Hit the Track for Less: 1RC Racing’s 1/18-scale Midget 1.0 is now $139.99

With the release of their 1/18-scale Midget 2.0 racer, 1RC Racing has discounted the price of their first-generation oval track machine. This brushless-powered, ready-to-run (RTR) model features everything you need to get up to speed, including a 2.4GHz radio system, battery, and charger. Supplies are limited as 1RC Racing is trying to make room for…

Hit the Track for Less: 1RC Racing’s 1/18-scale Midget 1.0 is now $139.99

Hit the Track for Less: 1RC Racing’s 1/18-scale Midget 1.0 is now $139.99

With the release of their 1/18-scale Midget 2.0 racer, 1RC Racing has discounted the price of their first-generation oval track machine. This brushless-powered, ready-to-run (RTR) model features everything you need to get up to speed, including a 2.4GHz radio system, battery, and charger. Supplies are limited as 1RC Racing is trying to make room for…

A Go-anywhere Explorer: Axial’s SCX24 Deadbolt

A Go-anywhere Explorer: Axial’s SCX24 Deadbolt

Man, do I love small-scale R/C crawlers. Whether it’s Pro-Line’s Ambush 4×4, Carisma Scale Adventure’s MSA-1E, or the ECX Barrage 1/24, the fact that I can get the thrill of radio-controlled trail driving anywhere, anytime is…huge. Now there’s a new option for 1/24-scale R/C crawling; the Axial SCX24 Deadbolt. That’s right, the mad geniuses at…

1RC Racing Releases Their Second-generation Midget Racer

1RC Racing Releases Their Second-generation Midget Racer

If you want to bring the excitement of oval-track racing to your backyard, the lineup of sprint, Silver Crown, and midget cars from 1RC Racing appears to fit the bill. Their latest release is the second-generation of their 1/18-scale, ready-to-run (RTR) midget racer, the Midget 2.0. There are a number of internal updates on this…

WPL C34 FJ40 1/16-scale R/C Crawler

WPL C34 FJ40 1/16-scale R/C Crawler

The lineup of 1/16-scale models from WPL is expanding, thanks to the upcoming WPL C34. With a body design reminiscent of the Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser, this small-scale crawler will be offered in both kit and ready-to-run (RTR) models. Similar to other WPL models, this vehicle appears to feature a ladder-frame chassis, plastic axle housings,…

Kyosho Mini-Z RWD Mazda 787B Le Mans Racer

Kyosho Mini-Z RWD Mazda 787B Le Mans Racer

Fans of auto racing now have a new, small-scale R/C model to take to the track. Kyosho has expanded their Mini-Z RWD lineup to include a replica of the Mazda 787B. The compact MR-03 chassis features a compact design and includes adjustable width settings (narrow or wide), a port for an optional gyro, and can…

Tamiya is Prepping a Snack-sized Lunchbox Mini Monster Van

Tamiya is Prepping a Snack-sized Lunchbox Mini Monster Van

The Tamiya Lunchbox is a well-known and much-loved model among longtime R/C enthusiasts. This classic (and recently refreshed) kit provides the thrill of building with the fun of a radio-controlled monster truck. It now appears that Tamiya is readying a small-scale version of this R/C classic. While this isn’t the first time Tamiya has released…

Building an Orlandoo Hunter OH32A03 – Putting it All Together

Building an Orlandoo Hunter OH32A03 – Putting it All Together

This build series is sponsored by RCMart.com. We’re here. The home stretch. The final lap. The last mile. However you want to phrase it, the Orlandoo Hunter OH32A03 build is coming to an end. Throughout the entire process, I’ve been challenged by this build but it’s also been a fun process. The last segment of…

Building an Orlandoo Hunter OH32A03 – Motor Mounting and Chassis Assembly

Building an Orlandoo Hunter OH32A03 – Motor Mounting and Chassis Assembly

This build series is sponsored by RCMart.com. Every R/C build brings new adventures and opportunities with every new bag. With the axles and suspension links assembled on our Orlandoo Hunter OH32A03 kit, it’s now time to build the heart and soul of this small-scale R/C crawler; the transmission and chassis. The OH32A03 transmission is positioned…

Kyosho Mini-Z MP9 Buggy

Kyosho Mini-Z MP9 Buggy

R/C fun comes in all shapes and sizes, and Kyosho’s latest Mini-Z model takes that to heart. The Kyosho Mini-Z MP9 takes the spirit of their 1/10-scale competition buggy and sets it into the body of a 1/27-scale superstar. The Mini-Z MP9 is shaft driven, offering 4wd performance in a very compact package. the motor…

Building an Orlandoo Hunter OH32A03 – Axle and Suspension Link Assembly

Building an Orlandoo Hunter OH32A03 – Axle and Suspension Link Assembly

Part One: Bags A & B This build series is sponsored by RCMart.com. My first experience with a 1/32-scale kit arrived in the form of the Orlandoo Hunter OH32A03 kit, specifically bag “A”. This bag contained all of the parts and pieces for assembling the axles and axle housings. I’ve done this type of assembly…

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