Tamiya Grasshopper “Snow Hopper” by Jeffrey Transou

Jeff started with an original vintage Grasshopper that he reinvigorated with a few re-release parts, and then things started to get crazy. The reworked front suspension is part CRP nylon, part custom-designed and water jet-cut aluminum with inboard cantilevered vintage You-G shocks. You-G shocks are also used out back with a custom fifth shock mount. [...]

Feb 19, 2015 Comments
Read more

Ferrari 312 with Functional 12-Cylinder Engine, the Ultimate Scale Build!

Most RC scale builds only go as deep as the body, wheels, and tires. In the case of this astounding model built by Pierre Scerri, literally every part is scale, including the tiny ignition key that starts the fully-functional, gas-burning, 12-cylinder replica engine. This has made the rounds of the internet before, but it still [...]

Feb 16, 2015 Comments
Read more

Axial Wraith Fastback Conversion

Axial’s hugely popular Wraith is one of the most-modded platforms in RC, and there’s plenty of ways to go with the tube-framed terrain tamer. In this how-to, we show you how to easily do a little plastic surgery to give the Wraith a sleek fastback look. Click to enlarge        

Feb 16, 2015 Comments
Read more

Kev’s Bench: Unboxing The Tamiya Grand Hauler

Saying that I was excited when Tamiya introduced the Grand Hauler is a major understatement. Out of all the Tractor Trailer rigs that Tamiya has introduced the King Hauler has been my favorite. A project on my long list involves a King Hauler and me stretching the chassis and adding a few touches to make [...]

Feb 16, 2015 Comments
Read more

It’s Time for ROAR to Update Their Rules

Racing needs rules. Without them there would be no guidelines and confusion would rein. But what happens when the rules are so vague, outdated or confusing that their relevance is useless? Thumbing through the latest rulebook and you’ll see a lot of rules with a ton of detail. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately the [...]

Feb 16, 2015 Comments
Read more

Robinson Racing Steel Spur Gear for Vaterra Twin Hammers – Review

Think “tough gears,” and chances are you think of Robinson Racing Products–especially their hardened steel stuff. Robinson offers steel gears for a wide variety of brands, including Vaterra. We put RRP’s steel spur for the Twin Hammers to the test. Click to enlarge

Feb 13, 2015 Comments
Read more

RPM Beefs Up the Helion Dominus Line

RPM has expanded its popular line of indestructible plastic parts to include the Helion Dominus series, as seen here. As usual for RPM stuff, the parts are direct replacements for the factory plastic parts, just way more durable–in fact, RPM guarantees you can’t break them in normal use (go to RPMrcproducts.com for details). For more [...]

Feb 12, 2015 Comments
Read more

Vaterra Ascender by Jason Cook

Jason assembled this super clean ’86 K5 Blazer from the Vaterra Ascender kit using a Tekin power system — an FXR speed control running a 35T motor. Jason painted the body with Tamiya Gun Metal up top with Duratrax Metallic Black below. The tires are stock from the kit but he mounted them on Gearhead [...]

Feb 11, 2015 Comments
Read more
Copyright © 2015 Air Age Media. All rights reserved.