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Hobby King Announces Low-Dollar Drifter

Hobby King‘s latest low-low-low priced ride is The Devil, a drift-specific machine that arrives “almost ready to run” (ARR), leaving the battery and transmitter/receiver choice to you (you also get to clip the ring-toss body posts). Otherwise, the car is fully equipped with a Trackstar 45amp, 3000KV power system and high-torque servo. The all-plastic, front-motor [...]

Apr 21, 2014 Comments
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Associated Chassis Conversion Kits for B5 and B5M

Team Associated bucked the trend of convertible-chassis 2WD buggies, instead choosing to offer dedicated rear-motor (B5) and mid-motor (B5M) platforms. Since most racers build their cars as either rear-motor or mid-motor and leave them that way, Associated determined the compromises required to make a single car work both ways weren’t worth it–hence the B5 and [...]

Apr 19, 2014 Comments
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Kyosho Scorpion Re-release to debut at RCX!

Big new for vintage RC buffs: Kyosho’s 1982 Scorpion is getting the re-release treatment! No details yet other than the teaser banner below as spotted on the Kyosho Japan site, but you won’t have to wait long to see the car–it’s going to be at the RCX show, May 17-18! We’ll follow up as soon as [...]

Apr 15, 2014 Comments
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LaTrax Announces Hop-Ups for Teton

Regular readers will recall our LaTrax Teton review from the May issue, where we enjoyed the truck in out-of-the box trim. Now LaTrax is rolling out upgrades for the little rig to increase performance and cool-factor. Visit the page for the new gear in our Hot News and New Stuff forum for the full lowdown; [...]

Apr 14, 2014 Comments
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Tamiya Japan Reveals Rock Socker CR-01

No pic of this bad boy at the Tamiya USA site yet, so we snagged this shot from Tamiya Japan–remember, “www” stands for world wide web! The trail-taming CR-01 platform is the latest Tamiya rig to get a new-body refresh. Dubbed the “Rock Socker,” the truck’s lexan bodywork is based on the classic Stadium Blitzer design with [...]

Apr 09, 2014 Comments
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HobbyKing goes 2WD SCT racing for less than $100!

Got an extra set of electronics laying around? If so, you can pick up Turnigy’s new SCT V2 kit and go racing for less than a Benjamin. Not only does the SCT V2 look like a modern SCT in terms of chassis and suspension design, but the truck comes with threaded aluminum “big bore” shocks, [...]

Mar 28, 2014 Comments
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New & Hot: Axial’s Casey-Currie-inspired SCX10 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited C/R Edition

Axial‘s latest SCX10 RTR is packed to the gills with licensed replica gear from a gang of full-size off-roading’s hottest brands, including a Rigid Industries light bar (with 10 working LEDs!), BFGoodrich Krawler T/A KX tires, Black Rock wheels, and Poison Spyder’s Rock Brawler bumpers and Crusher fender flares. The new SCX10 flavor also shows off CRC [...]

Mar 26, 2014 Comments
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Biggest stories from the pits and racetrack of the Cactus Classic

As with any big race, the pit area of last weekend’s 28th Annual Cactus Classic at SRS was full of new products from a wide variety of manufacturers – including new products being run in race conditions for the first time! Here’s a look at new products found in the pit area this year, along [...]

Mar 21, 2014 Comments
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