John “Rckcrwlr” Thornton Named Team Manager For RC4WD US And International Drivers

RC4WD has a commitment to the RC Hobby and Sport, and with that, we would like to welcome John “Rckcrwlr” Thornton as Team Manager for US and International Drivers, recently handled by Tom Allen. With John’s experience, we are looking forward to him taking the team to the next level. He started in the hobby [...]

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Team Associated’s Juho Levanen Victorious At Polish ETS

Recognized as the major on-road series race in Europe, the European TouringSeries (ETS) pulls in racers from all over Europe to compete around the continent in individual rounds, culminating in a series champion after six highly contested rounds. The fourth round of the ETS series saw Team Associated/Reedy/LRP driver Juho Levanen ascend to the top [...]

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Gil Losi JR & Mike Gillette Start New RC Company

We’ve heard the talk in the industry about a new company and even spoken with a quiet, reserved Gil Losi Jr. about his new ventures, and now we’ve received confirmation that it’s all true–Losi Jr. and former Horizon Hobby president Mike Gillette have teamed up to form the “Firelands Group.” Formerly the namesake of Team [...]

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Top 10 Pit Tips

  1. A graphite chassis is a huge performance booster, but it can also cause serious radio-glitching problems if your antenna wire comes in contact with the graphite. To prevent this from happening, use a piece of heat-shrink tubing to further insulate the antenna where it touches the graphite. Just cut the correct length needed [...]

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14 Things You Didn’t Know About RC

We are lucky enough to have a lot of RC vehicles come across our desks and we’ve each been in this great hobby for a long time. One of our frequent office conversations is about where things got started. For example, what company came out with the first ball differential or where did CA glue [...]

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HPI Releases A BMW M3 GT2, SCION xB, 1970 Dodge Challenger, And 1979 Ford F-150 Bodies

BMW M3 GT2 body This HPI body is an official replica of the race-winning BMW M3 GT2 campaigned by the Rahal Letterman Racing in the American Le Mans Series. Bold styling and an aggressive racing stance make this the ultimate version of the BMW M3. We include two giant sheets of decals that allow you [...]

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JConcepts Releases A Ford F-250 Body And A New Body Lowering Kit For The Traxxas Stampede

Stampede owners can breathe a sigh of relief, the big and tough, Ford F-250 Super Duty has arrived. Officially licensed by Ford, JConcepts introduces the 2011 Ford F-250 Super Duty body as a drop-on replacement body for the Stampede 2wd and 4×4 vehicles. Built Ford Tough, JConcepts has brought an essence of the 2011 Ford [...]

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Hot Bodies 21XZ-B Hara Edition Nitro Engine

The engine that took Atsushi Hara to his second 1/8th buggy Worlds podium (and nearly won him two consecutive World titles!) is going to be available from HB as a special Atsushi Hara Edition HB .21 race engine. This engine will be the exact same spec as the engine he used at the 2010 Worlds [...]

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