LaTrax Announces Hop-Ups for Teton

Regular readers will recall our LaTrax Teton review from the May issue, where we enjoyed the truck in out-of-the box trim. Now LaTrax is rolling out upgrades for the little rig to increase performance and cool-factor. Visit the page for the new gear in our Hot News and New Stuff forum for the full lowdown; [...]

Apr 14, 2014 Comments
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Learn from the Pro’s: TLR’s Adam Drake on building perfect shocks

Properly building your shocks the right way can take some practice. Not only is each step elaborate and full of experience-cultivated nuances, but building shocks correctly is also critical to performance. It can take a lifetime to hone the shock-building process, but thanks to TLR’s Adam Drake, we are now leaking some of the best [...]

Apr 11, 2014 Comments
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Two popular nitro models from Mugen Seiki and Serpent go electric

Two new vehicles that rolled across our desks this week came from two very well-established nitro racing manufacturers – which is why it was surprising that both were electric. Actually, the Mugen Seiki MBX7T ECO isn’t too big of a surprise, since it’s a follow-up on both the nitro-powered truck based on the current IFMAR [...]

Apr 11, 2014 Comments
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Dynamite Announces New Reaction LiPos and Prophet Sport Plus Charger

Dynamite’s newest product announcements on the electric front are a line of “Reaction” 2S-4S LiPo packs boasting an 80C discharge rate, ranking up there with the hottest competition packs on the market. They’ve for entry-level hobbyists in mind as well, introducing a new Prophet Sport Plus charger that places a premium on being truly “plug, [...]

Apr 11, 2014 Comments
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RC Car Action September 1998: The Battle of All Battles, the Last Dogfighter and An American Take On Schumacher’s Newest 2WD

By the end of the Summer in 1998 this hobby had gone through some massive overhauls. In just a few shorty years we saw the design of cars at large change massively and nitro was quickly taking over as the hot power system of choice. It was in the September ’98 issue of RC Car [...]

Apr 10, 2014 Comments
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Tamiya Japan Reveals Rock Socker CR-01

No pic of this bad boy at the Tamiya USA site yet, so we snagged this shot from Tamiya Japan–remember, “www” stands for world wide web! The trail-taming CR-01 platform is the latest Tamiya rig to get a new-body refresh. Dubbed the “Rock Socker,” the truck’s lexan bodywork is based on the classic Stadium Blitzer design with [...]

Apr 09, 2014 Comments
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Classic Plastic: Richard Royall and RPM

Whether you’re a racer, enthusiast or just a casual RC’er, chances are there’s at least one piece of RPM gear on your car or in your toolbox. Whether it’s the classic RPM camber gauge or a set of super-tough arms to replace worn-out stockers (or maybe you just wanted a color other than black), RPM’s [...]

Apr 08, 2014 Comments
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Stadium, Short Course, Truggy…Truck Racing’s Identity Crisis

Baseball, Coca Cola, and apple pie – even these once-strictly American items have caught on internationally.  Since 1928, when Ford built the first Model A with a closed cab and a cargo box, Americans have loved their trucks…which is exactly the reason I don’t understand why RC racers keep trying to ruin them. Even though [...]

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