1/5 Scale Dirt Oval Racing? Sign Us Up!

If this doesn’t press your “I want to do that” button, then RC just isn’t for you. It’ll take one helluva plane ticket (the track is in New Zealand), but we definitely want to hit this oval for some gas-powered go-left action. Who can resist big ol’ weed-eater-powered Sprinters slinging good old-fashioned dirt?

Apr 30, 2015 Comments
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Axial Wraith Spawn Now Available In Kit Form

I always love it when Axial introduces a kit version of a vehicle that was only available in RTR form before. I enjoy building and with these kits you get parts that were option parts for the RTR version and a vehicle that is slightly better performance wise and a little more durable. The latest [...]

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RPM Announces Shock Hoops & Body Mounts for Axial SCX10

RPM is venturing further into the trail and crawler scene, which is good news since many machines could use the durability of RPM’s indestructible parts. These new shock hoops for the SCX10 are not just a stock replacement deal, instead they offer several mounting positions for the shocks to change shock angle and raise and [...]

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100mph Slot Cars Will Melt Your Brain

An RC car traveling 100mph is pretty impressive, but 100mph on a slot-car track is downright insane. High-downforce “wing cars” can top 110mph, as (barely) seen here competing at the European Championship in Helsinki, Finland from a few years back. So, you could say these cars are fast to the Finnish line. Fast-forward to 0:55 [...]

Apr 29, 2015 Comments
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Helion Adds Contakt 12TR Truggy to 1/12 RTR Lineup

Truggies are a lot of fun, and this Helion Contakt 12TR packs a lot of it in to a budget-friendly, 1/12-scale package. Included is a 2.4 GHz 2-channel radio system and 390 brushed motor to deliver speeds over 15mph. With fully independent suspension, and coil-over friction damper shocks, this truggy is ready to take on some rough [...]

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JConcepts’ Aluminum Gauge Will Get Your Ride Height Right

Racing these days is getting more and more technical with setup being crucial to performance. JConcepts knows racing and have made a pretty trick ride height gauge for those looking to take their setup to the next level. Available in Blue and Black, these billet aluminum gauges are made to be accurate and have tight [...]

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Kyosho Brings Back the Tomahawk

Hot on the heels of Kyosho’s Scorpion re-release is the Tomahawk, another of the brand’s iconic 80s buggies. The trim, wingless body still looks great, and the hardware underneath has the right vintage look but is built to improved specs. As it did back in the day, the Tomahawk borrows from the Scorpion with its [...]

Apr 28, 2015 Comments
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Convert Your Pull-Start Engine to Shaft-Start With a Sullivan Tiger Drive [How-To]

As nitro-engine starting systems go, pull-starters are definitely the least desirable option. On the plus side, they’re cheap; on the down side, well, everything else. They aren’t reliable, they’re not comfortable to use, and if you’ve ever taken one apart, you know what a hassle it can be to get the spring-genie back into the [...]

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