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HPI Wheely King Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

HPI Wheely King Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Here’s one you don’t see every day: HPI’s wheelie-popping monster truck turned into a rock-crawling tube frame buggy. Steve Glasbergen from Tsawwassen, British Columbia sent it in.The tube chassis itself is from Integy, while power comes courtesy of a 55-turn motor and HobbyWing speed control with drag brake hidden under the vented hood panel. All […]
GCM Jeep JK Wrangler [READER’S RIDE]

GCM Jeep JK Wrangler [READER’S RIDE]

Scott Lempert started with a a GCM Tiny Trucks J2 chassis skeleton kit especially developed to fit Chinese Jeep JK bodies that have shown up over the last couple years on eBay. For power he chose a Holmes Hobbies 16T Crawlmaster Pro with a Castle speed control. He dressed it up with extra hood detail […]

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Custom 6×6 Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Custom 6×6 Crawler [READER’S RIDE]

Getting a custom 6×6 truck to have the efficiency and range of motion to be a fully capable crawler can be a challenge, but Daniel Anguita wasn’t interested in a shelf-queen, so he put the work in. He grafted two sets of Axial SCX10 frame rails together with aluminum braces for the truck’s backbone. He […]
Axial Wraith-based Trail Rig [READER’S RIDE]

Axial Wraith-based Trail Rig [READER’S RIDE]

Jason Hope sent us these pics of his new trail rig overlooking the ocean near his home in Pacifica, CA. Its an Axial Wraith with a custom polished aluminum frame and cage.  Power comes via an HPI 15t motor run by a Castle Creations Sidewinder controller. It rolls on metal beadlock wheels with Pro-Line 2.3 […]

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Axial SCX10 with RC4WD Hardbody [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX10 with RC4WD Hardbody [READER’S RIDE]

Here’s a beautiful truck in a beautiful setting sent in by Cameron McLean. The chassis is an Axial SCX10-2, dressed up with a 4-door Mojave Hard Body from RC4WD with Customs stripes by Ernesto at URScale banners. Pro-Line supplied the front bumper and 2-inch Light Bar. Pro-Line also delivered the Swamper TSL SX Tires and […]
New Axial Yeti Score and Yeti Jr. 1/18 Rock Racer RTR [VIDEO]

New Axial Yeti Score and Yeti Jr. 1/18 Rock Racer RTR [VIDEO]

The Yeti lineup from Axial has been a huge hit, and now they are releasing something we didn’t expect, the Yeti Jr., a 1/18-scale electric 4WD Rock Racer, and Yeti Score, a 1/10-scale electric 4WD Trophy Truck. Both are nicely outfitted right out of the box (RTR), and feature durable construction, desert styling, solid rear […]

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Foam Inserts Explained

Foam Inserts Explained

Similar to air in full size cars, foam inserts are needed to help support the tire carcass from the inside and help it to keep its shape. But, unlike air the insert can be shaped and tuned or made from different materials in order to change its characteristics. For practical purposes, there are two types […]
HPI Opens New USA Design Office

HPI Opens New USA Design Office

If you’ve been following the HPI Racing saga, you know that the popular brand was purchased by UK distributor Ripmax. Since the buy-out, the “new” HPI has been posting regular updates about the brand’s progress, including the state of the eagerly-anticipated Venture FJ. The latest news from HPI (via R&D manager Dave Potter) is a […]

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With 300 more participants than last year, the 2016 Axialfest packed in over 900 individual hard-core crawlers and scalers, you won’t find multiple entries from a person here.

2016 Axialfest: Bigger Than Ever [PHOTO GALLERY]

  The 2016 Axialfest wrapped up this weekend and it was the biggest one to date. With over 900 entries, participants were in RC heaven and were treated to six Adventurist trails with 150 gates each (that is over 900 gates people!) as well as being able to compete in Rock Racing and the Ultra 5K […]
Axial SCX10 Volvo XC90 by Micheal Matthews [READER’S RIDE]

Axial SCX10 Volvo XC90 by Micheal Matthews [READER’S RIDE]

A Volvo RC vehicle is just about as rare a thing as a Big Foot sighting. With Micheal’s Axial-based rig, you get both—because he has installed a Sasquatch driver figure behind the wheel of his SCX10-XC90. But don’t let the whimsical wheelman fool you—this is a serious scale project. It uses the SCX10 chassis and […]

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Large crowds were seen throughout the weekend.

RCX 2016: The Radio Control Expo Takes Over the OC!

The Radio Control Expo, known simply as RCX, has a long history with lots of new and exciting things to see and the 2016 didn’t disappoint with a return to the popular OC Fair and Event Center in Southern California’s beautiful Orange County. The event brought together thousands of spectators and RC enthusiasts for a […]
Pro-Line Overland Scale Roof Rack Adds Off-Road Adventure Detail

Pro-Line Overland Scale Roof Rack Adds Off-Road Adventure Detail

Roof racks can add a lot of detail to your rig, and the new one from Pro-Line has all the features you want in a piece like this. Made from black nylon, this accessory can also be integrated with Pro-Line’s LED light bar sets for another level of scale off-road realism. Hardware is included and […]
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