Axial Expands their SMT10 Line with “Max-D”

Axial Expands their SMT10 Line with “Max-D”

Along with the recent boom in scale, trail radio-controlled vehicles, monster trucks have been making a BIG comeback in the world of radio-control. Axial, long-known for their trail-ready replicas and rock-crawling rigs, has turned its attention to these massive, monster machines and has fully embraced them. The latest addition to their new SMT10 lineup is… Continue Reading

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A review of Pro-Line’s PowerStroke Performance Shocks

With my first major upgrade parts for my Traxxas Slash 4×4 arriving earlier this week, I thought I’d share my initial thoughts on how they stack up to the original parts they’re replacing. Here’s my review of Pro-Line’s PowerStroke Performance Shocks.   Additional information Learn about Pro-Line’s PowerStroke Performance Shocks on prolineracing.com Buy a set… Continue Reading

Karma: The First Drone from GoPro

Karma: The First Drone from GoPro

There’s no denying the fact that GoPro is the 800-pound gorilla when it comes to action cameras. If you’ve seen any action sports video on YouTube, you’ve probably seen footage that was shot on a GoPro. And while they got their start in action sports, there are many R/C racers, scale trail drivers, drifters, and… Continue Reading

New Bright Trak Attak: The Review

New Bright Trak Attak: The Review

A Tough & Tumble Radio-Controlled “Turbo-Tank” When you walk the aisles of your local Walmart, Target, or Toys R Us, you’ll see rows upon rows of toys. One of my favorite aisles, both as a youngster and as an adult, have been the toy aisles. Maybe I’m on the lookout for gifts for my kids,… Continue Reading

Traxxas Extends their Stampede Lineup with Bigfoot

Traxxas Extends their Stampede Lineup with Bigfoot

The original monster truck, available on a longstanding monster truck platform. Radio-controlled monster trucks have always been a popular category among hobbyists. While there have always been a number of models available, there has been a recent resurgence, with new vehicles such as Axial’s Grave Digger (SMT10) entering the fray. Traxxas has established their own popular monster… Continue Reading

Kyosho Inferno VE Readyset Buggy

Kyosho Inferno VE Readyset Buggy

For you R/C enthusiasts that want to sharpen your skills on the track, as well as off, Kyosho has released a mildly-updated Inferno VE Readyset (#34101T2B) buggy. This ⅛-scale, 4-wheel drive buggy is factory-assembled, and ready to hit the track as soon as you open the box (and charge the batteries). An updated 2.4GHz transmitter… Continue Reading

Axis RC Presents the 2016 5th Scale Midwest Classic

Axis RC Presents the 2016 5th Scale Midwest Classic

Taking large-scale, off-road racing to the extreme, September 15th – 18th. If your R/C dreams are as big as the vehicles you wheel, the upcoming 2016 1/5 Scale Midwest Classic should be an event you won’t want to miss. Taking place September 15 -18 at Deadend Raceway in Blairsburg, IA, this weekend of racing will feature… Continue Reading

New 200mm Pan Car Bodies from PROTOform

New 200mm Pan Car Bodies from PROTOform

PROTOform has recently announced two new, stylish bodies for 200mm Pan Cars. If your on-road R/C racer could use a new look, look no further than these releases. Swift-235 Clear Body for 200mm Pan Cars (#1553-25) With a design that screams speed and track-hugging performance, the new Swift-235 clear body uses throwback styling from Pro-10… Continue Reading

Labor Day Deals and Discounts

Labor Day Deals and Discounts

Head into the Labor Day weekend with a few chances to save on R/C upgrades, hop-ups, and new kits and ready-to-run models. Some of the biggest names, and a few smaller brands, are offering discounts and savings. Traxxas: An assortment of savings on various models and free shipping on orders over $49. Pro-Line: Save 15%… Continue Reading

Horizon Hobby’s Labor Day Sale: Save on a Variety of R/C Models and Upgrades

Horizon Hobby’s Labor Day Sale: Save on a Variety of R/C Models and Upgrades

Pro-Line isn’t the only R/C brand offering discounts this Labor Day weekend. Horizon Hobby has a few ways you can save on new radio-controlled models, accessories, and upgrades. Their “Big Ticket” Labor Day Promo is a tiered-offer, providing savings between $30 and $100, based on the price of your item. $30 off items priced $300… Continue Reading

Experience Insomnia58 iSeries Drone Racing With These Videos

Experience Insomnia58 iSeries Drone Racing With These Videos

What do you get when you take a popular gaming festival and add one of the most recently-hyped forms of radio-control racing? You get a combination of lights, sound, and action that all combined to form the drone racing portion of the Insomnia58 Gaming Festival. Partnering with the UK Drone Show, an indoor multi-rotor aircraft… Continue Reading

First Impressions: New Bright Trak Attak

First Impressions: New Bright Trak Attak

New Bright has always held a special place in my childhood memories. My first remote-controlled vehicle was a New Bright Corvette which I had gotten in the mid-1980’s. I can still remember the many Details and features that were built into it. Working headlights, including the iconic “pop-up” headlamp function, opening doors and a removable… Continue Reading

Take Control of Your R/C Destiny: 11 Budget-friendly Radios

Take Control of Your R/C Destiny: 11 Budget-friendly Radios

One of the most important components in your R/C lineup is your controller. No matter what activities you’re participating in, racing, drifting, crawling, or trailing, having a controller that is comfortable and feature-rich is crucial to your enjoyment of the hobby. While there is no limit to what you can invest in a new controller,… Continue Reading

The 2016 Team Associated Off-Road Championships to be Held at Trackside Hobbies & Raceway

The 2016 Team Associated Off-Road Championships to be Held at Trackside Hobbies & Raceway

While there have been a number of R/C-related events so-far in 2016, there are still many more on the horizon. One event in particular is taking place not far from my backyard. Trackside Hobbies & Raceway will be playing host to the 2016 Team Associated Off-Road Championships from November 2nd through November 6th. Located in… Continue Reading