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WATCH: Traxxas Summit “Extreme Canyon Run”

With its LED lighting system, high-low transmission, remote-locking diffs, and waterproof electronics, the Summit is easily the most versatile truck in the Traxxas lineup. Speed down the open trail, crawl over rocks, cross a stream, sky over jumps–this truck does it all, as captured in Traxxas’ latest video.

May 12, 2014 Comments
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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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