WPL C24 1/16-scale R/C Trail Truck

From what I’ve seen, the hottest small-scale R/C models of 2018 aren’t from any of the mainstream hobby brands. No, the maker of some of the most sought-after machines is WPL, a brand that you’ll find on sites such as GearBest, Banggood, and GeekBuying.com. Following up the success of models such as the C14 “Hercules”…

WPL C24 1/16-scale R/C Trail Truck

WPL C24 1/16-scale R/C Trail Truck

From what I’ve seen, the hottest small-scale R/C models of 2018 aren’t from any of the mainstream hobby brands. No, the maker of some of the most sought-after machines is WPL, a brand that you’ll find on sites such as GearBest, Banggood, and GeekBuying.com. Following up the success of models such as the C14 “Hercules”…

Get a Pro-Line Ambush 4×4 Before They’re Gone

Get a Pro-Line Ambush 4×4 Before They’re Gone

Late last year, I learned that one of my favorite small-scale R/C crawlers had been discontinued. While disappointing, I was happy to see other 1/24-scale crawlers in the market, available to fill the void. If you’d hoped to pick up one of these 1/25-scale trail truck before they become too hard to find, Pro-Line has…

An Outdoor Adventure with the WPL C14 “Hercules”

An Outdoor Adventure with the WPL C14 “Hercules”

The WPL C14 Hercules has proven to be quite an interesting project. Not satisfied with the stock electronics on the ready-to-run (RTR) version, I assembled the necessary parts to convert this 1/16-scale trail truck from a toy into a hobby-grade-like vehicle. Sparing the details (for the time being), I finally had the opportunity to take…

Team Associated Re-launches the MT28 Monster Truck

Team Associated Re-launches the MT28 Monster Truck

Shortly after launching their MT28 Monster Truck late in 2018, Team Associated pulled this model from their lineup. After a short hiatus, the MT28 has re-emerged with some subtle changes. What those changes are might be skin deep as the headlight decals appear to be the only visual change to this revised 1/28-scale truck. Comparing…

Review: ECX Barrage 1/24

Review: ECX Barrage 1/24

The search for a capable and fun small-scale R/C trail rig has been my personal holy grail/white whale expedition for quite some time. While I’ve driven some vehicles that come close to being “spot on” with regards to handling and overall performance, there are small items that cause the overall experience to fall a bit…

A New Graphics Option for the LaTrax Desert Prerunner 1/18 Off-road Truck

A New Graphics Option for the LaTrax Desert Prerunner 1/18 Off-road Truck

The LaTrax Prerunner 4×4 truck has received a splash of color for 2018. This recently redesigned 1/18-scale vehicle now features a “color splash” body design, similar to what Traxxas has been applying to a number of their other models. This new color option is a real eye-catcher and stands out among the standard solid red and…

See it in Action: RC4WD’s 1/14-scale Rally Truck

See it in Action: RC4WD’s 1/14-scale Rally Truck

What’s red, rugged, and ready to rumble? If you guessed the RC4WD Rally Truck, you’d win this round of R/C Jeopardy. This 1/14-scale off-road rig has created quite a stir among R/C fanatics, and now you can see what it looks like in action. Inspired by 1:1 Dakar Rally trucks, this smaller-scale rig does an…

Review: Team Associated RC28T

Review: Team Associated RC28T

As retro-styled, small-scale R/C vehicles go, there aren’t many to choose from. In fact, I’d say Team Associated has the market cornered with their two 1/28-scale models, the RC28T stadium truck and RC28 buggy. It’s this blend of old-school style and small-scale stature that forced me to add yet another R/C vehicle to my fleet.…

RC4WD Gelande II “Black Rock” 1/18 Scale Trail Rig

RC4WD Gelande II “Black Rock” 1/18 Scale Trail Rig

Small-scale trail fanatics now have more vehicle options to choose from than ever, thanks to the folks at RC4WD. Adding to their Gelande II line, three new models have been added, including a Jeep Wrangler clone, the Black Rock. This 1/18-scale trail machine utilizes the same under-the-body components as the original Gelande II but features a…

Kyosho Mini-Z Buggy Chassis V2

Kyosho Mini-Z Buggy Chassis V2

If you want to experience the fun of building an R/C model, but enjoy small-scale vehicles, Kyosho has something for you. Their second-generation Mini-Z Buggy Chassis kit has been re-tuned and refined with new electronics and chassis components, increasing both the performance and the fun of this small-scale machine. The highlights of this new kit include…

RC4WD Gelande II “BlackJack” 1/18 R/C Crawler

RC4WD Gelande II “BlackJack” 1/18 R/C Crawler

RC4WD has added to their Gelande II line with the introduction of three new models. The first machine in the rollout is their Gelande II RTR “BlackJack”.  Featuring a body that’s reminiscent of an old-school Ford Bronco, this trail rig packs in plenty of scale detail, while staying true to its roots. Based on an aluminum ladder-frame…

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