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PRO-LINE PRO-2 BUGGY KIT

PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO 1/10-SCALE 2WD SHORT COURSE BUGGY | KIT Built for high-performance play with pro specs, Pro-Line's open-wheel off-roader is buggin'-out fun Pro-Line's original PRO-2 SC truck kit will go down in history as the brand's first all-inone-box kit, but it will no longer be PL's only kit. Now that the PRO-2 Short [...]

Sep 30, 2014 Comments
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RC4WD TRAIL FINDER 2

1/10-SCALE 4WD TRUCK | RTR This rig looks just as good on the trail as it does on your shelf Right now, one of the hottest and fastest-growing segments is scale and trail, and RC4WD has made a name for itself with popular hop-up parts and complete kits that combine genuine off-road performance with ultimate [...]

Sep 30, 2014 Comments
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UNDER THE HOOD: MARK PAVIDIS' TLR 8IGHT 3.0

Silver State Setup The buggy is outfitted with TLR's standard wing and has an adjustable wicker. Mark chose to run a bigger wicker (also known as a Gurney flap) at Silver State to help settle the buggy down in the rough areas. Mark Pavidis is an icon in RC racing. He's been around since the [...]

Sep 29, 2014 Comments
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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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