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CNC Machined Aluminum Front and Rear Shock Towers and Servo Mounts for Axial SCX10 II

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STRC now offers CNC Machined Aluminum heavy duty front and rear shock towers and servo mounts, The front shock tower features heavy duty design that incorporates the front Panhard link mount in the exact location as the stock plastic piece.  …

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2nd Annual RPP Hobby RC Jamboree

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The 2nd Annual RPP RC Jamboree on Oct. 7 & 8, 2016 here at RPP Hobby in Ukiah, CA will be upon us before you know it. The first day of the two day event will include manufacturers’ displays, demos, …

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MIP Roller Pucks Bi-Metal Drive System for the TLR 22 3.0

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Roller Pucks helps reduce upwards of 25% of your rotating mass in one convenient shot. This weight reduction is achieved by MIP’s Bi-metal outdrive design that offers the weight savings of aluminum (diff ring disk) coupled with the ultimate wear …

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True Scale Concrete 1:10 K-Rail by Pro-Line

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This is a True Scale Concrete 1:10 K-Rail. Pro-Line is proud to introduce an awesome addition to scale realism and to your scale scene. There are many fun and insanely scale applications for these concrete K-Rails including; chicanes for off-road …

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RC Radio System Review: TrackStar S3t, Turnigy’s Surface Radio System

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The TrackStar TS3t is a stylish looking, red, black and silver colored pistol grip 2.4GHz radio system designed for surface operations. Turnigy's marketing department defines the TS3t moniker as follows: “TS” for TrackStar, “3” for three channels of control and “t” for telemetry.

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Reviewing Serpent’s Out-of-Box Spyder SC RTR 1/10-Scale 2WD Short Course RC

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When I got into this hobby many years ago Serpent only made 1/8- scale nitro on-road RCs. From what I remember these were the fastest, most precisely tuned RCs out there and Serpent was considered the best. Just a few years ago they made the jump into the 1/8-scale nitro off-road market.

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Why Balancing Batteries is Mandatory for a Worry-Free RC Driving Experience

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In the RC life, it’s all about balance, finding the time to enjoy your RC vehicle in action, keep it running perfectly, and still have time for regular life. But that’s not the balance we’re going to talk about this month. Tech fans, we’re going to dive into the world of balance charging and the core differences in some modes.

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Fun Times

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Hiya Tony. Your magazine is great, an excellent resource for the hobby. You guys always look like you’re having a good time during the reviews. My question is a simple one; do you guys really have as much fun playing with toy cars as it seems?

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Reviewing Losi’s TEN-SCTE RTR Short Course Truck Designed by Troy Lee

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Losi’s fabulous TEN-SCTE 2.0 has seen quite a bit of success on the battlefield, winning everything from club races to National Championships. When it came time to produce an RTR version of this truck, Horizon didn’t just want to throw some entry-level electronics in it, they wanted to make sure their truck was fast, competitive and had a bold new look.

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Losi 8IGHT-T Gas Truggy Hop Ups

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Our picks for performance, durability and/or appearance upgrades. Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for today’s popular vehicles that can boost performance, durability and/or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.

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Tamiya DT-03 Neo Fighter Buggy Hop Ups

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Our picks for performance, durability and/or appearance upgrades. Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for today’s popular vehicles that can boost performance, durability and/or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.

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Nitro RCX’s 1/10 Belt-Drive Drift RTR RC, The X10DR Pro Drift Reviewed

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Drift cars are becoming ever more popular each year it seems. Certain movie franchises and drivers like Ken Block are dazzling crowds and theater goers with their clutch burning performances. Couple that with all the hot new import offerings in the full scale market that are perfectly suited for drifting with high output motors and all-wheel drive.

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Graupner Products Are Now Available at AsiaTees

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If you haven’t heard, Graupner has arrived at AsiaTees and can now be purchased on their site! Graupner manufactures incredibly high-quality RC parts, especially electronics such as transmitters, chargers, servos, and actual vehicles, such as helicopters, quadcopters, and planes! They now carry a …

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How To Install the SX5 Sand Rail Conversion from Kraken RC on the HPI Baja

How To Install the SX5 Sand Rail Conversion from Kraken RC on the HPI Baja-1

Kraken RC’s Sidewinder X5 (SX5) Sand Rail Conversion for the HPI Baja is by far one of the best conversion kits for this buggy we’ve seen, transforming your big ol’ 1/5-scale to a pretty serious-looking desert buggy. We’ve had an HPI Baja 5B sitting in our office for a while just waiting for some special project idea to come around … and here it is.

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Reviewing Aquacraft’s Brushless Electric RTR Airboat, The Cajun Commander

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I keep a boat on Candlewood Lake in Connecticut and, while most of my lake-related RCing normally revolves around float flying and RC boating, I am always eager to try something new and the AquaCraft Cajun Commander airboat really fits the bill.

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