HPI Vorza Built for 100mph Blasts El Mirage

Vintage hot-rod style, modern 1/8 scale buggy tech and a heaping helping of brushless horsepower sounds like a fun speed-run recipe to us, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in this throwback to our “Electric Performance” issue. Sure, a fully enclosed car would have gone faster, but sometimes it’s more fun to do thinks the [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments
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Marui Big Bear: Looking Back at RC’s First Monster Truck

This week, we go back in time to take a look at what most consider to be the first true RC monster truck: the Marui Big Bear. Back in 1984, this 1/12 scale crusher set the standard for a fat-tire stance with real monster proportions. the Big Bear is positively stone-age compared to today’s trucks, but [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments
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Brushless Motor Tech: Everything You Need to Know

Confused by brushless motors? Wonder no more, we’ve got the answers to your questions about the cylindrical spinners that turn volts and amps into miles per hour. From essential features to the mysteries of “KV” and “turns,” we’ll explain what you need to know to understand electric tech and make a smart buy for your [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments
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The Sauce Situation: Do We Need Tighter Rules For Traction Compounds?

If you race, you’ve probably been aware of a pretty serious issue going on. It’s dangerous, often smells terrible and can leave you with headaches, foul clothing or even worse. I’m talking about tire sauce. The origins of the use of tire sauce were probably first introduced in on-road and used on rubber and foam [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments
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Biggest in RC: Quarter-Scale Oval Action

If there’s one segment of RC that’s still reserved for the hardest of hardcore, it’s quarter-scale racing. Just about big enough to ride on, built just like full-size race cars, and definitely not RTR (or cheap), these massive machines are the ultimate RC cars. Watch them go left in Stock Car, East Coast Modified, and [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments
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Axial Yeti XL Now Available In Kit Form

That’s right, the Axial Yeti XL monster buggy is now available as a kit, which means you get to put it together yourself. That also means that you can install the electronics of your choice and give the body you own custom paint job. But that’s not all of the good news. Axial includes some [...]

Jan 15, 2015 Comments
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Standard Wheel, Drop Wheel, or Sticks?

“Which transmitter configuration do you prefer to drive: standard wheel or drop-wheel?” That’s the question we asked on Facebook, and here’s the results in chart form, as of this morning. We also added “sticks” for those who piped in with their love for driving by thumbs. Click over to our FB page and add your [...]

Jan 15, 2015 Comments
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Pro-Line Fuel Stick: See It First

Consider Pro-Line’s new Fuel Stick to be World Champion Approved: Ty Tessmann and his family team helped develop the high-tech filler-upper and used it to blast Nitrotane into his Hot Bodies D812 at the Worlds in Italy. Ty was noted for his lightning-fast pit stops on the way to the win, so you know the [...]

Jan 14, 2015 Comments
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