Buy a Traxxas 4-Tec 2.0, Get a Free Set of Drift Tires

Traxxas is offering an easy way to turn their 4-Tec 2.0 into a drifting machine (and back to an on-road racer). For a limited time (through April 30, 2018), purchase any 4-Tec 2.0 model and receive a free set of drift tires and wheels. There are two wheel colors to choose from (orange and green)… Continue Reading

Buy a Traxxas 4-Tec 2.0, Get a Free Set of Drift Tires

Buy a Traxxas 4-Tec 2.0, Get a Free Set of Drift Tires

Traxxas is offering an easy way to turn their 4-Tec 2.0 into a drifting machine (and back to an on-road racer). For a limited time (through April 30, 2018), purchase any 4-Tec 2.0 model and receive a free set of drift tires and wheels. There are two wheel colors to choose from (orange and green)… Continue Reading

Pro-Line Releases the Second Generation of their Pro-Spec Scaler Shocks

Pro-Line Releases the Second Generation of their Pro-Spec Scaler Shocks

Always on the lookout for performance improvements, Pro-Line has revamped their Pro-Spec Scaler Shock lineup for 1/10-scale R/C rock crawlers and trail trucks. Available in three lengths, these new shocks have received updates inside and out. For starters, the new Pro-Spec Scaler shocks will catch your eye. With anodized blue accents (upper mount/cap, adjustment ring,… Continue Reading

Axial SCX10 II Deadbolt RTR Trail Truck

Axial SCX10 II Deadbolt RTR Trail Truck

Slowly but surely, Axial is replacing their battle-tested SCX10 models with the recently-updated SCX10 II platform. The latest vehicle to receive an overhaul is the entry-level crawler, the SCX10 II Deadbolt. The original SCX10 Deadbolt continues to be a solid performer, both on price and tech specs. If you’ve wanted to explore the world of… Continue Reading

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Watch: Two Traxxas Beasts Take to the Air for a Big Bashing Stunt

Watch: Two Traxxas Beasts Take to the Air for a Big Bashing Stunt

When they’re not hitting the trail with their R/C scaler creations, Traxxas likes to get a bit crazy with their bashing machines. In their latest video, they put an E-Revo 2.0 and X-Maxx up to the challenge of catching big air. There’s something beautiful about watching a slo-mo clip of a radio-controlled truck taking flight… Continue Reading

PowerShift RC Traxxas TRX-4 Ford Bronco OEM Light Kit

PowerShift RC Traxxas TRX-4 Ford Bronco OEM Light Kit

The wiring wizard is at it again! After releasing a headlight and taillight kit for the original Traxxas TRX-4, Jonathan Baskins at Powershift RC has cooked up an OEM LED light kit for the TRX-4 Ford Bronco. Designed to fit the beautifully-crafted Ford Bronco body, this headlight and taillight kit should install easily (after some light… Continue Reading

HB Racing E817 V2 Competition Buggy

HB Racing E817 V2 Competition Buggy

HB Racing has released the second-generation of their 1/8-scale E817 competition buggy, appropriately-named the E817 V2. This four-wheel drive racer has received a number of updates over the previous model, including a new body and wing package, suspension components, and more. The E817 V2 features a JConcepts Silencer buggy body which is coupled with a molded… Continue Reading

Turn Up the Heat During Pro-Line’s Winter Meltdown Sale

Turn Up the Heat During Pro-Line’s Winter Meltdown Sale

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some warmer, snow-less weather. From the looks of it, Pro-Line is on-board with that plan as well. Between now and Sunday, April 15, 2018, you can save an additional 15% off your next order at prolineracing.com. To activate the savings, simply use coupon code MELTDOWN18 when… Continue Reading

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

Axial AR44 Front or Rear Locked Axle Kit

Axial AR44 Front or Rear Locked Axle Kit

Axial has released an AR44 locked axle kit for their SCX10 II lineup, allowing you to build one complete front or rear locked axle. The set contains a single-piece axle housing, all-metal locker, and both UVJ axles and straight axle shafts. The kit also features a 3.75 gear ratio (versus a previous 2.92 ratio) which… Continue Reading

Deadloc Racing Releases New Impetus 1.55″ Beadlock Wheels

Deadloc Racing Releases New Impetus 1.55″ Beadlock Wheels

While 1.9″ and 2.2″ wheel/tire combinations are the “status quo” when it comes to R/C trail trucks, there is another option for those looking for an ultra-realistic build. To satisfy this crowd, Deadloc Racing has released the Impetus, an aluminum, 1.55″ beadlock wheel. Featuring a two-piece design, the Impetus wheels have a D-shaped hole design… Continue Reading

