Futaba S9372SV S.Bus High-Torque High Voltage Car Servo

From Futaba: Perfect for 1/8 scale competition, the S9372SV S.Bus High-Torque HV servo is engineered to handle the extreme power demands of today’s LiPo batteries. Titanium gears stand up to the rigors of racing and bashing, and dual bearings mean super-smooth operation. The S9372SV is also programmable, with many different, adjustable parameter settings. With S-Link [...]

Feb 08, 2016 Comments
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Here Are Your Official Kyosho Optima Re-release Pics

Yes, yeeeesss, feel the vintage RC flow through you. Kyosho’s tease is over, and now we have legit pics of the new-old Optima, complete with its signature chain drive. The want is strong for this one…the classic no-wing design is gorgeous and the Optima looks just as rad with the body off as it does [...]

Feb 05, 2016 Comments
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Future Tech: Motorized Wheels Replace Your Car’s Drivetrain [VIDEO]

Now here’s a new idea: what if each wheel of your car was a motor, instead of putting the motor on the chassis and distributing power from there? No more transmissions, driveshafts, differentials, etc. …all that becomes electronically managed. Sound interesting? That’s what Tidnab Innovations is up to, and it’s not just a drawing in [...]

Feb 03, 2016 Comments
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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 [...]

Feb 02, 2016 Comments
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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 [...]

Feb 02, 2016 Comments
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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 [...]

Feb 02, 2016 Comments
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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 [...]

Feb 02, 2016 Comments
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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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