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HELION INTRUSION XLR

1/10-SCALE 2WD MONSTER TRUCK | RTR PHOTO BY KEVIN HETMANSKI Helion's first 2WD monster brings unexpected specs for its three-bill price It's hard to beat a 2WD monster truck for bash-around fun on a budget, and for proof you need look no further than our shootout of the available monster machines in our March 2015 [...]

May 28, 2016 Comments by
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TOWER HOBBIES CUTBACK

1/10-SCALE 4WD SHORT-COURSE TRUCK | RTR TEXT & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Tower takes on the 4×4 short-course scene with a fun, affordable performer Online giant Tower Hobbies has been selling RC's most popular vehicles since the days of “mail order,” and also offers the occasional vehicle under its own brand name. The Cutback is [...]

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HELION INTRUSION XLR

1/10-SCALE 2WD MONSTER TRUCK | RTR PHOTO BY KEVIN HETMANSKI Helion's first 2WD monster brings unexpected specs for its three-bill price It's hard to beat a 2WD monster truck for bash-around fun on a budget, and for proof you need look no further than our shootout of the available monster machines in our March 2015 [...]

May 27, 2016 Comments by
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TOWER HOBBIES CUTBACK

1/10-SCALE 4WD SHORT-COURSE TRUCK | RTR TEXT & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Tower takes on the 4×4 short-course scene with a fun, affordable performer Online giant Tower Hobbies has been selling RC's most popular vehicles since the days of “mail order,” and also offers the occasional vehicle under its own brand name. The Cutback is [...]

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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, [...]

Apr 28, 2016 Comments by
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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
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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, [...]

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