Category Archives: R/C Buyer’s Guide

Upgrades and Hop-ups for the HPI Venture FJ Cruiser

Upgrades and Hop-ups for the HPI Venture FJ Cruiser

One of the most-talked-about 1/10-scale radio-controlled trucks in 2016 didn’t make an appearance until late 2017. However, since its release, the HPI Venture has become a hit among R/C hobbyists. Whether it’s the appeal of the Toyota FJ Cruiser body, HPI’s take on chassis layout, or the fact that it’s a capable rig, folks have… Continue Reading

R/C Buyer’s Guide: 1/10 Scale Trail Vehicles

R/C Buyer’s Guide: 1/10 Scale Trail Vehicles

Exploring the scale R/C landscape with 14 fully-capable off-road platforms. There’s no doubt that one of the hottest areas of the R/C hobby has been, and continues to be, the “scaler” scene. While the term may be a bit misleading (if not confusing), “scaler” refers to a radio-controlled vehicle that may be of the mid-to-small-scale… Continue Reading

RC Buyer’s Guide: ARRMA

RC Buyer’s Guide: ARRMA

While Traxxas is known for creating durable, basher-friendly radio-controlled vehicles, there’s another brand that has been making a name for themselves in that same space. That brand is ARRMA and they’ve rolled out some unique, fun, and fast vehicles throughout the years. ARRMA’s lineup focuses on off-road vehicles that are destined for backyard bashing and… Continue Reading

R/C Buyer’s Guide: LaTrax

R/C Buyer’s Guide: LaTrax

LaTrax is a brand name with a rich history in the world of R/C. Introduced by Jim Jenkins, the father of Traxxas owner Mike Jenkins, in the mid-1970’s, the LaTrax name has made a comeback after years of dormancy. After it was reintroduced in 2013, LaTrax has focused on bringing lower-cost, smaller-scale radio-controlled models to… Continue Reading

R/C Buyer’s Guide: Traxxas

R/C Buyer’s Guide: Traxxas

While it always hasn’t been the case, Traxxas has become one of the bigger names in the radio-controlled vehicle hobby. Their durable chassis construction and eye-catching car and truck designs capture the imaginations of many would-be and veteran R/C enthusiasts. The first hobby-grade radio-controlled truck that I purchased was a Traxxas Slash 4×4. As soon as… Continue Reading