the May 2014 and September 2014 issues, respectively), and has now added a rally car to the low buck, high-performance family. The BSR Rally is built like a 1/8 scale buggy, and well-equipped with 17mm […]

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Project Traxxas Summit LT

Project Traxxas Summit LT

From the RC Car Action archives comes this 2011 build: a Traxxas Summit equipped with Slayer Pro 4X4 arms and Pro-Line rubber (plus other mods) for a narrower, more scale-like stance. Looks factory, and everything bolts right on! Click to embiggen

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Axial Announces New Wraith Flavor: “Spawn”

Axial Announces New Wraith Flavor: “Spawn”

Axial’s popular Wraith just got a set of full-body duds. The new Spawn joins the Poison Spyder and “regular Wraith” variations of the highly successful trail rig, and retains all the good stuff we’ve come to expect from the platform. That includes Wild Boar driveshafts, threaded-body shocks, AR60 OCP axles with locked diffs, 20-turn brushed motor, […]
See It First: Pro-Line’s VW Baja Bug for the Axial Yeti, New Blockade MT Tires

See It First: Pro-Line’s VW Baja Bug for the Axial Yeti, New Blockade MT Tires

Pro-Line is quick on the draw with a new look for the Axial Yeti. The VW Baja Bug is the latest in Pro-Line’s lineup of off-road vee-dubs, and fits directly over the Yeti’s stock cage. The body arrives clear with overspray film, window masks, and decals (as always). Lightbar sold separately, you know you want […]

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Watch and Listen: We Drive the Traxxas Slash with On-Board Audio

Watch and Listen: We Drive the Traxxas Slash with On-Board Audio

We were the first to bring you news of Traxxas’ new On-Board Audio system, and now we’re the first to drive it. Watch the video below to see and hear the truck in action. All the audio is “live,” nothing was dubbed in later–and it sounds even better in person! Traxxas has tweaked the suspension […]
Mike Monrad’s Traxxas Stampede VXL & Bolink Legends

Mike Monrad’s Traxxas Stampede VXL & Bolink Legends

This week’s Reader’s Ride (make that Rides) come to us from Mike Monrad of St. Petersburg, FL. The Traxxas Stampede VXL wears a bunch of RPM upgrades including a wide front bumper and “low-visibility” wheelie bar, while the body is a JConcepts Gatecrasher that Mike sprayed himself. Looks great, just like his Bolink Lengends. Bolink is […]

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Axial Yeti XL: Tech Notes & Driving Impressions

Axial Yeti XL: Tech Notes & Driving Impressions

The Axial Yeti was introduced only a few months ago and we were impressed with the new rock racer platform. Normally, when a completely new vehicle like the Yeti is released we don’t see another new release from the company for a while; but that’s not the case this time. Axial surprised all of us […]
Project Traxxas Trail Raptor

Project Traxxas Trail Raptor

Ford fans, if you like Traxxas’ take on the blue oval’s baddest off-road brawler, then you’ll love what we’ve done with it as a “project” machine. Fully decked out with everything from a steel roll cage and working lights to Castle brushless power and Pro-Line rubber, this full-mod monster looks scale on the trail and […]
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