R/C Hobbyist Spotlight: Mike George

R/C Hobbyist Spotlight: Mike George

I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with a number of fellow hobbyists over the years, some online and others through the RC Newb Podcast. One of my recent guests, Mike George, has been passionate about the R/C hobby for a number of years. That passion spans “go-fast” radio-controlled machines, as well as crawlers and trail… Continue Reading

Tamiya Plasma Edge II – Black Metallic Edition

Tamiya Plasma Edge II – Black Metallic Edition

Tamiya will soon release a special edition of their Plasma Edge II buggy kit featuring a metallic-finish body. The appropriately-named Plasma Edge II Black Metallic Edition (#47366) is a four-wheel drive R/C buggy which rides on Tamiya’s TT-02B chassis and combines classic buggy style with a sleek, glossy body shell. The TT-02B chassis is shaft-driven and… Continue Reading

Tamiya Isuzu Mu Type X LE Kit

Tamiya Isuzu Mu Type X LE Kit

Tamiya is re-releasing another one of their older models, however, this is one for the scale off-road crowd. The Isuzu Mu Type X Limited Edition kit (#47370) takes the 1:1 styling of an off-road Isuzu truck and gives it new life on Tamiya’s CC-01 chassis. Featuring a durable foundation, double-wishbone front suspension, four oil-filled shocks, and… Continue Reading

Free, Downloadable 3D Printer “Scale Accessory” Files from Carisma

Free, Downloadable 3D Printer “Scale Accessory” Files from Carisma

Carisma has announced that they’ll be releasing free 3D files for custom, at-home 3D printing of accessories for their Carisma Scale Adventure model lineup. Kicking off this freebie free-for-all is the EXO roof rack for the LYNX ORV. This multi-part accessory will let you print and assemble a roof rack and support/mounting braces for Carisma’s… Continue Reading

Servo Sale: 15% off from Savox

Servo Sale: 15% off from Savox

Some deals don’t come around often, but when they do, you have to be ready to act. Savox is holding a rare sale on their lineup of R/C servos, but only for a limited time. Between now and April 16, 2018, you can save an additional 15% on your Savox servo purchase at savoxusa.com. To activate… Continue Reading

Spektrum DX8e 8-channel R/C Controller

Spektrum DX8e 8-channel R/C Controller

Spektrum has released an entry-level, 8-channel controller, designed specifically for radio-controlled aircraft. Promoted as a bind-and-fly (bnf) radio, the DX8e allows new pilots to level up their flight experience without breaking the bank. Among the highlights are memory support for 250 models, an expandable SD card slot, wireless trainer linking, integrated FPV lap timing functionality,… Continue Reading

Horizon Hobby Cleared to Purchase Select Hobbico Assets

Horizon Hobby Cleared to Purchase Select Hobbico Assets

News broke a few weeks ago that Horizon Hobby had put in a bid to purchase assets of Hobbico. Since that time, a judge has approved the move, clearing the way for specific brands to be given a new lease on life, albeit under a new parent company. After Hobbico’s announcement that they had filed… Continue Reading

Team Associated RC10 SC6.1 Team Kit Short Course Truck

Team Associated RC10 SC6.1 Team Kit Short Course Truck

Alongside their RC10 T6.1, Team Associated has released an update to their competition-focused short course truck, the RC10 SC6.1. Based heavily on the RC10 T6.1, this SCT has received a number of track-tested updates and refinements, making it a proven competitor on the track. As with the T6.1, the SC6.1 features a lay-back transmission, easy-access… Continue Reading

Drift Duel: Watch Two Traxxas Ford Mustang GTs Do Battle [Video]

Drift Duel: Watch Two Traxxas Ford Mustang GTs Do Battle [Video]

On-road R/C enthusiasts have a number of ways to flex their throttle fingers, namely road course and straight-line drag racing. Still, there’s another way to wreak havoc on flat surfaces (and tires). Drifting. The Traxxas Ford Mustang GT is a perfect example of a do-it-all on-road machine. From twisting turns to tight corners, the 4-Tec… Continue Reading

Dual DJI Discounts at Newegg.com

Dual DJI Discounts at Newegg.com

Newegg.com is offering up discounts on select DJI quadcopter models, specifically the DJI Spark and the DJI Mavic Pro. If you’ve ever thought about trying your hand at quadcopter piloting or aerial photography, these are two great models to learn with. For a limited time, you can choose from one of two DJI Mavic Pro combo… Continue Reading