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: Expansion RC 3D Printed Steering Wheel

Review: Expansion RC 3D Printed Steering Wheel

As I add more ready-to-run (RTR) R/C vehicles to my collection, I’m faced with the growing issue of identifying which controller belongs to which machine. Thankfully, there are a number of ways to customize and personalize an R/C car transmitter to make it stand out in a crowd. For owners of Traxxas or Redcat Racing… Continue Reading

Tamiya Comical Hornet 1/10-scale Buggy

Tamiya Comical Hornet 1/10-scale Buggy

Has the urge to build a kit hit you yet? If not, perhaps this unique take on a classic R/C buggy will kick start your creativity. Tamiya is following up the release of their 1/10-scale Comical Grasshopper kit with a similar take on the Hornet. The Comical Hornet may feature cartoonish body features, but under the… Continue Reading

Traxxas TQi GPS Module 2.0

Traxxas TQi GPS Module 2.0

Knowing your R/C vehicle inside and out is part of the fun of the hobby. Keeping tabs on performance has gotten easier, thanks to the new TQi GPS Module 2.0 (#6551X) from Traxxas. Combining GPS and GLONASS positioning, you can have an accurate view of how fast your Traxxas machine is traveling. After installing the… Continue Reading

Team Losi Racing 8IGHT-XE Competition Buggy Kit

Team Losi Racing 8IGHT-XE Competition Buggy Kit

Team Losi Racing has released the 8IGHT-XE 1/8-scale electric buggy kit which features an array of performance and handling enhancements. Featuring a wide chassis and redesigned suspension geometry, this competition kit should provide plenty of speed on the track. Along with the previously-mentioned updates, the 8IGHT-XE also includes a lightweight aluminum motor mount, adjustable caster… Continue Reading

See it in Action: Traxxas Valentino Rossi Fiesta Rally Car

See it in Action: Traxxas Valentino Rossi Fiesta Rally Car

Through video, it’s easy to imagine a radio-controlled car as a true-to-life full-scale machine. That realism is amped up even more when the model you’re watching is replicating the look of a known 1:1 machine. The special edition Valentino Rossi Ford Fiesta VR46 from Traxxas puts a real-world spin on a favorite car category of… Continue Reading

Carisma Scale Adventure 1981 Range Rover Classic

Carisma Scale Adventure 1981 Range Rover Classic

While they weren’t in attendance at the 2019 Nuremberg Toy Fair, Carisma Scale Adventure made some noise yesterday with the release of their latest SCA-1E model, a licensed replica of the 1981 4-Door Range Rover Classic. Taking the latest updates found in their long wheelbase Ford F-150 model, this new Range Rover-bodied option provides a… Continue Reading

REEF’S RC 299:LP Brushless Servo

REEF’S RC 299:LP Brushless Servo

If your next R/C build or upgrade plans call for a slimmed-down servo, REEF’S RC has introduced a new, low-profile model that’s primed for performance. The 299:LP Brushless Servo features a sleek design and packs a punch, thanks to its brushless motor. The durable case and metal internal gears are complimented by the overall waterproof setup,… Continue Reading

What to Expect from the 2019 Nuremberg Toy Fair

What to Expect from the 2019 Nuremberg Toy Fair

One of the largest industry events of the year, the Nuremberg Toy Fair, kicks off today and runs through the upcoming weekend. While this toy fair will feature a variety of players, there will be some familiar names from the R/C world in attendance. Tamiya is expected to announce a fleet of new models, with… Continue Reading

T-Bone Racing Launches a New Website

T-Bone Racing Launches a New Website

Celebrate their new look with a limited-time offer. The team over at T-Bone Racing has launched a redesigned website, aimed at quickly getting you the upgrades and R/C armor you need. Filled with bold imagery and detailed product photos, you can easily find the right basher gear for your radio-controlled machine. In addition to the… Continue Reading

Pro-Line Adds 12 New Paint Options to Their Lineup

Pro-Line Adds 12 New Paint Options to Their Lineup

If your R/C painting centers around airbrushing, here’s some news for you. Pro-Line has unleashed “Phase 2” of their paint lineup, adding new metallic and fluorescent color options to the mix. These pre-thinned paints are ready to spray and have been formulated for use on polycarbonate bodies. Not only should they cover and stick to… Continue Reading

Carisma Teases Something New…with an 80’s Flair

Carisma Teases Something New…with an 80’s Flair

It’s time to play the guessing game! Carisma has dropped a teaser video which lays the groundwork for an upcoming model release. There’s not much to glean from this video, except for the fact that it should be a 1980’s-styled machine. Given Carisma’s knack for licensing official body styles, I’d venture a guess that this… Continue Reading

Pro-Line Raid 2.8″ Black 6×30 Removable Hex Wheels

Pro-Line Raid 2.8″ Black 6×30 Removable Hex Wheels

Pro-Line has introduced a new set of 2.8″ wheels that will let you switch up the stance and handing of your R/C truck or truggy with a few turns of a wrench. Their new Raid 6×30 Removable Hex Wheels have been designed for maximum adjustability, allowing you to quickly replace a broken hex or swap between… Continue Reading

Get Truckin’ with the ECX Axe R/C Monster Truck

Get Truckin’ with the ECX Axe R/C Monster Truck

Fans of real-world monster trucks have a new radio-controlled model to check out. Built for the budget-minded crowd, the ECX Axe features two-wheel drive, a 2.4GHz radio system oil-filled shocks, and more, making this an attractive model for hobbyists of any level. Powered by a brushed, 550-size, 12T motor, Featuring old-school, firetruck-inspired body, the 1:1… Continue Reading

JConcepts S15 Body for the HB Racing D819

JConcepts S15 Body for the HB Racing D819

JConcepts has announced a new body designed specifically for the HB Racing D819. The S15 takes design cues from the Silencer body to provide a high-performance option for off-road racing. Included in the body set are the body, pre-applied overspray film, window masks, and a decal sheet. Priced at $28.90, both S15 bodies are available… Continue Reading

Pro-Line Badlands MX (Medium) Short Course Truck Tires

Pro-Line Badlands MX (Medium) Short Course Truck Tires

Your dirt-loving short course truck has a new tire option, thanks to Pro-Line. Their newest tire to roll off the line is the motocross-inspired Badlands MX SC. The deep tread pattern and dirtbike-like lugs will help you grip and rip when your R/C truck needs traction. Featuring a medium compound, these tires should offer a… Continue Reading

Watch Two Traxxas TRX-4 Rigs Take on Moab [Video]

Watch Two Traxxas TRX-4 Rigs Take on Moab [Video]

One of the many reasons I love the scale & trail segment of the hobby, aside from the vehicles and the people I’ve come to know, is the fact that it’s about exploration. Whether I’m exploring my back yard, a nearby park, or venturing to places unknown, I’m almost always guaranteed to have a unique… Continue Reading