An Off-road Classic Reborn: Traxxas TRX-4 Bronco

Traxxas made a big reveal at the 2017 SEMA show, announcing new accessories, and models for their TRX-4 line. Now, two months into 2018, one of their most-anticipated announcements has been released. Building on their two-model TRX-4 models, the new TRX-4 Ford Bronco brings a beloved off-roading classic to trails and crawling courses everywhere. Just… Continue Reading

An Off-road Classic Reborn: Traxxas TRX-4 Bronco

An Off-road Classic Reborn: Traxxas TRX-4 Bronco

Traxxas made a big reveal at the 2017 SEMA show, announcing new accessories, and models for their TRX-4 line. Now, two months into 2018, one of their most-anticipated announcements has been released. Building on their two-model TRX-4 models, the new TRX-4 Ford Bronco brings a beloved off-roading classic to trails and crawling courses everywhere. Just… Continue Reading

Pro-Line’s President’s Day Sale – Save an Additional 15%

Pro-Line’s President’s Day Sale – Save an Additional 15%

Pro-Line is offering up an additional discount to celebrate President’s Day. Between now and February 19, 2018, you can save 15% on your next order at prolineracing.com. To activate the savings, simply use coupon code PL4PRES18. On top of this discount, you can receive free shipping on all U.S. orders that are shipped via ground.… Continue Reading

Adam and Ronda Drake Join Team Futaba

Adam and Ronda Drake Join Team Futaba

If you follow R/C racing, chances are that you’ve heard of Adam Drake and Ronda Drake. This husband and wife duo have been a major force in the world of radio-controlled racing for years, and their names go hand-in-hand with on-track success. Futaba has announced that this R/C power-couple has joined their surface team, and… Continue Reading

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First Impressions: Tactic FPV RM2 Video Monitor

First Impressions: Tactic FPV RM2 Video Monitor

Over at smallscalerc.com, I’m taking a closer look at one of Dromida’s latest FPV-equipped vehicles, their 1/18-scale FPV Rally Car. Given my recent exposure (and addiction) to FPV, this model has been nothing short of fun and, despite its small size, offers a hefty load of features. One of those features is the FPV monitor… Continue Reading

Get Ready for RC Fest 2018

Get Ready for RC Fest 2018

June 1 – 3, Eli Field in Monticello, IL If you’re making plans for summertime entertainment, be sure to make room on your calendar for RC Fest 2018. Hosted by Horizon Hobby, this event is following up on its 2017 success with another visit to Eli Field in Monticello, IL. Complete details have yet to… Continue Reading

Slammed Sweetness: The Vaterra 1972 Chevy C10 4WD Pickup

Slammed Sweetness: The Vaterra 1972 Chevy C10 4WD Pickup

Vaterra has been relatively quiet on the “new model” front, but their BND Ascender release late last year sparked hope for more new models. Balancing out that off-road release is a new on-road machine, the 1972 Chevy C10 Pickup Truck. This 1/10-scale, ready-to-run (RTR) machine uses Vaterra’s V-100S chassis and features amazing details from bumper… Continue Reading

O.S. Engine Releases the Speed B21 Adam Drake Edition

O.S. Engine Releases the Speed B21 Adam Drake Edition

O.S. Engine has introduced another “signature edition” motor for nitro-powered R/C racers. The Speed B21 Adam Drake Edition (#OSMG206) is based on the same engine that Adam runs in his buggies and features multiple performance and convenience benefits. A few of the highlights include an easy-to-tune carburetor, redesigned cylinder liner with porting specified by Adam Drake himself. The… Continue Reading

Pro-Line Wedge SC Off-road Carpet Tires

Pro-Line Wedge SC Off-road Carpet Tires

Pro-Line has introduced two new off-road carpet short course tires designed for grip and performance on varying carpet densities. Their Wedge SC Off-road Carpet Tires aim to provide both grip and handling performance benefits on soft and medium carpets. Featuring hook-shaped pins and surface tread, these tires are designed for use with 1/10-scale short course… Continue Reading

A New Explorer: Traxxas Revamps the Summit 1/16

A New Explorer: Traxxas Revamps the Summit 1/16

When you’re on a roll, there’s no stopping you. That appears to be the mindset that Traxxas has with their avalanche of new and refreshed model releases. After giving 1/10-scale fans a number of models to lust after, they’ve turned their attention to the smaller-scale crowd with a new-look Summit 1/16 R/C monster truck. The… Continue Reading

Team Associated’s B6.1D Team Kit

Team Associated’s B6.1D Team Kit

Announced alongside the Team Associated RC10 B6.1 is its sibling, the B6.1D Team Kit. While its stablemate excels at high-grip racing surfaces, the B6.1D is designed for loose dirt and clay surfaces. As with the enhancements which were made to the B6.1, the “D” also received updates to the shock towers and rear axle (durability)… Continue Reading

