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LOSI/HORIZON HOBBY LST XXL2

1/8-SCALE 4WD TRUCK | RTR PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Losi busts the nitro status quo with a gas-powered goliath During the big monster truck boom in the early 2000s, Losi surprised all of us by announcing that they would join the RTR monster truck fray. At the time, Losi was well known for producing race-only [...]

Aug 27, 2014 Comments
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TAMIYA LAFERRARI

1/10-SCALE ELECTRIC 4WD TOURING CAR | KIT PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO The only shot you'll have at driving Ferrari's hybrid monster Tamiya's TT-02 chassis harkens back to the days of a ordable pavement pounders that placed an emphasis on low-buck fun. As the parking lot scene gave way to full-on competition designs, kits rapidly escalated [...]

Jul 17, 2014 Comments
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TEAM C TC10

1/10-SCALE ELECTRIC 4WD TOURING CAR | KIT TEXT & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO This newcomer to competition touring hits the pavement running with a high-tech, two-belt design Team C has only been around for a few years, but they've quickly earned a reputation by producing competitive cars in the off-road segment of RC. They've enjoyed [...]

Jul 17, 2014 Comments
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TAMIYA CC-01 TOYOTA FJ CRUISER

1/10-SCALE 4WD ROCK CRAWLER | KIT TEXT & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Easy to build and fun to drive, Tamiya's take on the Toyota FJ is a great trail mix Tamiya's new FJ Cruiser is certain to hit the same soft spot in the hearts of many hobbyists as it did for me. In 1987, [...]

Jun 27, 2014 Comments
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CARISMA GT10DT

1/10-SCALE ELECTRIC 4WD TRUCK | RTR PHOTOS BY PETER HALL Desert-ready realism in a compact, 4WD package Carisma calls its new GT10DT desert buggy a “mini 1/10-scale” model, and while indeed small (1/12 scale seems about right), the car is big on features. “Features” usually means “tech stuff,” and the GT10DT shines there too, but [...]

Jun 27, 2014 Comments
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LOSI/HORIZON HOBBY DESERT BUGGY XL

1/5-SCALE GASOLINE 4WD DESERT BUGGY | RTR PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Losi's latest large-scale pump-gas performer heaps on the scale realism Losi's new Desert Buggy XL is one of the brand's three different large-scale platforms, each satisfying a particular type of RC enthusiast — and the roll cage-covered, open-fendered, Baja-style racer hit right at home [...]

May 24, 2014 Comments
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TEAM DURANGO DEX408V2

1/8-SCALE 4WD ELECTRIC RACING BUGGY | KIT TEXT & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Durango updates its big electric buggy to stay ahead of the pack In a time where 1/8-scale electric buggies were simply converted nitro platforms, Team Durango was one of the first manufacturers to produce a buggy that was designed for electric power [...]

May 24, 2014 Comments
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RPM MEGA BEARING BLASTER

TRIED · TESTED · TORTURED A better way to clean big bearings RPM's new Mega Bearing Blaster shares the same flow-through design as the original but scales it up to accommodate the larger bearings commonly used in 1/5-scale vehicles. With the growth we've seen in large-scale models in the past few years, RPM's Mega Bearing [...]

May 24, 2014 Comments
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TEAM C TC02 EVO

1/10-SCALE ELECTRIC 2WD RACING BUGGY | KIT TEXT & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO RC's oldest competitive class gets a new standout vehicle TC02EVO It's a tough world out there in the 1/10-scale 2WD electric class, and to be successful, you need the perfect tool to get the job done. Team C has been a major [...]

Apr 26, 2014 Comments
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GMADE SAWBACK

1/10 4WD TRAIL TRUCK | KIT TEXT AND PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Jeep style and scaler detailing unite in this rugged trail machine SAWBACK Once familiar only to in-the-know crawling fans, Gmade's newest flat-fendered ride and a push from distributor HRP stand to give the brand far more publicity. Gmade broke into the industry with [...]

Mar 24, 2014 Comments
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