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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Gmade Reveals New Komodo Pickup

It looks like Gmade has started an Instagram account but the real news is that the first few posts are teaser shots of a new truck called the Komodo. Let’s take a look at this new beast…   If you look below the truck you can see that it’s sitting on a Sawback manual which [...]

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Kev’s Bench: 5 Trucks That Will Inspire You

When I’m done working on RC stuff for my job during the day, I like to spend my quiet evenings scrolling through RC groups on various social media sites on my phone. I am always looking for the latest trends and trying to come up with cool project to build for the readers of Radio [...]

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Custom SWB Vaterra Twin Hammers by Ronald Martin [Reader's Ride]

Ronald Martin’s bug-bodied Twin Hammers is a perfect reminder of how modest beginnings can lead to great results. He tells us that this project all started with a donated spare parts chassis he inherited from a friend. He dug into his own stash of leftover parts to put the basic foundation together. He had some [...]

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This Custom Creation’s Articulated Driver Will Blow You Away

This build takes the “driver turns his head with steering” trick to the whole ‘nother level, adding arm movement to steer the wheel and throttle-pumping leg action—plus a blower with operating butterflies synced to the throttle, complete with engine sound! The builder is Danny Huynh, who hails from Australia–you can see more of his work [...]

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Reedy Outdoor Champs Restores ‘Real Dirt’ to Off-Road—Should This Be The Standard?

The just-announced Reedy Outdoor Off-Road Race of Champions (November 20-22, Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, CA) promises “a watered track surface [that] brings back major off-road racing as it began with roost and pin tires.” This is a reaction to the current state of electric off-road racing, which is ruled by high bite tracks with [...]

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Losi Announces All-New 1/6 Scale Audi R8 GT3 Supercar

No one saw this thing coming! Losi’s super-sized take on street-shredding RC looks like a real powerhouse. The car is built on an all-new chassis dubbed the “6IX,” and will arrive RTR. The car’s sensorless 1200Kv motor is fueled by dual batteries (not included) and a 6S-rated speed control that delivers over 60mph, says Losi. [...]

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