The legendary M-series radios just keep getting faster. Airtronics claims 30% quicker response time for the upcoming M12S, which should hit stores in late May or early June. Additional features include a customizable brake trigger, an adjustable offset wheel bracket, and weight-saving LiFe battery. Software-wise, there’s too much to list–just check out the PR below. [...]
I got to spend a little quality time at the bench this weekend with a LaTrax Teton, last spotted in our May 2014 issue. The inexpensive 1/18 scale fun runner is fine out of the box, but LaTrax offers a gang of hop-ups to trick it out, so trick it out I did. Take a [...]
Does anyone ever take a day off at Pro-Line? It must be like the Apple factory over there. Whatever, as long as the new stuff keeps coming! This latest round includes body and post options for Tekno’s SCT410 short-course machine and NT48 truggy, two flavors of Suppressor tires for buggies and trucks, and new versions [...]
With the release of HobbyKing’s new $450 Fabrikator printer, 3D printing is getting very close to entering the mainstream hobby experience. Do you see yourself 3D printing parts in the near future? By default, every “Reader’s Ride of the Year” is an extra-special build—if it weren’t, it wouldn’t have made the cut! But this year’s [...]
There’s never a definitive answer to any “best looking” contest (eye of the beholder and all that), but here’s a sampling of what made the list in our November 2013 issue. We’ve seen a bunch of new releases since then–do any earn a spot on your personal “Best Looking RC Cars of All Time” list? [...]
Aquacraft’s Cajun Commander definitely fits the “something different” category, whether you’re a car guy or a boat guy. It’s an airboat, so there’s no prop or rudder in the water. Instead, an airplane-style prop provides thrust, and its airflow washes over a pair of steerable rudders to change course. The hull’s bottom is flat, so [...]
Corolla AE86? Played. BMW M3? Seen it. Nissan Sylvia? Yawn. For real drifting action, the obvious choice is a big yellow school bus. This German-built beast gets to school sideways with a stretched touring car chassis delivering shaft-driven power to all six wheels. We’ll take a ride all the way in the back, please.
Kyosho has earned most of its cred with modern RC fans thanks to a string of iconic RC cars in the 80s and 90s (to say nothing of the current lineup), but the Big K’s history goes much farther back. In this article from our November 2013 issue, we look back at 50 years of [...]