A Whole New World: A First-time Experience with FPV

While the FPV craze has taken over the quadcopter and multi-rotor world of R/C, the surface side (on and off-road vehicles) has taken a bit longer to get rolling. I had been skeptical of the appeal and the application, however, I remained open to the idea of one-day, driving a radio-controlled car or truck from… Continue Reading

A Whole New World: A First-time Experience with FPV

A Whole New World: A First-time Experience with FPV

While the FPV craze has taken over the quadcopter and multi-rotor world of R/C, the surface side (on and off-road vehicles) has taken a bit longer to get rolling. I had been skeptical of the appeal and the application, however, I remained open to the idea of one-day, driving a radio-controlled car or truck from… Continue Reading

Upgrades and Hop-Ups for the Traxxas X-Maxx

Upgrades and Hop-Ups for the Traxxas X-Maxx

When it comes to larger-scale radio-controlled monster trucks, there aren’t many that hold a candle to the burly Traxxas X-Maxx. A basher to its core, the X-Maxx has a loyal following among thrill-seeking hobbyists and has become a favorite among R/C fanatics. Even though it’s a capable machine out of the box, it has a… Continue Reading

Summertime Savings During Pro-Line’s “Beat the Heat” Event

Summertime Savings During Pro-Line’s “Beat the Heat” Event

For four days, save 15% on your next prolineracing.com order. Does your R/C machine need an overhaul? If so, you’re in luck, as Pro-Line is running a “Beat the Heat” Summer sale from 8/18/17 through 8/21/17. This sale provides a discount of 15% on any order made at prolineracing.com (within the sale period). To activate… Continue Reading

REVIEW

Reviewing the Gladiator SC Tire from Pro-Line

Reviewing the Gladiator SC Tire from Pro-Line

If you figured I’d be writing about tires this week (based on our teaser pic), you were right! If you thought we’d be discussing berber carpeting, I’m sad to say, you’re at the wrong site. To compliment my recent addition of rear Pro-Line PowerStroke Performance Shocks to my Slash 4×4, I went with another reasonably… Continue Reading

See it in Action: Redcat Racing’s Carbon 210 Race Drone [Video]

See it in Action: Redcat Racing’s Carbon 210 Race Drone [Video]

2017 has been, in some ways, a year of “firsts” for Redcat Racing. Not only are they venturing into the world of “scale R/C” with the upcoming launch of their Everest GEN-7 trail rigs, but they’ve also taken to the skies with their first radio-controlled, multi-rotor aircraft. The Carbon 210 Race Drone aims to hit… Continue Reading

R/C Pilot, Dave Lockhart Flies with Futaba

R/C Pilot, Dave Lockhart Flies with Futaba

After announcing a number of new, FPV-focused pilots to their team, Futaba has announced the addition of veteran R/C pilot, Dave Lockhart to their team. With 40 years of experience under his belt, Dave has competed in hundreds of competitions and boasts an equally-impressive finishing record. From Futaba: Over the past forty years, Dave said… Continue Reading

Thunder Tiger 1/12-scale Toyota Hilux Trail Rig

Thunder Tiger 1/12-scale Toyota Hilux Trail Rig

Now is the perfect time to be a fan of the “scale R/C” scene. Not only are there an army of new 1/10-scale rigs hitting the marketplace, but there are also a few, slightly smaller, 1/12-scale vehicles to choose from. If you have been wondering if the scale and trail scene is the right fit… Continue Reading

Chance “FreeFall” Hartman Joins Team Futaba

Chance “FreeFall” Hartman Joins Team Futaba

Another day, another skilled FPV racer signing. That seems to be the way things work at Futaba these days. Not only have talented racers and pilots such as Johnny “JohnnyFPV” Schaer, Nick “Wild Willy” Willard, and Paul “Nurk” Nurkkala joined the ranks of Team Futaba, but now Chance “FreeFall” Hartman has been added to that lineup… Continue Reading

