See it in Action: ARRMA Typhon 4×4 3S BLX [VIDEO]

See it in Action: ARRMA Typhon 4×4 3S BLX [VIDEO]

ARRMA’s Typhon 4×4 3S BLX buggy not only carries impressive performance, but it also carries an impressive price of $299.99. If you’re searching for a new go-fast R/C basher, this model might be worth checking out. To see what this 1/8-scale machine is capable of, here are a few videos that showcase the Typhon’s performance… Continue Reading

XRay XB2D-19 2WD Electric Competition Buggy Kit

XRay XB2D-19 2WD Electric Competition Buggy Kit

Are you making plans to hit the track in 2019? If stepping into the competition side of the R/C hobby is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, XRay has released details on their latest 2wd, electric competition buggy, the XB2D-19. This kit features a variety of chassis updates and enhancements over the 2018 model,… Continue Reading

REVIEW

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

ARRMA Typhon 4×4 3S BLX R/C Buggy

ARRMA Typhon 4×4 3S BLX R/C Buggy

Fans of durable, go-fast 1/8-scale R/C buggies have a new option to consider; ARRMA’s Typhon 4×4 3S BLX. While the style and name may be similar to their Typhon 4×4 6S BLX buggy, this new model provides 3S-capable fun at a lower cost than it’s 6S sibling. Packed with all of the “basics” that you’d… Continue Reading

Build & Bash: Pro-Line’s PRO-Fusion SC 4×4

Build & Bash: Pro-Line’s PRO-Fusion SC 4×4

While ready-to-run (RTR) models have become the main way to get an R/C vehicle, there are still plenty of kit options available for hobbyists who want to experience the thrill of putting their vehicles together from bags of parts. Pro-Line has released their latest kit option, the PRO-Fusion SC 4×4, a 1/10-scale short course truck… Continue Reading

Traxxas Ford Fiesta ST Rally – Valentino Rossi Edition

Traxxas Ford Fiesta ST Rally – Valentino Rossi Edition

To coincide with their sponsorship of Valentino Rossi during the 2018 Monza Rally Show, Traxxas has released a special edition of their 1/10-scale Ford Fiesta ST Rally which replicates the look of the 1:1 VT46 rally racer. Based on the Traxxas Slash, this rally car features a low center-of-gravity chassis, all-wheel drive, and is powered… Continue Reading

JConcepts 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Monster Truck Body

JConcepts 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty Monster Truck Body

Monster truck fans, you have a new R/C body option for your ground-pounding machines. JConcepts has released a 2005 Ford F-250 Super Duty monster truck body that’s designed to fit 12.5″ wheelbase models. Sporting authentic fody features from it’s 1:1 counterpart, this body option is an excellent upgrade option for 1/10-scale, solid-axle monster trucks. The… Continue Reading

The RC Newb Podcast – Episode 58: Crazy R/C Ideas

The RC Newb Podcast – Episode 58: Crazy R/C Ideas

It’s fun to kick around ideas and dream up ways to make the R/C hobby better, even if some of those ideas are a bit “far-fetched”. In this episode of the RC Newb Podcast, I give an update on what’s been going on in my R/C garage and share some unique ideas that have popped… Continue Reading

See it in Action: Redcat Racing’s GEN8 Scout II [VIDEO]

See it in Action: Redcat Racing’s GEN8 Scout II [VIDEO]

The anticipation is growing around the release of Redcat Racing’s GEN8 Scout II. If you’re awaiting the arrival of this new scaler/crawler, here’s a new video that will help tide you over. Personally, I’m very excited to see this rig hit the market and get into the hands of hobbyists. Beyond this, I look forward… Continue Reading

Twelve Days of Deals from Tower Hobbies

Twelve Days of Deals from Tower Hobbies

Happy Holidays, hobbyists! We’re in the midst of the holiday shopping rush, and there are still plenty of ways to save on your favorite R/C gear before December 25. Tower Hobbies has kicked off their “12 Days of Christmas” sale and it’s opened with a bang. The first two sale items are the Mini Convergence… Continue Reading

Review: ARRMA Fazon Voltage

Review: ARRMA Fazon Voltage

The ARRMA Fazon Voltage was introduced in 2017 and over the past year, it’s become a favorite of mine when I want to get out and just blast around. Budget-friendly and built for fun, it’s hard to beat the value that this vehicle provides. Fun aside, the real secret to this vehicle is the battery… Continue Reading

Enjoy 12 Days of Deals with AMain Hobbies

Enjoy 12 Days of Deals with AMain Hobbies

If you missed out on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday/Cyber Week discounts, AMain Hobbies still has a few ways you can save on your holiday hobby purchases. From now through December 12, 2018, you can check out their “12 Days of Deals” as discounts on select items will be unveiled each day. So far,… Continue Reading

Pro-Line 1965 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 R/C Crawler Body

Pro-Line 1965 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 R/C Crawler Body

Lifting the veil (officially) on yet another teased product, Pro-Line has officially released their 1965 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 crawler body, designed to fit the Traxxas TRX-4 (12.8″ wheelbase). Throwing a dash of old-school cool onto the modern-day rugged platform of the TRX-4, this new body option appears to be a great option for fans… Continue Reading

MST Unveils Their CFX-W JP1 R/C Crawler Kit

MST Unveils Their CFX-W JP1 R/C Crawler Kit

Do you want a hobby that offers more options than you know what to do with? If that’s the case, the R/C hobby is perfect for you. Not only does it offer plenty of vehicle and model types to enjoy, but some of those niches are busting at the seams with options in and of… Continue Reading

Pro-Line Nighthawk Truggy Body for the Mugen Seiki MBX8T

Pro-Line Nighthawk Truggy Body for the Mugen Seiki MBX8T

Pro-Line has introduced a new body for the Mugen-Seiki MBX8T truggy. The Nighthawk clear body features a performance-minded design and an aggressive look that’s meant to help take your truggy to the front of the pack. The Nighthawk follows the Pro-Line Enforcer body in terms of lineage, but manages to have a modern design that’s… Continue Reading

HPI Jumpshot MT 2.0

HPI Jumpshot MT 2.0

HPI has refreshed their Jumpshot MT monster truck to version 2.0, which features an array of external and internal updates. An updated motor, re-tuned gearing, and an easier to access battery box are some of the highlights of this model. Powered by a 12-turn, 550-size brushed motor, the Jumpshot MT 2.0 should be a bit… Continue Reading

Pro-Line Chevy Colorado ZR2 Body for 12.3″ R/C Crawlers

Pro-Line Chevy Colorado ZR2 Body for 12.3″ R/C Crawlers

Well, that was quick. As soon as I posted about the three upcoming Pro-Line releases, two of them were officially announced, including this modern Chevy Colorado ZR2 clear R/C scaler/crawler body. Fans of this present-day pickup truck now have an opportunity to customize their 1/10-scale rigs to match the 1:1 counterpart. Like Pro-Line’s other scaler/crawler… Continue Reading

A Tease Times Three – Upcoming Products from Pro-Line

A Tease Times Three – Upcoming Products from Pro-Line

Have I mentioned how much I love this time of year? New product releases everywhere you look and some very fun teases for yet-to-be-released accessories and gear. It’s perfect! The folks at Pro-Line have been working overtime in the teaser department, and have shared a sneak peek at three upcoming products, including two scaler bodies… Continue Reading