JConcepts S15 Body for the HB Racing D819

JConcepts S15 Body for the HB Racing D819

JConcepts has announced a new body designed specifically for the HB Racing D819. The S15 takes design cues from the Silencer body to provide a high-performance option for off-road racing. Included in the body set are the body, pre-applied overspray film, window masks, and a decal sheet. Priced at $28.90, both S15 bodies are available… Continue Reading

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Review: Expansion RC 3D Printed Steering Wheel

Review: Expansion RC 3D Printed Steering Wheel

As I add more ready-to-run (RTR) R/C vehicles to my collection, I’m faced with the growing issue of identifying which controller belongs to which machine. Thankfully, there are a number of ways to customize and personalize an R/C car transmitter to make it stand out in a crowd. For owners of Traxxas or Redcat Racing… Continue Reading

Pro-Line Badlands MX (Medium) Short Course Truck Tires

Pro-Line Badlands MX (Medium) Short Course Truck Tires

Your dirt-loving short course truck has a new tire option, thanks to Pro-Line. Their newest tire to roll off the line is the motocross-inspired Badlands MX SC. The deep tread pattern and dirtbike-like lugs will help you grip and rip when your R/C truck needs traction. Featuring a medium compound, these tires should offer a… Continue Reading

Watch Two Traxxas TRX-4 Rigs Take on Moab [Video]

Watch Two Traxxas TRX-4 Rigs Take on Moab [Video]

One of the many reasons I love the scale & trail segment of the hobby, aside from the vehicles and the people I’ve come to know, is the fact that it’s about exploration. Whether I’m exploring my back yard, a nearby park, or venturing to places unknown, I’m almost always guaranteed to have a unique… Continue Reading

Images of the Upcoming HB Racing D819 1/8 Competition Buggy Kit

Images of the Upcoming HB Racing D819 1/8 Competition Buggy Kit

HB Racing has released images of their latest 1/8-scale, nitro-powered buggy kit, the D819. While no additional details have been released, these images are a great glimpse at how this year’s model compares to previous releases. Priced at $1,300.00 the D819 competition buggy will be available online and through HB Racing dealers. Visit hbracing.com for… Continue Reading

Build a Slash Speed Truck with Help from JConcepts

Build a Slash Speed Truck with Help from JConcepts

If you feel the need for speed and are looking for a fun R/C project to work on, the folks at JConcepts have put together a parts list for converting a Traxxas Slash short course truck into a speed machine. Starting with any of their Scalpel bodies, you can convert a truck that’s meant to… Continue Reading

Losi 22S SCT Brushed Short Course Truck

Losi 22S SCT Brushed Short Course Truck

It shouldn’t cost you a lot of money just to have fun with R/C machines. With this in mind, Losi has released the 22S SCT short course truck, a race-inspired, ready-to-run (RTR), 1/10-scale model that’s packed with performance, and costs less than $200. Taking elements from their 22S SCT Brushless models, Losi is aiming to… Continue Reading

The RC Newb Podcast – Episode 60: R/C Painting Basics

The RC Newb Podcast – Episode 60: R/C Painting Basics

The creativity that flows within the R/C hobby is truly amazing. In fact, the ability to modify any aspect of your vehicle, especially the body, is one of the biggest draws for many hobbyists. If you’re new to the hobby or new to customizing radio-control vehicles, there are a few things you should know when… Continue Reading

Big Power: Hobbywing Releases Three New Large-scale Brushless Motors

Big Power: Hobbywing Releases Three New Large-scale Brushless Motors

Hobbywing has introduced three new brushless motors for use with 1/5 and 1/6-scale R/C models. Their EZRUN 4985, 5687, and 56113 motors provide the power needed to propel large-scale R/C vehicles to their top speeds. Designed for smooth performance, each of these motors includes a temperature sensor and sensor port for easy monitoring. In addition… Continue Reading

Team Associated Dives into FPV with Their XP DSV System

Team Associated Dives into FPV with Their XP DSV System

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to shake up your R/C experience, there’s no better way to do it than through FPV. The market of FPV gear is booming and now one of the biggest names in surface R/C is adding their name to the mix. Team Associated has introduced the XP DSV, an… Continue Reading

Axialfest 2019 Has a Date…and a “New” Location

One of the largest gatherings of scale R/C enthusiasts, Axialfest, will have a new look in 2019. After years of calling Cisco Grove Campground and RV Park home, this year’s installation will be hosted at Donner Ski Ranch in Norden, Califonia. Aside from the location change and the date (June 26 through June 29), no… Continue Reading

Tower Hobbies One-Day RC4WD Sale

Tower Hobbies One-Day RC4WD Sale

Does your RC4WD trail machine need a few upgrades? If so, today’s the day to stock up on gear, as Tower Hobbies is holding a one-day RC4WD sale. Wheels, bodies, internal components, and electronics are all on sale, making this a great opportunity to fill out your parts wishlist. These discounted prices are only valid… Continue Reading

Relive the Glory Days with the Tamiya Super Astute Re-release

Relive the Glory Days with the Tamiya Super Astute Re-release

Tamiya has reached back into their catalog of classic R/C models and has chosen the 2-wheel drive Super Astute for re-release. This 1/10-scale radio-controlled kit model shares many of the same design elements as the original 1991 version, but with a few modern-day adjustments. All of the traditional hallmarks of early-90’s R/C buggy design are… Continue Reading

Traxxas TRX-4 Sport “Camper” Body

Traxxas TRX-4 Sport “Camper” Body

As far as scale R/C rigs are concerned, Traxxas has done an impressive job positioning the TRX-4 Sport as a flexible starter model. If the stock pickup truck body isn’t to your liking, you can swap it out for their new TRX-4 Sport “Camper” body. This clear body set features the same basic styling of… Continue Reading

Hemistorm’s Stunning Redcat Racing GEN8 Scout II

Hemistorm’s Stunning Redcat Racing GEN8 Scout II

Further proof that you can spruce up a ready-to-run R/C machine with a bit of creativity…and paint. When it comes to R/C customization, one of the most talented individuals I’ve encountered over the past few years is Chris de Graaf (aka Hemistorm). His ability to take just about any ready-to-run (RTR) model and transform it… Continue Reading

Reedy Introduces a Line of Brushless Steering Servos

Reedy Introduces a Line of Brushless Steering Servos

With an eye toward competitive R/C applications (racing), Team Associated has unveiled a lineup of brushless, digital steering servos through their Reedy brand. Designed for speed and durability, each of these new servo options should help raise the performance of your radio-controlled racer. Capable of powering 1/8-scale on and off-road vehicles, these steering servos each… Continue Reading

Four New Corvette ZR6 Bodies for the Traxxas 4-Tec 2.0

Four New Corvette ZR6 Bodies for the Traxxas 4-Tec 2.0

Traxxas is introducing even more body options for their on-road 4-Tec 2.0. If you’re not a fan of the Ford GT, Ford Mustang, or Cadillac CTS-V, you now have the option of outfitting your 4-Tec chassis with a Corvette ZR6 body. Available in three pre-painted color options (red, blue, and gray) it’s easy to drop… Continue Reading