New HobbyWing Xerun XR8 Speed Control for 1/8-Scale Power

With 1/8-scale electric racing becoming more and more popular, it is no surprise to see competition level electronics at the front of technology. The new HobbyWing Xerun XR8 Speed Control is ready for high level racing and has all the features you’d expect in a system at this level. Sensored, programmable and designed for high [...]

Jun 26, 2015 Comments
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Pro-Line Adds 2.8″ Traxxas-Bead Tires to “Prime” Slick Lineup

Pro-Line’s “Prime” slick tires were developed for 1/10 and 1/8 buggies and SC trucks running on high-grip clay, but there’s no denying their street appeal. Thankfully, Pro-Line has expanded the Prime line to include a 2.8″ “Traxxas bead” version. Available unmounted as well as factory -glued to F-11 wheels in two offsets for front and [...]

Jun 26, 2015 Comments
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Vaterra Adds ’68 Ford F-100 to V100-S RTR Lineup

We’re fans of Vaterra’s V100-S models, which include a variety of Chevy, Ford and Nissan models ranging from cop-car Camaros and the latest Mustang GT to vintage and modern Corvettes and two takes on the “Godzilla” GT-R. The latest look for the shaft-drive street runner is Ford’s classic ’68 Ford F100, which gets a resto-mode [...]

Jun 25, 2015 Comments
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1/5 Scale Trucks Racing & Wrecking In Slow-Mo [VIDEO]

Large-scale trucks seem even bigger and weightier when filmed in slow-mo, as this clip will attest. Some of the angles could be full-scale race footage! Click for all the Lexan-wrinkling fun, but you may want to supply your own soundtrack–the current track is pretty snoozy.

Jun 25, 2015 Comments
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Could Ty Tessmann Beat You With a Grasshopper?

Answer: probably not. That’s not meant to besmirch Ty’s driving skills (they’re un-besmirchable) or the Tamiya Grasshopper (it’s fun, but hardly a race car). But it does serve as an object lesson for how a driver’s success is dependent not only on his or her skills, but also the capabilities of their car. At the [...]

Jun 24, 2015 Comments
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REDS Racing Expands Its Line With New TX120 Speed Control

REDS Racing isknown for producing nitro power and now the team there is shifting gears and hitting the eclectic side of things. We don’t know much about this speed control at this time (this is only a teaser) but it looks like they are hitting the 1/10-scale on and off-road market. Looks like a pretty [...]

Jun 24, 2015 Comments
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This RC Lego F1 Build Will Blow Your Mind [VIDEO]

Hat tip to Jalopnik for turning us on to this awesome Lego Ferrari 248 F1 car. It’s a custom job by prolific builder “Sariel,” not an off the shelf kit, which makes it even more impressive. Better yet, it’s radio control! In addition to the usual throttle and steering capabilities, the car features a shift-on-the-fly transmission, articulated [...]

Jun 22, 2015 Comments
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ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nats: Tessmann Sweeps!

Mains day was the day of reckoning as the racers prepared to do battle and to do right what they might have done wrong in qualifying. Starting up front for both classes was Ty Tessmann and he was determined to turn his top qualifying spots into National Titles. Here’s how it all went down. Truggy [...]

Jun 22, 2015 Comments
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