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SQUARE BODY BEAUTY – FMS 1/18-scale FCX18 Chevrolet K10 RTR

SQUARE BODY BEAUTY – FMS 1/18-scale FCX18 Chevrolet K10 RTR

In the early 1960s, Chevrolet responded to the growing demand for robust and versatile pickup trucks in the American automotive market by introducing the first-generation C/K series, which included the iconic Chevrolet K10. Designed to excel in industrial, agricultural and off-road settings, the K10 was built for performance and durability. The Chevrolet engineering team focused […]
OVER THE TOP – 2024 Limited Edition Traxxas XRT Ultimate

OVER THE TOP – 2024 Limited Edition Traxxas XRT Ultimate

Traxxas, a leader in the RC world, has once again pushed the boundaries with the 2024 Limited Edition Traxxas XRT Ultimate 8S Truck. This limited edition model takes the Traxxas XRT to new heights, offering unparalleled durability, performance, and innovation. Traxxas XRT blends race-inspired design and engineering with the power and strength of the X-Maxx […]

Scaling New Heights – Redcat Racing’s Ascent-18 RTR Crawler Offers Big Performance At A Small Price

Scaling New Heights – Redcat Racing’s Ascent-18 RTR Crawler Offers Big Performance At A Small Price

When it comes to scale rock crawling, enthusiasts seek vehicles that can tackle challenging terrains and conquer obstacles with finesse. Redcat Racing has established itself as a respected name in the 1/10-scale crawling community, offering high-quality competitive vehicles at affordable prices. With the Ascent-18, Redcat has brought the same level of quality, performance and affordability […]
TIRE CARE 101 – The Keys to Traction

TIRE CARE 101 – The Keys to Traction

There’s only one thing—well, four, technically—that connect your RC car or truck to the ground. Of course, I’m talking about the tires, which are inarguably critical in how well your rig handles. I’ll say it here, and I’ve said it for years: Tires, whether you’re out rock crawling, racing or bashing, are the most important […]


Surf’s Up – A Bought Not Built Customized Tamiya Sand Scorcher

Surf’s Up – A Bought Not Built Customized Tamiya Sand Scorcher

In the world of radio-controlled cars, few models evoke nostalgia and admiration as much as the Tamiya Sand Scorcher. A true icon of the hobby, the Sand Scorcher holds a special place in the hearts of collectors and enthusiasts alike. For Leigh Guarnieri, Associate Publisher of RCCA, his journey with the Sand Scorcher began with […]
Bringing The Heat – Team Associated’s Pro2 RT10SW Rat Rod-style RTR

Bringing The Heat – Team Associated’s Pro2 RT10SW Rat Rod-style RTR

Born from the post-World War II era, rat rod enthusiasts took heavy, aging coupes and turned them into weight-reduced, aerodynamically tuned powerhouses ready to compete in speed contests. Fast forward to today and that passion still burns bright. Team Associated pays homage to this timeless culture with the Pro2 RT10SW RTR, a two-wheel-drive pickup that […]

SHOWROOM SHINE – Refreshing Your Traxxas Vehicle with an Updated Body

SHOWROOM SHINE – Refreshing Your Traxxas Vehicle with an Updated Body

Like many RC enthusiasts, yours truly included, you’ve been bashing your Traxxas vehicle anywhere you can. From your driveway to the park around the corner or even on the ramps at the local skate park, wherever you have the chance to catch some air, take a technical line on a trail or go flat-out for […]

SPEKTRUM FIRMA BRUSHED MOTORS – High-quality, low-cost Motors for your Crawler

SPEKTRUM FIRMA BRUSHED MOTORS – High-quality, low-cost Motors for your Crawler

If you need a new crawler motor, you better be ready to smash that piggy bank, right? Well, not so fast (pun intended). Brushless motors have quickly gone from new technology to being the standard, even in crawling. And while most ready-to-run vehicles still come with tried-and-true (and inexpensive) brushed motors, almost everyone instinctively looks […]
SPECIAL PROJECT: MINI-ME 80 – TrailBuds RC’s Ground-Up, Custom-Built Land Cruiser 80 Series

SPECIAL PROJECT: MINI-ME 80 – TrailBuds RC’s Ground-Up, Custom-Built Land Cruiser 80 Series

RC enthusiasts often strive for realism, seeking to replicate their vehicles’ full-sized counterparts by placing attention to detail at the forefront. Johnny Lum, a passionate RC hobbyist and off-road enthusiast, embarked on a journey to re-create his beloved Toyota Land Cruiser Land Cruiser 80 Series (LC80) in miniature form. Dubbed the RC80, this custom-built crawler […]
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