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Tamiya Konghead 6X6 “F1 Truck” [PROJECT BUILD]

Tamiya Konghead 6X6 “F1 Truck” [PROJECT BUILD]

Tamiya is known worldwide for its wild RC rides. Some are designed with track-worthiness in mind, and some are just flights of fancy, the result of too much caffeine and maybe not enough sleep. The Konghead and its brother The King Yellow may be the latter. With 6-wheel drive, optional 4-wheel steering, and monster truck […]
Tamiya CC-01 Baja VeeDub with V-8 Muscle  – RC Project

Tamiya CC-01 Baja VeeDub with V-8 Muscle – RC Project

When it comes to Baja Bugs, you either think they’re awesome or you’re wrong. I’m definitely not in the “wrong” group, and was happy when the opportunity came to finally build a Baja Bug of my own that wasn’t just a short-course truck dressed up in a Beetle body. The easiest way to get down […]

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RC Review: HPI  Hoonicorn

RC Review: HPI Hoonicorn

We get behind the wheel of Ken Block’s mythical machine. A great thing about RC is that you can get behind the wheel of some of the coolest cars on the planet. OK, so it’s not the real deal, but looks the part and provides a smaller-scale version of the speed and capabilities that make […]
RC Review: Traxxas TRX-4 Tactical

RC Review: Traxxas TRX-4 Tactical

Was there any doubt Traxxas would follow up the debut of the TRX-4’s Land Rover Defender by releasing the platform with other body and wheel combos? No. Would anyone have guessed the second version of Traxxas’ breakthrough trail machine would be an urban-camo’d tactical rig that looks as ready for riot control as it does […]

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RC Reviews: AARMA GRANITE 4X4

RC Reviews: AARMA GRANITE 4X4

Even the most affordable hobby-grade trucks aren’t what you’d call “cheap,” and that goes double if you want to make the leap to a 4WD machine. And so, we’re pretty intrigued by Arrma’s new Granite 4X4. For less than $250, Arrma lets you hit the dirt with an all-new design that includes all the running […]
RC Review: Losi Tenacity SCT

RC Review: Losi Tenacity SCT

The TEN 4WD short-course truck is a top-shelf performer as a competition machine under the TLR (Team Losi Racing) banner and also hits the dirt as an RTR wearing the Losi logo. The TEN series’ racing pedigree makes all the TEN models high-performance handlers, whether you prefer to go DIY or RTR. Losi’s latest ready-to-run […]

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RC Review: RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Blazer

RC Review: RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Blazer

The Trail Finder 2 is one of RC4WD’s most popular vehicles, and there are a few versions of the platform to choose from. You can get it as a kit, RTR, long wheelbase, and short wheelbase, and they all come with the Mojave II body. RC4WD decided to switch things up a bit and offer […]
Traxxas  2017 Ford F-150  Raptor [ RC Review ]

Traxxas 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor [ RC Review ]

“High-performance factory pickup truck.” What truck did that phrase make you think of? Yeah, it was a Ford F-150 Raptor, for sure. And why not—we’re talking a 450hp twin-turbo engine, Fox Racing shocks, 10-speed gearbox, and fat-fendered styling more aggressive than a junkyard dog guarding a plate of bacon. To duplicate the Raptor in RC […]

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Tamiya Bullhead Classic Plastic [RC Review]

Tamiya Bullhead Classic Plastic [RC Review]

In 1987, Tamiya introduced the coolest monster truck of the time, and it was called the “Clod Buster.” It featured dual motors, eight shocks, large tires, and a scale Chevy pickup truck body. In 1990, that awesome platform was used to make one of the most unique monster trucks to ever come out of the […]
RC Reviews: Losi Super Baja Rey

RC Reviews: Losi Super Baja Rey

One-sixth scale is a magic place between 1/8 scale and 1/5 scale, where you get a vehicle that is more stable than 1/8 scale and it’s able to use standard batteries and reasonable power systems unlike larger and heavier 1/5-scale vehicles. Losi is embracing this new scale, and has blasted the popular Baja Rey with […]

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Review: HPI Venture FJ Cruiser

Review: HPI Venture FJ Cruiser

“Finally,” right? The Venture FJ took the long way to the trail, but now that HPI’s first-ever dedicated 4X4 trail-truck platform is officially released to the wild, it’s the rig everyone wants to see. With a high bar set by the established Traxxas, Vaterra, RC4WD, and Axial models, the Venture needs to be a substantially […]
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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