RC Car Action November 1989: An Epic Rivalry Begins!

In RC there are something things that have just always seemed to be.  Whether its the way we do things, the type of cars we drive or even just something simple like a rivalry. For the average RC enthusiast these things just seem to have always been there. Looking back through the historic issues of [...]

Feb 20, 2014 Comments
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Now THAT’S an Axle…New Gear From RC4WD

RC4WD’s 8×8 Armageddon all-metal dump truck is a scale masterpiece, with the price tag to prove it: $2,800, yikes! Even if you don’t have the scratch to buy the whole rig, that doesn’t mean you can’t get smaller doses of it’s eight-wheel-drive awesomeness. All four of its mighty metal axles are available separately, along with a [...]

Feb 19, 2014 Comments
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Practice Day Preview of the 2014 The Dirt Nitro Challenge

It’s that time again – time for the fastest nitro off-road racers in the world to fill up the city of Phoenix, AZ for one of the largest and most prestigious races on the calendar. The 15th Annual DNC will once again host in upwards of 600 entries spread out across various 1/8-scale buggy and [...]

Feb 19, 2014 Comments
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Dynamite Prophet Sport Duo LiPo/NiMH Charger

Dynamite’s Prophet Sport Duo cuts down time with dual-charging capability and is packing plenty of juice (100 watts total, 50 per channel) to charge 1-6S LiPo packs, but what we really like is its small size and easy setup. No menus, just turn the dial to set the output and hit the Start button.  Official [...]

Feb 19, 2014 Comments
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FAST LAPS: Ryan Lutz Hopes to Carry Motorama Momentum to Nitro Challenge – Against Team Associated’s New Prototype!

Can you imagine racing two big events on two consecutive weekends and on opposite ends of the country? That’s what drivers like Ryan Lutz, Carson Wernimont, and Steven Hartson will be doing when they hit the track this weekend. Aside from the Reedy Race of Champions, it’s really not until the middle of February that [...]

Feb 18, 2014 Comments
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Reader’s Ride: James Uncapher Goes For A Baja Blast

This excellent action shot is from James Uncapher of Plainfield, IL and is one of our pics for the May issue. We don’t get a lot of action shots for Readers’ Rides (in-focus ones, at least), but James definitely nailed it. As for his machine, it’s a Traxxas Slash wearing a Pro-Line VW Baja Bug [...]

Feb 18, 2014 Comments
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HPI Goes Nitro With Latest Ken Block Car

HPI just announced a new addition to their lineup of officially licensed Ken Block cars, joining the Micro RS4 and 1/8 scale brushless WR8 Flux versions. The latest Hoonigan ride is also 1/8 scale and built on the shaft-driven WR8 3.0 4WD platform and powered by a Nitro Star G3.0 HO engine.  The car is based on the Bullet [...]

Feb 15, 2014 Comments
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Keep your ride in top shape with this simple 8-step post-race inspection

Even in a perfect world, where you don’t crash into anything and the racing surface is free of any and all debris, every car still benefits from a brief inspection after a testing session or race qualifier. In fact, it’s one of the best things you can do for your vehicle (obviously outside of complete [...]

Feb 14, 2014 Comments
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