Great Idea: FireBrand RC “ShowOff” Display Chassis Kit

If all your dope body and wheel combos are just sitting in the closet waiting for their turn on your ride, you need one of these ShowOff setups (or a few of them). The fold-together “chassis” lets you drop a body into place and bolt up the wheels for a complete-car look, at under 20 [...]

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Kyosho Isn’t Saying They’re Bringing Back the Optima, But They’re Bringing Back the Optima

Kyosho isn’t saying the teaser below is an Optima, but all you need is a pair of functioning eyeballs to see it’s a Optima–just look at the photos. Needless to say, we’re pretty stoked on this. Hat-tip to LiveRC for noticing the news on Kyosho Japan’s Facebook page. Click to enlarge From our November 2014 issue’s [...]

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Axial Racing Exo Terra Trophy Truck by Richard Derry [READER'S RIDE]

Richard Derry liked the nimble speed and scale character of the Axial Racing Exo Terra buggy, but he wanted something more unique so he converted his into a lookalike Trophy Truck inspired by the Toyota driven by Ivan “Iron Man” Stewart. As you can see from the body-off shot, Richard added a bunch of aluminum [...]

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Behold the Wonders of the 1992 Tower Hobbies Catalog

Ah yes, the beloved Tower Hobbies “big book.” The online (formerly “mail order”) giant still produces an annual hard-copy catalog, and it’s always a treat when one turns up in the mailbox. The annual is also a great time capsule if you save ‘em, as this 1992 edition will attest. It’s chock full of Kyosho [...]

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Kev’s Bench: All Scale Trucks Are The Same But Completely Different

With the release of the Venture RC Toyota FJ there has been a lot of talk about how this company copied that company and so on and I’m here to put that talk to rest. Sure all the scale trucks that are currently available are the same; they have chassis rails, axles, scale bodies, battery [...]

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These RC Dinosaurs Have Gone Extinct

Once upon a time, a motor lathe was a must-have; bring one to the track now, and the young guys won’t even know what it is. Here’s a look back at the gear we used to count on that now belongs in an RC museum (but is probably just stuck in the back of a [...]

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Like Pro-Line, Enter to Win a Set of Destroyer Clod Tires on Brawler Wheels

If you want a chance at scoring Pro-Line’s Brawler wheel and Destroyer tire combo for your solid-axle monster machine, all you have to do is Like Pro-Line’s Facebook page and tell ‘em where to send the loot of you win. Fingers crossed! Go here: https://www.facebook.com/prolineracing/app/181518015386164/  

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Pro-Line 1966 Ford F-100 Clear Body For The Axial SCX10 Trail Honcho [VIDEO]

From Pro-Line: Pro-Line has a brand new body for all of the Scale Crawler fans: a Licensed 1966 Ford F-100 body for the SCX10 Trail Honcho! The Honcho is a sweet looking Scale vehicle because of the built in rear cage. Now you can make it look even more scale with ‘66 F-100 cab on [...]

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