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Maxxed Out: We Deck Out Our Traxxas Maxx Even Further

Maxxed Out: We Deck Out Our Traxxas Maxx Even Further

After a few months of wrecking everything in its path, our Incredible Hulk green Traxxas Maxx has seen more than its share of crashes, bashes, rollovers and hard landings – many times even on its roof. This virtually indestructible monster truck is whiplash fast and has been tons of fun. As well as it performs […]
SoCal Cruising: Building Tamiya’s Beautifully  Detailed VW Karmann Ghia

SoCal Cruising: Building Tamiya’s Beautifully Detailed VW Karmann Ghia

There’s always something really satisfying about getting a fresh build-it-yourself kit from Tamiya. I know for me it’s the level of detail that Tamiya goes to when recreating their true-to-life scale replicas, even in RC form. It’s not a surprise that every kit looks the part, considering Tamiya’s many years as a scale model manufacturer, […]

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Q&A  With Kyosho’s famed designer  Akira Kogawa

Q&A With Kyosho’s famed designer Akira Kogawa

It’s an honor and privilege for us to sit down with famed RC designer Akira Kogawa for our RCCA Q&A session. The prolific RC designer is responsible for many of the designs and breakthroughs that you see on the track today. Impressively, he began creating RC cars professionally at the ripe age of 18 and […]
Bat-Safe LiPo Charging Container – An inexpensive insurance policy

Bat-Safe LiPo Charging Container – An inexpensive insurance policy

I know from personal experience how much smoke, fumes, and fire can be produced if a LiPo goes bad or is charged improperly. It is just too easy to become complacent and take LiPo packs for granted. I was lucky with my little surprise—nothing was damaged and no one was hurt. Now, however, I take […]

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Pro-Line Prism T 2.2″ Off-Road Truck Front Tires

Pro-Line Prism T 2.2″ Off-Road Truck Front Tires

From Pro-Line: Introducing the all-new Prism Carpet Truck Front tire! The Prism features tons of Ultra-Sharp Prism shaped Pins in the middle of the tire combined with Wedge style pins on the outside for incredible steering on small and tight carpet tracks without the edgy feel of full pin tires. The pins on the Prism […]
Tekin Builds Ep. 20: Tekno EB410.2 1:10 4WD Buggy [VIDEO]

Tekin Builds Ep. 20: Tekno EB410.2 1:10 4WD Buggy [VIDEO]

From Tekin: Our 20th Episode! Switching it up to a race-bred 4WD machine, the Tekno EB410.2 is a 1/10 scale 4WD electric buggy kit fit for the dirt. Join in on the assembly process and check out some of the upgrades we are installing during the initial build! Factory RC makes some fantastic looking carbon […]

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Special Project: Down by the Lake

Special Project: Down by the Lake

When you think Trail and Scale, what type of terrain do you usually think of? For most of us, it will certainly be rocky, mountainous trails with plenty of obstacles to overcome. In a departure from the typical mountain pass, we decided to take a detour down to the lake and take a spin in […]
Good Vibes – Custom Tamiya Comical Hornet Jun Watanabe Version

Good Vibes – Custom Tamiya Comical Hornet Jun Watanabe Version

Some of my earliest and fondest memories as a kid were the weekend RC parking lot races at a local to me hobby shop called Silver Star Hobbies and the occasional outing to the Ranch Pit Stop in Pomona, California – that is, whenever one of the grown ups bothered to give us a ride. […]

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REEF: Q&A  With The Founder of Reefs RC

REEF: Q&A With The Founder of Reefs RC

Spending time behind the wheel of an RC crawler will invariably lead to you wanting to upgrade its performance characteristics, especially in the steering department. When you look up the go to name in crawler specific servos, you’ll find Reefs RC at the top of the list. The Corona, California based company provides quality servos, […]
Q&A With Designer & RC Enthusiast Jun Watanabe

Q&A With Designer & RC Enthusiast Jun Watanabe

If you got into RC anytime during the 80s or 90s, there’s a likely chance that your first kit was a Tamiya buggy. For those that we speak to in the industry, we often hear stories of Grasshoppers, Frogs and Hornets as being the gateway drug into this addictive hobby. The same can be said […]

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Playing Dirty: LaTrax Teton 1/18 Scale 4WD Monster Truck

Playing Dirty: LaTrax Teton 1/18 Scale 4WD Monster Truck

While I was wandering around the hobby shop, I found myself inexplicably drawn to the 1/18-scale and smaller shelf. As I perused the myriad of offerings, I thought to myself the miniature rock crawlers, racecars and buggies looked like they could be fun, but how would they hold up? In the past, I might have […]
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