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TAMIYA TT-02D TOYOTA SUPRA DRIFT

1/10-SCALE 4WD SEDAN | KIT WORDS & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO This budget drifter offers surprising extras and solid performance The concept of purposefully making your car lose traction to get it sideways in a graceful drift may petrify most people, but to some it is an art form, one that originated in Japan. Tamiya [...]

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ECX/HORIZON HOBBY TEMPER

PHOTOS BY KEVIN HETMANSKI 1/18-SCALE 4WD ROCK CRAWLER | RTR This mini crawler offers big performance in a compact package Horizon Hobby's ECX brand is built on low-cost RTRs designed for fast fun, but ECX is also down to tame terrain at lower speeds with the Temper crawler. This pint-size rock pounder is 1/18 scale, [...]

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TAMIYA TT-02D TOYOTA SUPRA DRIFT

1/10-SCALE 4WD SEDAN | KIT WORDS & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO This budget drifter offers surprising extras and solid performance The concept of purposefully making your car lose traction to get it sideways in a graceful drift may petrify most people, but to some it is an art form, one that originated in Japan. Tamiya [...]

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ECX/HORIZON HOBBY TEMPER

PHOTOS BY KEVIN HETMANSKI 1/18-SCALE 4WD ROCK CRAWLER | RTR This mini crawler offers big performance in a compact package Horizon Hobby's ECX brand is built on low-cost RTRs designed for fast fun, but ECX is also down to tame terrain at lower speeds with the Temper crawler. This pint-size rock pounder is 1/18 scale, [...]

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TEAM ENERGY X10TC

1/10-SCALE ELECTRIC TOURING CAR | RTR WORDS AND PHOTOS BY LITO REYES An entry-level kit with top-shelf goodies NitroRCX.com's new X10TC electric touring car is aimed at the value-conscious buyer who is looking for race-style specs in an all-in-one RTR package. To that end, the X10TC uses a traditional belt-driven touring-car design based around a [...]

Mar 29, 2016 Comments by
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UNDERSTANDING SPEED CONTROL TUNING

Dive past default settings and fine-tune for more speed, power, and control Today's speed controls are more programmable than ever. Put that adjustability to work! When electronic speed controls were first introduced, their main feature was that they weren't mechanical. You plugged them in, twisted a potentiometer or two to calibrate them to your transmitter, [...]

Mar 29, 2016 Comments by
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BASHER/BSR RACING M.RAGE

1/10-SCALE 4WD SEDAN | KIT WORDS & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Basher goes race-spec with a well-equipped M-class machine Most of the vehicles in Basher's line are RTRs designed for (you guessed it) bashing around, but the brand's BSR Racing models aim to bring Basher's formula of low price/lots of features to competition-capable cars. And [...]

Feb 25, 2016 Comments
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HB PRO5

WORDS AND PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO 1/10-Scale 4WD SeDan | KIT HB's latest is built for Moore success, from blacktop to carpet With a total of three IFMAR world championship titles in electric sedan and nitro buggy classes, team HB is no stranger when it comes to finishing at the top of the podium. That [...]

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SWORKZ S104 EVO

1/10-SCALE 4WD ELECTRIC BUGGY | KIT WORDS AND PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO 1/8-scale buggy tech in a 1/10-scale package When SWorkz' engineers set out to update their 1/10-scale 4WD buggy platform, they brought two-time IFMAR world champion Atsushi Hara onto the design team. The result is the S104, a design that adopts a lot of [...]

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BASHER SABERTOOTH

1/8-SCALE 4WD ELECTRIC TRUGGY | ARR PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Big, burly, and brushless on a budget If you expect a big price tag to go with a 1/8-scale electric truggy, especially one that arrives with an installed brushless system, you'd be correct–most of the time. Basher's SaberTooth will extract just $235 from your wallet, [...]

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