The Great Divide: Why Splitting Classes Makes Absolutely No Sense

When organizing racing classes for a big event or local club race, vehicle type and motor spec are the most typical designations (stock short course, modified buggy, etc.). Large racing events and club races alike, especially over the last decade or so, have increasingly split these primary divisions into different groups defined by skill level [...]

Jun 02, 2014 Comments
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Latest Look for Axial’s Wrangler G6: Falken Tires Edition — Now With Video

Axial has the Jeep scene on lockdown with a total of five Wrangler rigs to choose from: one Wraith (the Poison Spyder) and four SCX10s (Unlimited , G6, Unlimited CR, and the new Falken Edition). All the usual SCX10 goodness is in place with the RTR Falken Edition, including Wild Boar shafts, Tactic metal-gear servo, dual slipper clutch, [...]

May 30, 2014 Comments
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Fast Charging, Low Price: Duratrax Li-24 Balancing Charger

If three amps is all you need to keep your 2-4 cell LiPo and LiFe packs juiced up, you can save a bunch of coin with Duratrax’s Li-24 charger. Offered with a Deans connector as no. DTXP4620 as well as a Traxxas-plug version (DTXP4621, shown below), the AC-powered Li-24 is super-easy to use: just set the [...]

May 30, 2014 Comments
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Throwback Thursday, July 1993: Tamiya Mountaineer, a Weird Homebuilt, and Kyosho’s Car of the Year

This week we are going back to 1993, when a gallon of gas cost $1.16, Jurassic Park was a big (get it?) hit at the box office and Beanie Babies were released. In the RC world, RC Car Action was showing off a new truck from Tamiya called the Mountaineer. Click images to embiggen Tamiya’s [...]

May 29, 2014 Comments
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Traxxas’ Courtney Force wins 100th NHRA race by a female driver!

When the Traxxas Ford Mustang driven by Courtney Force crossed the line ahead of longtime veteran Cruz Pedregon to win the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka on Sunday, the 25-year old earned the 100th professional win by a female driver in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Her first victory of the [...]

May 28, 2014 Comments
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On The Mic: Casey Currie Talks Off-Road Racing, Jeeping, and RC

Casey Currie is one of the fastest and most popular racers on the LOORS and TORC short-course circuits, as well as a Baja 1000 vet and King of the Hammers competitor. He’s in the RC news with Axial’s latest SCX10 Jeep, the Wrangler Unlimited CR, which gets the Casey Currie seal of approval and is [...]

May 28, 2014 Comments
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Hitec Readying New Lynx 4S Pro 2.4GHz Radio System

Hat-tip to RCNews.de for these pics of Hitec‘s upcoming Lynx 4S frequency-hopping 2.4GHz radio system, which will put the brand back on the pro-pistol map. No official specs yet, but as you can see from the display, the transmitter features a scroll wheel for navigation, telemetry capability, and a backlit display. According to the RCNews.de post [...]

May 27, 2014 Comments
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Reedy Race Drama: Incidental Contact or Blatant Hack?

Last weekend, the Reedy International Touring Car Race of Champions returned to the immaculately prepared asphalt of Tamiya America’s track in Aliso Viejo, CA for the first time in five years, and while you’ll find a full race report later this week (spoiler alert: German Yokomo/LRP driver Ronald Volker won the Invitational class over world [...]

May 27, 2014 Comments
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