Team Associated’s B6.1 Team Kit

Team Associated’s B6.1 Team Kit

Team Associated has introduced two updates to their RC10 B6 line of radio-controlled, competitive buggies. The RC10 B6.1 (1/10-scale, 2wd) builds on the earlier B6 model, adding a number of under-the-hood enhancements and refinements. Heavier-duty front and rear shock towers, an improved slipper clutch assembly, and a beefed-up rear axle lead the list of updates. Handling… Continue Reading

A Rock-crawling Classic is Reborn: Losi’s Night Crawler SE

A Rock-crawling Classic is Reborn: Losi’s Night Crawler SE

While the scale trailing scene is amazing, there’s something to be said for hitting the rocks with a rugged and capable R/C crawler. Losi’s Night Crawler is one of a few “rock crawlers” available on the market, and this classic crusher has been blessed with an update. The Losi Night Crawler SE keeps the 1/10-scale of… Continue Reading

Traxxas Reboots the E-Revo

Traxxas Reboots the E-Revo

Bigger, beefier, and bash(ier) sum up this 2018 upgrade. When I think of radio-controlled vehicles that were built to bash, a number of them come to mind. At the top of that list, however, sits the Traxxas E-Revo. This monster truggy has seen minor upgrades throughout the years, but nothing compares to the overall overhaul that… Continue Reading

Carisma Reveals Specs and Pricing for the Lotus Exige V6 Cup R

Carisma Reveals Specs and Pricing for the Lotus Exige V6 Cup R

I’m still trying to wrap my mind around the beauty that is Carisma’s latest on-road release. Their upcoming Lotus Exige V6 Cup R is a thing of beauty, and that’s when it’s standing still. Thankfully, they’ve released additional details regarding this hot new model, including estimated pricing. Carisma Lotus Exige V6 Cup R Highlights:  Based… Continue Reading

Tamiya’s Rally Cry: 1/10 Lancia Rally Kit

Tamiya’s Rally Cry: 1/10 Lancia Rally Kit

Every year, the Nuremberg International Toy Fair provides a glimpse into the road ahead for the R/C hobby. Many brands bring their latest and greatest, ready to tease the industry (and hobbyists as well) with what’s in store for the coming year. Every brand in attendance brought their “A game” this year, including Tamiya. With a… Continue Reading

First Impressions: WLToys 12428 Off-road Buggy

First Impressions: WLToys 12428 Off-road Buggy

Opening the box for a new R/C vehicle is a bit like opening a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. Sorry to borrow (and butcher) a line from Forrest Gump, but I’ve opened more than my fair share of cars (and chocolates) in my time, and each new model brings… Continue Reading

Traxxas Unlimited Desert Racer

Traxxas Unlimited Desert Racer

The R/C rumor mill was working overtime a few weeks ago when it was revealed that Traxxas would be releasing a selection of new and updated models. That release time has arrived and the results are huge…litterally. The company that helped kick-start the short course truck scene a number of years ago has turned their… Continue Reading

Pilot and Scale Air Enthusiast Patrick Ash Joins Team Futaba

Pilot and Scale Air Enthusiast Patrick Ash Joins Team Futaba

Futaba has added a new pilot to their ever-growing team, skilled flyer and scale fanatic, Patrick Ash. From Hobbico/Futaba: The Futaba Air Team welcomes a talented new member: accomplished scale, warbird, and competition RC pilot Patrick Ash. Patrick has won the Dino DiGiorgio Memorial / WMWA (World Miniature Warbirds Association) “Best Scale Flight” Award and… Continue Reading

Enter to Win a Mugen Seiki MBX8 Built by Adam Drake

Enter to Win a Mugen Seiki MBX8 Built by Adam Drake

The folks at AMain Hobbies sure know how to host a giveaway contest. Between now and February 15, 2018, you could enter for your chance to win a Mugen Seiki MBX8 built by none other than R/C racing ace, Adam Drake. The MBX8 is a 1/8-scale nitro-powered buggy (and a proven performer). Having someone such as… Continue Reading

Losi’s Tenacity-T Brushless 1/10-scale Truggy

Losi’s Tenacity-T Brushless 1/10-scale Truggy

Losi has expanded their Tenacity lineup with the addition of a new, brushless-powered truggy. The Tenacity-T is a 1/10-scale, 4-wheel drive truck that packs a powerful punch. At its heart is a 3800Kv brushless motor, which is capable of propelling this beast to speeds in excess of 50mph (with optional gearing and a 3S LiPo… Continue Reading