An Unexpected Move: Horizon Hobby Has Acquired Pro-Line Racing

Shocked. Floored. Flabbergasted. Those are the three best words to describe my reaction to the news that Horizon Hobby had purchased Pro-Line Racing. As a mega-power in the world of R/C as well as other hobbies, Horizon Hobby has made some large acquisitions in recent years. Their most-recent notable purchase was scooping up select assets… Continue Reading

An Unexpected Move: Horizon Hobby Has Acquired Pro-Line Racing

An Unexpected Move: Horizon Hobby Has Acquired Pro-Line Racing

Shocked. Floored. Flabbergasted. Those are the three best words to describe my reaction to the news that Horizon Hobby had purchased Pro-Line Racing. As a mega-power in the world of R/C as well as other hobbies, Horizon Hobby has made some large acquisitions in recent years. Their most-recent notable purchase was scooping up select assets… Continue Reading

ARRMA Typhon 4×4 V3 MEGA 1/10-scale Buggy

ARRMA Typhon 4×4 V3 MEGA 1/10-scale Buggy

Another of ARRMA’s recently-refreshed models is their budget-friendly Typhon 4×4 V3 MEGA buggy. If you’re in the market for a solid entry-level machine to whet your go-fast appetite, this might be a great option for you. Powered by a 12T brushed motor, the 1/10-scale Typhon 4×4 V3 MEGA offers the traction and performance benefits of… Continue Reading

Adam Clift’s Regal & Weathered Carisma SCA-1E Range Rover

Adam Clift’s Regal & Weathered Carisma SCA-1E Range Rover

Hot on the heels of Stuart Pardue’s Carisma Scale Adventure SCA-1E spotlight, I’m proud to showcase another stunning customized Carisma build. Adam Clift, one of the team drivers for Carisma Scale Adventure, is an amazing scale builder and customizer. With a talent for turning a brand new rig into something that looks well-worn, he set… Continue Reading

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First Impressions: Dromida KODO HD Mini Quadcopter

First Impressions: Dromida KODO HD Mini Quadcopter

“Learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings…” Throughout my time in the R/C hobby, I have remained grounded. I’m not referring to ego or personality, but vehicle type. Surface vehicles were where it was at. Radio-controlled cars and trucks are what got me hooked on the hobby and they were going to be my… Continue Reading

Mon-tech Racing GTI Vision FWD R/C Car Body

Mon-tech Racing GTI Vision FWD R/C Car Body

Mon-tech Racing has announced the upcoming release of its latest FWD on-road R/C body, the GTI Vision. Borrowing heavily from Volkswagen’s Golf GTI design language, the GTI Vision offers a sleek and stunning option for on-road R/C enthusiasts. The sporty, compact design will suit the needs of hobbyists looking to add a bit of European… Continue Reading

JConcepts 1984 Ford F-250 Monster Truck Body

JConcepts 1984 Ford F-250 Monster Truck Body

JConcepts has introduced a new body option for 1/10-scale R/C monster truck fanatics. Their 1984 Ford F-250 body provides you a great old-school canvas to create or recreate your favorite mid-80s ground pounding monster truck. Designed to fit radio-controlled monster truck models with a 10.75″ wheelbase (such as the Tamiya Clod Buster), this body features… Continue Reading

See it in Action: Losi’s Lazernut U4 4WD Brushless Rock Racer

See it in Action: Losi’s Lazernut U4 4WD Brushless Rock Racer

Losi’s just-announced Lazernut U4 4WD Brushless Rock Racer appears to offer a great blend of 1:1 realism with 1/10-scale performance. Durable, powerful, and above all, fun, this new rock racer option appears to pack quite a punch. To see this machine in action, check out the action-packed video that Horizon Hobby has released. With a… Continue Reading

JConcepts Silent Speed 17T Brushed Comp Motor

JConcepts Silent Speed 17T Brushed Comp Motor

JConcepts has introduced a new motor option for serious R/C monster truck fanatics. The Silent Speed 17T Adjustable Timing Competition Motor is an economical option for monster truck racers that are looking to squeeze even more performance out of their 1/10-scale trucks. With a 540 can size the JConcepts Silent Speed motor aims to offer smooth,… Continue Reading

Losi Unleashes the Lazernut 1/10-scale Brushless Rock Racer

Losi Unleashes the Lazernut 1/10-scale Brushless Rock Racer

Looking for a new R/C rock racing experience? Losi has announced the release of their Lazernut RTR, a 1/10-scale, brushless rock racer based on the full-size Ultra4 machine. With a blend of scale detail and raw performance, this off-road radio-controlled machine should offer an amazing driving experience. The Losi Lazernut is based on Losi’s TEN… Continue Reading

JConcepts 2019 Cadillac ATS-V Street Eliminator R/C Dragster Body

JConcepts 2019 Cadillac ATS-V Street Eliminator R/C Dragster Body

This isn’t your granddaddy’s Caddy… JConcepts has added yet another R/C drag racing body to their already-impressive lineup of straight line lids. Their 2019 Cadillac ATS-V Street Eliminator Body is a sharp replica of the 1:1 street machine and will give your radio-controlled dragster a touch of class. Featuring the same body lines as the… Continue Reading

ARRMA Big Rock Crew Cab 4×4 V3

ARRMA Big Rock Crew Cab 4×4 V3

Another ARRMA model receiving a refresh for 2020 is the Big Rock Crew Cab 4×4 V3. This 1/10-scale, brushless powered monster truck not only has a number of durability improvements, but it also features a wider stance for better control and stability. While already impressive with a 12.91″ width, the third-generation Big Rock Crew Cab… Continue Reading

High-flying Fun with the Traxxas Slash [Video]

High-flying Fun with the Traxxas Slash [Video]

Although the Traxxas Slash isn’ part of my personal R/C lineup anymore, I still look back on that machine with fondness. It got me into the hobby and jumpstarted a passion that burns to this very day. Mushy musings aside, the Slash is a great truck for anyone looking to enjoy radio-controlled vehicles. Newcomers and… Continue Reading

MaxAmps Graphene 2S 5000mah 7.4v LiPo Battery

MaxAmps Graphene 2S 5000mah 7.4v LiPo Battery

The search for power is never-ending. Having recently made the leap into the world of LiPo myself, new pack announcements catch my eye now more than ever. To that end, Max Amps has added a new hard case option to their lineup, the Graphene LiPo 2S 5000 7.4v pack. Whether you race, bash, or prefer… Continue Reading

Slim Yet Strong – Power HD Introduces its D12 Low-profile Servo

Slim Yet Strong – Power HD Introduces its D12 Low-profile Servo

Power HD has released its latest low-profile steering servo, the D12. Featuring a compact design and full-size performance, this appears to be a worthy option for your next R/C upgrade or kit build. The Power HD D12 features all-metal (titanium and steel) gears and an aluminum case, making it both lightweight and durable. The motor… Continue Reading

Reedy SC480X Brushed Crawler ESC

Reedy SC480X Brushed Crawler ESC

Reedy has announced a new brushed ESC for rock crawling and trail driving. Their SC480X Brushed Crawler ESC is a low-cost yet well-rounded option for those looking for increased tuning and settings options when it comes to trail-time adventures. The ESC has a low profile and shallow heatsink fins, which should allow it to fit… Continue Reading