Traxxas Updates the Summit with a New Orange Color Option

Before diving into the scale R/C world with the TRX-4, the original trail rig in the Traxxas lineup was the Summit. Part monster truck, part trail beast, the Summit was and still is a popular vehicle among R/C enthusiasts. The $499.99 Summit has remained unchanged for a number of years, but Traxxas has recently given… Continue Reading

Traxxas Updates the Summit with a New Orange Color Option

Traxxas Updates the Summit with a New Orange Color Option

Before diving into the scale R/C world with the TRX-4, the original trail rig in the Traxxas lineup was the Summit. Part monster truck, part trail beast, the Summit was and still is a popular vehicle among R/C enthusiasts. The $499.99 Summit has remained unchanged for a number of years, but Traxxas has recently given… Continue Reading

Mugen Seiki Announces the World’s Edition MBX8 Nitro Buggy Kit

Mugen Seiki Announces the World’s Edition MBX8 Nitro Buggy Kit

Mugen Seiki has released details about an upcoming release, the World’s Edition MBX8 nitro buggy kit. This 1/8-scale competition kit features an array of option parts that saw use during the 2018 IFMAR World Championship races. Among the included option parts are wide offset hubs, improved front uprights and upright arms, a 46T spur gear,… Continue Reading

Add-on Accessories for the Axial Wraith 1.9″ from Exclusive R/C

Add-on Accessories for the Axial Wraith 1.9″ from Exclusive R/C

Although I’ve never been a fan of the original Axial Wraith, the new, retooled 1.9″ version has piqued my interest. Not only does Axial build on their previous model’s performance, but they’ve also added a number of scale details to make it a real head-turner. If you’ve added one of these ready-to-run (RTR) rock crawlers… Continue Reading

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Hands-on with Pro-Line’s Hyrax 1.9″ G8 Rock Terrain Tires

Hands-on with Pro-Line’s Hyrax 1.9″ G8 Rock Terrain Tires

If there’s one thing your R/C crawler can never have too much of, it’s grip. Traction is crucial, no matter if attempting to tame a gnarly trail, blasting over rocks and natural obstacles, or just out for a carefree drive. For the most part, the tires that your ready-to-run (RTR) machine will do the trick,… Continue Reading

Pro-Line Hoosier Drag Racing Slicks (Front and Rear)

Pro-Line Hoosier Drag Racing Slicks (Front and Rear)

If you’re converting your R/C short course truck into a drag racing monster, tires are an important part of that transformation. Pro-Line has introduced a licensed set of Hoosier Drag Racing Slicks to give your car the grip it needs when launching off the starting line. Available in two compounds (S3/soft and MC/clay), the massive… Continue Reading

New R/C Armor for the Losi Super Rock Rey from T-Bone Racing

New R/C Armor for the Losi Super Rock Rey from T-Bone Racing

T-Bone Racing has introduced a lineup of R/C armor designed specifically for the Losi Super Rock Rey. Adding to their previous series of bumpers and shock guards, T-Bone Racing is extending protection for this large-scale rock racer to the bottom of the chassis and suspension area. To help you keep the foundation of the Super… Continue Reading

Three New Reedy Radon 2 Crawler Motors from Team Associated

Three New Reedy Radon 2 Crawler Motors from Team Associated

Team Associated has introduced three new brushed motor options for your R/C rock crawling needs. Available in 12T, 16T, and 20T speeds, these brushed motors aim to offer performance on a budget. Aspects such as dual ball bearings and a 5-slot armature design will help your rig perform on tough, unpredictable terrain. Timing adjustments can… Continue Reading

The AMain Hobbies 2019 Inventory Reduction Sale

The AMain Hobbies 2019 Inventory Reduction Sale

There’s never a bad time to save money in the R/C hobby. If you’ve been prowling for a deal, AMain Hobbies has kicked off their 2019 Inventory Reduction Sale, which brings some attractive prices to a number of radio-controlled models, kits, and accessories. A few of this year’s highlights include: Vanquish Products VS4-10 R/C Crawler… Continue Reading

Hands-on with the Traxxas TRX-4 Sport LED Light Kit

Hands-on with the Traxxas TRX-4 Sport LED Light Kit

Traxxas has released quite a few add-ons for their TRX-4 Sport trail rig. While I haven’t outfitted my rig with everything that’s been released, I couldn’t resist the allure of the Expedition Rack (#8120X) and LED Headlight and Taillight Kit (#8085). While the rear rack transformed the TRX-4 Sport from a standard pickup truck to… Continue Reading

