Category Archives: 1/18

First Impressions: Axial Yeti Jr. Rock Racer

First Impressions: Axial Yeti Jr. Rock Racer

2016 introduced many new and interesting models into the R/C world. While monster trucks were one of the hot vehicle types on the 1/10 scene, there was also a boom in the number of small-scale vehicles hitting hobby shop shelves. One of the most talked about releases of the year came during the close of…

Axial Yeti Jr. SCORE 1/18 Trophy Truck

Axial Yeti Jr. SCORE 1/18 Trophy Truck

Backyard off-road racing has a fresh, new look. Axial didn’t just dip their toe into the small-scale R/C world with the release of their Yeti Jr. 1/18 rock racer. They jumped in with two 1/18-scale models, based on the popular 1/10 and ⅛ Yeti off-road machines. The second vehicle release is the Yeti Jr. SCORE…

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…