Our upcoming January 2016 issue will mark RC Car Action’s 30th anniversary, and we’ll have lots of great stuff in the mag and here at rccaraction.com to mark the occasion. And that includes comments from readers like you! After all, there is no RC Car Action without you guys and gals, and you’re the reason [...]
Tamiya’s vintage promotional clips are great time-capsule pieces for RC’s boom years in the early 80s. And thanks to re-releases, you can still drive quite a few of these models (or a close cousin) today! Enjoy, but be prepared to have generic 80s synth tracks in your head for the rest of the day.
Yes, we know, this is Radio Control CAR Action. But if you can’t get into this clip of a Ferrari-themed, turbine-powered RC jet, then you just don’t know cool. And besides, Ferrari makes cars, so that’s a car connection. Just watch the video!
Other than “not gasoline,” most hobbyists who are new to nitro power don’t understand what’s in nitro fuel, or more importantly, how those ingredients effect power, performance, and engine life. Any fuel you purchase that’s labeled “for RC cars” will work just fine, but if you want to choose the best fuel for your type [...]
Aaron Bailey has a fondness for metal-bodied trucks. A few months back he sent us pics of his Tonka truck/Ascender conversion. This time it’s an Axial Wraith 1.9 clad in minimalist metal panels bolted to the tube frame for a decidedly rat-rod look. The panels are steel sheet, weathered with a “special potion” of Aaron’s [...]
From Pro-Line And 5150 Media Productions: With the 2016 IFMAR Worlds coming back to the USA for the first time since 2008, this year’s ROAR Nationals were very well attended. So much so, that registration filled up mere hours after opening up. The competition at this year’s event was fierce to say the least. With [...]
This Chevy C-10 built by Robert Stallings has us yearning for beach weather again. This Slash 4×4-based truck is decked out with scale surfboards and fishing rods that he custom crafted himself, along with the surf rack and the front bumper. The boards are balsa wood sanded to a fine finish. The bumper, rack and [...]
Tamiya definitely gets the award for “yellowest chassis” with this new release. The Heavy Dump Truck is a kit (yay!) and scales out to 1/24 because the full-size truck is so massive, but the GF-01 chassis is more what you would consider 1/12 scale based on its width and wheelbase (and if you get Tamiya’s [...]