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Oct 09, 2014 Comments
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PROTOform Strakka 12 & Gen-3 C Oval Shells

PROTOform has a pair of new ways to help you cut up carpet. The Strakka 12 is PF’s latest 1/12 scale wedge, and can be had in “regular” .030″ lexan or thinner “lightweight” .020″ plastic. Either way, you’ll get the look below plus an optional Gurney flap you can install if you’re a ”modified racer looking for [...]

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Reedy Announces Blackbox 410R Competition Speed Control

Reedy motors have been longtime race winners, but always in combination with someone else’s speed control–until now, that is. With the debut of the new Blackbox 410R speed control, Reedy officially has a complete pro power system. Unsurprisingly, the Blackbox has all the features you would expect of a competition controller, including a machined aluminum [...]

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Charles Reed’s Custom Monster Build

We dipped all the way back to the October 2011 issue for this Reader’s Ride from Charles Reed of Angleton, TX. A toy RC truck donated its body to the custom build, which features Tamiya Clodbuster axles, Crawford Performance Engineering links, a Traxxas EVX2 speed control and a pair of Titan 550 motors. How much [...]

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Pro-Line Announces 2WD PRO-MT Monster Truck Kit

First came the PRO-2 SC short-course truck, then the PRO-2 Buggy. Now Pro-Line has taken their well-proven 2WD tech into the monster realm with the PRO-MT. Obvious differences from the other PRO models are the body, wheel, and tire combo, which pairs a tough-looking Sentinel shell with Trencher tires mounted to F-11 wheels. Pro-Line’s ProTrac [...]

Oct 02, 2014 Comments
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Losi Announces 4 New RTRs In 1/18, 1/10 & 1/24 Scale

Lots to like with these three new rides from Losi. The XXX-SCB is back, now equipped with brushless power and Active Vehicle Control. For big-buggy action, the 8IGHT-E RTR is also brushless and AVC-equipped, with 4-pole power. The Micro SCTE looks big without a scale reference, but at 1/24 scale, it’s about 8″ long–perfect for indoor [...]

Oct 02, 2014 Comments
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Traxxas Brings Real Engine Sound to Electric RC with “On Board Audio”

When it comes to sheer RPM and torque, electric power is king. But when it comes to sounding powerful, electric power barely rattles the eardrums–”whiiirrrr” is all you get. However, that quiet does make it possible to add any sound you like over the hum of the electric motor, which is what Traxxas has done [...]

Oct 02, 2014 Comments
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Balance Boards Banished! Traxxas Announces “ID” Charging & Battery Tech

Traxxas’ newest EZ-Peak Plus charger is the first to incorporate the brand’s new “ID” technology, which allows for plug-in-and-charge convenience with both NiMH and LiPo batteries, with no need to select chemistry type or hassle with balance boards. For that matter, there isn’t even a cord with a female plug on the end–you simply plug [...]

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