Pro-Line 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor R/C Crawler Body

Attention Ford fans, Pro-Line has introduced a new clear body option for 12.3″ scale crawlers; a 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor crawler body. This officially-licensed body features authentic details found on the 1:1 Ford F-150 Raptor and will look great on any 12.3″/313mm wheelbase crawler. Compatible models include the Axial SCX10/SCX10 II and Vaterra Ascender. Included… Continue Reading

Pro-Line 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor R/C Crawler Body

Pro-Line 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor R/C Crawler Body

Attention Ford fans, Pro-Line has introduced a new clear body option for 12.3″ scale crawlers; a 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor crawler body. This officially-licensed body features authentic details found on the 1:1 Ford F-150 Raptor and will look great on any 12.3″/313mm wheelbase crawler. Compatible models include the Axial SCX10/SCX10 II and Vaterra Ascender. Included… Continue Reading

Team Associated Reflex 14B 1/14-scale Brushless 4WD Buggy

Team Associated Reflex 14B 1/14-scale Brushless 4WD Buggy

If smaller-scale R/C racing is what you crave, Team Associated has introduced the Reflex 14B, a medium-scale, brushless-powered buggy which appears to have all the makings of a capable off-road racer. Featuring a 4500kv brushless motor, waterproof 2S LiPo-capable ESC, and performance-minded internal components, the Reflex 14B appears to be quite an impressive buggy. Adjustable… Continue Reading

Team Associated Reflex 14T Brushless 4WD Truggy

Team Associated Reflex 14T Brushless 4WD Truggy

For fans of go-fast, race-ready R/C machines, Team Associated has a pair of smaller-scale models that are sure to get you revved up. The first of two 1/14-scale vehicles to be announced is their Reflex 14T brushless truggy. This ready-to-run (RTR) truggy is packed with race-inspired features and is designed to allow for easy tuning… Continue Reading

REVIEW

Video Review: Redcat Racing Everest GEN7 Sport

Video Review: Redcat Racing Everest GEN7 Sport

Although my written review of the Redcat Racing Everest GEN7 Sport was wrapped up a few months ago, my appreciation for this rig was so strong that I wanted to share some more thoughts about it on video. Each time I take this machine out for a drive, I continue to find myself amazed by… Continue Reading

ARRMA Teases a New Bashing Beast [Video]

ARRMA has been sending signals around an upcoming release, and they’ve upped the intrigue level with a short teaser video. Three main elements of the yet-to-be-named machine are highlighted, chrome wheels, a rock-solid truck facia, and what appears to be a brushless powerplant and ESC. If I had to put money on what’s coming down… Continue Reading

Gas n’ Go: Losi 5IVE-T 2.0 BND 1/5-scale Short Course Truck

Gas n’ Go: Losi 5IVE-T 2.0 BND 1/5-scale Short Course Truck

Large-scale R/C short course and trophy trucks have experienced a renaissance in 2018 and with the year not yet over, another model has made an arrival in the marketplace. Losi has introduced the 5IVE-T 2.0 BND, a 1/5-scale, gas-powered short course truck. Chock-full of performance features, from 4-wheel drive to a 32cc gas engine, this… Continue Reading

A Cartoon’d Classic: Tamiya’s Comical Grasshopper Buggy

A Cartoon’d Classic: Tamiya’s Comical Grasshopper Buggy

The Tamiya Grasshopper has a special place in my heart, not only as a classic R/C model but also as my first kit build. Tamiya has put a twist on this classic buggy with their latest kit, the 1/10-scale Comical Grasshopper. With exaggerated features such as larger wheels, tires, and driver cockpit, the Comical Grasshopper… Continue Reading

JConcepts “Octagon” Short Course Truck Tires

JConcepts “Octagon” Short Course Truck Tires

While there are many factors to keep in mind when racing, traction is one of the most crucial. Keeping your R/C machine locked in and digging on straightaways and corners can make a difference in where you end up when the checkered flag falls. JConcepts has introduced their “Octagons”, a new short course tire option… Continue Reading

Kyosho’s Fazer Mk2 Dodge Challenger Hellcat

Kyosho’s Fazer Mk2 Dodge Challenger Hellcat

My passion for the R/C hobby has deep roots in my overall love for automobiles, namely muscle cars. While my personal 1:1 dream car list changes from year-to-year, a majority of the vehicles on that list are still pavement-pounding, tire-shredding muscle cars. Thankfully, this hobby provides many opportunities to live out dream car fantasies on… Continue Reading

See it in Action: Pro Boat SonicWake Deep-V R/C Boat

See it in Action: Pro Boat SonicWake Deep-V R/C Boat

Summer’s not over yet! Although the days are getting shorter and there’s less daylight to enjoy, that doesn’t mean your summertime fun has to come to an end. Pro Boat’s SonicWake R/C boat has the power, the features, and the looks to greatly enhance any day at the lake. If you want to take your… Continue Reading

Blade’s Inductrix Goes Brushless!

