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Here’s The Easy Way to Paint Flames

Here’s The Easy Way to Paint Flames

Ask anyone to imagine a hot-rod paint job, and they’ll probably envision stylized flames licking over the hood and fenders of late-’60s Detroit steel. As far as classic muscle-car looks go, flames are right up there with racing stripes, and everybody knows that a set of flames means fiery performance. It’s literally a hot look, […]
Performance Test: ECX/Horizon Hobby Barrage Gen2

Performance Test: ECX/Horizon Hobby Barrage Gen2

ECX’s low-buck truck boosts power and trail prowess (but not price) with new “Gen2” specs Text & Photos by Peter Vieira “Speed costs; how fast do you want to go?” is one of the oldest sayings in motorsports, and it applies to trail trucks as much as anything else on four wheels, even though trail […]

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Everything You Need to Know About RC Batteries

Everything You Need to Know About RC Batteries

Batteries make everything go in RC, even in nitro-powered models — sure, the engine burns fuel, but you aren’t going anywhere without a battery on board to power the receiver and servos. As with so many aspects of our amazing hobby/sport, you can go super-deep into battery tech if it really interests you — but […]
Building a 1/8 Time Machine! [VIDEO]

Building a 1/8 Time Machine! [VIDEO]

Well…sort of. Actually, our sister-publication Die Cast X just started a build-up of the 1/8-scale Back to the Future DeLorean kit from Eaglemoss Collections. They will be chronicling the entire build on video and the first episode is now up (link is below.) The detail on the car looks amazing. When its complete it will […]

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Top 5 Nitro Tips

Top 5 Nitro Tips

There’s nothing cooler than running a nitro powered vehicle. They produce a lot of power and have the smell and sound of a real vehicle. With any vehicle there are always tips and tricks that you can use to make your experience a little bit better. Here the top give tips and tricks that I […]
PROJECT BUILD: Losi Baja Rey

PROJECT BUILD: Losi Baja Rey

I reviewed the Losi Baja Rey in the October 2016 issue of RC Car Action, and overall I had a great experience. It has a great top speed, AVC does a wonderful job of smoothing out the ride, and the suspension soaks up bumps and jumps like a champ. I’ve always been lukewarm, however, about […]

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Tamiya’s Original Trail Rigs – Old-School Scale

Tamiya’s Original Trail Rigs – Old-School Scale

by Kevin Hetmanski If you use the term “scale truck,” most people will automatically think about vehicles like the Traxxas TRX-4, Axial SCX10, or Vaterra Ascender. But long before the Axial and Vaterra brands even existed, Tamiya was the king of scale trucks back in the ’80s. Tamiya has a long history of super-scale, metal-fortified […]

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Venom Pro Duo Charger [TESTED]

Venom Pro Duo Charger [TESTED]

When it comes to charging convenience, Venom’s Pro Duo AC/DC juice box literally stands tall. Thanks to its high-instead-of-wide configuration, it only takes up about as much bench space as a pair of battery packs. Inside the case, there’s enough transformer power to fill two batteries simultaneously at up to 7 amps each, and Venom […]
TESTED: Pro-Line Ultra  Reservoir Shock  Caps for Traxxas X-Maxx [REVIEW]

TESTED: Pro-Line Ultra Reservoir Shock Caps for Traxxas X-Maxx [REVIEW]

Regular readers will recall that we reviewed Pro-Line’s eye-popping Ultra Reservoir Shocks for scale trucks back in the April 2017 issue, and found the reservoir tech to be as functional as it is stylish. Since then, the Pro-Line CNC machines haven’t slowed down, and now there’s a second member of the Ultra Reservoir family: the […]

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REVIEWED: KO Propo EX-RR [Radio Test]

REVIEWED: KO Propo EX-RR [Radio Test]

Premium control for precise, pro-grade performance. Ask even casual RC fans to name an all-time great racer, and you can bet they’ve heard of Masami Hirosaka. He’s a 14-time IFMAR World Champion with titles for 2WD and 4WD electric off-road and 1/12 and 1/10 on-road, and drives faster with toes than most of us can […]
Get Started in RC – Everything You Need to Know

Get Started in RC – Everything You Need to Know

One of the coolest things about the RC car hobby is its its incredible depth—there’s just so much stuff to choose from. But on the flip side, it can seem like there’s an awful lot to learn before you feel like you can dive in with confidence when its time to part ways with your […]
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