This 1/5 Scale, WOODEN Escort Rally Looks SO REAL [VIDEO]

We’ve seen countless RC builds that are realistic when it comes to just sitting pretty. Looking dynamically realistic–as in, reacting and moving like the real thing–is something much more rare. Master builder Headquake has done just that with his Mk1 Escort. The scratch-built 1/5 scale (!) car is impressive enough standing still, but under power it looks absolutely real [...]

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Axial Jeep Mighty FC Body

Axial’s latest body design will just be a weird-lookin’ body for some RC fans, but Jeepers will recognize the snub-nosed styling as a Forward-Control or “FC.” The classic utility platform got an official “concept” makeover back in 2012 as the “Mighty FC,” and that’s what Axial has modeled here. Definitely different! See below for full [...]

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The Tamiya Monster Beetle Is Back!

We are very excited to see that Tamiya has added the Monster Beetle to the rerelease list. This is an iconic truck from the 80s and the 2015 version retains the same great look. The Monster Beetle features independent front and rear suspension, a rugged chassis, spiked terra treaded tires and a well detailed injection [...]

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FireBrand RC The Judge Body and Komoto Tires

More rad stuff from FireBrand RC, with semi-truck styling for 1/10 scale. The Judge shell is shown here with FireBrand’s Komodo tires and parked on a (heavily modded) Traxxas Stampede. The well-detailed shell arrives with a loaded decal sheet, window masks, and overspray film. The Komodos are glued to Galaxy gloss-black wheels and are sold [...]

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Out of the Box: Losi Audi R8 LMS Ultra FIA-GT3 RTR

Losi made waves with the announcement of its new 1/6 scale 6IX platform wrapped in Audi R8 GT3 bodywork, and RC Car Action is the first to get a review car. For Losi’s official pics and tech details, see our previous post on the big Audi. Full review coming up, for now let’s see what you get [...]

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ECX’s Outburst Micro-Bike Looks Like a Lot of Fun for $40 [VIDEO]

Hmmm, dinner for two at Chili’s or an ECX Outburst? The itty-bitty bike measures just over 5″ long, but based on the clip below, the Outburst appears fast for it’s size and lots of fun for not much cash–shoot, at $40 each you can get two and still be well under a hundo. Amazingly, the [...]

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Helion Contakt 12TR [REVIEW]

Helion’s line of affordable RTRs has been joined by another 1/12 scale entry with the Contakt 12TR, which dresses a 2WD platform with truggy styling. Just like the other 1/12 scale cars in their lineup, the Contakt packs a lot of value into a small package at a low price. A 2.4GHz radio system controls [...]

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This Wild Spider-Buggy Thing Needs To Be RC [VIDEO]

This wild French ride mounts a motor in each of its four wheels, so there’s no need to restrain the suspension with considerations for driveshafts (or belts or chains, for that matter). With each wheel free to articulate at extreme angles, the “pendular suspension” is capable of uncanny spider-like moves while isolating the chassis–see for [...]

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