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Sensored Has Never Been So Good! – The Castle Creations Mamba X Sensored Brushless System

Castle-x

My first experience with a Castle Creations speed controller was the tiny Mamba 25 for my Losi Mini T.  Combined with one of their green anodizes sensorless motors this set-up was brutally fast, pretty smooth and very, very adjustable.  Over …

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Power That Servo – Castle Creations BEC 2.0 Waterproof Voltage Regulator

Castle BEC 2.0

Some of the new top of the line servos on the market need increasing amounts of power to achieve their maximum performance. If the speed control or power source is not up to the task of feeding these power-hungry servos …

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Carry your shock oil in style – Team Associated Fluid Carrier

Team Associated Fluid Carrier

  You didn’t raid the pantry for a plastic bag to tote your shock and diff oils did you? Silly racer, plastic bags are for your sandwiches. Step up your storage with the Factory Team Fluid Carrier from Team Associated. …

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Prove your RC car is fast – DYNAMITE Passport GPS Speed Meter

How fast does you RC car go? It’s a pretty simple question, however, it’s typically a very hard one to answer. Unless you have access to a police officer (and his radar gun), chances are you will be giving a general guesstimate. Fear not, young speed demons.

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PR Racing SC201 Short Course Truck

Short Course Trucks are arguably one of the most popular classes each and every week at RC tracks around the globe. The 2WD class is especially popular with drivers looking to have some good fun and be competitive in something a little bigger and heavier than their 2WD buggies and trucks.

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Helion Select Four 10SC RTR 4WD Short Course Truck

The ideal truck for today, tomorrow and beyond! Photos: Edwin Rodriguez Sure, people want something that is fast and durable, but more than anything, most people want a great value when purchasing a radio controlled vehicle. This is where Helion …

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LRP S10 Twister Ready To Run 2wd Buggy

2WD Buggy has been, and will more than likely stay, the king of the off-road race classes any given weekend or weekday around the world. The buggies are small, light, nimble, easy to tune and just a blast to drive. This winning combination has proven the top of the heap for 20+ years with no signs of slowing down.

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ECX Temper Ready To Run Rock Crawler Review

ECX is a brand that is known for beginner friendly vehicles that make it easy for the newcomer to jump into the hobby. Rock crawlers are actually a great way to get acquainted with driving an RC, because they will drive over anything and since they are geared for torque they are not too fast.

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Toyota FJ Cruiser Black Edition CC-01

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Tamiya has a cult type following in the radio controlled industry for several reasons. Many old school enthusiasts can thank them for getting their start in the hobby and they are always releasing cool vehicle platforms that people simply love. One such release is the CC-01 trail chassis.

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Power Ports – Hitec X2 AC PRO Battery Charger

A charger is a charger is a charger, right? Not quite, but those of you who have owned Hitec chargers already know that. Since the release of the X4 many years ago, Hitec has been at the forefront of the charger game and from the looks of their latest release, they’re going to stay right where they are near the top.

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Dynamite TurboKick

I love how Hollywood greatly exaggerates the effect of nitrous oxide in cars. A push of the button, and the car shoots off like a rocket. While it is not completely realistic, wouldn’t it be sweet if we could do that with our RCs?

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Tamiya Heavy Dump Truck GF01

Tamiya - Heavy Dump Truck - GF-01 Chassis copy

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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All About Speed And Power – Arrma Kraton Truggy

Over the course of the last half year, Arrma has revamped most of their lineup in addition to releasing an entirely new machine (Nero). The latest rig in their fleet to get the new electronics and revised components is the Kraton 6S BLX. A standard truggy layout that’s meant for backyard bashing and parking lot drag races, the Kraton now features the potent BLX185 ESC and 2050Kv four-pole motor combo.

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Team Energy D10 SC

There is a common misconception that fast, really fast radio control cars and trucks all come from major manufacturers and will cost you an arm and a leg before you add batteries. Well, that is simply not true. Online super store NitroRCX has a new line up that includes six vehicles so far, under the moniker Team Energy, that are very fast, look good, and are both tough and reasonably priced.

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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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