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Review: Powershift RC Technologies Big Square Pods

Review: Powershift RC Technologies Big Square Pods

The R/C hobby allows many of us to live out our dream car fantasies on a more “affordable” budget. The “scaler” scene especially caters to this level of dream-fulfillment.  This category thrives on turning a scaled-down on or off-road machine into a visual showcase of 1:1 proportions. It’s been my favorite area to explore, and… Continue Reading

Bittydesign Launches its ZL21 No-Prep Drag Racing Body

Bittydesign Launches its ZL21 No-Prep Drag Racing Body

Bittydesign has a knack for crafting stunning R/C bodies, and their latest keeps that trend rolling. Breaking away from on-road and off-road bodies, their latest creation is the ZL21 No-Prep Drag Racing Body. With a shape and features that mimic the current Chevy Camaro, the ZL21 is a modern-day stunner that should look great on… Continue Reading

Carisma Scale Adventure Launches a Rockin’ New SCA-1E 2.1 Range Rover Kit

Carisma Scale Adventure Launches a Rockin’ New SCA-1E 2.1 Range Rover Kit

Alongside its refreshed SCA-1E Coyote 2.1 Kit release, Carisma Scale Adventure has also released a new version of its SCA-1E 2.1 1981 Range Rover Kit. Based on its first-generation Range Rover Kit, the 2.1 brings a new transmission, reconfigured chassis, and more. The SCA-1E 2.1 features Carisma’s ATT (Anti Torque Twist) transmission, retro-styled beadlock wheels,… Continue Reading

Pick up Two Element RC Enduro Gatekeeper RTRs for $678.00

Pick up Two Element RC Enduro Gatekeeper RTRs for $678.00

Element RC is running a special on its Gatekeeper RTR Rock Crawler Buggy (#40111). Regularly priced at $369.99 for one, you can get a discount when you buy two, paying only $678.00. The Gatekeeper is a capable, durable off-road machine that’s great for trails, rock courses, and everywhere in-between based on the popular Enduro platform.… Continue Reading

Carisma Scale Adventure SCA-1E Coyote 2.1 Kit

Carisma Scale Adventure SCA-1E Coyote 2.1 Kit

Carisma Scale Adventure has released a refreshed kit for those who love configuring every aspect of their R/C trail machines. The SCA-1E Coyote 2.1 Kit features all of the benefits of the SCA-1E 2.1 in kit form, ready for you to customize. This new kit features Carisma’s ATT (Anti Torque Twist) transmission, a chassis-mounted servo,… Continue Reading

See it in Action: Element RC’s Knightrunner RTR [Video]

See it in Action: Element RC’s Knightrunner RTR [Video]

The latest 1/10-scale truck in Element RC’s lineup looks like it was driven right off the showroom floor…and into a customization shop. The Enduro Knightrunner RTR is a decked-out, ready-to-run (RTR) trail truck that features some big-name partnerships and jaw-dropping details. Before this truck hits hobby store shelves, get a feel for how it performs… Continue Reading

Dripping with Detail: Element RC Knightrunner RTR

Dripping with Detail: Element RC Knightrunner RTR

Element RC has enjoyed a fun yet busy summer with new kit and RTR releases. The recently-released Enduro Ecto and second-generation Enduro Builder’s Kit 2 were just the opening acts for Element RC’s latest release, the Enduro Knightrunner RTR. Thanks to a partnership with Knight Customs, they’ve introduced a new, ready-to-run (RTR) 1/10-scale trail truck… Continue Reading

Traxxas ProGraphix Polycarbonate Body Paint

Traxxas ProGraphix Polycarbonate Body Paint

Traxxas is getting into the paint game with the release of its ProGraphix Polycarbonate R/C Body Paint. This new aerosol spray paint lineup includes over twenty colors, each with its own distinct visual style. The ProGraphix paint lineup features standard, metallic, fluorescent, and specialty colors, including a black acrylic chrome backer to help you get… Continue Reading

Pro-Line Slot Mag 1.55″ Aluminum Composite Internal Bead-Loc Wheels

Pro-Line Slot Mag 1.55″ Aluminum Composite Internal Bead-Loc Wheels

Pro-Line has a new set of beadlock wheels for the 1.55″ “super-scale” crowd. Their Slot Mag 1.55″ Aluminum Composite Internal Bead-Loc Wheels combine the beauty of an aluminum wheel face with the lightweight durability of plastic, giving you a best-of-both-worlds wheel for your radio-controlled trail truck. With an outer diameter of 1.55 inches, these wheels… Continue Reading

