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. [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
You want scale builds? We got scale builds. Back in our May 2010 issue, we collected the best of Crawl Canada’s Scale Throwdown contest trucks for you to feast your eyes upon, and they’re still some of the must stunning scale off-roaders we’ve ever seen. Click images to enlarge
When the Tamiya Clod Buster was released in 1988 I was 13 years old and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it for the first time. What kid isn’t a fan of monster trucks? The Clod looked just like the real deal; I was obsessed. Over the years I have built a lot [...]
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Regular readers will recall this Traxxas Stampede 4X4 “project” build from our 2012 Buyers’ Guide special issue. Click the pics to enlarge and enjoy. For full digital access to RC Car Action back issues and special issues, sign up for our Premium website here.
Big news here, as Vaterra has just announced its first scale/trail platform. Dubbed the Ascender, the new model is making its debut as a clear-body kit with a very nicely executed Chevrolet K5 Blazer shell. Frame rails are steel and configured to offer four wheelbase options, and the solid-axle suspension features a 4-link rear end [...]