ECX Goes Crawling With New TEMPER RTR [VIDEO]

ECX has plenty of variety in its 17-model lineup, but no rock crawlers–until now. The new Temper is 1/18-scale solid-axle crawler with 4-link suspension, brushed power, waterproof electronics, and plenty of aluminum parts (see that blue stuff? There you go). A battery and charger are in the box, so the Temper is ready to hit [...]

Jul 16, 2015 Comments
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What Can You Do With Hitec’s New Robo-Servo?

Other than sticking it into a robot (duh), what would you do with Hitec’s latest robot servo? Instead of moving to an endpoint, the HSR-2645CR spins its output shaft continuously in either direction, with proportional speed up to 46rpm. You could use it to crank a jack screw and lift a dump bed, or make [...]

Jul 15, 2015 Comments
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JConcepts Reflex Tires for 1/10 Buggy: Traction for Dust and Loam

Tires are one of the most important items in getting your buggy to work at its best and now JConcepts is releasing a new series of tires called the Reflex for 2WD and 4WD buggies. With a square and angled style lug, this tread pattern is suited to loose and dusty tracks or when the [...]

Jul 15, 2015 Comments
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Team Associated and Carson Wernimont Part Ways

Despite strong results after joining Team Associated for the 2015 season, Carson Wernimont has split from the team. It’s not quite clear who broke up with who (see Carson’s and Associated’s statements below),  but it’s obvious Team Associated and the 2014 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Buggy podium driver simply didn’t see eye to eye. Associated isn’t [...]

Jul 14, 2015 Comments
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Serpent Viper 977-EVO: The Newest 1/8-Scale Nitro Asphalt Killer

Serpent has been a respected manufacturer in the racing scene for a long time and when they announce a new car, people take notice. Long considered the F1 of racing, 1/8-scale on-road nitro cars require a level of commitment few have the experience or dedication to do, but when participants demand the best and fractions [...]

Jul 14, 2015 Comments
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Team Orion Vortex dDrive: The End of Speed Controls? [VIDEO]

Motor, battery, speed control. Those three items are what make up an electric power system. Or they used to, at least; Orion’s new Vortex dDrive system integrates throttle circuitry directly into the motor, eliminating a separate speed control. The motor plugs directly into the receiver and battery, and gets its own power switch with setup [...]

Jul 13, 2015 Comments
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Losi’s LST XXL-2 Is Now Available With 6S Electric Power [VIDEO]

First the Losi LST XXL was updated with gasoline power and now the gang at Losi have given us a electric powered version that is capable of handling 6S of LiPo power. A 2200Kv brushless motor gets things moving and Spektrum’s AVC keeps the truck in total control at all times. Wheelies are going to [...]

Jul 10, 2015 Comments
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TLR 8IGHT-T E 3.0 Electric Truggy Kit: Updated Electric Track Killer

Truggies are always a favorite and can be a blast to drive on the track or at your favorite spot. With electric power getting more and more reliable and easy, some drivers are taking a serious look at eTruggies. The TLR 8IGHT-T E 3.0 electric truggy kit has a race proven design with electric power [...]

Jul 09, 2015 Comments
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