Dromida KODO Quadcopter & FPV Pack

Dromida KODO Quadcopter & FPV Pack

Dromida appears to be all-in when it comes to FPV. Not only have they announced two upcoming, FPV-equipped 1/18-scale surface vehicles, but they’re also branching out their KODO quadcopter line, with a new FPV kit. The KODO FPV RTF (Ready-To-Fly) Pack features just about everything you’d need to immerse yourself in the world of FPV… Continue Reading

Protect Your Steering Parts with Pro-Line Big-Hit Servo Saver

Protect Your Steering Parts with Pro-Line Big-Hit Servo Saver

Some radio-controlled vehicles are more prone to servo damage than others. While you can encounter servo issues with just about any R/C vehicle on the market, machines such as monster trucks and rock racers can Be more susceptible than most to front-end damage. Pro-Line has introduced the Big-Hit Servo Saver to help prolong the life… Continue Reading

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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

Max Speed Technolgy Teases Their Upcoming Monster Truck

Max Speed Technolgy Teases Their Upcoming Monster Truck

The MTX-1 is set to rumble in late 2017. The monster truck phenomenon that swept through the R/C hobby in 2016 appears to be gaining momentum once again. Following in the large tire treads of Axial’s SMT10 and Tekno RC’s MT410, Max Speed Technology (MST) is following suit with a monster truck of their own.… Continue Reading

Pro-Line’s 1966 Ford Bronco Body for the Axial SCX10 Deadbolt

Pro-Line’s 1966 Ford Bronco Body for the Axial SCX10 Deadbolt

For budget-minded scale enthusiasts, or simply those looking to dip a toe into the world of scale, trail rigs, the Axial SCX10 Deadbolt is a great entry-level model to start with. While you can easily customize this rig with any number of truck and SUV bodies, the unique body style and open-air cage begs for something… Continue Reading

Redcat Racing Everest GEN7: Final Pricing, Specs & Availability

Redcat Racing Everest GEN7: Final Pricing, Specs & Availability

The anticipation around the three new scale R/C rigs that are rolling out in the next few months is at an alltime high. Details and preorder information for the HPI Venture and Traxxas TRX-4 have already been released, leaving the upcoming entry from Redcat Racing left holding its cards. While I’ve had my eye on… Continue Reading

DJI Phantom 4 (Refurb) – $729 at Newegg.com

DJI Phantom 4 (Refurb) – $729 at Newegg.com

DJI, one of the leaders in camera-equipped, aerial photography and video quadcopters, has built an impressive lineup of aircraft over the years. If you’ve been looking at adding one of these radio-controlled drones to your fleet, now might be the right time to do it. Newegg.com is offering the DJI Phantom 4 with 4K camera,… Continue Reading

See the Traxxas TRX-4 Scale Trail Rig in Action [Video]

See the Traxxas TRX-4 Scale Trail Rig in Action [Video]

Traxxas teases their first “R/C scaler” model as it arrives on hobby store shelves. The first of three new 1/10-scale R/C “scalers” to hit the market appears to be the Traxxas TRX-4. This tricked-out truck has begun arriving at hobby stores as anticipation for this model reaches a fevered pitch. If you can’t wait to… Continue Reading

The Drone Racing League’s Racer3 is Ready for Competition

The Drone Racing League’s Racer3 is Ready for Competition

Competition between multi-rotor R/C racing series is beginning to heat up. While the DR1 Racing series Has added a Micro Series To their competitive menu, the Drone Racing League (DRL) has introduced the latest version of their race-bred quadcopter; Racer3. Race-ready From a competition viewpoint, the DRL Racer3 brings both speed and agility to the… Continue Reading

The DR1 Racing Micro Series

The DR1 Racing Micro Series

When you think of drone racing, the first image to pop into your head is probably that of performance-bred, fine-tuned aircraft. While that’s been the standard visual for competitive multi-rotor competition, DR1 is adding a new series in the hopes of growing the sport. The DR1 Micro Series, presented by AirHogs, features a number of… Continue Reading

R/C Hobbyist Spotlight: Chris Rappel

R/C Hobbyist Spotlight: Chris Rappel

We’ve all gotten into the R/C hobby for a variety of reasons. Some of us want to relive our childhood and get away from the stresses of everyday life, if only for a few fleeting minutes a day. Others want to forge deeper bonds with our children and start a hobby that is filled with… Continue Reading

Sweet Springtime Savings from AMain Performance Hobbies

Sweet Springtime Savings from AMain Performance Hobbies

Summer is right around the corner. Honestly, I can see it from here! Warm weather, relaxation, and plenty of time to enjoy the R/C hobby. Glorious, isn’t it? While the temperature is on the rise, that’s not the only hot stuff around here. A Main Performance Hobbies has some sweet deals on a number of… Continue Reading

