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Hitec X1 Touch Charger

We’re suckers for touch screen technology, so we are naturally intrigued by Hitec’s new X1 Touch charger. This compact charger has an estimated price of $110 and is AC/DC with a built-in power supply. The power cord is detachable for easy transport. The X1 can charge at up to 7 amps and is compatible with…

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PROTOform Better Edge System Sanding Drum

Why did it take so long for someone to come out with this? Kudos to PROTOform for finally thinking this one up. Like thousands of you out there, we use a sanding drum to clean up our wheel wells. We’ve doing this for, well, ever. The thing is we use a sanding drum that is…

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ProTek R/C Universal Radio Case Review

You probably (i.e., hopefully) don’t need to be told that electronics such as an RC transmitter don’t take kindly to abuse (e.g., getting dropped or rained on), but the vast majority of people don’t really take care of their RC radios. Whether it’s a bare bones unit or a computerized pro model, you need to…

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STL Custom Hobbies Stepped Bearing Installer

While I love my Losi Shock Matching Tool and my Hudy Limited Edition Allen Wrenches, not all tools have to be complicated or fancy. A good example is STL Custom Hobbies’ Stepped Bearing Installer. This a builder’s tool–made to get the job done and get it done right. Check it out: FEATURES For bearings to…

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Hitec HS-8330SH and HS-8335SH Ultra Response Metal Gear Servos

These two new servos are expected to retail for about $90 and feature metal gears, heat sink cases, dual ball bearings and coreless motors. The HS-8330SH delivers 139 oz.-in. torque and a 0.09 transit speed at 6V. The performance ups to 181 oz.-in. torque and 0.07 transit speed at 7.4V. The torquer S-8335SH has a 257 oz.-in. torque rating…

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Novak Eiger and Eiger Pro Speed Controls Updated

Novak has updated its Eiger and Eiger Pro speed controls and has done so in a big way. The Eiger line is now brushless compatible. Novak calls this a “bonus feature” and we’d say that is one huge understatement. Novak states these new speed controls are available now. In brushless mode they can operate 10.5-turn…

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Tekin RS GEN2 Electronic Speed Control

Tekin, a name that has been in RC for a long time, has always been well known for high performance and high quality. Priding themselves on high-end engineering, Tekin has understandably updated one of its most popular speed controls–the RS. Now known as the RS GEN2, this speed control is built for 1/10-scale competitive use….

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ProTek RC Pit Caddy

We are huge fans of anything that helps us stay organized and anything that helps get to the track or a bashing session with less hassle. A Main Hobbies’ ProTek RC Pit Caddy has all of the above covered. It’s clearly designed for nitro, but should be helpful for any RC enthusiast. The Pit Caddy features…

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Nobody Cares

Quick, who won the last 1/8-buggy IFMAR world championship? Globally, that’s the premier racing class–the one to win if you want to prove you’re the best of the best. Try this one: Who is the current ROAR 4WD short course national champion? That’s universally the biggest class across the U.S. right now. Not good with…

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Traxxas DR-1 Helicopter Review

Traxxas is one of the biggest names in RC trucks, so when they released two “micro-sized” helicopters, we took notice. We’re sure most of you did too. Along the same lines, when a press release rather quickly transformed into available products, we were instantly curious how a company that knows surface RC inside and out…

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Clone Wars — RC Style

First, let’s accurately define clone. A clone isn’t a product that lacks originality or a rebadged product. An RC clone is a direct copy. One step further, a pure clone will have part-for-part interchangeability. There are some “gray area” clones where the design looks identical, but certain changes prevent a mass amount of interchangeability or some parts…

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Vaterra — Insider Look

When you look at the whole lineup, the variety of said lineup and factor in the scope of most other new releases for comparison sake, we consider the Vaterra brand to be a fairly big bombshell. It’s a big deal. Vaterra got our attention and we presume Horizon’s all-new brand has your attention too. We…

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ProTek RC Supreme Power LiPo Batteries

A Main has expanded its ProTek line of batteries and the new lineup of Supreme Power packs boast a C-rating of 100C. The packs consist of 1S to 4S configurations with capacities up to 7,000mAh. The batteries are all hard cased and ROAR approved. The packs come in configurations suitable for everything from 1/12-scale pan…

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Tamiya Mercedes-Benze Actros 1851 GigaSpace
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Tamiya Mercedes-Benze Actros 1851 GigaSpace

Tamiya has expanded its lineup of tractors with the addition of the Mercedes-Benze Actros 1851 GigaSpace. As with Tamiya’s other tractor, this 1/14-scale truck is a highly detailed model and even features many metal-plated parts.    The chassis features aluminum side channels with resin cross member. A front-mounted motor is transmits power via propeller shaft…

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Vaterra RC Launched by Horizon Hobby

Last week Horizon Hobby released a teaser video that announced an upcoming new brand. The video heavily hinted that it would be a land based. As it turns out, the new brand, now revealed to be dubbed Vaterra, is in fact a new surface brand. The lineup revealed thus far is pretty impressive and covers…

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