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Monster Truck Madness – Losi LMT Spec Racing

Hey all, it’s ya boy Doug, coming at you hot and heavy with another dose of LMT talk. After a lot of discussion, my monster truck club Trigger King R/C has come up with a set of rules for a Losi LMT Spec Class. We will be running it all summer long. The rules we’ve come up with are as follows: The [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Where does the Losi LMT fit in?

The Losi LMT is here. Many of you already have one or have one on the way. With the truck finally out in the wild, I can now discuss something that I’ve been dying to talk about. Where does the Losi LMT fit in to the r/c monster truck racing eco-system? Speaking as someone who is a race director for a [...]

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Monster Truck Madness - Mounting a Standard Lexan MT Body on…

Happy Losi LMT release week, folks! That’s right, this week the LMT is shipping to hobby shops or directly to you if you pre-ordered! I know the wait was hard for many, especially given that it didn’t ship in time for Christmas, but hey- what a way to start off the new year, right?! The word on the street is that [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Three Predictions for 2021

Hey gang, happy New Year’s Eve edition of MTM! Last week I talked about three things I selfishly “wanted” to see in 2021 from the r/c monster truck hobby. This week I’m going to talk about three things that I actually think will happen. I think the first thing we should note is that the hobby had a fantastic year in [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Things I Want to See in 2021

Hey gang, happy holidays! I wanna wind down the last two weeks of 2020 with two lists- this week things I WANT to see in this segment of the hobby in 2021, and next week some actual predictions of what I think WILL happen. Both are quite different! So, without further adieu, here are 3 things I’d personally love to see [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Matching Paint

Hey gang and happy holidays! You know, for those of us that do rattle can paint jobs there is often a misconception that you are limited in palette by the available cans of paint versus the crazy amount of stuff out there for airbrushes, where it’s common to mix paints and pigments and create all sorts of crazy stuff. You can still [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Ho Ho Ho

Hey gang, it’s that time of year again to give (or receive!) the gift of r/c! This section of the internet focuses pretty much on the hardcore monster truck crowd, so I’m going to dial it back a notch and give a recommendation for the total noob in your life this holiday season. Many hobbyists, especially those who are younger, start [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – It’s More Fun with Friends

With the Losi LMT about to be released to the masses in early 2021, methinks that that, combined with (hopefully) large gatherings being allowed again by the time weather starts to warm, we are headed towards a banner year for solid axle monster truck racing. I feel like whether it’s this platform or the Trigger King YouTube channel, I’m pretty in [...]

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Laying Rubber – Rotten Apple Nova

Hey guys, been a minute since I’ve done a no prep update for the Traxxas Bandit/Slash conversion, but I finally do have one! I just received my freshly painted lid from Sutton Motorsports. As usual, Travis did a great job! This is a JConcepts Chevy Nova II (the one piece version) painted up in black and green, similar to my Rotten Apple [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Turkey Mailbag

Last week I asked for Losi LMT-related questions and as usual, you all delivered. Many folks asked similar questions so I picked two of them to answer below. Oh, and before we get going, Happy Thanksgiving to all of our US readers! Doug, Question in response to your column on the LMT (and all your other coverage, which was great!). Fair to say [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – LMT After-shocks

Hey gang, sorry for the late column this week. After two intense weeks of putting the LMT through it’s paces and shooting a bunch of video and writing the review, I’ve been in major catch-up mode ever since. It’s been really interesting seeing the reaction to this vehicle. Most of it has been positive, but of course you do have some [...]

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Review - Losi LMT 1/10 Scale 4WD Son Uva Digger Monster Truc…

The solid axle monster truck scene has really heated up in recent years, and now Losi is throwing their hat in the ring with an ambitious new vehicle- the 1/10 LMT RTR Monster Truck, fully licensed by Monster Jam. How does this replica of the infamous Son Uva Digger full-sized rig hold up? Is this truck a revolution for this expanding [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – 3D Bodies

One of the most fun things about full size monster trucks is the sometimes extremely wild personas they take on by way of 3D fiberglass bodies. Ever since the Snake-Bite monster truck debuted in the early 90’s with a snake head replacing the front the clip of a pickup truck, complete with fangs, 3D bodies have become popular. And yes, I [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – Season’s End

This past weekend, my monster truck club Trigger King R/C ended our 2020 outdoor season. We barely got it in, as the forecast was jumping around all week. The final race of the year was held in 45 degree weather with heavy cloud cover. Despite being a chilly day, it was a lot of fun! I had the best racing day [...]

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Monster Truck Madness – It’s Out There

I’m pretty much the last person that needs to tell ya’ll that 2020 isn’t exactly great. For me, it’s been the toughest year of my life. Emotionally and professionally. At some point here I’m going to write about one of those reasons- the loss of my dear Dad- but those words continue to be much too tough to write. You know [...]

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