Pro-Line’s Sumo Body for the ECX Barrage

Pro-Line’s Sumo Body for the ECX Barrage

The ECX Barrage and FTX Outback are two popular models when it comes to entry-level R/C crawling. This popular rig has seen some great accessories and upgrades produced for it, and now Pro-Line has added one more to the mix. Their new Sumo Clear Body is a compact off-roader with similar design cues and details as… Continue Reading

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First Impressions: Tactic FPV RM2 Video Monitor

First Impressions: Tactic FPV RM2 Video Monitor

Over at smallscalerc.com, I’m taking a closer look at one of Dromida’s latest FPV-equipped vehicles, their 1/18-scale FPV Rally Car. Given my recent exposure (and addiction) to FPV, this model has been nothing short of fun and, despite its small size, offers a hefty load of features. One of those features is the FPV monitor… Continue Reading

DJI Drone Deals from Newegg.com

DJI Drone Deals from Newegg.com

If you’re looking for a last-minute gift idea for the R/C pilot on your holiday shopping list, Newegg is serving up deals on two hot DJI quadcopters and one accessory pack. The DJI Spark is on sale for $599.99 ($100 savings) and the DJI Mavic Pro is on sale for $899.99 ($100 savings). On top… Continue Reading

Review: New Bright R/C DashCam Jeep Trailcat

Review: New Bright R/C DashCam Jeep Trailcat

Toy aisle R/C discoveries can be hit or miss, both from a quality and experience standpoint. They sometimes lack some of the refinements and “polish” that you’d find in a hobby store model, however, there are some surprises. When the New Bright R/C 1/14 DashCam Jeep Trailcat hit the shelves of my local Walmart, I… Continue Reading

Cash in with This RealFlight8 Rebate

Cash in with This RealFlight8 Rebate

Hobbico and RealFlight have issued a sweet deal for hobbyists and sim pilots who’ve purchased select versions of RF. Owners of RealFlight7, 7.5, RealFlight Drone, or RealFlight X, can get a $20 Merchandise Certificate when they buy the latest release, RealFlight8. This rebate offer is good now through December 31, 2017. All rebate forms must be… Continue Reading

Crash Big or Go Home: Top Traxxas R/C Crashes of 2017 [Video]

Crash Big or Go Home: Top Traxxas R/C Crashes of 2017 [Video]

2017 is almost in the rearview mirror. To celebrate the turning over of a new calendar year, the folks at Traxxas have compiled some of their best flips, flubbed landings, and cringe-inducing crashes from the past year. When you crash your own R/C machine, you may have a mixed reaction (depending on your goal). However,… Continue Reading

A Show of Speed from the Traxxas Bandit VXL and Rustler VXL) [Video]

A Show of Speed from the Traxxas Bandit VXL and Rustler VXL) [Video]

Whenever Traxxas releases a new video which showcases their vehicles or hop-ups, you have to watch it a few times, just to be sure you haven’t missed anything. Aside from that, I like re-watching their videos simply because they’re fun. Their latest production is no different from the rest, featuring the speed and full-throttle fun… Continue Reading

First Impressions: Tactic FPV RM2 Video Monitor

First Impressions: Tactic FPV RM2 Video Monitor

Over at smallscalerc.com, I’m taking a closer look at one of Dromida’s latest FPV-equipped vehicles, their 1/18-scale FPV Rally Car. Given my recent exposure (and addiction) to FPV, this model has been nothing short of fun and, despite its small size, offers a hefty load of features. One of those features is the FPV monitor… Continue Reading

Ultimate Holiday Drone Deals at NewEgg.com

Ultimate Holiday Drone Deals at NewEgg.com

Although Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in the rearview mirror, there are still some amazing deals on R/C vehicles and gear. Newegg.com has four quadcopter models at deep discounts, from brands such as DJI, Yuneec, and Extreme Flyer. For starters, they’re offering up a refurbished DJI Mavic Pro for $699.00 (30% off). If the… Continue Reading

Make a Splash with the Pro Boat Jet Jam Pool Racer

Make a Splash with the Pro Boat Jet Jam Pool Racer

One area of the hobby that I have yet to explore is the world of radio-controlled boats, however, this new model from Pro Boat might be the entry point that I’ve been waiting for. The new Jet Jam is a 12″ long, ready-to-run (RTR) watercraft with a sleek design and a nice usability feature. It’s self-righting.… Continue Reading

Get Dialed into Futaba’s Winter Wonderland Radio Rebate

Get Dialed into Futaba’s Winter Wonderland Radio Rebate

Updating the radio system of your radio-controlled car, truck, quadcopter, or plane is a great way to stay in-control and up to date with some of the latest features and tech. If you’re in the market for a new radio system for your R/C machine, Futaba’s running a rebate offer on a number of their… Continue Reading

3D Printed Discounts at Shapeways.com

3D Printed Discounts at Shapeways.com

Take advantage of free shipping and a 10% discount during this Cyber Monday sale. There are many ways to update the look or functionality of your radio-controlled car, truck, or quadcopter. Recently, 3D printing has opened up a new world of possibilities for cosmetic and internal upgrades. Shapeways, an online marketplace and printing resource is offering… Continue Reading

Cyber Monday Deals from Pro-Line

Cyber Monday Deals from Pro-Line

Just when you thought the dust from the holiday shopping deals had settled…BOOM, here comes Cyber Monday! The team at Pro-Line has upped the ante on their holiday discounts by offering 20% off, but you’ll have to act quickly. This discount offer only lasts from 12pm through 11:59pm on Monday, November 27. The savings are… Continue Reading

Boom Racing’s Cyber Monday Spectacular – Save 15%

Boom Racing’s Cyber Monday Spectacular – Save 15%

Here’s another Cyber Monday sale of note. For one day only, the folks at Boom Racing are running a 15% discount on everything at boomracingrc.com. If you’re not familiar with their offerings, they feature a wide selection of upgrades and hop-ups for many popular R/C cars and trucks. To activate the savings, simply use coupon… Continue Reading

The RC Newb Podcast – Episode 48: A Tale of Two Trail Trucks

The RC Newb Podcast – Episode 48: A Tale of Two Trail Trucks

2017 has been a banner year for the “scale R/C” scene. With new models being introduced from Redcat Racing, HPI, Traxxas, and Carisma Scale Adventure, there are more rigs to choose from than ever before. Two of these options sit on opposite ends of the spectrum, both in price and features. Redcat Racing’s Everest GEN7… Continue Reading

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