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Gas Cat! Pro Boat’s 48″ Rockstar Ride is Ready to Rip

Gas Cat! Pro Boat’s 48″ Rockstar Ride is Ready to Rip

At a full four feet long, Pro Boat’s new Rockstar 48 gas boat is a serious marine machine. The big boat boils water with a 26cc engine that Pro Boat says is good for over 40mph, and the Remote Operated Starting System (ROSS) lets you fire the engine up and power down right from the […]
Losi Announces New 5IVE Mini WRC RTR

Losi Announces New 5IVE Mini WRC RTR

It seems our friends over at Losi have been busy lately in the large scale department with recent release of the 1/5 Desert Buggy Xl and now the newest addition to the 5IVE moniker, the 5IVE Mini WRC. This 1/5 Ready to Run is officially licensed after the John Cooper Works Mini Countryman that competes […]
Vaterra Releases New 1967 Ford Mustang

Vaterra Releases New 1967 Ford Mustang

Along with their new Ford Raptor Pre-Runner, Vaterra also launched another exciting new edition to their V100-S platform, the 1967 Ford Mustang. This same chassis brought us the 1969 Camaro (RS and SS), 2012 Camaro (ZL-1 and CHP ZL-1) and of course the Nissan GTR and GT-R Nismo GT3 that we featured in our December […]
Vaterra Announces New Raptor 4WD Short-Course Truck

Vaterra Announces New Raptor 4WD Short-Course Truck

Vaterra has joined the short-course scene with the new Ford Raptor Pre-Runner, a 4WD truck based on the Halix platform as featured in our January issue. The new truck also includes the Active Vehicle Control system that debuted with the Halix and Losi TEN Rally-X, which should make the Raptor an especially interesting SC truck. […]
Ryan Maifield Takes Reedy Race Overall Lead After 2WD Portion

Ryan Maifield Takes Reedy Race Overall Lead After 2WD Portion

Most of the Invitational drivers were patient for the opening rounds on Friday, but as the 2WD portion of the event came to a close on Saturday morning many of the competitors started getting desperate – and that aggression made for lots of passing. The track also got faster as well, with more drivers making […]
FAST LAPS: Mike Truhe Leaves TLR for Serpent, and Ryan Maifield Cleans Up in Ohio

FAST LAPS: Mike Truhe Leaves TLR for Serpent, and Ryan Maifield Cleans Up in Ohio

Welcome to Fast Laps, the new online weekly racing column here at RCCarAction.com. Each Monday I’ll discuss what’s going on in the world of RC competition, whether it’s reflecting on the previous weekend’s big event, talking about the state of the industry, or commenting on breaking news. We’re just a few days away from the […]
Top 13 of 2013

Top 13 of 2013

Another year another 12 magazines and boy does it feel like a lot more! I suppose it actually is by the time you figure in our four Short Course issues, Pro Racer and of course the Buyer’s Guide, all the video and web stories and who could forget all of your questions, emails and Facebook […]
Losi’s New Desert Buggy XL: 1/5 Scale 4WD Open-Wheeler

Losi’s New Desert Buggy XL: 1/5 Scale 4WD Open-Wheeler

Losi’s latest gas-burner goes for a desert-buggy look, and is built on a unique chassis–it’s not a re-skinned 5IVE-T. The engine is different too, a 23cc mill instead of the truck’s 26cc powerplant. Spektrum radio gear is standard,  and the Desert Buggy XL rolls out RTR just as you see it here. Looking forward to […]
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Spektrum brings electronic stability control to RC–WE DRIVE IT

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Spektrum brings electronic stability control to RC–WE DRIVE IT

In full-size cars, electronic stability systems are common, with names like ESP (electronic stability program), DSC (dynamic stability control), and ESC (electronic stability control) all describing essentially the same thing: a system of piezoelectric gyroscopes, position sensors, and accelerometers that monitor the car’s attitiude relative to control inputs, and software that electronically “steps in” and makes corrective […]
Vaterra announces Hälix 4X4 brushless monster truck with AVC electronic stability system–WE DRIVE IT!

Vaterra announces Hälix 4X4 brushless monster truck with AVC electronic stability system–WE DRIVE IT!

Vaterra’s ever-growing line of models now includes a 4X4 monster truck, the aggressively styleed and well-equipped Hälix. Ready-to-run and brushless-powered, the new monster machine also features a Spektrum 2.4GHz radio system with the new Active Vehicle Control (AVC) technology. Full-time 4WD is provided via shaft drive–you can see the green-anodized aluminum shaft clearly here, as it […]
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