Nitro Racer: The XRay XB8

XRay, a European-based competition-focused R/C brand, has updated a few of their models for 2017. With a number of on-and-off-road machines in their lineup, they’ve managed to cover just about every vehicle type that a radio-controlled racer could want. For 2017, their XB8 nitro buggy has been updated and refined through on-track experience. Designed by… Continue Reading

Nitro Racer: The XRay XB8

Nitro Racer: The XRay XB8

XRay, a European-based competition-focused R/C brand, has updated a few of their models for 2017. With a number of on-and-off-road machines in their lineup, they’ve managed to cover just about every vehicle type that a radio-controlled racer could want. For 2017, their XB8 nitro buggy has been updated and refined through on-track experience. Designed by… Continue Reading

FreqEsKinz “Primer Series” R/C Body Wraps

FreqEsKinz “Primer Series” R/C Body Wraps

Times sure have changed. Not long ago, the only way to fully customize the body of A radio-controlled vehicle was to break out the polycarbonate paint rattle cans or airbrush kit and get to work. While that method is still available, there are a number of other methods you can use, including wrap decals. FreqEsKinz… Continue Reading

REVIEW

Crawler Innovations Testing by UK Scale & Crawler [Video]

Crawler Innovations Testing by UK Scale & Crawler [Video]

Contributor and friend to RCNewb.com, Matthew Horsley has been hard at work with a number of great videos. Aside from showing off his trail running and other outdoor R/C exploits, he’s been doing some amazing reviews of hop-ups and upgrades. His latest video is a review of some Crawler Innovations items. If you’re looking for… Continue Reading

Pro-Line’s 2017 Valentine’s Sale

Pro-Line’s 2017 Valentine’s Sale

Roses are red, violets are blue. Your R/C car could use something new. After you are done showing your special someone with gifts for Valentine’s Day, be sure to treat your radio-controlled ride to something nice. Pro-Line is running a Valentine’s Day sale from February 12 – 14, giving you the opportunity to save an… Continue Reading

Share Your Love of R/C This Valentine’s Day

Share Your Love of R/C This Valentine’s Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day. A day to show the special someone in your life how much you love them how much they mean to you. Whether or not you’re lucky enough to share the love of R/C with the love of your life, there are ways to work your hobby into February 14th. The folks at Hobbico have… Continue Reading

Redcat Racing is Planning to Hit the Trail in 2017 (with a 1/10 Scaler/Crawler)

Redcat Racing is Planning to Hit the Trail in 2017 (with a 1/10 Scaler/Crawler)

The 1/10 scaler/radio-controlled crawling scene is about to get a new neighbor in the summer of 2017. Redcat Racing has posted some teaser photos and renders of a new trail rig that they’re readying to unveil in a few months. This new machine appears to be competing on the same landscape as the Axial SCX10, Vaterra… Continue Reading

Maverick’s Strada Red Lineup of Brushless 1/10-scale R/C Vehicles

Maverick’s Strada Red Lineup of Brushless 1/10-scale R/C Vehicles

The Maverick RC brand is one that I’ve been somewhat familiar with. Their recent news out of the 2017 International Toy Fair has put them back on my radar, as they’ve announced a lineup of 1/10-scale, brushless-powered, ready-to-run (RTR) vehicles. Through a partnership with HPI, the new Strada Red lineup of radio-controlled vehicles feature brushless motors,… Continue Reading

PROTOform’s BMR 12.1 1/12 Body

PROTOform’s BMR 12.1 1/12 Body

When your on-track performance calls for superb handling, this new body might hold the answer. PROTOform has announced a new on-road, carpet track body for 1/12-scale racers that features an emphasis on steering performance. Their new BMR 12.1 bodies (regular weight and lightweight) are designed to  fit any 1/12 class on-road car, from stock to modified. With a… Continue Reading

HPI Jumpshot SC R/C Short Course Truck

HPI Jumpshot SC R/C Short Course Truck

My first taste of hobby-grade radio-controlled fun came in the form of a short course truck. While I’ve moved away from this type of vehicle, I still look back on my experiences fondly. Short course trucks are versatile machines, perfect for ripping around your back yard, tearing up and down the road, or blasting around… Continue Reading

HPI Savage XL Flux R/C Monster Truck

HPI Savage XL Flux R/C Monster Truck

Do you dig power? Then you’ll like this truck. If you’re not sure what type of R/C vehicle to get your hands dirty with first, you can’t go wrong with a monster truck. These big, beefy machines can drive just about anywhere and are great for backyard bashing or taking to a local park for… Continue Reading

Explore the “Great Indoors” with the RISE Vusion HouseRacer

Explore the “Great Indoors” with the RISE Vusion HouseRacer

RISE Vusion HouseRacer Indoor R/C Drone While nothing can compete with the feeling of flying an R/C aircraft outdoors, sometimes you’re forced to fly in spaces that aren’t so “wide open”. Because of that, there are a growing number of micro and nano quadcopters available kickstart your exploration. RISE has introduced a new, 120mm R/C… Continue Reading

CEN Racing’s Supersized Colossus XT Monster Truck

CEN Racing’s Supersized Colossus XT Monster Truck

If your taste in R/C monster trucks swings toward the larger side of life, the CEN Racing Colossus XT might be the machine for you. This mega, 1/7-scale machine has the same body and internal workings as the CEN Racing Reeper, however the Colossus XT is exclusive to the United States. Availability aside, the Colossus… Continue Reading

Team Associated RC10T4.3 RTR Stadium Truck

Team Associated RC10T4.3 RTR Stadium Truck

Team Associated has announced a new ready-to-run (RTR), 2-wheel drive stadium truck that looks like a fun option for the casual hobbyist as well as the competition-minded racer. The RC10T4.3 is a 1/10-scale, electric, brushless powered (3300kV) truck that features water-resistant electronics, a LiPo capable electronic speed control (ESC) and a durable design that can… Continue Reading

Schumacher’s CAT XLS Masami Re-release

Schumacher’s CAT XLS Masami Re-release

The R/C world appears to be in the midst of “re-release rage”, with many models from the early 80’s finding a renewed lease on life. While this onslaught of reintroducing previous models may overwhelm some hobbyists, it’s a great opportunity for people such as myself to learn about the machines that helped build this hobby… Continue Reading

DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Refurbished – $539.00

DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Refurbished – $539.00

Newegg.com has a sweet deal in place on DJI’s Phantom 3 Advanced drone. From 1/29/17 to 2/04/17, this aerial-photo aircraft is available as an official DJI refurbish at a savings of 33% over a new-in-box model. This radio-controlled quadcopter includes a 2.7K/12 megapixel camera, 3-axis stabilization gimbal, live HD view, an app-enabled video editor, and more.… Continue Reading

Tamiya “Candy Green” Grasshopper Re-release

Tamiya “Candy Green” Grasshopper Re-release

Along with the re-release of The Bigwig 4-wheel drive buggy, Tamiya is bringing back a special edition of their classic Grasshopper. The “Candy Green” Grasshopper kit (#47348) will see new life in 2017 with an “attention-getting” bright green body and 1980’s styling. Underneath that green body most of the components are the same as what you’ll… Continue Reading

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