Category Archives: 1/18

Axial’s Yeti Jr: A 1/18-scale R/C Rock Racer

Axial’s Yeti Jr: A 1/18-scale R/C Rock Racer

A lean, mean, small-scale radio-controlled machine. In nearly five years of being a R/C hobbyist and enthusiast, I can’t remember a seeing larger boom in the world of small-scale radio-controlled cars and trucks, as what we’ve seen this year. Not only have “traditional” vehicle types been announced and released (buggies, short course trucks, touring cars,…

Taking the ECX Torment 1/18 SCT to the Track

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…

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…

Team Associated Reflex 1/18 Buggy

Team Associated Reflex 1/18 Buggy

Rounding out the latest from Team Associated and their Qualifier Series small-scale additions is the Reflex, a 1/18 ready-to-run (RTR) buggy. Along with its relatives the Rival 1/18 Monster Truck and the Apex 1/18 Touring Car, the Reflex seems right at home with these other smaller-scale R/C machines. Using the same base configuration as the…

Team Associated Rival 1/18 4W Monster Truck

Team Associated Rival 1/18 4W Monster Truck

Continuing their rollout of smaller-scale radio-controlled machines, Team Associated has introduced the predecessor of their discontinued Rival Mini Monster Truck. The new model, the Rival 1/18 Monster Truck is, like the original, a ready-to-run (RTR) model that features a brushed motor, oil-filled shocks, and beefy tires to help you over the terrain. The difference in…

Team Associated Apex 1/18 Touring Car

Team Associated Apex 1/18 Touring Car

Just when I was thinking there hasn’t been much news on the small-scale R/C front, Team Associated has introduced a number of new, 1/18 radio-controlled vehicles. Leading the charge is their Apex 1/18 RTR Touring Car (@20113). This 4-wheel drive (shaft-driven) car features an attractive bodyshell design (available in white or “charcoal niteline”) exterior and…

Dromida’s Latest 1/18 Rally Cars feature Brushed and Brushless Power

Dromida’s Latest 1/18 Rally Cars feature Brushed and Brushless Power

Following in the tire tracks of their latest 1/18 Touring Cars, Dromida has also released a pair of ready-to-run (RTR) 1/18 rally cars. Not only do these cars share the same scale, they also share the same chassis layout and motor options. The major differences are found in the body style and tire tread design.…

Dromida’s 1/18 Touring Cars with Brushed and Brushless Power

Dromida’s 1/18 Touring Cars with Brushed and Brushless Power

Dromida has recently had their eye on the sky with the release of a few new multi-rotor aircraft. While this has been welcome news for fans of budget-friendly quadcopters, those that want to keep their feet (or wheels) on the ground have been left without much new to dig into. That has changed with the…

Thumb RC is Gearing up for Summertime Racing

Thumb RC is Gearing up for Summertime Racing

If your summertime plans are looking a little thin, why not try your hand at some smaller-scale R/C racing? Thumb RC in Gagetown, MI has a full array of on-track activity to keep your competitive juices flowing. “Calling all offroad RC racers in Michigan. Thumb RC will be kicking into high gear over the next…

A True Small-“Scaler” From RC4WD – 1/18 Gelande II

A True Small-“Scaler” From RC4WD – 1/18 Gelande II

Over the years, I’ve settled into a nice spot within the R/C hobby. After discovering the scale/trail “genre” of vehicle, my interest and appreciation for highly-detailed, true-to-life vehicles has only grown. There isn’t much that could widen my already wide grin when looking at a well-built scale radio-controlled rig. In fact, that enthusiasm may be…