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 [...]
From our September 2014 issue, a blast from the past with Associated’s RC10 Worlds Car–the machine that Brian Kinwald drove to his ’93 Worlds win. Unlike the gold-tub “RC10 Classic” re-release that quickly sold out in its limited run, Associated made plenty of Worlds Cars and you can still snag one–but that doesn’t mean they’ll [...]
Novak is upping their 1/8 scale game with the new HD8 motor, Activ8 V2 speed control, and Pit Wizard. RC old-timers will recall Novak was the first to offer a hand-held. LCD-screen speed control programmer way back in the late 1990s, back when we all ran brushed motors. Today’s Pit Wizard works with Novak’s Super-Tuner Plus firmware based speed [...]
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From our November 2014 issue comes this “Test Bench” review of XTM’s econo brushless system, which belies its low price with solid performance. Hobby People customers gave it their thumbs-up online; here’s our take. Click to enlarge
This over-the-top scale Land Rover from down-under is scratch built from sheet styrene and 3D-printed parts that Rick designed himself. Rick wanted to do the uncommon long-wheelbase Series 2 pickup rather than the more frequently modeled short-wheelbase Defender 90. He originally planned for a 1:10 version, but he wanted to use RC4WD’s Trailfinder 2 chassis. It [...]
You can always count on Serpent to produce top-quality on-roaders, and the brand best known for its 1/8 scale pavement weapons makes a heck of a 1/12 scale carpet-cutter as well. The S120 is the latest, and as you can see in the photos below, it’s a first-class machine. Says Serpent, “Focus on development has [...]
SWORKz has officially entered the 2WD buggy wars with the S102, which ticks off all the features you’d expect of a modern competition buggy and adds an SWORKz spin. Literally, in the case of the transmission, which uses a “simple gear insert” to allow a mid-motor or rear-motor configuration without swapping transmissions or chassis. No [...]