Traxxas Updates the Summit with a New Orange Color Option

Before diving into the scale R/C world with the TRX-4, the original trail rig in the Traxxas lineup was the Summit. Part monster truck, part trail beast, the Summit was and still is a popular vehicle among R/C enthusiasts. The $499.99 Summit has remained unchanged for a number of years, but Traxxas has recently given… Continue Reading

Traxxas Updates the Summit with a New Orange Color Option

Traxxas Updates the Summit with a New Orange Color Option

Before diving into the scale R/C world with the TRX-4, the original trail rig in the Traxxas lineup was the Summit. Part monster truck, part trail beast, the Summit was and still is a popular vehicle among R/C enthusiasts. The $499.99 Summit has remained unchanged for a number of years, but Traxxas has recently given… Continue Reading

Mugen Seiki Announces the World’s Edition MBX8 Nitro Buggy Kit

Mugen Seiki Announces the World’s Edition MBX8 Nitro Buggy Kit

Mugen Seiki has released details about an upcoming release, the World’s Edition MBX8 nitro buggy kit. This 1/8-scale competition kit features an array of option parts that saw use during the 2018 IFMAR World Championship races. Among the included option parts are wide offset hubs, improved front uprights and upright arms, a 46T spur gear,… Continue Reading

Add-on Accessories for the Axial Wraith 1.9″ from Exclusive R/C

Add-on Accessories for the Axial Wraith 1.9″ from Exclusive R/C

Although I’ve never been a fan of the original Axial Wraith, the new, retooled 1.9″ version has piqued my interest. Not only does Axial build on their previous model’s performance, but they’ve also added a number of scale details to make it a real head-turner. If you’ve added one of these ready-to-run (RTR) rock crawlers… Continue Reading

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Review: ARRMA Fazon Voltage

Review: ARRMA Fazon Voltage

The ARRMA Fazon Voltage was introduced in 2017 and over the past year, it’s become a favorite of mine when I want to get out and just blast around. Budget-friendly and built for fun, it’s hard to beat the value that this vehicle provides. Fun aside, the real secret to this vehicle is the battery… Continue Reading

Team Associated CR12 Tioga Trail Truck

Team Associated CR12 Tioga Trail Truck

Fans of 1/12-scale trail trucks have a new option to check out in Team Associated’s CR12 Tioga Trail Truck. This is the third CR12 model in the Team Associated lineup and offers a vehicle with a rugged, trail-ready appearance and plenty of performance. Smaller than traditional 1/10-scale trail and rock crawling models, the CR12 Tioga… Continue Reading

Pro-Line Sand Paw Low-Profile 2.8″ Sand Truck Tires

Pro-Line Sand Paw Low-Profile 2.8″ Sand Truck Tires

Don’t let sand or snow slow down your R/C fun. To keep you rolling no matter what the conditions may be, Pro-Line has introduced their Sand Paw Low-Profile Sand Truck Tires. Designed to fit the Traxxas Rustler (2-wheel drive or 4×4), these 2.8″ tires feature offset fin treads to help motor through loose ground. Their low-profile… Continue Reading

Gold Rush: Kyosho Turbo Optima 4WD Gold Kit

Gold Rush: Kyosho Turbo Optima 4WD Gold Kit

Everything old becomes new again. Since I missed out on many of the classic R/C models of the 80s and 90s, reproduction models are a great way to capture that old-school joy with a bit of a new-school spin. As part of their “vintage series”, Kyosho is re-releasing their popular Turbo Optima buggy kit with… Continue Reading

Pro-Line 1978 Chevrolet K-10 1/10-scale R/C Crawler Body

Pro-Line 1978 Chevrolet K-10 1/10-scale R/C Crawler Body

Scale R/C fanatics have a new lid option to put on their 1/10-scale rigs. Pro-Line has released a replica body set that’s styled after the 1978 Chevrolet K-10 pickup truck. Featuring a two-piece design (cab and bed) and true-to-life styling, this clear body option offers an old-school way to customize any 12.3″/313mm wheelbase radio-controlled trail… Continue Reading

Hit the Track with Pro-Line’s Octane Dragster Body

Hit the Track with Pro-Line’s Octane Dragster Body

Feeling the need for speed? You can now transform your short course R/C truck into a straight line R/C dragster thanks to Pro-Line’s Octane clear body. Styled after muscle cars of the 70s, this sleek body can quickly turn your SCT into a drag racer. Made from durable polycarbonate, this body set includes pre-applied overspray film,… Continue Reading

The Traxxas 4-Tec 2.0 Mustang GT is Now Available in Red or Blue

The Traxxas 4-Tec 2.0 Mustang GT is Now Available in Red or Blue

If you like fast cars and eye-catching paint jobs, you’ll like the recent update to the Traxxas 4-Tec 2.0 Ford Mustang GT. Previously available in a metallic black, Traxxas has introduced red and blue body options to their 1/10-scale pony car. While these changes won’t make this model perform any faster, they do look incredible… Continue Reading

