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QUICK SPIN: HORIZON HOBBY/VATERRA ASCENDER 1972 CHEVY K10

TEXT & PHOTOS BY PETER VIEIRA 1/10-SCALE 4X4 SCALE TRUCK | RTR The Ascender puts on a bowtie and goes trail-truggy For years, “truggies” in the RC world have been steroid-pumped versions of 1/8-scale buggies with extra-long chassis, extra-wide arms, and massive tires designed to blast the racetrack. In the world of full-scale off-roading, a […]

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HOW-TO: FIX A STRIPPED-OUT WHEEL HEX

Five steps to go from rounded out to ready to rock Oh, bummer—an axle nut loosened and now your wheel's hex socket is toast. You could try to unglue the tire and mount it to a new wheel, but man, what a hassle—and you'll have a leftover rim. With a little patience and JB Weld […]

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QUICK SPIN: DROMIDA SPEED SERIES RALLY AND TOURING CARS

PHOTOS BY PETER VIEIRA & CARL HYNDMAN 1/18-SCALE 4WD TOURING/RALLY CARS | RTR Budget brushless fun with high-performance handling Dromida first hit the RC car scene back in late 2013 with short-course, monster-truck, and buggy models that shared the same versatile 1/18-scale 4WD chassis. Affordable and fun with brushed power, the lineup has since spawned […]

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TECH KNOW SUSPENSION TUNING ESSENTIALS

PHOTOS Joel Navarro Three basics every RC driver needs to know No matter how stellar your car's specs, it won't perform its best without proper suspension setup. With adjustments that range from roll center and spring rate to shock angles and sag, it's easy to get confused by suspension tuning. Here's the good news: Today's […]

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HOW TO BUILD AN ARTICULATION RAMP

Put a figure on that flex! With an RTI ramp, you measure and compare flex with offroaders of any size. Sweet! Your pic for #FlexingFriday got a bunch of Likes. But how much articulation does your rig really have? With an RTI ramp, you'll know. RTI stands for “Ramp Travel Index,” and it refers to […]

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HPI BAJA Q32 & HB Q32 D8T TESSMANN EDITION

1/32-SCALE 2WD BUGGY & TRUGGY | RTR This pair of pocket-size performers delivers simple fun for $60 Both Q32s include eight corner dots so that you can set up turns for the Living Room 500. Whether you opt for the Baja buggy or D8T truggy, a Q32 will set you back $60 with everything you […]

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VATERRA/HORIZON HOBBY 2015 1972 CHEVY C10 V100-S & K&N FORD MUSTANG GT V100 DRIFT

1/10-SCALE 2WD SHORT-COURSE TRUCK | RTR The V100 gets two new looks with slammed street style and a purebred pony We last spotted Vaterra's versatile V100-S platform dressed as the latest Corvette Stingray and Mustang GT (July 2015 issue), and now the shaft-drive RTR is back with another pair of bowtie and blue-oval bodies. As […]

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HPI RS4 SPORT 3 2015 FORD MUSTANG RTR SPEC 5

PHOTOS Joel Navarro PERFORMANCE TEST 1/10-SCALE ELECTRIC TOURING CAR | RTR Vaughn Gittin down with HPI's 4WD fun-running street machine HPI made its name in electric touring cars when it released the original RS4 back in the mid-'90s and instantly became a top seller. HPI followed up with the RS4 Pro to dominate the growing […]

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RC4WD 1/18 GELÄNDE II D90

TEXT & PHOTOS BY PETER VIEIRA 1/18-SCALE 4WD TRAIL TRUCK | RTR This mini metal machine brings scale & trail to smaller spaces Any conversation about scale off-roading has to include RC4WD. The brand offers scads of scale accessories as well as complete kits and RTRs, with the Gelände II and Trail Finder platforms laying […]

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TAMIYA TT-02B MS

PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO 1/10-SCALE 4WD BUGGY | KIT Tamiya's up-spec'd kit buggy is a fun-to-build four-wheeler with style to spare It's an RTR world, but if one brand is doing more than its fair share to keep kit building alive, it's Tamiya. We're used to race-oriented companies offering kits, but Tamiya continues to pump […]

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