Kyosho Announces ReadySet Inferno MP9e TKI T1

We just featured the nitro-burning version of Kyosho’s RTR Inferno on our April cover,  and now the electric version is set to hit stores. Orion supplies the brushless power system, which is rated for 4S LiPo, and Kyosho includes the LCD-equipped version of their Synchro 2.4GHz pistol. Full Kyosho hype after the pics. More pics [...]

Mar 18, 2014 Comments
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Team Associated Goes Hi-Def With The Replay XD1080 Mini

Who doesn’t love making videos of their RC vehicle? The Replay XD1080 Mini takes the best of the full-size XD1080 and the much smaller XD720 and combines them to give you the smallest HD video camera on the market. The  Mini is also water resistant so you can mount it to your vehicle and splash [...]

Mar 18, 2014 Comments
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Dakotah Phend does the double to highlight Cactus Classic main events

The 28th running of the Cactus Classic ended with what may very well have been the last set of main events to be run on the famous sunbaked outdoor blue groove at the current Scottsdale R/C Speedway, and what a day of racing it was. All five premiere-class titles were decided in spectacular fashion, and [...]

Mar 17, 2014 Comments
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Tebo, Cavalieri, Neumann, and Phend earn TQ honors at 28th Annual Cactus Classic – Updated with video!

For the first time in its 28-year history, Day Two of the Cactus Classic featured B-Main Last Chance Qualifiers for the modified 2WD and 4WD buggy divisions – and the winner of each “LCQ” bumped up into tomorrow’s triple-A Mains to race for the final championship trophies awarded here at Scottsdale R/C Speedway. Before those [...]

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Tebo, Neumann, and Maifield stand out through opening rounds of the Cactus Classic

Morning cloud cover gave way to crystal clear blue skies for the opening round of the 28th Annual Cactus Classic, with both the racing action and temperature climbing throughout the morning. The grippy and rough track conditions proved troublesome for even the best racers in the country, with several big names struggling in the first [...]

Mar 15, 2014 Comments
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Team Associated engineer Josh Alton teaches roll-center tuning

Roll center. You’ve likely heard the term thrown around by your buddies when bench racing, but do you (or they) really understand what it means? Did you know that it doesn’t just affect a single wheel, but also each end of the car, both independently and linked, from the front-to-rear? And just how do you [...]

Mar 14, 2014 Comments
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Basher Announces “Nitro Circus” Short-Course 4X4

Basher’s Nitro Circus line now includes a 4WD short-course machine, offered as an “Almost Ready to Run” model ready for the transmitter, receiver, and batteries of your choice. Specs are similar to the Nitro Circus monster truck (as tested in our latest issue), with an aluminum chassis, oversized aluminum shocks, a triple-diff drivetrain, 35-amp speed control, [...]

Mar 13, 2014 Comments
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Throwback Thursday, April 2008: Kyosho and OFNA Face Off, We Test the B44, and Swauger Speaks

For this week’s Throwback, we’re setting the Wayback Machine less far back than usual for a trip to 2008 and our April issue. Back then, Katy Perry was kissing a girl (spoiler, she liked it), Christian Bale was doing right by the dark knight in Batman Begins, and Lost was still two years away from [...]

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