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BASHER/BSR RACING M.RAGE

1/10-SCALE 4WD SEDAN | KIT WORDS & PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Basher goes race-spec with a well-equipped M-class machine Most of the vehicles in Basher's line are RTRs designed for (you guessed it) bashing around, but the brand's BSR Racing models aim to bring Basher's formula of low price/lots of features to competition-capable cars. And […]

Feb 25, 2016 Comments
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HB PRO5

WORDS AND PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO 1/10-Scale 4WD SeDan | KIT HB's latest is built for Moore success, from blacktop to carpet With a total of three IFMAR world championship titles in electric sedan and nitro buggy classes, team HB is no stranger when it comes to finishing at the top of the podium. That […]

Dec 23, 2015 Comments
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SWORKZ S104 EVO

1/10-SCALE 4WD ELECTRIC BUGGY | KIT WORDS AND PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO 1/8-scale buggy tech in a 1/10-scale package When SWorkz' engineers set out to update their 1/10-scale 4WD buggy platform, they brought two-time IFMAR world champion Atsushi Hara onto the design team. The result is the S104, a design that adopts a lot of […]

Dec 23, 2015 Comments
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BASHER SABERTOOTH

1/8-SCALE 4WD ELECTRIC TRUGGY | ARR PHOTOS BY JOEL NAVARRO Big, burly, and brushless on a budget If you expect a big price tag to go with a 1/8-scale electric truggy, especially one that arrives with an installed brushless system, you'd be correct–most of the time. Basher's SaberTooth will extract just $235 from your wallet, […]

Dec 23, 2015 Comments
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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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