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DHK Maximus Monster Truck

Review: DHK Maximus Monster Truck

As RC fanatics, when someone mentions monster trucks we have a pre-set notion of what that is in our hobby. We think of 1/8-scale (or larger) trucks that include big tires, big suspension, big horsepower—just big everything. With the release of the Maximus, I think DHK might be in the same mindset as us! The Maximus, which coincidentally is Latin for “greatest” or “largest”, is a big ol’ beast that not only includes our monster truck wish list, but also does it at an extremely affordable price. Bring on the MT playground!

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Upgrading the RC4WD Trail Finder 2

RCD Project: Upgrading the RC4WD Trail Finder 2

Once upon a time the RC4WD Trail Finder 2 was released and like any new product, there wasn’t much support for it. Fast forward to today and there are bumpers, body parts, panhard setups, drive shafts, shocks, 4-link, fender flairs, and more available to tune your Trail Finder 2 however you see fit. You name it and RC4WD now makes it for this vehicle so you can create a truly unique build. It’s hard getting past the incredible scale look of this vehicle and the performance that is just as amazing as its appearance.

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Team Associated RC8B3e Team E-Buggy Kit

Team Associated RC8B3e Team E-Buggy Kit

Team Associated is adding another RC8B3 to it’s stable, this time in e-buggy format. The RC8B3e is basically an electric version of the nitro buggy, both sharing over 90% of the parts between the two. If you’re a nitro and …

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RC Driver Editors Build 3 Different HPI Mini Trophy Trucks

RC Driver Editors Build 3 Different HPI Mini Trophy Trucks

3 Editors – 3 HPI Mini Trophy Projects In the October 2010 issue of RC Driver, we reviewed HPI’s TSA Mini Trophy Truck, a 1/12-scale truck that caused quite a stir with its realistic body panels, cage and suspension. This …

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DHK Optimus

Review: DHK Optimus

DHK looks to bring electric 1/8-scale to the masses with the new RTR Optimus buggy. A complete package with a 3S 3200mAh LiPo battery pack, high-powered brushless motor and speed control combo, 2.4GHz radio system and AC balance charger leaves little left to purchase for first time RC’ers. And, all for less than the cost of many 1/8 rollers! Newbies to LiPos fear not, DHK does and excellent job of educating new drivers through the easy to understand manual.

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How To: Paint Tribal Lightning

How To: Paint Tribal Lightning

This month I’m going to be painting a body for one of my favorite cars. This car started out as an Losi 8IGHT 2.0 RTR nitro car. After running his first racing season with it, the original owner passed it …

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LRP Outlaw Car Line of LiPo Batteries

LRP Outlaw Car Line of LiPo Batteries

LRP took it’s competition line of LiPo batteries and created a pack just for the hobbyist. Rated at 7.6V, these packs can be charged at up to 8.70V – meaning more power and longer run times without increasing the size …

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Team Durango DEX8

Review: Team Durango DEX8

The world of electric 1/8-scale off-roaders has changed drastically over the past couple of years. They’ve evolved from large, clunky conversion kits to streamlined, dedicated e-racing machines. Some have become easier to build, others easier to drive and yet others easier to maintain. Team Durango has successfully combined all three of those features into the astounding DEX8, a buggy that is not only mild-mannered on the track; it also comes partially built from the factory. TD has referred to this as the ‘Fast and Easy Build – Hit the Track Quickly’, and it actually cut my build time by half. Now it’s time to review its features and discuss its mannerisms on the track.

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Installing Electronics in your RC Car or Truck

How To:Installation of Your Electronics

By Charlie Suangka This month, let’s take a look at some installation basics that many of us may have forgotten about. My big warning is about the tape you use. Do not use the gray weatherstripping tape from the home …

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Fab 5 Projects – HPI Baja 5B / Losi 5IVE-T

Fab 5 Projects - HPI Baja 5B / Losi 5IVE-T

It never fails, once someone sees a huge 1/5-scale machine hit the dirt, people flock to watch it and the “want factor” of onlookers grows to immeasurable proportions. Well, we’re here to taunt you with two killer builds, one based on the Losi 5IVE-T and the other on the HPI Baja 5B. The 5IVE-T will take on a full factory option makeover while the 5B will get revamped in aluminum along with a power system swap. The two projects will showcase a load of parts to help you decide what parts are right to get for your machines. Or, if money is no object, perhaps you’ll be inspired to build some killer projects of your own.

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Team Associated RC8B3 RC Driver Vehicle Week Teaser

Team Associated RC8B3 RC Driver Vehicle Week Teaser

What are you doing next week August 10-14? You’re going to head over to www.rcdriver.com and check out five days of cool articles and action video of the new Team Associated RC8B3 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Competition buggy. Here’s a little …

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Axial Jeep NuKizer 715 Body

Axial Jeep NuKizer 715 Body

Axial’s got a new body out for the SCX10, the NuKizer 715. Designed to fit the SCX10, this body will fit most crawlers with a 12″ wheelbase. It features a rugged look, large fender flares, a full decal sheet, LED …

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Castle Creations Mamba Micro X 1:18 ESC

Castle Creations has just released a powerful punch for you 1:18 scale fans! The new Mamba Micro X is an extreme piece of hardware that is loaded with new features; the same features you’ll find in the companies other recent …

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Team Associated Factory Team Ti Screws

Team Associated Factory Team Ti Screws

Team Associated has released a slew of Ti screws designed to reduce the weight of your vehicle. All of the most-used types and sizes are included, and they come packaged and ready to install into your AE ride. Here are …

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JConcepts 1/10 Off-Road Tire Sticks

JConcepts 1/10 Off-Road Tire Sticks

Keeping your tires organized when traveling back and forth to the track can sometimes be cumbersome. The fact is, you need to keep that rubber matched to make sure you ride retains consistency when on the track. JConcepts has a …

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