See it in Action: Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E Ford 1976 F-150

The recently-announced, second-generation Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E builds on the foundation of last year’s model and adds a few new bells and whistles, including lower gearing, a new motor, and an officially-licensed 1976 Ford F-150 body. While all of those upgrades sound nice, the real question remains; how does it perform? To answer that question,…

See it in Action: Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E Ford 1976 F-150

See it in Action: Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E Ford 1976 F-150

The recently-announced, second-generation Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E builds on the foundation of last year’s model and adds a few new bells and whistles, including lower gearing, a new motor, and an officially-licensed 1976 Ford F-150 body. While all of those upgrades sound nice, the real question remains; how does it perform? To answer that question,…

Carisma Launches Their Second-Generation MSA-1E Micro Crawler

Carisma Launches Their Second-Generation MSA-1E Micro Crawler

The expanded MSA-1E lineup now features a licensed, 1976 Ford F-150 body design. Originally spotted during coverage of the 2019 NRHSA convention, Carisma has officially released their second-generation, 1/24-scale crawler; the MSA-1E 1976 Ford F-150. Aside from the new, officially-licensed body, this rig also brings a few internal upgrades to the table. The gearing has…

Some Exciting Small-Scale News from NRHSA 2019!

Some Exciting Small-Scale News from NRHSA 2019!

Do you love small-scale R/C news? If so, this year’s NHRSA convention in Las Vegas had a few little tidbits that you might find interesting. After watching (and re-watching) RC Driver’s 2019 HRHSA Show coverage and receiving a tip from a fellow hobbyist (thanks, Adam W.) which pointed to a Facebook post by Competition-X, there are two…

Kyosho Mini-Z 2008 Subaru Impreza WRC Readyset

Kyosho Mini-Z 2008 Subaru Impreza WRC Readyset

Kyosho has added another sharp-looking ride to their Mini-Z lineup; the 2008 Subaru Impreza WRC. If you love beautifully-crafted scale detail and small-scale, crazy-fun R/C cars, you should get the best of both worlds with this model. Featuring all-wheel drive, smooth drift wheels, full ball bearings, and an officially-licensed 2008 Subaru Impreza WRC body, this…

It’s a Jeep Thing: Axial’s SCX24 2019 Jeep Wrangler JLU

It’s a Jeep Thing: Axial’s SCX24 2019 Jeep Wrangler JLU

YES!!! I mean…what do we have here? Setting aside my excitement for a moment, Axial has released a new addition to their SCX24 line; the SCX24 2019 Jeep Wrangler JLU (AXI00002T1/2). The SCX24 Deadbolt has quickly become my favorite small-scale crawler, and I’m thrilled to see this line of vehicles expanding. With their latest release,…

Two Fresh Color Schemes Now Available for the LaTrax Desert Prerunner

Two Fresh Color Schemes Now Available for the LaTrax Desert Prerunner

When I think of small-scale R/C models, one brand that often comes to mind is LaTrax. While they’ve been relatively quiet throughout 2019, they have released two new color options for their 1/18-scale Desert Prerunner. While the underlying setup of this truck remains the same, including Traxxas iD battery tech, the Desert Prerunner sports either…

Carisma GT24 Hyundai i20 1/24-scale Brushless Rally Car

Carisma GT24 Hyundai i20 1/24-scale Brushless Rally Car

Over the past year, I’ve been holding out hope that Carisma would re-introduce a small-scale, go-fast, ready-to-run (RTR) model into their lineup. After announcing their GT24B and GT24R kits, I wasn’t sure what to expect next, but thankfully, they’ve answered my hobby hopes with two new RTR rally car models. For fans of jellybean-styled, compact…

1RC Racing 1/18-scale Eastern Dirt Modified RTR

1RC Racing 1/18-scale Eastern Dirt Modified RTR

1RC Racing has announced a new ready-to-run (RTR) model for R/C dirt track racing fanatics. Based on a 1:1 Eastern Dirt Modified (EDM) racer, this new 1/18-scale racer features real-world details both inside and out. With a polycarbonate body panel set, authentic tube-frame chassis design, and scaled-down replica Hoosier dirt racing tires, the EDM RTR…

Carisma Launches Two New 1/24-scale Brushless Rally Cars

Carisma Launches Two New 1/24-scale Brushless Rally Cars

Say hello to the GT24 Rally series. Small, fast, and fun. Those are the hallmarks of Carisma’s GT24 models. From their past ready-to-run (RTR) models to their more recent 1/24-scale kit options, Carisma has always packed power and performance into their small-scale go-fast machines. Bringing the excitement of 1:1 rally car racing to the small-scale…

Kyosho Mini-Z RWD Toyota 86 Readyset

Kyosho Mini-Z RWD Toyota 86 Readyset

Everyone dreams of parking a rear-wheel drive sports car in their garage, no matter what size it may be. For fans of Toyota models, Kyosho has introduced a new option into their Mini-Z lineup, the Toyota 86 RWD. Riding on their MR-03 chassis, this model features a compact chassis design intended for indoor fun and…

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