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Kyosho Announces Most Japanese Car Ever

We all know Japan is responsible for many of RC’s most iconic brands and models, but few scream “I’m from Japan!” as loudly as Kyosho’s EZ-B Miku Racing Sandmaster. Featuring “the world’s most famous electronic diva” behind the wheel, Kyosho’s latest Ready Set clearly isn’t taking itself too seriously. The custom-wrapped ride is inspired by Good Smile [...]

Jan 23, 2015 Comments
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TLR 22T 2.0 Revealed

The TLR 22 and 22SCT have received the 2.0 treatment, so it was only a matter of time before we saw a 2.0 version of the 22T. The 2.0 doesn’t look very different, but the truck has a long list of updates to make it an even more formidable performer on the track. A 2.5mm [...]

Jan 22, 2015 Comments
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MattZilla / Axial Wraith U4RC Rig Reader’s Ride

Mike Bowman runs this rig at R/C Excitement in New England, where he piloted his machine to a respectable third place finish at his first race and looks to keep improving. His MattZilla creation is far from stock, featuring a Vanquish Products Stage 1 kit for the Axial Wraith, steering links and hex hubs. The [...]

Jan 20, 2015 Comments
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RC4WD Gelande II D90 Now Offered as “Limited Edition” RTR

RC4WD’s Gelande II D90 is very popular with the scale crowd and we’re willing to bet that the limited numbers of this tricked out D90 will sell out pretty quick. It comes to you in RTR form and fully equipped with a bunch of RC4WD upgrades including functional Warn winch, front winch bumper, ARB diff [...]

Jan 20, 2015 Comments
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HPI Vorza Built for 100mph Blasts El Mirage

Vintage hot-rod style, modern 1/8 scale buggy tech and a heaping helping of brushless horsepower sounds like a fun speed-run recipe to us, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in this throwback to our “Electric Performance” issue. Sure, a fully enclosed car would have gone faster, but sometimes it’s more fun to do thinks the [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments
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Marui Big Bear: Looking Back at RC’s First Monster Truck

This week, we go back in time to take a look at what most consider to be the first true RC monster truck: the Marui Big Bear. Back in 1984, this 1/12 scale crusher set the standard for a fat-tire stance with real monster proportions. the Big Bear is positively stone-age compared to today’s trucks, but [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments
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Brushless Motor Tech: Everything You Need to Know

Confused by brushless motors? Wonder no more, we’ve got the answers to your questions about the cylindrical spinners that turn volts and amps into miles per hour. From essential features to the mysteries of “KV” and “turns,” we’ll explain what you need to know to understand electric tech and make a smart buy for your [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments
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The Sauce Situation: Do We Need Tighter Rules For Traction Compounds?

If you race, you’ve probably been aware of a pretty serious issue going on. It’s dangerous, often smells terrible and can leave you with headaches, foul clothing or even worse. I’m talking about tire sauce. The origins of the use of tire sauce were probably first introduced in on-road and used on rubber and foam [...]

Jan 19, 2015 Comments
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