PROTOform Announces First GT12 Design, New VRS-N 200mm Shell & Lightweight World GT Bodies

PROTOform has a few new ways to hit the road (or carpet, as the case may be), with two new designs and “lightweight” (thinner Lexan) versions of a popular pair of World GT bodies. First up, the PFM12, which looks like it’s 1/10 but is actually for 1/12 cars (look at the deep-dish rear wheels–now [...]

Jun 10, 2014 Comments
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Serpent Snakes Its Way Into Short Course With The SRX2-SC

It was only a few years ago that Serpent entered the world of off-road racing after years of dominating the nitro on-road segment, first with an 1/8-scale buggy, then a 2WD buggy, and now a full-fendered short course truck aimed squarely at the most popular class in America. With a competitive pedigree and an intelligent [...]

Jun 09, 2014 Comments
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How to get the most out of your brushed RTR motor

At the heart of every electric RC vehicle is the motor, or the “driving force” —because, let’s face it, as soon as a motor fails, the fun stops. Motor maintenance is extremely important; therefore, if you maintain your motor, the fun is likely to go on and on. While ready-to-run vehicles come with a vast [...]

Jun 09, 2014 Comments
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Motolyser, the “Ultimate Motor Analysing Tool” Coming to US via Trinity

Trinity is now the North American importer for the Motolyser, “the ultimate motor analysing tool.” From the looks of it, that’s not just hype. In addition to expected capabilities such as measuring KV, amp draw, and RPM, the Motolyser can also check sensor alignment and function to help you make sure your motor is operating [...]

Jun 08, 2014 Comments
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Watch Live: Stadium Super Trucks at X-Games

If you’re looking for some exciting full-size racing action on the flat-screen today, set a reminder to tune into the X-Games. The Traxxas-presented Speed Energy Formula Off-Road series will hit the hybrid dirt/pavement track at noon ET for qualifying on ESPN, then the action switches to ABC for the finals at 2pm ET. If you [...]

Jun 08, 2014 Comments
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Futaba Reveals New 4PX Super Radio

Futaba’s successor to the 4PKSR is the 4PX, and as you might expect for a $550 radio system, it’s loaded to the gills with tech–not the least of which is its new, super-sized color display. Futaba claims 30% faster response compared to the 4PKSR, and the 4PX will be compatible with T-FHSS, S-FHSS and FASST receivers. The radio [...]

Jun 06, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: Project 4-Stroke Nitro Hauler

Hello everyone and welcome to my new weekly web column, Kev’s Bench. Every Friday, I’ll share sneak peaks at new projects, talk shop and RC tech, and generally sound off on the latest goings-on in our hobby. Now let’s get this ball rolling with a look back at a project from the past… One of [...]

Jun 06, 2014 Comments
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Latest “Coming Soon” Models From Tamiya: A Pumpkin For The Pavement, Hot-Rod Hornet, More

Tamiya fans know to keep an eye on the “Coming Soon” page at TamiyaUSA.com, where the the latest models make their debut. The most recent entries include a rear-drive configured M-06 platform that repurposes the Midnight Pumpkin as a street-ready machine now dubbed the Lowride Pumpkin. The snowplow front bumper could stand to be sleeker, but [...]

Jun 05, 2014 Comments
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