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TEAM ASSOCIATED RC10SC5M TEAM KIT

1/10-SCALE 2WD SHORT-COURSE TRUCK | KIT Associated surpasses the SC10 with a modern mid-motor machine Short-course (SC) truck racing has developed into its own fast, rubbing-is-racing class that many have embraced and still have a lot of fun with. Extended versions of rear-motor platforms have been the dominant configuration for SC trucks, but with the [...]

Dec 23, 2015 Comments
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SERPENT SPYDER SRX-2 MID RTR

1/10-SCALE 2WD ELECTRIC BUGGY | RTR PHOTOS BY CARL HYNDMAN Serpent's mid-motor RTR is race-ready and spec'd for the track It's easy to get behind Serpent's RTR formula: Start with the race kit, add electronics, and assemble. Presto! It's a ready to run. Serpent doesn't stick quite that closely to their kit specs, but it's [...]

Nov 27, 2015 Comments
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ARRMA FURY BLX

1/10-SCALE 2WD SHORT-COURSE TRUCK | RTR WORDS & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Arrma arms its sport short-course truck with high-output brushless power The last time that we drove an Arrma Fury in the pages of RC Car Action, it was the 2012 iteration of the brand's 2WD RTR short-course machine. Back then, brushed power was [...]

Nov 27, 2015 Comments
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SERPENT F110 SF2

WORDS & PHOTOS BY LITO REYES 1/10-SCALE ELECTRIC F1 CAR | KIT On track with the Snake's newest F1 machine If there is one team whose name is synonymous with championship on-road cars, it's Serpent. With a history going back to the 1970s, Serpent cars have earned nine World Championship titles and national titles in [...]

Oct 21, 2015 Comments
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THUNDER TIGER BUSHMASTER

PHOTOS BY CARL HYNDMAN 1/8-SCALE 4WD ELECTRIC DESERT BUGGY | RTR Dynamite desert-buggy styling with realistic engine roar Thunder Tiger's new Bushmaster eschews track-bred looks in favor of scale styling to emulate the desert buggies that shred across Mexico and blast from Paris to Dakar at full throttle in terrain the rest of us mortals [...]

Oct 21, 2015 Comments
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LOSI / HORIZON HOBBY MINI 8IGHT & 8IGHT-T

WORDS & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO 1/14 SCALE 4WD BUGGY & TRUGGY | RTR 8IGHT Excitement in a Mini Package The Mini 8IGHT buggy and 8IGHT-T truggy are the latest in Losi's small-scale RTR line, and they aren't just 8IGHTs in name; the 1/14 scale models are built like their ⅛ scale namesakes, which makes [...]

Oct 21, 2015 Comments
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TLR / HORIZON HOBBY 22T 2.0

1/10 SCALE 2WD STADIUM TRUCK | KIT WORDS & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO The reigning ROAR champ is honed for even better Main-making performance Team Losi was the first to offer a purpose-built competition stadium truck when the JRX-T rolled onto tracks way back in 1989. With each iteration of Losi's top 2WD platform since [...]

Sep 16, 2015 Comments
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SUSPENSION TECH & TUNING GUIDE

What you need to know to become a setup pro Speed and power steal the spotlight, but the real star of a well-sorted racing car or truck is its suspension. No matter how much power you've got, it will be wasted if your machine doesn't have a suspension system that is functioning properly and is [...]

Sep 16, 2015 Comments
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TAMIYA HONDA CITY TURBO

1/10 SCALE 2WD ELECTRIC ON-ROAD | KIT PHOTOS CARL HYNDMAN Willy's Wheeler Returns! The Honda City Turbo looks as good today as it did in 1983. The hard body is almost identical to the original and retains the scoops, vents, box flares and other details that made the original such a classic. Tamiya's first take [...]

Sep 16, 2015 Comments
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HELION CONTAKT 12TR

1/12 SCALE 2WD TRUCK | RTR WORDS & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Helion goes truggy with its latest right-sized RTR Helion's line of affordable RTRs has been joined by another 1/12 scale entry with the Contakt 12TR, which dresses a 2WD platform with truggy styling. Just like the other 1/12 scale cars in their lineup, [...]

Sep 16, 2015 Comments
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