Vaterra Debuts New “Ascender” Trail Chassis With K5 Blazer Body–And It’s A KIT!

Big news here, as Vaterra has just announced its first scale/trail platform. Dubbed the Ascender, the new model is making its debut as a clear-body kit with a very nicely executed Chevrolet K5 Blazer shell. Frame rails are steel and configured to offer four wheelbase options, and the solid-axle suspension features a 4-link rear end [...]

Aug 07, 2014 Comments
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Amazing Baja Build: Project Tamiya Sand Scorcher

From our January 2013 issue comes this eye-popping Kevin Jowett creation, based on Tamiya’s legendary Sand Scorcher. Lots of great detail here, and it couldn’t look more killer. Read RC Car Action online! Click here for a Digital Edition or Print + Digital subscription today Click the pics to enlarge    

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George Thompson’s Drag-Prepped Traxxas Bandit

This strip-shredding Traxxas Bandit comes to us courtesy of Fort Pierce FL’s George Thompson. The popular budget buggy is thoroughly fortified for straight-line duty with a Castle Creations Mamba Max speed control and MaxAmps 3-cell LiPo spinning a 7700Kv motor that’s bolted into an RPM transmission case. Traxxas Anaconda rubber puts the power into the pavement, and [...]

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WIN a Pro-Line PRO-2 Buggy Kit–LAST CHANCE TO ENTER!

Today is the final day for entries in our Pro-Line PRO-2 Buggy Kit giveaway, have you entered yet? It only takes a minute, and you have until 11:59pm ET tonight to get it done–why not do it RIGHT NOW? CLICK HERE OR ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO ENTER

Aug 04, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Making That Gray Chassis Black

I am working on a Project Traxxas Slash 4×4 Platinum that is going to be featured in the next edition of the Buyers’ Guide and when building a project I always try to do something that will make the project stand out from others that may have been built in a similar way. When looking [...]

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2014 Readers’ Choice Awards Winners–Your Top Picks!

Subscribers, you’re already hip to these winners! For the rest of all ya’ll, here are the brands that took home top honors based on YOUR votes in our 2014 readers’ Choice Awards, as featured in our August 2014 issue. Click here for a Digital Edition or Print + Digital subscription today! Click to enlarge  

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Traxxas’ Courtney Force Now Fastest NHRA Driver EVER — 325.37MPH!

Looks like our favorite hobby is about to get another big boost into the mainstream media consciousness as Traxxas‘ Courtney Force is now the flat-out fastest driver in NHRA history, and just became the winningest lady driver to boot. With a top speed of 325.37mph, Courtney bested the previous record of 324.12mph set by dad [...]

Aug 01, 2014 Comments
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Tamiya Rock Socker Online Build Part 1

Finally, I’m back at the bench to get my Tamiya Rock Socker “online build” rolling–here’s the unboxing in case you missed it. With most kits, it’s very easy to see where the build is going. You’ve got the chassis, suspension arms, shock towers, transmission halves…the usual stuff. Not so with the Rock socker, which goes [...]

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