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A Different Start

What was it that got you into RC? Were you interested in models and stumbled upon the world of radio control? Did you see someone bashing an RC vehicle in the street or yard and say you had to have one too? Did you buy several toy store brand machines before researching the hobby side of RC?

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Tamiya Heavy Dump Truck GF01

Kits like the Heavy Dump Truck GF01 from Tamiya spell out pure RC fun from start to finish. I sat down with my twin five-year-old boys and had a blast building with them and teaching them what an RC kit is all about. When we were finished we had a fun wheelie-popping machine that they’ve enjoyed driving for countless hours.

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Team Losi Racing 22-4 2.0

When it comes to 1/10 electric off road racing, four wheel drive mod buggy is probably the class I enjoy racing the most. Perhaps it's because no matter how I set up the buggy, good or bad, I can get it around the track fast. Fast, of course, equals fun and that’s why we do what we do. Yeah right...

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MaxAmps Boosts the Traxxas X-Maxx with New 9000XL LiPo Batteries

Maxamps 9000xl_148_XMaxx_Pair

Well here are some big numbers for you, MaxAmps.com  just unleashed the new 9000XL 4s 14.8V X-Maxx LiPo battery pair. X-Maxx owners demand lots of power and run time from their monster sized bashing machine and the MaxAmps.com pair is …

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RC10 B6 Team Kit

2WD Turf Domination This article was originally published in RC Driver’s October 2016 issue. Photos: Edwin Rodriguez There was a time when manufacturers developed new cars just to create a better handling, more durable machine for racers to benefi t …

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Practice Watch Practice

Sometimes I’ll stare at the computer monitor for hours running topics through my head worthy enough to put on these pages for you to read. This month the topic came rather easily when a young driver approached me at the track the day before and asked if I could give him some advice. His question was rather simple and it applies to many. His question was: “How do I drive better?

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Traxxas Bigfoot – What You Need to Know

Traxxas Bigfoot RTR

We Found Bigfoot and It’s A Beast! My Opinion The Bigfoot is based on the Stampede chassis. I’ve said it about a million times before, “I love this truck design.” And I still do! The suspension soaks up the bumps …

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Dynamite Large Scale Work Stand

The cool side of a large scale vehicle is, of course, how large it is. It demands attention from your RC friends and onlookers. Its big stance tears up the ground as you bash on the machine without a care in the world.

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TLR/OGIO Pit Bag and Backpack

There is certainly no shortage in ways to transport your gear from your workshop to the track. There are hauler bags all the way to simple plastic totes you pick up from the big box stores. But if you are one of those racers who has to bring your gear to the track in the ultimate trendy transporter then you’ll want to check out the Team Losi Racing bags made in connection with OGIO.

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Wasteland Buggy and Truck

When it comes to delivering a variety of big fun on a small scale, Dromida has been dishing out the goods with their 4.18 series of vehicles in brushed and brushless motor form. They have added to their offerings, this time with a twist; a pair of wild looking RC machines called Wasteland and their rugged looks are not the only thing that is attracting attention from RC funseekers.

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Hot Bodies D185 Review

Hot Bodies not only continues to impress us with new and innovative releases, but with pro, Ty Tessman, and other skilled drivers behind the wheel of these cars, the team continually delivers impressive A-main results. So when HB announced the D815 Tessman Worlds Edition buggy kit, an evolution of the successful D812 and D8 kits, we were more than interested to see how this car line could go next level.

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B5 to B5M CE Conversion

When Team Associated released the RC10B5 and B5M, the RC community was in shock that AE released two cars for specific types of tracks rather than just one buggy for all purpose use. There were mixed emotions from some who did not want to buy two kits and two sets of electronics to run the AE cars.

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Support the shop that supports you!

There is a new track opening near the RC Driver offices and I’ve been there quite often helping the facility with everything from advice to manual labor painting walls, building pit tables, track design and soon. We’re pretty excited that yet another track is opening where we will be able to test products for the magazine.

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Spot the RC Newb

Over my thirty-plus year run in the hobby, I've hung out in my fair share of hobby shops and raced at more tracks than I can possibly remember. When I and many other RC racers hit up these places, we have our routines which are often executed with blinders on as to what and who are around us. Sure there are racers and a track and most likely a shop, but lurking in the background are newbies!

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DEX210F Review

The battle over what people think is RC off road racing rages on all over the internets, the Googles, "book to the face" and it's probably deleted from many snapchats accounts every twenty four hours. Many think that dirt is the only true surface for off road and many of thosepeople use slick rubber tires on the dirt nowadays. Carpet and turf off road tracks are popping up all over the place and taking flack from dirt believers

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