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RCX 2012 – Celebrity Sighting

Seriously you guys… you have NO IDEA how excited Brian was when he got to meet Brandi and Jarrod from the A&E TV show Storage Wars. I’m  hoping that’s just a shadow on the crotchal region of Brian’s pants. I don’t know for sure though, he was THAT excited.

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RCX 2012 – The Original LipoSack

The LiPo safe charging bag is a simple tool that many of us use multiple times a day and probably take for granted. Nearly every RC company on earth makes a bag of their own, but have you ever wondered where the idea came from? It was the brainchild of Mark Wood. He invented the thing. And he’s still making [...]

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RCX 2012 – Team Chase has some new skid plates

Team Chase is showing off their new skid plates for the Losi 5ive-T. These plates are made out of the same durable nylon material that their popular Baja 5T cages are made.  Team Chase claims that these plates offer extra protection for the 5ive-T’s chassis, gear box, and stock skid plate. These parts, like all Team Chase parts, will be [...]

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RCX 2012 – Deals Galore

One thing that really separates RCX from our favorite show, IHobby, is the on-site vending. RCX gives very prominent positioning to a few major retailers. Pictured above is Pacific Coast Hobbies, another big vendor is HobbyPartz, at right. Both have great deals going on all weekend with show specials and new products. Both booths are enormously popular with show visitors.

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RCX 2012 – Panther going for gold

News out of the Panther booth is all about their new Gold compound. They call it an intermediate soft that offers excellent dry track grip and better durability. Panther also claims that tires with this new compound won’t balloon (as much) under high speeds like the softer rubbers do.  Only a few of their treads are available in the Gold [...]

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RCX 2012 – Novak Electronics

What a couple of pleasant looking fellows, eh? We stopped by the Novak booth to take a look at their newly announced Impact brushless ESC. You can read the announcement here. While the Impact was billed in the announcement as a small ESC, we were kinda surprised at just how small it is. Tiny would be a more appropriate word. [...]

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RCX 2012 – Great Planes/Hobbico booth

Unfortunately, Hobbico didn’t have any beans to spill to us as far as new or upcoming products, but they still have a very large presence at RCX, showing off a ton of their relatively new products like the DuraTrax VW Baja Bug (which we recently reviewed), and all of their recently acquired Team Durango products.  Check out some more pics [...]

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RCX 2012 – Traxxas shows off Funny Cars

Of course, the biggest thing at the Traxxas booth is their new line of funny cars. The cars and tree light system are on display, along with the 1:1 inspiration that brought these little rockets about. But those aren’t the only new things in the Traxxas booth this year. Traxxas is also showing off a new body for the Grave [...]

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RCX 2012 – Celebrity Sighting

Pro freestyle motocross rider and Lucas Oil Off Road Pro 2 Unlimited truck racer, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg (left center), was prowling around the Horizon booth, racing with fans and being an all-around pleasant chap.

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RCX 2012 – Sunshine Systems shining brightly

Sunshine Systems, whom we first met back at IHobby 2011, are lighting up the place with their selection of RC ready LED light systems. New to the product line is a new connector thing that allows you to daisy chain together multiple strings of light systems. Go back to our IHobby archives and check out the review we did of [...]

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RCX 2012 – Kraken RC basher chassis for Baja 5 line.

Kraken RC is showing off their recently announced X2 chassis for the HPI Baja 5 line of vehicles. If it looks like a molded chassis, that’s because it is. In fact, it’s the first ever molded chassis for HPI’s 1/5 scale vehicles. It’s made from a specially formulated polymer created by DuPont, and Kraken claims it has great hardness, rigidity, [...]

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RCX 2012 – Strike Models, RC naval combat

Strike Models is in attendance this year, showing off their line of naval combat boats. And when I say combat, I mean it. These boats feature functioning turrets to engage enemy vessels on the high seas. Strike Models sells many, many different kits based on full size ships from the WWI and WWII eras.  For more info about these ships, [...]

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RCX 2012 – Team Associated Booth

Team Associated has a big booth again this year, showing their whole product line. And no, there is no RC5T 1/5 scale gasser in attendance here. The newest product they’re showing is the recently announced SC10GT. Which I would love to have, I don’t care what Cubby says, and that’s a lot coming from me, cause I dislike nitro almost [...]

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RCX 2012 – Booth ba… err… “spokesmodels”

Here are some more booth babe pics for you all to ogle.  More after the break.

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RCX 2012 – Drifting the weekend away

RCX isn’t just a bunch of booths with static displays of new products. There’s a ton of dynamic demonstrations going on all over the show. This is the drift track where some of the best RC drifters are putting on a great show. Better yet even, there’s a Try-Me section so all you noobs can give drifting a run.

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