Readers’ Ride: Jared Blight’s Tamiya HiLux HiLift

Winter is upon us, and much of the country has already received its first snow. That’s no problem for  Jared Blight, who rigged his Tamiya Toyota HiLux HiLift with a set of RC4WD Predator tracks to handle the worst that winter can throw his way in his native Canada where deep snow is just part [...]

Dec 09, 2014 Comments
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Sneak Peek: Pro-Line’s New “Prime” Buggy Slick

Coming soon, available for 1:10 buggy front and rear in both 2.2” and 2.4” VTR versions, says Pro-Line. If you want to street your buggy or you’re racing on a slick-friendly track, these gumballs look like the hot ticket. Expect an official release soon.  

Dec 08, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: The Ripper Lives Again!

When I last posted about my Thunder Tech Ripper, I was making plans to improve the old ride for enhanced performance and a return to solid-axle truck racing. Since then, parts have arrived and I’ve gone to work reviving the Ripper, and it’s ready for its debut as a refreshed rig. Today’s servos are much more [...]

Dec 08, 2014 Comments
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WATCH: 1/5 Scale Road Racing in the Rain

The first thing you think of when you hear “1/5 scale” is probably off-road action, but the big-scale scene thrives with on-roaders as well. Its arguably the most realistic on-road racing in RC, and it looks even wilder in the rain—like these guys are doing!

Dec 08, 2014 Comments
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First Look: Graupner X-8N HoTT

Graupner packs a lot of features into their new 4-channel X-8N pistol, including telemetry capability, expandable memory via SD card, a LiPo battery, and left-hand adaptability. There are even channel mixes for boats, tracked vehicles, and crawlers, making the X-8N an extremely versatile transmitter. Here’s our out-of-the-box impression of the radio–stay tuned for a full [...]

Dec 08, 2014 Comments
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5 Hit Cars No One Saw Coming

In the world of RC, many new releases are easy to predict. New SCX-10 scaler from Axial? No surprise there. Latest version of the race platforms from Associated, Losi, Kyosho, etc.? We all look forward to them. The five models we list here are the opposite of those: no one was expecting these machines, and [...]

Dec 08, 2014 Comments
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Jeep Thrills: Kevin Jowett’s Project Mangler

Master builder Kevin Jowett set out to build a perfectly proportioned Jeep YJ with help from his Scale Builders Guild buddies, and we’d say his heavily modded Mangler is just about perfect. Lots of custom fab here–see for yourself! Click to embiggen  

Dec 05, 2014 Comments
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Pro-Line’s “Big Give” Will Make You a Holiday Hero

The holiday season is as much about giving as it is getting, and Pro-Line is definitely hip to the “giving” half of the equation with their 12 Days of Christmas Big Give promotion. Starting Sunday, December 7, 2014 and ending Thursday, December 18, 2014 Pro-Line will be giving away a ”Pro-Line Kit prize pack” each day for 12 days (see below for what you [...]

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