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Friday, February 3, 2023

RCD Staff

Castle Creations Mamba XLX Brushless Power System Test

I will never forget the first time I saw an HPI Baja 5B in person. If bigger really is better, the 5B would be my next radio controlled buggy. It could go practically anywhere and ran on 87-octane gas. Once I bought one my excitement was replaced by a need to apologize for its performance to any onlookers. Painfully underpowered, the Baja was “all show” and no go!

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What You Need For A Clean Car

How do you keep your car clean? I suppose the most simple and basic answer to this would be to just leave it at home… on the shelf… where it’s dusted regularly… But, somehow I feel that our editor had a bit more in mind about this article so I guess I’ll take it a different direction in search of a ‘good guy’ award.

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Maxamps.Com 9000XL 3S LiPo

The massive Traxxas X-Maxx monster truck is an incredibly fun truck to bash with due to its giant, go anywhere size, unstoppable 4WD drivetrain and gobs of power and speed. Where can you improve on this package? Runtime.

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Get More Snap – Nitro Engine Clutch Tuning For Buggy – Truggy and More

Nitro Engine Clutch Tuning

When fine tuning 1/8 buggies and trucks, most drivers begin with shock oils, camber, toe, tires, and so on. Often overlooked is a very important and useful tuning option on a car, the clutch. A clutch offers a variety of tuning options for different circumstances, but like the rest of the car it requires good maintenance to perform at its best.

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Arrma Typhon Hop Up – 3 Upgrade Ideas

Our picks for performance, durability, and/or appearance upgrades: Arrma Typhon Hop Up 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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Going On A Just For Fun Trail Run

If you’ve never been on a trail run, you’re missing out! To help you get started I’m going to show you exactly what you need to get going. Then we’ll go on a run with a few of my friends and see what kind of adventure we can stir up.

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Tamiya Monster Beetle Review

If you missed it the first time around because you weren’t even born yet then you now have a chance to see, build and experience one of the coolest kits that is responsible for getting so many of us old timers hooked back in the mid eighties. With each discontinued kit that Tamiya has re-released over the past few years, Monster Beetle fans have been asking for their turn

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Ghostbusters RC Car Build

When I saw what he was cooking up for some monster truck racing I knew I wanted a closer look. Ghostbusters is one of my favorite movies and with a new production due in theaters soon it’s no surprise that Chris’ Ecto 1 caught my attention. It isn’t the first time I have seen an RC Ecto 1 but it’s the first Clod based version I’ve seen and it has a roof full of ghost busting equipment.

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A look back at the 2015 Horizon Hobby Off-Road Championships

For many RC Racers, the Horizon Hobby Off-Road Championships (formerly known as the Spektrum race) is a bucket list race and the 2015 event did not fail to deliver. Hosted at the world famous Trackside Hobbies and Raceway in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this is one of the best races in the country.

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Team Associated SC10 Hop Up

Our picks for performance, durability, and/or appearance upgrades: Team Associated SC10 Hop Up 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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Helion Contakt 12TR Review

Your Local Hobby Store is a great place to check out what’s new in the RC hobby, meet likeminded people, see some great racing (if they have a track) and pick up an inexpensive new basher to tear around the yard and rip up the streets. Most LHS’s have all the new, small-scale bashers right up front for everyone to check out as you walk in. If you are lucky enough to have a Hobbytown near you, you'll find some exciting releases from Helion.

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RCD Stuff

More Cool Stuff from the Editors of RC Driver Magazine: Racing Machined 4-Link Mounts, Western Front & Rear Bumpers, Screw Catcher...More

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Basher RZ-4 RTR Review

Rally has been a steady segment of RC for 25 years, and manufacturers have done everything over the years in the 1/10-scale segment of RC. But often the vehicle works either on the dirt or on tarmac. Seldom can a vehicle conquer both types of terrain and still keep going. The HobbyKing Basher RZ-4 has been built like a tank to rule the rally track and take on any challenge you can throw at it.

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Putting the scale in a scaler- who’s driving?

We have a “crime” problem in the RC world today and I have to admit that I have committed this serious crime myself. What could this horrific act be? Posting videos of scale RC crawlers... with nobody driving them! What do you see when you look in the windows of your scaler? I hope it doesn’t look like mine.

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Get That Pro Decal Look – Sticker Tips & Tricks

Apply Decals

The terms sticker and decal are used interchangeably these days. Here we are talking specifically about graphic designs and/or words that have an adhesive on one side with a backing paper that is peeled off before application.

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