Monster Truck Driver Bari Musawwir is Now a Member of Team Futaba

Throughout the years, professional sports and the R/C world have experienced some unique connections. Many athletes, specifically race car drivers and motocross/supercross riders, have flocked to the radio-control hobby as a way to unwind (and still fuel their passion for competition and speed). The latest pro-sports-to-R/C connection comes in the form of a Monster Jam… Continue Reading

Monster Truck Driver Bari Musawwir is Now a Member of Team Futaba

Monster Truck Driver Bari Musawwir is Now a Member of Team Futaba

Throughout the years, professional sports and the R/C world have experienced some unique connections. Many athletes, specifically race car drivers and motocross/supercross riders, have flocked to the radio-control hobby as a way to unwind (and still fuel their passion for competition and speed). The latest pro-sports-to-R/C connection comes in the form of a Monster Jam… Continue Reading

Losi’s Large-Scale (1/5) Desert Buggy XL-E

Losi’s Large-Scale (1/5) Desert Buggy XL-E

Every scale of R/C machine has its own group of fans and supporters. While some people enjoy wheeling small-to-mid-scale radio-controlled machines, there are those that prefer to wield something much larger. To meet the needs of the large-scale crowd, Losi has introduced a new ⅕-scale, electric, ready-to-run model that’s sure to ignite a passion for… Continue Reading

The 2017 Futaba/O.S. Nitro Challenge

The 2017 Futaba/O.S. Nitro Challenge

Off-Road R/C racing hits the Midwest, July 27 – 30 When the weather heats up this summer, the only thing hotter may be the on-track action at radio-controlled races across the globe. If you live in the Midwestern United States and feel like venturing to St. Louis, there is a 4-day event that’s worth checking… Continue Reading

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Roll Out in Style with the Pro-Line Travel Bag

Roll Out in Style with the Pro-Line Travel Bag

Pro-Line has a way for R/C fans to travel in style. Introducing the new Pro-Line Travel bag, a rolling luggage case that features the Pro-Line logo and colors. This durable suitcase uses cross-stitched and riveted handles for extra strength, soft foam interior lining, adjustable inner dividers for organization, and a telescoping handle. Pro-Line Travel Bag… Continue Reading

Snag a Refurbished DJI Phantom 4 for $749 at NewEgg.com

Snag a Refurbished DJI Phantom 4 for $749 at NewEgg.com

Newegg.com has another refurbished discount on the DJI Phantom 4 multirotor aircraft. From 2/26/17 to 3/04/17, this camera-equipped (4K) drone is available as an official DJI refurbished model and has a savings of 46% (over a new, in-box option). This radio-controlled quadcopter features obstacle avoidance, object tracking a 28-minute flight time, and more. Learn more about the DJI Phantom 4, as well as the… Continue Reading

Traxxas Revo Sale

Traxxas Revo Sale

Save some money on an extreme bashing machine. When I stepped foot into my local hobby shop five years ago, I was in awe of the many radio-controlled models that lined the shelves. One brand, Traxxas, stood out among the rest and I set out to learn more about them and what vehicles they offered.… Continue Reading

Pro-Line’s 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Body for the Traxxas X-Maxx

Pro-Line’s 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Body for the Traxxas X-Maxx

The Traxxas X-Maxx has been a popular, larger-scale monster truck and one that captured my interest from the moment it was announced. Not many body options have been made available for this massive truck, until now. Pro-Line has introduced a pre-cut 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor body, adding more custom flair to this already-attractive radio-controlled truck.… 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

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

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