Hit the Rocks with the ECX Temper Gen 2 1/18-scale Rock Crawler

While scale realism may be all the rage the unmistakable style of the original R/C crawler hasn’t been forgotten. ECX has refreshed it’s 1/18-scale rock crawler with the Temper Gen 2. Taking the original design of their Temper and pushing it further, the Temper Gen 2 features a mid-motor design, four-link suspension, and a new…

Hit the Rocks with the ECX Temper Gen 2 1/18-scale Rock Crawler

Hit the Rocks with the ECX Temper Gen 2 1/18-scale Rock Crawler

While scale realism may be all the rage the unmistakable style of the original R/C crawler hasn’t been forgotten. ECX has refreshed it’s 1/18-scale rock crawler with the Temper Gen 2. Taking the original design of their Temper and pushing it further, the Temper Gen 2 features a mid-motor design, four-link suspension, and a new…

Kyosho Mini-Z Honda Civic Type R FWD R/C Car

Kyosho Mini-Z Honda Civic Type R FWD R/C Car

The Mini-Z lineup is expanding, thanks to the new Honda Civic Type R model from Kyosho. Based on their well-traveled MR-03 platform, this model stays true to the 1:1 model it’s replicating and features a front-wheel-drive system. With full ball bearings throughout the chassis (12 in all), this model should roll smoothly and effortlessly, reducing…

An Outdoor Test of the Carisma Scale Adventure Coyote Pup [Video]

An Outdoor Test of the Carisma Scale Adventure Coyote Pup [Video]

The Carisma Scale Adventure Coyote Pup continues to impress me with every new outing I take it on. Truth be told, while most of my “outings” have been indoors, I felt it was time to get outside with this small-scale trail machine and see how it could handle a bit of outdoor terrain. Taking on…

Kyosho Mini-Z McLaren P1 GTR

Kyosho Mini-Z McLaren P1 GTR

Amazing scale detail in small-scale R/C models isn’t just reserved for off-road, trail-driving machines. Kyosho has proven time and time again that scale beauty can be applied to on-road models, and their latest creation is further proof of that. The Kyosho Mini-Z McLaren P1 GTR is a faithful 1/27-scale recreation of the 1:1 supercar. Riding…

Carisma’s 4Y24 1/24-scale Micro Buggy Kit

Carisma’s 4Y24 1/24-scale Micro Buggy Kit

Carisma has rolled out a new option for fans of small-scale, go-fast R/C machines with the launch of their 4Y24 kit. This 1/24-scale model provides the foundation for creating a custom radio-controlled buggy. If the design looks familiar, it’s essentially the GT24B chassis minus wheels, tires, and body. Not lacking for power, this kit features…

LaTrax Rally: Valentino Rossi Edition

LaTrax Rally: Valentino Rossi Edition

There hasn’t been much news from LaTrax recently, however, this small-scale R/C brand has recently announced a special edition of their 1/18-scale Rally model. If you love slinging your radio-controlled cars through dirt and across pavement, take a look at the Valentino Rossi Edition LaTrax Rally. Featuring a graphics package that’s similar to Rossi’s 1:1…

Team Associated SC28 Fox Factory Short Course Truck

Team Associated SC28 Fox Factory Short Course Truck

Team Associated has thrown fresh paint on their 1/28-scale SC28 by rolling out the Fox Factory version of this short course truck. While the underlying chassis remains the same, this small-scale truck now sports an orange, yellow, and black color scheme, complete with Fox branding. Like the other models in their SC28, MT28, RC28, and…

A Quick Indoor Drive with the Carisma Scale Adventure Coyote Pup [Video]

A Quick Indoor Drive with the Carisma Scale Adventure Coyote Pup [Video]

My favorite go-to rig (at the moment) is Carisma’s MSA-1E Coyote Pup. I’m sold on its performance, scale detail, and overall fun factor. To help illustrate how this little rig performs, I set up a short (very short) crawling course made up of rain gutter insert “foam” and turned this puppy loose. While the performance…

First-Impressions: Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E Coyote Pup

First-Impressions: Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E Coyote Pup

When Carisma Scale Adventure announced their 1/24-scale MSA-1E lineup, I was immediately drawn to this new machine and hoped it would live up to whatever hype I’d build around it. While I’ve added a number of smaller-scale R/C crawlers to my collection, not all of them have been able to match the level of performance…

Glory Days: Team Associated’s “Jammin’ Jay Halsey” RC28 Replica

Glory Days: Team Associated’s “Jammin’ Jay Halsey” RC28 Replica

If you’re a fan of classic R/C machines and want to keep a bit of history on your shelf, Team Associated has released a “Jammin’ Jay Halsey” version of their 1/28-scale RC28 buggy. Featuring a replica paint scheme to that of Jay’s 1985 RC10 which he used to win the IFMAR Off-road World Championship. While this…

WPL B36 “Ural” 1/16-scale 6×6 Military Truck

WPL B36 “Ural” 1/16-scale 6×6 Military Truck

If you’re in the mood for a project, the 1/16-scale radio-control trucks from WPL and HengLong have proven to be quite the canvas for some unique, custom creations. The latest military-style rig from WPL is the B36 “Ural”, a 6×6 armored communications rig. Available in both kit and ready-to-run (RTR) form, this new truck fits…

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