Another Rig on the Scale R/C Horizon: The HoBao DC-1

Another Rig on the Scale R/C Horizon: The HoBao DC-1

2018 is picking up right where 2017 left off, at least as far as the scale R/C scene is concerned. Joining the impressive pack of 1/10 trail and off-road rigs is HoBao, a brand who primarily produces “go-fast” radio-controlled cars, trucks, and buggies.

Based on a placeholder on their product page, they’ll soon be throwing their hat into the ring of outdoor adventure rigs with their own DC-1. Save for a photo gallery and a brief list of details, there isn’t much information about this new truck, however, the photos make it look very appealing.

Ho Bao DC-1 RC Crawler - Gray

Design-wise, it features an unlicensed body, clear windows, and an interior. Under the body, the chassis looks quite robust with waterproof electronics, aluminum suspension links, and a brushed motor serving as the main takeaways.

After seeing the photos which have been released, it’s easy to draw comparisons between the DC-1 and the Traxxas TRX-4.

Ho Bao DC-1 RC Crawler - Chassis Flipped

HoBao DC-1 R/C Crawler Features

  • 4-link front/rear suspension
  • Aluminum chassis
  • Aluminum shocks
  • Steel transmission gears
  • 2-speed transmission
  • Waterproof electronics
  • Detailed Interior

Ho Bao DC-1 RC Crawler - Rear

While no price has been announced, I’m excited by the details which have been released so-far. The more options to choose from, for any area of the R/C hobby, the better. Learn more about this upcoming model at

Image credit: Ho Bao