HB Tessmann Worlds Edition D815 – Champ In a Box

First came the Tessmann-Edition truggy (which you’ll see reviewed in our May issue), and now HB has tooled up another Ty-approved machine: the worlds version of his 2014 IFMAR Worlds-winning D812. Now dubbed the D815 Tessmann Worlds Edition, the top performing buggy gets an improved center drivetrain, aluminum servo saver arm and sintered brake pads [...]

Feb 23, 2015 Comments
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Tamiya Grasshopper “Snow Hopper” by Jeffrey Transou

Jeff started with an original vintage Grasshopper that he reinvigorated with a few re-release parts, and then things started to get crazy. The reworked front suspension is part CRP nylon, part custom-designed and water jet-cut aluminum with inboard cantilevered vintage You-G shocks. You-G shocks are also used out back with a custom fifth shock mount. [...]

Feb 19, 2015 Comments
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Ferrari 312 with Functional 12-Cylinder Engine, the Ultimate Scale Build!

Most RC scale builds only go as deep as the body, wheels, and tires. In the case of this astounding model built by Pierre Scerri, literally every part is scale, including the tiny ignition key that starts the fully-functional, gas-burning, 12-cylinder replica engine. This has made the rounds of the internet before, but it still [...]

Feb 16, 2015 Comments
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Axial Wraith Fastback Conversion

Axial’s hugely popular Wraith is one of the most-modded platforms in RC, and there’s plenty of ways to go with the tube-framed terrain tamer. In this how-to, we show you how to easily do a little plastic surgery to give the Wraith a sleek fastback look. Click to enlarge        

Feb 16, 2015 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Unboxing The Tamiya Grand Hauler

Saying that I was excited when Tamiya introduced the Grand Hauler is a major understatement. Out of all the Tractor Trailer rigs that Tamiya has introduced the King Hauler has been my favorite. A project on my long list involves a King Hauler and me stretching the chassis and adding a few touches to make [...]

Feb 16, 2015 Comments
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It’s Time for ROAR to Update Their Rules

Racing needs rules. Without them there would be no guidelines and confusion would rein. But what happens when the rules are so vague, outdated or confusing that their relevance is useless? Thumbing through the latest rulebook and you’ll see a lot of rules with a ton of detail. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately the [...]

Feb 16, 2015 Comments
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Robinson Racing Steel Spur Gear for Vaterra Twin Hammers – Review

Think “tough gears,” and chances are you think of Robinson Racing Products–especially their hardened steel stuff. Robinson offers steel gears for a wide variety of brands, including Vaterra. We put RRP’s steel spur for the Twin Hammers to the test. Click to enlarge

Feb 13, 2015 Comments
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RPM Beefs Up the Helion Dominus Line

RPM has expanded its popular line of indestructible plastic parts to include the Helion Dominus series, as seen here. As usual for RPM stuff, the parts are direct replacements for the factory plastic parts, just way more durable–in fact, RPM guarantees you can’t break them in normal use (go to RPMrcproducts.com for details). For more [...]

Feb 12, 2015 Comments
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