Tamiya TT-02 Toyota GR 86

Tamiya TT-02 Toyota GR 86

Fast, lightweight, and fun. This description not only fits the Toyota GR 86 to a T, but it’s also a perfect description of Tamiya’s latest 1/10-scale on-road kit. The TT-02 Toyota GR86 faithfully replicates the visual styling of Toyota’s two-door fun car, which rides atop Tamiya’s well-established TT-02 chassis. Powered by an included 540-size motor,… Continue Reading

Pro-Line Keystone 1.55” Black Plastic Internal Bead-Loc Wheels

Pro-Line Keystone 1.55” Black Plastic Internal Bead-Loc Wheels

Pro-Line has introduced a new option for fans of smaller beadlock R/C crawler wheels. Their Keystone 1.55″ Black Plastic Internal Bead-Loc Wheels aim to offer both durability and style while providing a fresh new look for your 1/10-scale radio-controlled trail machine. Made from durable plastic, these wheels feature a D-hole design pattern that should look… Continue Reading

Pro-Line 1972 Ford Pinto R/C Dragster Body

Pro-Line 1972 Ford Pinto R/C Dragster Body

Pro-Line has gone all-in on the sport of R/C drag racing, and they continue to show their support for this unique aspect of the hobby with the ultra-unique 1972 Ford Pinto Clear Body. Based on the 1:1 1970s hatchback, this body is designed for radio-controlled dragsters with a shorter wheelbase, offering up something just outside… Continue Reading

See it in Action: Axial’s SCX10 III Early Ford Bronco RTR [Video]

See it in Action: Axial’s SCX10 III Early Ford Bronco RTR [Video]

Axial’s latest 1/10-scale trail rig has some definite old-school chops. The SCX10 III Early Ford Bronco evokes the rough and tumble essence of Broncos from the 60s and 70s. With its open-air cab, tube-frame doors, and replica grille and taillights, you might have a hard time telling this scaled-down vehicle apart from its 1:1 counterpart.… Continue Reading

Pro-Line Convict Off-road 1/8-scale R/C Buggy Tires

Pro-Line Convict Off-road 1/8-scale R/C Buggy Tires

Pro-Line has released its latest 1/8-scale competition buggy tire, the Convict. Sporting a spaced-out, square-pin style tread, this tire can be used on either the front or rear wheels of your buggy, giving the grip it needs to take on the track. Part next-generation Fugitive and part spin-off, Pro-Line has designed the Convict to serve… Continue Reading

R/C Deals and Discounts for July 2021

R/C Deals and Discounts for July 2021

Save your hard-earned money on your summertime fun with these discounts and special offers. AMain Hobbies Discounts for amainhobbies.com (when you sign up for the AMain Hobbies newsletter). Save $5.00 off orders of $50.00 or more Save $12.50 off orders of $125.00 or more Save $30.00 off orders of $350.00 or more Kyosho Ultima RB7SS… Continue Reading

Out on the Trail with the Traxxas TRX-4 2021 Ford Bronco [Video]

Out on the Trail with the Traxxas TRX-4 2021 Ford Bronco [Video]

Fun on wheels. That’s how I’d describe my experience with the Traxxas TRX-4 2021 Ford Bronco so far. While I’m no stranger to the TRX-4 platform, this is my first rodeo when it comes to Traxxas’s “premium-level” crawler. From a trail performance perspective, I enjoy the ability to tune and tweak aspects of my drive… Continue Reading

Watch it Rip: ARRMA’s Talion 6S BLX EXtreme Bash Speed Truggy [Video]

Watch it Rip: ARRMA’s Talion 6S BLX EXtreme Bash Speed Truggy [Video]

ARRMA’s latest evolution of the 1/8-scale Talion Truggy is truly a mean machine. The Talion 6S BLX EXtreme Bash Speed Truggy is loaded with power and performance, providing you with plenty of radio-controlled entertainment. Capable of handling up to 6S LiPo power, this larger-scale basher features a brushless motor, an array of durable aluminum components,… Continue Reading