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PHOTOS BY RICHARD ESCOBEDO 1/8-SCALE 4WD RALLY CAR | RTR Basher's hot hatch is a budget brushless beast for multi-terrain mayhem HobbyKing's Basher brand has been steadily adding new models since debuting with the Nitro Circus monster truck, and now offers a 4×4 short course truck, the SaberTooth 1/8 truggy, and a 1/16-scale version of [...]

Feb 17, 2015 Comments by
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PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO 1/10-SCALE 4WD RALLY CAR | RTR Hot-hatch rally styling combines with versatile on- and off-road performance in Associated's latest RTR fun-runner The ideal ready-to-run model is fast, tough, fun, and a good value. Usually we have to settle for three out of four, as vehicles that are fast and tough and [...]

Sep 30, 2014 Comments by
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1/10-SCALE 4WD SHORT COURSE TRUCK | ARR PHOTOS BY RICHARD ESCOBEDO Brushless power, 4WD, and 1/10 scale at a price you'd expect to pay for a mini These are facts. The Basher Nitro Circus 4X4 short-course truck has a shaft-driven 4WD system, aluminum shocks, aluminum chassis, full ball bearings, steel gears, and a 3S-compatible brushless [...]

Aug 27, 2014 Comments by
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1/8-SCALE ELECTRIC 4WD MONSTER TRUCK | RTR PHOTOS BY RICHARD ESCOBEDO Basher's super-sized monster pairs rock-solid performance with a rock-bottom price NITRO CIRCUS In the bigger-is-better world of RC monster trucks, few trucks roll as wide and tall as Basher's Nitro Circus car-crusher. The truck is a licensed lookalike of Travis Pastrana's full-size machine, which [...]

Apr 26, 2014 Comments by
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TRIED · TESTED · TORTURED Feature-packed Pro Pistol The DX4R Pro is Spektrum's flagship surface transmitter and the first to use the new DSMR 2.4GHz signal protocol. Spektrum's first-ever complete radio system, the DX3R, went on to win both the “Best Transmitter” Readers' Choice Award and the editor-selected “Innovation of the Year” trophy when it [...]

Apr 26, 2014 Comments by
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PHOTOS RICHARD ESCOBEDO There's no hotter segment in RC right now than scale-appropriate rock crawlers and trail rigs that combine the best of both form and function. With mainstream manufacturers rushing to provide the proper kits and gadgets to this exploding scene, builders of all abilities have access to more accessories than ever before that [...]

Feb 22, 2014 Comments by
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PHOTOS BY RICHARD ESCOBEDO XTREME SPORT AND ROCK CRAWLING BRUSHLESS SYSTEMS Since the Crusher is Novak's do-all speed control, I tested it in Axial's do-all truck: the Wraith rock-racer. As one of the RC industry's most long-lived and well-known brands, Novak power systems have been staples of high-performance RC since the boom years of the [...]

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1/10-SCALE ELECTRIC ROCK CRAWLER | RTR PHOTOS BY RICHARD ESCOBEDO Bronco-inspired body-work and a skull-faced driver dress the AX10 for trail-blazing adventure Axial became the instant leader of the rock-crawling scene with the release of the Scorpion on the original AX10 solid-axle platform, energized the scene in 2011 with the Wraith rock buggy, and then [...]

Jan 25, 2014 Comments
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1/10-SCALE ELECTRIC 4WD SHORT-COURSE TRUCK | RTR PHOTOS BY RICHARD ESCOBEDO AND PETER HALL Race specs, 4WD, and 3S-ready: Racers Edge delivers a serious short course machine Racers Edge is well known for the scads of products they offer RC racers and anyone who just wants to go fast while using nice stuff. From pit [...]

Dec 28, 2013 Comments
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PHOTOS BY RICHARD ESCOBEDO 1/10-SCALE ELECTRIC 4WD TRUCK | RTR Unique styling, proven buggy tech, and Orion brushless power combine for a” ordable 4WD fun Unless your buddies get Rage VEs of their own, no one in the neighborhood is going to have a car that looks like yours. The two-piece shell is completely unique [...]

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