Team Losi Racing 22 4.0 Spec Racer Kit

Team Losi Racing 22 4.0 Spec Racer Kit

If you’re looking to try your hand at R/C racing, one of the easiest ways to jump in is with a spec-class racer. This class of radio-controlled racer typically has tight restrictions on the motor, gearing and other chassis components. Having these tightly-controlled specifications allow for the vehicles to be close, competition-wise, leaving the driver… Continue Reading

The AR-3D 1/4-scale R/C Dirt Bike: Model Details and Pricing Information

The AR-3D 1/4-scale R/C Dirt Bike: Model Details and Pricing Information

If you’ve been waiting for a realistic 1:1 two-wheeled experience on a smaller scale, the just-released AR-3D might the right ride for you.  After years of development, this ¼-scale electric dirt bike is available in two packages, an almost-ready-to-run (ARTR) model and a ready-to-run (RTR) model, and features visual and functional details to achieve a… Continue Reading

Nick “Wild Willy” Willard Joins Team Futaba

Nick “Wild Willy” Willard Joins Team Futaba

Futaba has been on a roll as of late, adding a number of talented air and surface wizards to their Team Futaba lineup. Shortly after adding  FPV quadcopter racer Johnny “Johnny FPV” Schaer to their air division, they’ve announced the addition of another FPV ace to their lineup. Nick “Wild Willy” Willard brings his multi-rotor racing… Continue Reading

Dig Deep into Redcat Racing’s Everest GEN-7 Details

Dig Deep into Redcat Racing’s Everest GEN-7 Details

While we’re still a month away from the release of Redcat Racing’s radio-controlled scale and trail rig, you can satisfy your need for knowledge by flipping through its instruction manual. I’ll be the first to admit that I rarely reach for the instruction manual for a ready-to-run (RTR) R/C vehicle, however, I’m making an exception… Continue Reading

Review: Powershift RC Technologies Big Square Pods

Review: Powershift RC Technologies Big Square Pods

The R/C hobby allows many of us to live out our dream car fantasies on a more “affordable” budget. The “scaler” scene especially caters to this level of dream-fulfillment.  This category thrives on turning a scaled-down on or off-road machine into a visual showcase of 1:1 proportions. It’s been my favorite area to explore, and… Continue Reading

Land Rover Defender Body Sets for the Traxxas TRX-4

Land Rover Defender Body Sets for the Traxxas TRX-4

In my brief time inspecting a Traxxas TRX-4 at my local hobby shop, one of the store employees mentioned that Traxxas would start to release accessories and option parts for their new rig in the near future. Well folks, future is now. Traxxas has made three body set options available for their 1/10-scale radio-controlled trail machine.… Continue Reading

Carisma’s Planning an Excellent (Scale) Adventure

Carisma’s Planning an Excellent (Scale) Adventure

Are you ready for another entry in the world of “R/C Scaling” & trail rigs? The scale R/C arena has had plenty of rumors and speculation revolving around it for the past year (or more) and it looks like business is about to pick up yet again. Carisma, a brand that I’ve enjoyed learning about… Continue Reading

Tamiya’s Bugging Out: The RC Volkswagen Beetle Rally

Tamiya’s Bugging Out: The RC Volkswagen Beetle Rally

It’s been a while since I’ve written about Tamiya, especially new models from this classic R/C manufacturer. As luck would have it, I came across an image of a new model which they’ll be releasing soon, their RC Volkswagen Beetle Rally (#58650). The details on this specific model are sparse at the moment, however this… Continue Reading

Pro-Line’s Pro-Panels body set for the Axial RR10 Bomber

Pro-Line’s Pro-Panels body set for the Axial RR10 Bomber

If you’re rocking the Axial RR10 Bomber Rock Racer and want to give it a different look, Pro-Line has released a new body panel set that’s worth checking out. The Pro-Panels clear body set is made from durable polycarbonate and feature an aggressive design. They also include features for adding additional Pro-Line accessories (specifically their… Continue Reading

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