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HOW TO: 8 WAYS TO MAKE LEXAN BODIES LAST

WORDS & PHOTOS BY LITO REYES Easy tricks to keep your plastic looking fantastic Let's face it: you can't always keep the shiny side up. You can't experiment with different lines, jump approaches or rhythms without ending up on your lid once in a while. Or maybe your car somehow became the randomly designated crash [...]

Aug 20, 2015 Comments
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HELION INVICTUS 10MT

1/10-SCALE 4WD MONSTER TRUCK | RTR WORDS & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Big brushless power meets econo monster fun Monster trucks are the preferred weapons of choice for serious all-terrain fun, and more manufacturers are stepping up to the plate with big-tire machines to feed the need for high-riding mayhem makers. Helion is answering the [...]

Aug 20, 2015 Comments
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LRP S10 BLAST TX 2

WORDS & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO 1/10-SCALE 4WD TRUCK | RTR Stadium style with 4wd and top-shelf electronics For years LRP has been synonymous with top-shelf speed controls, motors, and batteries, and LRP has powered generations of world champions and racers around the globe. In Europe, LRP is also known for cars and trucks, but [...]

Jul 28, 2015 Comments
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SERPENT SPYDER SCT SRX-2 RM

PHOTOS CARL HYNDMAN 1/10-SCALE 2WD SHORT COURSE TRUCK | RTR Serpent's race-ready RTR is 3S-rated and spec'd for the track When Serpent enlisted the expertise of former IFMAR 2WD Buggy World Champion Billy Easton to design a new line of vehicles, expectations were high. The very capable Spyder 2WD SC RM racing platform was the [...]

Jul 28, 2015 Comments
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LOSI/HORIZON HOBBY MINI WRC RTR

PHOTOS JOEL NAVARRO 1/5-SCALE 4WD RALLY CAR | RTR Losi's 5IVE family gets a Mini that's anything but small—or cheap Losi's 5IVE line has been a hit since the 5IVE-T first hit the scene and brought 4WD to fifth-scale. The Desert Buggy XL added more off-road scale flavor to the series, and now Losi has [...]

Jul 28, 2015 Comments
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INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION VS SOLID AXLE

Understanding Essential Suspension Tech Most RC monster trucks use independent suspension for high-speed performance, like this Kyosho Psycho Kruiser. Solid axles dominate on the trail scene with their superior ground clearance. Independent suspension dominates in radio control, with virtually every model whether on-road or off rolling on a separate shock and suspension arm for each [...]

Jul 28, 2015 Comments
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DROMIDA DB4.18 & DT4.18

PHOTOS BY CARL HYNDMAN 1/8-SCALE 4WD ELECTRIC | RTR Affordable, fun and LED-equipped The DB desert buggy and DT desert truck are the latest additions to Dromida's 4.18 line. Like the MT, BX, and SC models that came before them, the latest Dromidas feature shaft-driven 4WD with ball bearings, independent suspension with oil-filled shocks, 2.4GHz [...]

Jul 28, 2015 Comments
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ARRMA SENTON 6S BLX

1/8-SCALE 4WD SHORT COURSE TRUCK | RTR PHOTOS BY CARL HYNDMAN ARRMA's 1/8 scale tech goes short-course in a 6S-ready off-road extreme machine ARRMA has been on a tear lately with new releases, and the newest models are definitely big, and not just in the metaphorical sense. With the Kraton 1/8 scale monster truck and [...]

Apr 25, 2015 Comments
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LOSI/HORIZON HOBBY 8IGHT-E RTR WITH AVC

⅛-SCALE 4WD ELECTRIC BUGGY | RTR WORDS & PHOTOS BY CARL HYNDMAN Losi's 2014 ROAR Champ Now RTR and AVC-Equipped Losi is a company with a legendary racing background, and their ⅛-scale buggies have a reputation for incorporating forward thinking designs with podium results to back them up. The 8IGHTE is the newest version in [...]

Apr 25, 2015 Comments
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INTECH BR6E

⅛-SCALE 4WD BUGGY | KIT WORDS & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Pro nitro performance optimized for electric power We found Intech's BR6 2.0 Pro nitro buggy to be a track star capable of tearing off fast lap times when we tested it in the November 2014 issue of RC Car Action. If that left you [...]

Apr 25, 2015 Comments
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