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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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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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