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Flashback: Touring ’90s Style

Flashback: Touring ’90s Style

When touring cars first blew up in the late ’90s, Tamiya’s Manta Ray–based TA01 and TA02 4WD cars were the order of the day. Unlike today’s competition tourers, those TAs wore bodies based on full-size cars racing in the German and British Touring Car race series, and the starting grids of the RC races were […]
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How To Select Your First Car

One of the best things about RC is the incredible variety of vehicles there is to choose from. But how do you pick the one car or truck for you out of so many great choices? All you have to do is ask yourself …   The big three questions When selecting that first car […]

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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 […]
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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How To: The Basics of Radio Control

How To: The Basics of Radio Control

All RC systems have the same essential components: a transmitter, a receiver and servos. These parts are sold as assembled, plug-in components; you don’t have to solder anything or know about wiring schematics to install or use them. Transmitter This is the radio of “radio control” and is often simply referred to as the radio. […]

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