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Tamiya Announces 3 New Pro-Caliber Kits

Tamiya has one of the most diverse product portfolios of any mainstream RC manufacturer, and that trend continues with their three latest unassembled kits, including a “Pro” version of their latest front-wheel-drive Mini platform, a mid-motor 2WD buggy that has proven itself on a world stage, and a limited edition, heavily hopped-up version of their [...]

May 09, 2014 Comments
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AKA adopts two popular tread patterns for off-road’s biggest racing classes

AKA has been at the forefront of off-road tire technology since the brand debuted with a full line for 1/8-scale nitro buggies, but when the market shifted back toward 1/10-scale electric racing so did the focus of the California-based company. Their latest products translate two of their most widely used tire patterns from the big [...]

May 09, 2014 Comments
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Gas-Burning HPI Savage XL Octane Set To Release This Month!

Yep, it’s really happening now: HPI’s long-anticipated gasoline-burning monster truck, the Savage XL Octane, is finally on its way. HPI last teased the truck during the Nurnberg Toy fair with the video below, and Hobbico just press-released the truck as “available now.”  The Octane isn’t up on the HPI site yet, but Tower Hobbies shows [...]

May 07, 2014 Comments
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WATCH: Team Associated ProRally In Action

Want to see Associated’s new ProRally throw it down WRC-style? Of course you do–there’s the player below, get to it. If you’re not hip to the ProRally yet, it’s  based on the Qualifier Series ProLite 4X4, which makes it a well-equipped RTR. Reedy brushless power is standard, a 7-cell NiMH Reedy Wolf Pack is included, and [...]

May 05, 2014 Comments
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Vaterra Adds ’69 Corvette to V100-S Lineup

Vaterra’s ample on-road line has a new addition in the form of this nicely proportioned ’69 ‘Vette, officially dubbed the “1969 Chevy Custom Corvette.” The car is officially licensed from GM, and the “custom” is likely a nod to the wheel and tire combo, which is definitely not 1969 spec–but gives the ‘Vette a potent [...]

May 02, 2014 Comments
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RC4WD’s Trail Finder 2 Goes RTR

RC4WD’s Trail Finder 2  is now available as an RTR wearing the Mojave body kit and fully equipped with an XR3b 2.4GHz radio system, Twister metal-gear servo, Outcry crawler speed control, and 45-turn brushed motor. There’s lots to like here, as the Trail Finder 2 is packed with detail and mucho metal, including a billet-aluminum ladder [...]

Apr 28, 2014 Comments
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Hobby King Pocket Rocket: LiPo Charging On the Cheap

If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to keep your LiPos juiced up–especially if you’re field-charging from a DC power source–then Hobby King’s new Pocket Rocket charger is well worth a look. Priced well under $20 and rated for 80 watts, the charger is truly pocket-sized. Its transistor-radio-like styling  features a single knob for amp rate adjustment [...]

Apr 28, 2014 Comments
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Duratrax is Now in the Paint Biz

Duratrax has announced a new line of spray and bottle paints for lexan bodies–just in time, since the Pactra Racing Finish polycarbonate paint line has been discontinued by Testors. As Duratrax notes, their new spray cans are larger than the size Pactra offered(4.5 oz. versus Pactra’s 3 oz.), so you get more spray for your pay. See below for [...]

Apr 27, 2014 Comments
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