About

The story behind SmallScaleRC.com

I have been involved in the radio-controlled vehicle hobby since 2012. While that’s not the longest amount of time, I’ve managed to pick up on a lot of information and have gotten to know many amazing people in and around the R/C hobby and the industry itself.  Putting it mildly, I’m hooked on all things R/C.

After getting my first hobby-grade radio-controlled vehicle, I wanted to help show as many people as possible how much fun this hobby can be.  Soon after my first purchase, I launched RCNewb.com, a site that’s built for beginners in the hobby and even those that have been around for a while.  Wanting to explore as much of the hobby as I could, I quickly bought a smaller-scale machine and was once-again hooked.  Small vehicles are pure fun on wheels.

If you’ve been looking at the hobby, but aren’t quite sure where to jump in, starting off with a smaller R/C vehicle might be the right choice for you.  While they don’t (often) have the same power as their larger-scale counterparts, that doesn’t mean they aren’t able to do amazing things.

What you’ll find here.

The focus of smallscalerc.com is on R/C vehicles that are 1/16 scale and smaller. These sizes have become increasingly popular over the past few years and more models and lineups are being added by some of the most well-known names in the hobby.  If you want to find out more about these machines, this is a great place to start!

We’ll share news, project ideas, reviews as well as details on many smaller-scale R/C vehicles.  Think of it as a buyers guide, tip line, newsroom, and water cooler all rolled into one.

Meet the team.

Tim Gluth (www.tiglu.com, @tiglu) – Owner, RCNewb.com & SmallScaleRC.com

“I’ve always been facinated with cars, and from an early age, I found myself drawn to remote and radio-controlled cars. My first r/c car was a remote-controlled Corvette (tethered) from New Bright. If I remember correctly, I had gotten it for my 5th birthday. It was a great car, and I have great memories of it. Those type of memories are what I want to have my children experience and keep with them as they grow. Up until this year (2012), I haven’t had a “true” hobby-grade r/c vehicle. That all changed with my purchase of a Traxxas Slash 4×4 and I can’t wait to learn more about this hobby and help others along the way.”