Associated RC10 Worlds Car Review

From our September 2014 issue, a blast from the past with Associated’s RC10 Worlds Car–the machine that Brian Kinwald drove to his ’93 Worlds win. Unlike the gold-tub “RC10 Classic” re-release that quickly sold out in its limited run, Associated made plenty of Worlds Cars and you can still snag one–but that doesn’t mean they’ll [...]

Feb 10, 2015 Comments
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Novak Announces New HD8 Motor & Pit Wizard Tuner, Updated Activ8

Novak is upping their 1/8 scale game with the new HD8 motor, Activ8 V2 speed control, and Pit Wizard. RC old-timers will recall Novak was the first to offer a hand-held. LCD-screen speed control programmer way back in the late 1990s, back when we all ran brushed motors. Today’s Pit Wizard works with Novak’s Super-Tuner Plus firmware based speed [...]

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Hot News & New Stuff: The Latest Gear Lives Here

If you’re looking for the latest in RC gear, be sure to bookmark our Hot News & New Stuff forum–it’s updated daily (often multiple times each day) with all the latest the RC industry has to offer. Click the arrow to go there now!

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XTM Racing X-Series Brushless Power System Review

From our November 2014 issue comes this “Test Bench” review of XTM’s econo brushless system, which belies its low price with solid performance. Hobby People customers gave it their thumbs-up online; here’s our take. Click to enlarge    

Feb 04, 2015 Comments
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RC4WD Trailfinder 2 Scratch-Build by Rick McCullock

This over-the-top scale Land Rover from down-under is scratch built from sheet styrene and 3D-printed parts that Rick designed himself. Rick wanted to do the uncommon long-wheelbase Series 2 pickup rather than the more frequently modeled short-wheelbase Defender 90. He originally planned for a 1:10 version, but he wanted to use  RC4WD’s Trailfinder 2 chassis. It [...]

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Serpent Ups Their 1/12 Scale Game With S120 LTR

You can always count on Serpent to produce top-quality on-roaders, and the brand best known for its 1/8 scale pavement weapons makes a heck of a 1/12 scale carpet-cutter as well. The S120 is the latest, and as you can see in the photos below, it’s a first-class machine. Says Serpent, “Focus on development has [...]

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SWORKz S102 2WD Buggy – Nuremberg News

SWORKz has officially entered the 2WD buggy wars with the S102, which ticks off all the features you’d expect of a modern competition buggy and adds an SWORKz spin. Literally, in the case of the transmission, which uses a “simple gear insert” to allow a mid-motor or rear-motor configuration without swapping transmissions or chassis. No [...]

Feb 03, 2015 Comments
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Associated Apex RTRs Star in Superbowl Commercial

If you were watching the big game last night (the Superbowl? Hello?) then you probably jumped out of your seat when you saw the ad for the new 306hp, rear-wheel-drive Lexus RC 350. Playing off of the “RC” in the name of the car, the video features an RC version of the RC 350 performing [...]

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