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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 […]

Dec 02, 2016 Comments by
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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 […]

Nov 07, 2016 Comments by
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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 […]

Oct 20, 2016 Comments by
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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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TRAXXAS XO-1 WITH TSM

1/7-SCALE ELECTRIC 4WD SUPERCAR | RTR PHOTOS BY CARL HYNDMAN It's not just for going 100mph If you're going to call yourself “the fastest name in radio control,” you'd better be able to back that up with some big digits. Traxxas has had little trouble doing that, first with nitro cars (long-time RCers will recall […]

Mar 29, 2016 Comments
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HPI JUMPSHOT MT

1/10 SCALE 2WD MONSTER TRUCK | RTR PHOTOS CARL HYNDMAN HPI cracks the $200 price point with a monster-flavored fun machine HPI's lineup of kits and RTRs is huge, covering nitro, gas, and electric models, 1/32 scale cars to ⅕ scale beasts, replica on-road cars, and drifters—not to mention monster trucks, buggies, and truggies. Despite […]

Sep 16, 2015 Comments
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TRAXXAS CRANIAC & SKULLY

PHOTOS BY CARL HYNDMAN & JEFF NEMECEK 1/10-SCALE 2WD MONSTER TRUCK | RTR Traxxas adds screaming-skull styling to high-riding monster mayhem As “the fastest name in radio control,' Traxxas is well known for producing vehicles that could be described as “scary fast,” but the latest rides out of McKinney, Texas could be considered just plain […]

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