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Saturday, April 13, 2024
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Hpi E10 Drift — Vaughn Gittin Jr. Hop Up

HPI E10 Drift 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.

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Basher BSR Rally Car Review

HobbyKing’s collection of Basher/Nitro Circus themed 1/8-scale vehicles takes a turn toward the track with the arrival of the Basher BSR 4WD rally car. While HobbyKing’s 1/8-scale releases have thus far strongly favored the off-road crowd and have included an electric powered truggy and monster truck, their latest large scale vehicle is sure to perk up drivers who also like to pound the pavement with their daily drivers.

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ProTek Carrier Bags

When it comes to nifty support gear for the RC market, I’m on the scene to see what the new product is all about. ProTek RC has been expanding its accessory line and it now includes a series of cool bags for carrying your precious RC cargo, so needless to say I’m all over checking out these new items.

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Team Losi Racing 22T 2.0 Review

There are few RC racing classes as unique as Stadium Truck racing. Stadium trucks feature more ground clearance and wider stances than their Buggy brethren, yet they also feature a shorter wheelbase than and open wheel configuration when compared to short course trucks. Team Losi Racing introduced the concept of a purpose-built, racing-orientated stadium truck

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BSR Racing Bz-444 Pro Review

4WD ELECTRIC BUGGY Words: Steve Trebing Photos: Edwin Rodriguez This article was originally published in RC Driver’s August 2016 issue. The electric four-wheel drive buggy continues to be a prominent class to run among the racing crowd. At the local tracks, …

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Enhance your paint job

Last month I went all the way back to the beginning and demonstrated a basic spray can paint job. This month I’m going to mix things up and bring the airbrush back out to do something for the more advanced painters out there. I know many of you probably feel Parma’s precut paint masks are for beginners and you’d rather create your own graphics.

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Prep your gear for a long run

One of the great things about 1/8-scale cars and trucks is the extended run times that you get. Whether you’re running a nitro or electric vehicle you’ll typically get more trigger time than with smaller 1/10-scale cars and trucks. That extra runtime means extra abuse on your gear, and if you want to avoid the “walk of shame” after a wheel goes bouncing away

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Hyper Mt Sport Plus Nitro Review

HoBao is back! I wanted to write this article just so I could say that! Under their previous distribution it was sometimes unclear ... was the distributor the brand or was the company that manufactures the car the brand? So some may be a little confused over my excitement. HoBao is the company that made all those great Hyper vehicles; the Hyper 7, the Hyper 9, the Hyper MT. Starting to ring a bell?

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Big 5 GPS Meter

Ever wondered just how fast your RC car is capable of going? Ever get into a heated debate with a fellow bash or race buddy over which of your cars is faster? Unless you’ve got access to a commercial grade radar gun, the answer is still just a combination of irrationally composed hypotheses and speculation … until now.

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2016 Ashley Cup 4 Charity Race Report

What to do on a fine day in March when you own a 1/5-scale or RC rock racer vehicle and live in sunny Southern California? For the past four years you'd better be sharpening your skills and prepping your race cars as it's time to go racing! On March 19, 2016 the Ashley Cup 4 RC charity race for St. Jude's Children's Hospital was held at Irvine Lake RC Park in beautiful Southern California.

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Starting Over with Parma’s 72 Muscle

I have had a lot going on lately. The wife and I just purchased our first house together and meanwhile Parma is pumping out muscle car bodies for short course chassis faster than I can keep up. I’ve been trying to mix it up and throw other types of RC bodies in the mix, so I am just now getting to the 72 Muscle Baja, and they have already come out with two more, the 66 and 68 Muscle Baja.

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Dial In Your Trim

Many of us have upgraded from a basic ready-to-run radio system, to an aftermarket system with lots of bells and whistles. Some of us simply installed a shiny new servo for better steering power and control. One of the most overlooked areas is the steering settings in the radio and the basic servo linkages.

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Team Associated RC8B3 1/8 Nitro Buggy Review

The wait was worth it! Photos by Walter Sidas   It’s no secret that Team Associated fans all over have been eagerly awaiting a new 1/8 competition off-road buggy from the multiple World and National title holding manufacturer. The versions …

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LRP Deep Blue 420 Race

There is no doubt that the world of radio control boats can be tough to break into compared to our land- based counterparts. If our four-wheeled vehicle flips over or has an electronic failure, we just walk over and get back up and running right away. With boats you can’t really do that… or can you?

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Review: SST Stadium Truck

No one can deny the popularity of stadium-style short course racing. The Stadium Super Truck series has introduced this type of racing to crowds all over the world – many of which will never see the excitement of these highly competitive and well designed trucks in person. The folks at LaTrax are giving us this opportunity in a compact package that can be enjoyed by RC enthusiasts and stadium truck fans alike.

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