Kev’s Bench: Could Trophy Trucks The Next Big Thing?

The scale scene is big right now and there are no signs of it slowing down. Most of the scale vehicles out there are solid axle trucks that are designed to perform well on trail and rock courses. Although they rate high on the scale uh… scale, they lack the speed that most people in [...]

Dec 16, 2014 Comments
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RC4WD’s Trailfinder 2 Goes Short Wheelbase

The Trailfinder 2 from RC4WD is very popular with scaler fans and now it’s available in a short wheelbase (“SWB”) version. It’s only available as a kit at this time and we’re willing to be that there will be a RTR version soon. This is a great platform for those who like short wheelbase bodies [...]

Dec 16, 2014 Comments
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WATCH: Laser-Firing Quad Copters Versus RC Trucks

A convoy of toy cars on a mission to get fresh batteries to a talking teddy bear is attacked by a malevolent monster truck and its drone henchmen–there’s something you don’t see every day. Nice post-production work in this toys-come-to-life video–see if you can ID the hobby-brand cars undercover in this clip. Fun to watch, [...]

Dec 12, 2014 Comments
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Readers’ Ride: Jared Blight’s Tamiya HiLux HiLift

Winter is upon us, and much of the country has already received its first snow. That’s no problem for  Jared Blight, who rigged his Tamiya Toyota HiLux HiLift with a set of RC4WD Predator tracks to handle the worst that winter can throw his way in his native Canada where deep snow is just part [...]

Dec 09, 2014 Comments
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Sneak Peek: Pro-Line’s New “Prime” Buggy Slick

Coming soon, available for 1:10 buggy front and rear in both 2.2” and 2.4” VTR versions, says Pro-Line. If you want to street your buggy or you’re racing on a slick-friendly track, these gumballs look like the hot ticket. Expect an official release soon.  

Dec 08, 2014 Comments
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Kev’s Bench: The Ripper Lives Again!

When I last posted about my Thunder Tech Ripper, I was making plans to improve the old ride for enhanced performance and a return to solid-axle truck racing. Since then, parts have arrived and I’ve gone to work reviving the Ripper, and it’s ready for its debut as a refreshed rig. Today’s servos are much more [...]

Dec 08, 2014 Comments
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WATCH: 1/5 Scale Road Racing in the Rain

The first thing you think of when you hear “1/5 scale” is probably off-road action, but the big-scale scene thrives with on-roaders as well. Its arguably the most realistic on-road racing in RC, and it looks even wilder in the rain—like these guys are doing!

Dec 08, 2014 Comments
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First Look: Graupner X-8N HoTT

Graupner packs a lot of features into their new 4-channel X-8N pistol, including telemetry capability, expandable memory via SD card, a LiPo battery, and left-hand adaptability. There are even channel mixes for boats, tracked vehicles, and crawlers, making the X-8N an extremely versatile transmitter. Here’s our out-of-the-box impression of the radio–stay tuned for a full [...]

Dec 08, 2014 Comments
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