Blade’s Inductrix Goes Brushless!

Meet the latest mini-quad in the expanding Inductrix lineup. Folks my interest in quadcopters is beginning to rise, thanks to the recent updates in Blade’s Inductrix line. The aptly-named Inductrix Brushless BNF rocks four brushless motors, but it also includes features to make pilots of any skill level happy. On the power front, the Inductrix Brushless quadcopter… Continue Reading

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

Battery Charge Indicator Caps from Pushrod 3D

Battery Charge Indicator Caps from Pushrod 3D

Sometimes, it’s the simple things that make this hobby fun. I recently found a unique 3D printed accessory from the folks at Pushrod 3D that will make it easier for you to keep your batteries sorted out and know when you’re putting a fresh pack into your radio-controlled machine. Available in a set of eight,… Continue Reading

JConcepts 1993 Ford F-150 Body for the Traxxas Rustler VXL

JConcepts 1993 Ford F-150 Body for the Traxxas Rustler VXL

The crew at JConcepts has introduced a new stadium truck body for the Traxxas Rustler VXL that sports a retro flair. Based on the 1993 Ford F-150, this new clear body option allows you to get creative with your R/C racer and give it a semi-realistic look. Like other JConcepts bodies, this lid is made… Continue Reading

Upgrades and Hop-ups for the Carisma Scale Adventure SCA-1E

Upgrades and Hop-ups for the Carisma Scale Adventure SCA-1E

The booming scale R/C market gained another entry in late 2017 with the introduction of the Carisma Scale Adventure SCA-1E. This platform has quickly gained traction among hobbyists and has established itself as a solid option for hobbyists of any experience level and features plenty of room for modification and customization. If you want to… Continue Reading

Built for Bashing: Pro-Line’s Brute Bash Armor Body [Video]

Built for Bashing: Pro-Line’s Brute Bash Armor Body [Video]

Pro-Line’s Brute Bash Armor has been designed with one goal in mind: durability. This ultra-thick body option for the Traxxas X-Maxx is meant to withstand extreme punishment and stay intact after extreme bashing impact. Matt Wallace of Pro-Line gives an overview of this new body option in their latest video, which also gives a glimpse… Continue Reading

Make Waves with the Pro Boat SonicWake 36″ R/C Speed Boat

Make Waves with the Pro Boat SonicWake 36″ R/C Speed Boat

Although the days are getting shorter and the sun sets at a depressingly-early time, Summer’s not over. Not yet, at least. Why not take advantage of these warm, sunny days and hit the water with Pro Boat’s SonicWake speed boat? At 36″ long, the SonicWake is a bit of a sleek sea monster. It’s deep-v… Continue Reading

Unboxing a Beauty: Carisma’s Lotus Exige RTR [Video]

Unboxing a Beauty: Carisma’s Lotus Exige RTR [Video]

Promo photos and box art can go a long way in showcasing an R/C car’s beauty, but I was blown away by the detail and beauty of Carisma’s Lotus Exige RTR after watching their official unboxing video. Not to spoil the show, but the first scene of this video is worth a rewind (or two). Based… Continue Reading

Pro-Line 2.2″/3.0″ Raid Short Course Wheels

Pro-Line 2.2″/3.0″ Raid Short Course Wheels

Give your Team Associated DB8 or ARRMA Senton a new look with Pro-Line’s Raid wheels. These black nylon wheels feature “D-hole” design and are a great way to change up the look of your truck without breaking your budget. The Raid wheels will mount up to a 17mm hex and have a 2.2″ outer diameter… Continue Reading

Kraken Vekta 5TT 1/5-scale Trophy Truck

Kraken Vekta 5TT 1/5-scale Trophy Truck

Announced early in 2018, Kraken’s latest large-scale off-road R/C model is now available. The highly-detailed Vekta 5TT trophy truck features incredible scale visuals both inside and out making it a unique model for fans of larger radio-controlled vehicles. Under the hood, you’ll discover a full tube-frame chassis which wraps around this truck offering protection for… Continue Reading