Vaterra Ascender First Impressions & Build Notes

The Ascender is the latest vehicle to come out of the Vaterra Garage and like others before it’s very well detailed and is a performer. This scale truck is the only Vaterra model to be released exclusively as a kit. I just finished putting together my Ascender and am working on a review for the [...]

Oct 28, 2014 Comments
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Thank You! RC Car Action is #1 With Over 300,000 Likes On Facebook

Radio Control Car Action has been the number-one RC brand on Facebook ever since the 180,000 Likes mark, and thanks to readers like you we haven’t slowed down since then! Our Facebook page just reached a new milestone at over 300,000 Likes, and we appreciate you making us part of your RC experience. We’ll keep [...]

Oct 27, 2014 Comments
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Dromida Adds to 1/18 Lineup With LED-Equipped Desert Buggy and Desert Truck Models

Dromida has added a pair of new models to its econo-car 1/18 scale lineup, which we last reviewed in our March 2014 issue. The DB4.18 and DT4.18 models are both equipped with functional LED light bars (six LEDS for the truck, four for the buggy) and arrive fully RTR, including a 6-cell NiMH with wall-charger [...]

Oct 27, 2014 Comments
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Joe Kovach’s Custom Tamiya Bruiser

If you find yourself rolling through Trenton, NJ, you might come across this rad rig. Joe Kovach started out with a Tamiya Bruiser for his build, and as you can see it’s far from stock. He modded the body for flip-up action to reveal the custom roll cage and interior, and there’s no missing that [...]

Oct 27, 2014 Comments
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Everything You Need To Know About Gear Ratios

If your RC machine isn’t geared properly, you’re not getting the most out of your motor. You may even be shortening its life! With this article, we explain the essentials of gear ratios to help make sure you get the most speed, power, and run time out of your ride. Click to embiggen  

Oct 27, 2014 Comments
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RC’s Big Racing Events Need Shorter Schedules

Our competitive spirit can often light fires in our soul and something that can push us into large organized racing events. The glory, the fame, and the fun are irresistible and something competitive drivers dream about. Then the reality of it all starts to set in. Hotel reservations are made, parts are ordered and travel [...]

Oct 27, 2014 Comments
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Project Traxxas Summit LT

From the RC Car Action archives comes this 2011 build: a Traxxas Summit equipped with Slayer Pro 4X4 arms and Pro-Line rubber (plus other mods) for a narrower, more scale-like stance. Looks factory, and everything bolts right on! Click to embiggen

Oct 24, 2014 Comments
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Axial Announces New Wraith Flavor: “Spawn”

Axial’s popular Wraith just got a set of full-body duds. The new Spawn joins the Poison Spyder and “regular Wraith” variations of the highly successful trail rig, and retains all the good stuff we’ve come to expect from the platform. That includes Wild Boar driveshafts, threaded-body shocks, AR60 OCP axles with locked diffs, 20-turn brushed motor, [...]

Oct 23, 2014 Comments
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