Building an R/C Kit: Decals and Final Assembly

Building an R/C Kit: Decals and Final Assembly

The fourth and final part of the Tamiya “The Grasshopper” build series. I will openly admit that I pushed this final segment of my Tamiya Grasshopper build off as much as possible. It’s not that I didn’t want to see this buggy completed, I just didn’t want the experience to end. Common sense finally won… Continue Reading

The Next Level in Indoor Flight: Blade Inductrix FPV Pro

The Next Level in Indoor Flight: Blade Inductrix FPV Pro

Mini multi-rotor aircraft are a great way to hone your flying skills or learn to fly altogether. Their small size and nimble handling allow for amazing flight scenarios, both indoors and out. One of the most popular indoor multi-rotor aircraft lines has gained a new model, taking the possibility for indoor FPV flight up a… Continue Reading

Show Mom Some Love During Pro-Line’s Mother’s Day Sale

Show Mom Some Love During Pro-Line’s Mother’s Day Sale

Save 15% on your next Pro-Line order. Pro-Line is giving Mom her due. Between 5/12/17 and 5/14/17 you can save 15% on your prolineracing.com order by using coupon code “FORMOM2017“. Whether your Mom got you into the hobby, encourages your passion for R/C, or if you love to wheel with your significant other and your family,… Continue Reading

HPI is Revving-Up for a Summer Resurgence

HPI is Revving-Up for a Summer Resurgence

There are many brands within the R/C hobby which have become mainstays in the minds of hobbyists. When you see one of those brands and manufacturers running into a rough stretch, you can’t help but hope that they’ll once-again regain their footing and get back to doing what they do best. HPI started off 2016… Continue Reading

Two New Low-Cost, Entry Level Radios from Tactic

Two New Low-Cost, Entry Level Radios from Tactic

Each day brings new advancements to our world and to the R/C hobby. While the vehicle models have seen feature improvements over the years, so to have the components needed to control them. That said, there’s something to be said for simplicity. To that end, Tactic has introduced two radios for surface and air use… Continue Reading

R/C Buyer’s Guide: 1/10 Scale Trail Vehicles

R/C Buyer’s Guide: 1/10 Scale Trail Vehicles

Exploring the Scale R/C Landscape There’s no doubt that one of the hottest areas of the R/C hobby has been, and continues to be, the “scaler” scene. While the term may be a bit misleading (if not confusing), “scaler” refers to a radio-controlled vehicle that may be of the mid-to-small-scale variety, but it includes details… Continue Reading

The Futaba 6L Sport Entry-level Transmitter

The Futaba 6L Sport Entry-level Transmitter

Maintaining control of your radio-controlled car, truck, or aircraft is a crucial part of enjoying the hobby. While some controllers can cost as much (or more) than the vehicle you’re piloting, it’s nice to find some that are Both economical and feature-rich. For you twin-stick transmitter fans, Futaba has introduced a new, 6-channel model that’s… Continue Reading

The 2017 UK RECON G6 is Set to Roll, May 27 – 29

The 2017 UK RECON G6 is Set to Roll, May 27 – 29

How do you follow-up on a successful outdoor R/C adventure-based event? The answer’s simple. You plan a second-annual event that’s bigger and bolder than the first. While that sounds like an easy task, making it happen takes a bit of legwork and planning. That said, the team behind the UK stop on the RECON G6… Continue Reading

ARRMA’s Outcast Will Get a New Coat of Paint This Summer

ARRMA’s Outcast Will Get a New Coat of Paint This Summer

Knock, knock! Who’s there? Orange. Orange, who? Orange Outcast from ARRMA, that’s who! All kidding (and bad jokes) aside, the folks at ARRMA and Hobbico turned to the R/C community to help them select the newest color for their durable, stunt-ready, Outcast 6S BLX radio-controlled truck. With three color options available to choose from, votes… Continue Reading

Building an R/C Kit: Final Chassis Assembly

Building an R/C Kit: Final Chassis Assembly

Part three of the Tamiya “The Grasshopper” build series. Sad to say, but I’m nearing the end of my first official radio-controlled car build. I can’t begin to say how much fun I’ve had with this project and what an experience it’s been seeing a vehicle come together from a pile of parts. After hearing… Continue Reading

What’s on the “Scale R/C” Horizon?

What’s on the “Scale R/C” Horizon?

Oh, what a time to be a fan of “scale” radio-controlled vehicles! While all R/C models are made to scale, the “scale R/C” term holds a different meaning to those that appreciate the intricate details of the automobile, no matter what size it’s offered in. While you might think that auto and radio-control enthusiasts would… Continue Reading

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