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Friday, February 3, 2023

RCD Staff

Race Ready Duratrax 835E Review

Duratrax certainly hit a home run when they released the 835 and 835E 1/8-scale buggies, these offer near race worthy performance at a budget price. While the buggies perform well against other similarly priced models, I often wondered if this buggy could make it out on the track against these purely race-bred vehicles.

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RCD Stuff

More Cool Stuff from the Editors of RC Drive Magazine: Nitro Stainless Screw Kit, Pit Tech Mini Car Stand, 4Mm Polarized Connectors, Prospec Shocks For 1/10-Scale Buggy. More

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Safety First – Lipo Battery Tips and Tricks For Charging, Balancing and Storage

LiPo Balance-Charger-safety

Fear monger! I overheard a conversation regarding LiPo battery packs that almost came across as over the top and scary. By the end, the person asking the questions and looking to make some educated purchases, decided old style NiMH battery packs were the only option because of safety concerns. This may seem extreme to any long time RC enthusiast.

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Vaterra 1986 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer Ascender Hop Up

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. This article was originally published in RC …

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Team Associated SC10B Hop Up

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. This article was originally published in RC …

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Dial in your Steering

Welcome back, fans of all things technical and perhaps considered confusing. This month’s tech topic will touch on an area often overlooked; steering setup and adjustments. Steering settings in your transmitter can literally make or break a setup.

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Go Get Muddy – First Read These Mud Proof Tips & Tricks

Rain, rain, lets go out and play!   Kids love to play in mud, but mud can be an RC racer’s worst nightmare. Mud and water can mean instant death for electronics such as receivers, servos and batteries. Also, there’s …

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5 Vintage Project Builds

There has been a noticeable resurgence in the vintage segment of our hobby and it is not showing any signs of slowing down. The bold distinct looks of these old school rides give them an unquestionable cool factor which is intriguing to hobbyists of all ages. This is especially true for those of use that are recapturing moments from our youth by once again owning the same vehicle that we started out with or even the dream vehicle we just could not afford at that time.

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Reedy 1216-C2 Dual Competition Charger

Team Associated - Reedy 1216-C2 Dual AC-DC Competition Balance Charger copy

The RC masses have been anxiously waiting for Reedy to release a new charger, but they took the time to do it right and dropped the 1216-C2 on us. With 29 world championships under their belt, they had to be sure their new charger met the demands of the racer and lived up to Reedy's championship winning reputation before going public. The public has responded and the 1216-C2 is a hot item that sold out in several online stores before I could write this review!

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Painting Distressed Panels & Rivets

I've watched short course trucks evolve from an entry level, semi-scale, basher class to a full-on race class packed with serious competition. As the class evolved, we saw the bodies evolve from scale representations of full size models, to slick, aerodynamic bodies swiss cheesed with vent holes to prevent parachuting.

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Ask Tony: Hey, I Got Your Answer!

You Got Questions? Tony has your answer! This month: Double Speed Dromida, Shocking Options, Terrified Traxxas?

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RCD Stuff

RCD Stuff: This month... More cool RCD Stuff of course

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G8X Review

Fast, cheap and durable. It used to be a rule that you had to pick two of the three since it was nearly impossible to meet all of the criteria in one model. With the advance of manufacturing techniques and improvements in the designs of buggies in general, we live in a great time in that there are available models that are fast on the track, durable enough for bashing and very affordable, which helps bring people into the hobby.

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H-King Marine Scott Free Review

HobbyKing Marine's Scott Free Racing Boat is an upgraded version of their previously released Quanum Aquaholic and has a scale-like appearance and paint scheme modeled on the full scale Scott Free Offshore Racing Boat that currently dominates the Super Boat Vee Class racing circuit in the United States.

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Stampede 4X4 VXL Review

The Traxxas Stampede is a well-known radio control monster truck with the very first version having been released back in 1994. It has undergone numerous modifications and versions which has helped to make it one of the most popular monster trucks out there. The latest version is the Stampede 4X4 VXL.

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