Build Shocks Like a Pro: 10 Steps to Smooth

Certain skills in RC separate the pros from the Joes. One such task definitely is building shocks. Eventually, you will have to rebuild the shocks on your RTR, or you’ll have to build them for a kit. How well you perform this task will directly impact how well your vehicle performs on the track. Build [...]

Jul 07, 2014 Comments
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Online Build: Tamiya Rock Socker

Tamiya’s CR-01 platform debuted as a Toyota Land Cruiser and has also been issued as a Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler, and Unimog. In its latest lexan, the capable 4-link crawling design lifts its look from the long-lived Stadium Blitzer to create the Rock Socker (not to be confused with rock soccer, which is really tough on your toes). [...]

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Easy Paint-Pen Detailing

I am always working on new projects for Radio Control Car Action, and this week I have a sneak-peek at an SCX10 Deadbolt I’m detailing out for a How-To article in an upcoming issue. I have been detailing scale vehicles for many years now and I used that knowledge to write an article that shows [...]

Jul 04, 2014 Comments
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RPM Nails the Big Ol’ Blower Look

RPM just pegged the cool-meter with their latest accessory, a trick 5-piece blower and intake that instantly makes your machine look like it’s packing a whole bunch of forced-induction horsepower. Nice detailing (just look at it) with pulley splines, belt ridges, and a textured belt finish. RPM smartly molded the parts to sit level on [...]

Jul 03, 2014 Comments
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Vaterra Goes Kit With DIY Twin Hammers

Vaterra offers a wide lineup of vehicles, from touring cars and  rock racers to rally rigs and  monster trucks. All very different, but until now, all were the same in one important way: they’re all RTRs. No more: with the Twin Hammers now offered as a kit, Vaterra is officially in the DIY business. All [...]

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Kyosho Scorpion Online Build Part 3 (It’s Done)

We’re in the home stretch on the 1982 Kyosho Scorpion re-release build. If you’re just joining us, follow these links to the Unboxing, Part1, and Part 2 to catch up. Otherwise, it’s back to the bench… With the rolling chassis completed in the last session, attention turns to the tub and electronics installation. The steering [...]

Jul 02, 2014 Comments
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WIN a Pro-Line PRO-2 Short Course Buggy Kit–ENTER NOW!

RC Car Action Pro-Line PRO-2 Giveaway – ENTER NOW! You could be the winner of a Pro-Line PRO-2 Short Course Buggy Kit valued at over $380! Entering is easy: just fill in the fields below and click submit. No purchase necessary. Sweepstakes begins at 12:00:00 AM EDT on July 3, 2014 and ends at 11:59:59 PM EDT [...]

Jul 02, 2014 Comments
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Lightweight LiPo: Trinity XL Titanium

Trinity‘s XL Titanium pack is all about low weight and a small footprint. Even if your car is already underweight, a lightweight battery is a good idea. Why? Because the weight you add to reach the minimum can be installed where it best suits handling, rather than lumped with the battery. Likewise, the smaller a [...]

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