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Review: Vision Racing Products 1:10 Ultra Shock Stand

Review: Vision Racing Products Ultra Offroad Shock Stand

Simple Design, High-Tech Look! One of the things I like most about RC is building the cars. I love the technical aspect of it, the hands-on work it takes and the progression to the final product. That being said, I have to admit that I’m not a fan when it comes to assembling the shocks; I’m not sure what it …

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OS Engine Speed B2102 1:8 Competition Buggy Engine

OS Engine Speed B2102 1:8 Competition Buggy Engine

OS Engines has a new leaner, meaner .21 competition nitro engine; the OS B2102! The B2012 made it’s first appearance at the 2016 IFMAR 1:8 Offroad World Championships and features a low-profile head, ceramic bearings and tungsten-weighted crankshaft. The combo puts excellent power at your fingertips while keeping you out on the track for up to 10 minutes per tank. …

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Serpent Clutch Shoes for 1:8 Buggy, Truggy and GT

Serpent Clutch Shoes for 1:8 Buggy, Truggy and GT

Serpent has released some new clutch shoes for use with their Cobra 1:8 buggy, truggy and GT vehicles. These shoes include two versions of the 3-pin and 4-pin version. The first 3-pin set used carbon shoes and an aluminum flywheel. It’s an optional setup that provides a smoother, less aggressive feel compared to the 4-pin setup. The second 3-pin set …

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ProTek RC 370TBL Black Label Waterproof Crawler Servo

ProTek RC 370TBL Black Label Waterproof Crawler Servo

Most manufacturers release servos for a generic purpose; ie, a high-torque unit great for 1:8 scale, 1:10 scale and monster trucks. I was pleasantly surprised to see this crawler-specific servo announced by ProTek RC – the 370TBL. This servo is released under their ‘Black Label’ line and sports a torque rating of 650oz (@7.4v) with an operating speed of .13 …

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Spektrum S6240RX High Speed Digital Servo with Integrated Receiver

Spektrum S6240RX High Speed Digital Servo with Integrated Receiver

I’m sure you’ve heard of companies trying to integrate two electronic components into one to save on valuable chassis space; ESC and receiver combos, motor and ESC combos … well how about a servo and receiver combo! Yup, you heard that right! Spektrum has come up with the first digital servo that has an integrated receiver; the Spektrum S6240RX. This …

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JConcepts Battery Brace for the Team Associated B6 Series – Two Versions

JConcepts Battery Brace for the Team Associated B6 Series - Two Versions

JConcepts has been beefing up their Shapeways Store; this time with two new battery braces for the Team Associated B6 buggies. The first brace is designed to work with the Reedy Zapper 5400mAh shorty, holding it snugly to the chassis while still allowing the use of the original thumbscrews. The entire system has a nice, low profile shape for more …

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Traxxas BIGFOOT No 1 Original Monster Truck

Traxxas BIGFOOT No 1 Original Monster Truck

Ok, so we did a review on Traxxas’ BIGFOOT 2WD MT back in October of 2016 (see review here: http://www.competitionx.com/news-feed/review-traxxas-bigfoot-2wd-monster-truck/). We loved the look of this truck and, honestly, thought Traxxas hit the nail on the head in the looks department. That is, until we saw their latest release! Check out the BIGFOOT No 1, a freakin’ bad ass rendition …

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Tamiya Touring Car Hop Ups – Four Great New Parts

Tamiya Touring Car Hop Ups - Four Great New Parts

Tamiya has released four great new parts for their line of Touring Cars; a new carbon-pattern wing, TRF damper rod guides, TA07 front suspension arms and some low-friction suspension balls. Racing Wing a The first part is this Lexan racing with printed with a carbon pattern. It’s not only functional, but stylish, and is in the ‘A’ family of wings; …

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Review: Tekno RC MT410 1:10 Pro E-Monster Truck

Review: Tekno RC MT410 1:10 Pro E-Monster Truck

Words and Photos: Minsoo Kim, CompetitionX Contributor The MT410 – Build Your Own Monster What would you say if I told you I found a RC car that could do it all – bash, backflips, wheelies, attacks big jumps, has excellent track performance and capable of some serious speed? Well, Tekno RC does it all with their amazingly versatile MT410 …

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Project: HPI Desert Land Shark – RS4 Sport 3 FLUX Build

HPI RS4 Sport 3 FLUX Project Build

Words and Photos: Don Almeido Desert Land Shark The first written account of a shark attack is found in Herodotus’ (c. 484–425 B.C.) description of hordes of “monsters” devouring the shipwrecked sailors of the Persian fleet. Until just recently, another very rare encounter was reported a remarkable 273 miles inland from Newport Beach, California all the way to Las Vegas, …

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