RC Car Action September 1998: The Battle of All Battles, the Last Dogfighter and An American Take On Schumacher’s Newest 2WD

By the end of the Summer in 1998 this hobby had gone through some massive overhauls. In just a few shorty years we saw the design of cars at large change massively and nitro was quickly taking over as the hot power system of choice. It was in the September ’98 issue of RC Car [...]

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Tamiya Japan Reveals Rock Socker CR-01

No pic of this bad boy at the Tamiya USA site yet, so we snagged this shot from Tamiya Japan–remember, “www” stands for world wide web! The trail-taming CR-01 platform is the latest Tamiya rig to get a new-body refresh. Dubbed the “Rock Socker,” the truck’s lexan bodywork is based on the classic Stadium Blitzer design with [...]

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Classic Plastic: Richard Royall and RPM

Whether you’re a racer, enthusiast or just a casual RC’er, chances are there’s at least one piece of RPM gear on your car or in your toolbox. Whether it’s the classic RPM camber gauge or a set of super-tough arms to replace worn-out stockers (or maybe you just wanted a color other than black), RPM’s [...]

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Stadium, Short Course, Truggy…Truck Racing’s Identity Crisis

Baseball, Coca Cola, and apple pie – even these once-strictly American items have caught on internationally.  Since 1928, when Ford built the first Model A with a closed cab and a cargo box, Americans have loved their trucks…which is exactly the reason I don’t understand why RC racers keep trying to ruin them. Even though [...]

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Hacker crashes the party with new motors and speed controls for 1/10-scale, 1/8-scale, and SC vehicles

Brushless motors and speed controls from Arizona-based Hacker have long enjoyed a cult following among car guys, and their equipment has won plenty of and national and world championship events in airplanes and helicopters. With a growing roster of sponsored drivers and these new purpose-built motors and speed controls for the most popular classes of [...]

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Kyosho re-enters the short course arena with the new SC6

Kyosho immediately made a splash in the SC scene with the Ultima SC when it debuted back in 2010, with Jared Tebo winning several events right after the RTR truck was released. A couple of updated kit versions followed over the next couple of years, but when the RT6 stadium truck was released (and the [...]

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REDS Racing evokes improved fuel economy with their new R7 engine

Back at The Dirt Nitro Challenge in February, REDS Racing USA’s Alex Pilson let me in on a little secret that the Mario Rossi-designed brand was working on a new engine, specifically with fuel mileage in mind. Last weekend, REDS Racing team driver and 2010 IFMAR World Champion Cody King took the Pro Buggy win [...]

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June Issue Rolling Out Now! Losi’s Big Buggy, Special Boating Section, Much More!

The June edition of RC Car Action is rolling out now! If you’re a Digital Edition subscriber, you can view the issue instantly. If you get down with print, make a stop at the newsstand (or check your mailbox) for a look at the power-packed pages. Here’s a sneak-peek at the “openers” for a few [...]

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