A Deep Discount on the Force RC Hammerjaw Rock Crawler

A Deep Discount on the Force RC Hammerjaw Rock Crawler

The Force RC Hammerjaw was introduced as a great way to get a taste for R/C rock crawling. At $209.99, this 1/10-scale, 4×4 crawler offered up a chance to experience outdoor adventure at a low investment. If this rig caught your eye before, it might just grab your wallet this time around. Horizon Hobby has… Continue Reading

Axial Reworks the Wraith into a 1.9″ RTR Crawler

Axial Reworks the Wraith into a 1.9″ RTR Crawler

Close your eyes for a moment and tell me what pops into your head when I say “Axial“. Depending on your association with the brand, there could be any number of models that come to mind. The trail-ready SCX10 and RR10 and bash-worthy Yeti are all modern-day superstars, but what about earlier models that helped… Continue Reading

Team Associated Releases 3D Printed Parts for the CR12 Trail Truck

Team Associated Releases 3D Printed Parts for the CR12 Trail Truck

The CR12 lineup from Team Associated is a unique offering in that they combine scale appearance with a form factor that’s slightly smaller than the “norm”. Like any other outdoor-focused, scale R/C model, the CR12 was designed to be accessorized and now you can do just thank, thanks to Team Associated’s Shapeways store. Offering both 1/12-scale… Continue Reading

Built to Bash: Traxxas Stampede 4×4 Kit

Built to Bash: Traxxas Stampede 4×4 Kit

Traxxas has gone kit crazy! Out of their last three of releases, two of them have been unassembled kits, with the latest bringing the popular Stampede 4×4 to the hands of R/C builders everywhere. The Stampede 4×4 Unassembled Kit is, as the name implies, a builder’s version of the popular 1/10-scale monster truck. The kit… Continue Reading

Pro-Line “Super J” Pro-Mod Clear R/C Body

Pro-Line “Super J” Pro-Mod Clear R/C Body

Fueling the frenzy that is R/C drag racing, Pro-Line has introduced another 1/10-scale dragster body for converted Traxxas Slash short course trucks. Their Super J Pro-Mod body captures automobile styling from days gone by and marries it to an aggressive, pavement-pouncing radio-controlled racer. Designed to fit the Traxxas Slash 2WD SCT, the Pro J body… Continue Reading

The RC Newb Podcast – Episode 61: The Comeback Kit

The RC Newb Podcast – Episode 61: The Comeback Kit

Ready-to-Run (RTR) R/C models are great when you want to get rolling as fast as possible. Still, there’s something to be said for spending time building a model from scratch. After years of RTR dominance, it appears that radio-controlled model kits are making a comeback. In this episode of The RC Newb Podcast, I share… Continue Reading

Losi Ford Raptor Baja Rey 1/10-scale Trophy Truck

Losi Ford Raptor Baja Rey 1/10-scale Trophy Truck

Shake off the winter blues with the latest brushless trophy truck from Losi. Building on their already-impressive lineup of Baja Rey models is the introduction of the Ford Raptor Baja Rey, a 1/10-scale, brushless-powered trophy truck. Combining durability, performance, and scale appeal, the Raptor Rey is a stunning model, both inside and out. With a… Continue Reading

Coming Soon: A Traxxas TRX-4 Sport Assembly Kit

Coming Soon: A Traxxas TRX-4 Sport Assembly Kit

Believe it or not, kits are making a comeback. In the age of ready-to-run (RTR) dominance, more and more kit options are popping up from some of the big-name brands within the hobby. While Traxxas is no stranger to kits, they appear to be adding a new kit option to their TRX-4 line with an… Continue Reading

Four Monster Truck Tire Options from JConcepts

Four Monster Truck Tire Options from JConcepts

Does your R/C project list include the creation of a scaled-out monster truck? If so, you’ll want to see these four new tire options from the folks at JConcepts. Leading off the lineup are their “Golden Years”, a set of vintage-styled tires. Designed to mimic massive monster truck tires of the 1980s, these tires offer… Continue Reading

Traxxas Shows You How to Build the Ultimate TRX-4 Trail Truck

Traxxas Shows You How to Build the Ultimate TRX-4 Trail Truck

Transforming a stock, ready-to-run (RTR) R/C model into a custom creation has become one of my favorite aspects of the hobby. Aside from personalizing a vehicle to fit your style, you can oftentimes improve the performance and handling characteristics as well. If you haven’t yet experienced the thrill of customizing or building your own radio-controlled… Continue Reading

Pro-Line Builders Series “Metric” Clear R/C Crawler Body

Pro-Line Builders Series “Metric” Clear R/C Crawler Body

In addition to their passion for the hobby, Pro-Line doesn’t shy away from trying new things. A perfect example of this experimentation is on full display with their Builder Series “Metric” body set. Through a partnership with Knight Customs, this new 1/10-scale trail truck and rock crawler body provides any number of customization options by… Continue Reading