Sneak Peek: Tamiya Mountain Rider Build

As soon as Tamiya announced the Mountain Rider I made sure I was on the list to review the re-release of the truck that I wanted so badly back in the 90s. It’s taken a lot of time to finish the truck but it’s finally done and ready for you to see. The truck pretty [...]

Aug 24, 2014 Comments
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2014 ROAR Off-Road Nats: Dakota Phend Scores 2WD Truck and Buggy Titles, Cavalieri Takes SCT Win, Tessmann Tops in 4WD

The electric off-road nationals took place this weekend at in Florida at Space Coast RC. It’s the first time the nationals have taken place in Florida in over a decade. The drivers arrived at a track that was very loose but over the weekend the drivers improved their vehicles and the track crew improved the [...]

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Jerome Swift’s Ultra-Trick Losi 5IVE-T Build

Wow…now that’s a tricked-out 5IVE-T! This amazing Reader’s Ride comes to us from Jerome Swift of JS Hobbies & Models in the UK. Says Jerome, “A massive thank you to Mark at Outlaw Graphics for the stunning air brushing, David at Turtle Racing for the awesome Turtle products, Steve at DDM for the fantastic service, [...]

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RC’s Most Memorable Races

Every type of competition has its  all-time greatest events, where heroes were toppled, the game changed, records were broken, feats of skill were surpassed–or any and all of those in combination. RC racing is no different, and back in our September 2009 issue, we weighed in on the races that mattered most in RC. Do [...]

Aug 18, 2014 Comments
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Can You ID This Vintage RC Machine?

“Name That Old RC Car” is recurring feature that always gets plenty of buzz on our Facebook page. Can you ID this week’s wayback buggy? Here’s a hint: it’s NOT a Tamiya, Kyosho, Associated, Losi, or Traxxas! Photos courtesy Inet RC, go there now for more pics of this wild ride!  

Aug 18, 2014 Comments
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Get Your Shot Into Readers’ Rides! Easy Tips For Smartphone Pics

Today’s smartphones shoot sharper, brighter, larger pics than ever, with plenty of resolution even for print reproduction—which means you’ve got all the camera you need to submit shots to our Readers’ Rides section. But, as with any camera, it’s the person behind the lens that makes a great shot—all the camera does is capture it. [...]

Aug 18, 2014 Comments
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The 5 Greatest Monster Trucks of All Time

Who doesn’t love monster trucks? They are the ultimate machine and can do anything you want including bashing, racing, mud boging and rock crawling. Over the years there have been a lot of awesome RC monster trucks available and I have owned almost all of them. This week I want to share with you my [...]

Aug 18, 2014 Comments
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Engine Sound For Electric RC: And You Thought Only Nitro Made Noise

This is pretty rad…authentic engine sound for electric RC vehicles! Sense Innovations ESS (Engine Sound Simulator) Pro gives your battery blaster realistic start-up, idle, revving, and shut-down sounds, all proportional to throttle position as you drive–the video says it all. And you can even get different sounds! “More engine sounds and effects such as turbos, [...]

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