Redcat Racing Announces the GEN8 P.A.C.K (Pre-Assembled Chassis Kit)

Redcat Racing Announces the GEN8 P.A.C.K (Pre-Assembled Chassis Kit)

Do you want to hit the trail with your own, customized R/C rig? For those who prefer the DIY route when it comes to selecting a new radio-controlled model, Redcat Racing has announced the GEN8 P.A.C.K. (Pre-Assembled Chassis Kit). While this offers hobbyists an opportunity to pair their favorite electronics, wheels, tires, and body with… Continue Reading

Add Scale Detail to Your R/C Garage with Nicks Pallets

Add Scale Detail to Your R/C Garage with Nicks Pallets

As scale R/C trail rigs have gained popularity in recent years, so has another builder’s dream; scale R/C garages. Part diorama, part photo backdrop, a scale garage is a fun way to showcase your R/C rig and let creativity run wild. If your shop needs a spot to stack wheels, tires, or other gear, one… Continue Reading

Hands-on with Pro-Line’s BFGoodrich KM3 1.9″ G8 Rock Terrain Tires

Hands-on with Pro-Line’s BFGoodrich KM3 1.9″ G8 Rock Terrain Tires

It’s been said by many hobbyists that you’re never truly finished modifying your R/C vehicle. After foolishly thinking that my Axial SCX10 overhaul was complete, I quickly noticed another item that needed some attention. Traction. While my previous updates didn’t involve the motor or power supply, I began to notice instances where the stock tires… Continue Reading

The New Spring Fling: Pro-Line by the Fire 2019

The New Spring Fling: Pro-Line by the Fire 2019

Mark your calendars for one of the hottest scale R/C events of the year. Pro-Line’s 4th annual “By the Fire” event will take place once again at Horsemans Center Park in Apple Valley, California. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, May 18 and will feature rock crawling trails, a scale builder competition, a scale… Continue Reading

Limited Edition Team Associated Reflex DB10 with Paddle Tires

Limited Edition Team Associated Reflex DB10 with Paddle Tires

Team Associated has released a special edition of their brushless-powered Reflex DB10 desert buggy that’s geared towards sand and snow bashing. The paddle tire-equipped Reflex DB10 features the same internal setup of the original, but it sports front and rear tires that are suited for fine, grainy terrain. With narrow, raised-groove tires in the front and wide… Continue Reading

Tamiya “Red Edition” Lunchbox R/C Kit

Tamiya “Red Edition” Lunchbox R/C Kit

Fans of classic R/C kits will dig this re-release from Tamiya, a special edition Red Lunchbox. Based on the classic 1/12-scale monster van, this new edition features a red body and metallic red wheels. Everything under the styrene hardbody should match the re-released version of the Lunchbox, including a 540-size motor ant TBLE-02S ESC. The… Continue Reading

Kyosho FW-06 Audi R8 LMS Readyset

Kyosho FW-06 Audi R8 LMS Readyset

Kyosho has introduced a new, ready-to-run (RTR) model that’s designed for sensory overload. Pleasing your audio and visual senses, the FW-06 Audi R8 LMS Readyset is a beautiful replica of an on-road beast that also packs power and performance under the hood. Powered by the KE15SP nitro engine, this 4-wheel drive car should sound as fast as… Continue Reading

Reedy RC2312 Digital Competition Crawler Servo

Reedy RC2312 Digital Competition Crawler Servo

There are many crucial components that make up any R/C vehicle. When it comes to crawling, one of the most important elements is the steering servo. If you want to upgrade your RTR (ready-to-run) rig’s steering performance, here is a new option from Team Associated/Reedy. Designed for comp-crawling machines, the Reedy RC2312 Digital HV servo… Continue Reading

Upgrades and Hop-ups for the Redcat Racing GEN8

Upgrades and Hop-ups for the Redcat Racing GEN8

Redcat Racing’s GEN8 has proven itself to be a true contender in the landscape of 1/10-scale R/C crawlers. Between its price and its performance, the GEN8 has become a fan favorite for scale R/C fanatics. While a stout vehicle in stock configuration, modifying and upgrading is part of the fun of the hobby. If this… Continue Reading

Tamiya Ford Mustang GT4 1/10-scale R/C Touring Car

Tamiya Ford Mustang GT4 1/10-scale R/C Touring Car

Among their announcements at the 2019 Nuremberg Toy Fair, Tamiya has released a stunning replica of the Ford Mustang GT4. Utilizing their TT-02 on-road chassis, this 1/10-scale, 4-wheel drive model should provide plenty of fun during and after the build. While most of the required items are included in the kit, including a motor and… Continue Reading