Taking the ECX Torment 1/18 SCT to the Track

How does this entry-level small-scale racer hold up after a day at the track? The following is a guest review of the ECX Torment 1/18-scale short course truck by Jacob Dohrmann of Rove RC. ECX Torment 1/18 Specifications Type: 4WD Short Course Truck Scale: 1/18 Length: 12.04 in (306mm) Width: 7.17 in (182mm) Height: 4.21…

Review: Carisma’s GT24B R/C Buggy

Review: Carisma’s GT24B R/C Buggy

Having completed my review of the Carisma GT24T, I turned my attention to another one of Carisma’s small-scale machines, the equally sporty GT24B buggy. Although these two cars share many of the same components, their similarities stop when you mash the throttle. And believe me, there was plenty of throttle-mashing during this review. Carisma GT24B…

Team Associated’s Latest Tiny Truck: The SC28 Short Course Truck

Team Associated’s Latest Tiny Truck: The SC28 Short Course Truck

A 1/28-scale replica of Carl Renezeder’s Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series Machine Small-scale is the new big thing in the world of R/C. Team Associated has embraced small-scale with their release of three 1/18-scale vehicles earlier this year and they’re adding one more micro machine to their lineup. The SC29 is a 1/28-scale, ready-to-run…

Review: Carisma GT24T R/C Monster Truck

Review: Carisma GT24T R/C Monster Truck

Small and speedy sum up this brushless-powered, 1/24-scale, 4-wheel drive monster truck. Smaller-scale (1/18 and under) radio-controlled vehicles can get a bad rap for not being on-par with their larger-scale counterparts. I’ve written, on more than one occasion, how my view of these small machines has changed over the years. Smaller doesn’t always mean less.…

Replacement Parts Now Available for the Pro-Line Ambush 4×4

Replacement Parts Now Available for the Pro-Line Ambush 4×4

Pro-Line’s Ambush 4×4 is a well-built micro rig that can take its licks and roll on. For owners of this 1/25-scale trail machine, there’s now an array of replacement parts for fixing up your rig or simply stocking up on spare components. With 12 parts options available, from batteries to frame sets, and everything in-between,…

Helion Animus 18DT

Helion Animus 18DT

One brand that’s well-known for their 1/10 radio-controlled cars and trucks, Helion has added a new 1/18-scale vehicle to their small-scale lineup, and it looks tough. The Animus 18DT is a desert truck that features a body style similar to what you’ll find on many off-road, endurance racing trucks. This 4-wheel drive, ready-to-run (RTR) R/C…

HPI Announces the Q32 Trophy Truggy

HPI Announces the Q32 Trophy Truggy

HPI has endured an up and down year, but all signs point to them ending 2016 with a bang. They have added another 1/32-scale vehicle to their expanding Q32 lineup with the addition of the Q32 Trophy Truggy. As we’ve seen from the other Q32 models, these vehicles aren’t short on fun, even with their…

First Impressions: Carisma GT24B Radio-Controlled Buggy

First Impressions: Carisma GT24B Radio-Controlled Buggy

Following in the tire tracks of our last “first impressions” look is another small-scale, radio-controlled vehicle from Carisma. This time around, I’m taking a look at their GT24B buggy. As with other models in their GT24 lineup, this vehicle features 4-wheel drive, brushless (8000kV) power and runs on either 1S or 2S LiPo batteries. Unboxing…

Pro-Line Ambush 4×4: The Review

Pro-Line Ambush 4×4: The Review

Throughout my time spent in the R/C hobby, I’ve come to appreciate certain avenues that I never thought I would. The funny thing about it has been how my appreciation has evolved into an obsession. If you were to ask me what “sides” of the hobby I enjoy the most, my split-second response would be…

First Impressions: Carisma GT24T Radio-Controlled Monster Truck

First Impressions: Carisma GT24T Radio-Controlled Monster Truck

Small and speedy sum up this brushless-powered, 1/24-scale, 4-wheel drive monster truck. Carisma has been a brand of radio-controlled vehicle that I’ve long wanted to take a closer look at. Across their product lineup, they offer a number of attractive on-road and off-road vehicles, in multiple scales and appearance levels. While their larger-scale vehicles feature…

First Impressions: Pro-Line Ambush 4×4

First Impressions: Pro-Line Ambush 4×4

As a fan of both “scale” trail rigs and small-scale radio-controlled vehicles, any model that has those two qualifications is sure to grab my attention. This year has seen a rise in the number of detail-focused, smaller-scale off-road rigs. RC4WD’s 1/18 Gelande II and the 1/14 Thunder Tiger Kaiser XS started this movement, with the…

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