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Nightmare Dream Truck
This one is another 3-year dream project; Joshua actually made the original sketch for this paint scheme back in high school! He had intended it to be pearl white, but a happy accident happened during the paint process for the very first body and it
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Carryall Rc Xtra-1 Base Model Backpack
CarryAll RC’s Xtra-1 Base Model is a purpose-modified 29L backpack using CarryAll’s X-TRA Rig Apparatus. The X-TRA Rig Apparatus allows you to hook up your RC rig to the outside of the pack, while carrying all your essentials on the inside, making it
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Flashback Classic Clod
Chris tells us he spent 3 years scouring eBay, Craigslist and Facebook to collect vintage parts to put together this build. He started with some near mint CCP gearboxes and stuffed them with new gears and bearings. The axle tubes, ladder bars and bra
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Reader’s Rides In-depth: soviet-era zil-130
Editor’s Note: We take an in-depth look at an RCCA Reader’s Ride as well as its owner. Jeremiah Roberts’ intricate and unique RC builds really caught our attention. So much so, that we invited Roberts to share his story and to tell us about one of hi
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Basking In Thelime Light
Michael was so excited to unbox and break in his new X-Maxx that he pushed it a little too hard and broke it! What better excuse to upgrade, especially while having to hang out at home because of Covid-19. Michael is a Chevy guy so when he saw Pro-Li
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Tractor Pull
As you can see, this isn’t your typical tractor pull. It’s not actually a tractor pull at all, but it does involve two tractors of sorts. When our Associate Publisher Leigh Guarnieri walked in with these Tamiya RC tractors, we weren’t quite sure what
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Hawaiian Punchknockoutknockout
Like a lot of guys into RC from a certain era, Kenneth always wanted a Clodbuster when he was younger. It has taken him a while, but he finally got his first Clodbuster—a black edition kit he bought in April 2020. He started building it with the inte
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Tdc
Your RC transmitter might be one of the most important (and in some cases, most expensive) pieces of equipment in your RC arsenal. Taking care of this essential piece of gear is critical. In this edition of TDC, we focus on Tamiya’s new dedicated Tra
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Purpose Driven
If you’ve invested a lot into your radio transmitter, you’ll understand the importance in taking care of it. Stuffing your controller into a backpack or duffle when travelling from home to the track or park and then back home again may not provide th
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Rc Tankpool24 Mercedes Actros
Item No. 58683 This model recreates the Mercedes Actros as raced by the Tankpool24 team in the 2019 ETRC (European Truck Racing Championship). This specific recreation depicts the truck that carried the team to 4th place on the year, with veteran Hun
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Pit Tips
Getting fine details down right can require precisely cut masking tape. Luckily for us, Tamiya just released masking tape in 1, 2 and 3mm widths. If you haven’t used Tamiya masking tape yet, you’re missing out. Now that they make tape this thin, you’
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Boss Hoss
When we see a new vehicle like the Hoss 4x4 VXL we start to suspect that the technical team at Traxxas must include a couple of genetic engineers. How else do you explain how they manage to produce new vehicles of such profoundly different character
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Smooth Rolling
Bearings are an essential feature of an RC car’s driveline. They ensure smooth operation of driveline components providing performance and efficiency. Over time however, you might find your bearing lag a bit, or worse and have gotten a bit crunchy. I
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Royal Blood
It’s been a long time since I’ve waded in the waters of competitive RC buggy racing. Let’s just say the last time I stood on the driver’s stand in a sanctioned race was when my RC-10 Team Kit was barely a month old. No, I’m not talking about any B6 v
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Monster Fun
Everyone remembers his or her first. If you’re reading this magazine, you may have moved onto your tenth or even twentieth by now. We’re talking about your first RC vehicle. Whether you got it when you were six years old or sixty, you’ll never forget
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Starting Line
Would you say that you are a casual RC enthusiast that enjoys building and driving vehicles without any limitations, where bashing in a wide-open field sounds like a good day? Or do you have competition in your veins and seek the thrill of victory ov
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Track Basher!
Recently I started wanting an “all-around” off-road kit, something that can pull double duty for use on the track as well as out in the wild. A kit with the fine tuning capability and speed to race, yet the strength and durability to take out bashing
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Gerardo Gonzalez
If you ask any RC hobbyist about Pro-Line, they’ll most likely tell you that the company is the hands down leader in RC tire technology and a monster of innovation and other RC products such as wheels, bodies, suspension parts, paints and more. It ta
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Gearbox
The heavy-duty chassis brace fits Slash 4X4 models equipped with the low-CG chassis and all Rustler 4X4 models. Made from thick extruded aluminum, the oval-shaped brace increases torsional rigidity and dramatically strengthens the chassis to reduce f
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Ultra Powerup6+ Smartbattery Charger
Ultra Power’s UP6+ is a 2-channel 600W 16A multi-chemistry smart battery charger with built-in power supply that works with both 110v and 220v AC input, as well as 9v to 32v DC input. The UP6+ supports all the usual battery types and features a large
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Purpose Driven
Xtra-1 Base Model MSRP: $75 carryallrc.com Features: This is a 29L capacity trail ready pack that has been retrofitted with safety and comfort in mind for the RC enthusiast. Its X-shaped “X-TRA” rig apparatus is what makes it so special. It allows th
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1/10 R/C Formula E GEN2 Car Championship Livery
Item No: 58681 This is an R/C model assembly kit depicting the GEN2 car used from 2018 in the Formula E championship, the pinnacle of electric car racing. The sleek, high-tech body with cowled wheels is recreated in polycarbonate. Halo, mirrors and r
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1991 Audi V8 Touring 1/10 R/C model assembly kit.
Item No: 58682 This Tamiya R/C kit recreates the classic Audi DTM racing car as raced during the DTM 1991 season. The Audi V8 touring car had a 456hp 3.6-liter V8 which graced the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) racing series in Germany. In that s
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Pit Tips
Challenge your crawler without leaving your living room or driveway. Creating an inexpensive, lightweight, easy to transport patch of off road terrain is as easy as using a spray can. We used a few cans of insulation foam and a sheet of cardboard to
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Special Project: Land trophy
Just over a decade ago, I don’t fully recall why exactly, I got it into my head that I wanted to buy a Jeep XJ Cherokee and build it for off road excursions. Considering that up until then, my automotive focus was mainly on slammed cars and not lifte
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Sticky Business
Tires are one of the most crucial parts of an RC car, because when it all comes down to it, they’re the one thing connecting your RC car to the road. Over the years tire and wheel designs have evolved, but gluing tires to wheels remains a constant. G
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Neo frog
The year was 1986. My first hobby grade RC car, a Tamiya Boomerang, was shared between my brother and myself. Since he was older, the Boomerang was effectively more his than mine. He got more wheel time and was old enough to fully grasp its mechanics
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Heavy hauler
Tamiya’s well known worldwide for producing some of the highest quality and detailed models so it’s no surprise to see them taking what they learned in the model scene and applying it to RC cars. The Tamiya Tractor Truck series has many big rigs that
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