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First-Impressions: Axial SCX24 Deadbolt

First-Impressions: Axial SCX24 Deadbolt

A small-scale rock crawler that’s packed with surprises. I’ve learned to temper my expectations when it comes to new R/C models. Too often, it seems my internal hype machine goes into overdrive and I become let down by various aspects of a new radio-controlled vehicle. As I mulled Axial’s latest small-scale release, the SX24 Deadbolt,…

A Go-anywhere Explorer: Axial’s SCX24 Deadbolt

A Go-anywhere Explorer: Axial’s SCX24 Deadbolt

Man, do I love small-scale R/C crawlers. Whether it’s Pro-Line’s Ambush 4×4, Carisma Scale Adventure’s MSA-1E, or the ECX Barrage 1/24, the fact that I can get the thrill of radio-controlled trail driving anywhere, anytime is…huge. Now there’s a new option for 1/24-scale R/C crawling; the Axial SCX24 Deadbolt. That’s right, the mad geniuses at…

Built for Speed: Carisma GT24 Series 1/24-scale Kits

Built for Speed: Carisma GT24 Series 1/24-scale Kits

Feeling the urge to build an indoor R/C racer? Carisma has released their GT24B buggy and GT24R rally car as unassembled kits. Everything you’ll need is included in the kit (except batteries), so all you need to do is page through the manual and get to work. The ready-to-run (RTR) versions of these cars are…

An Outdoor Test of the Carisma Scale Adventure Coyote Pup [Video]

An Outdoor Test of the Carisma Scale Adventure Coyote Pup [Video]

The Carisma Scale Adventure Coyote Pup continues to impress me with every new outing I take it on. Truth be told, while most of my “outings” have been indoors, I felt it was time to get outside with this small-scale trail machine and see how it could handle a bit of outdoor terrain. Taking on…

Carisma’s 4Y24 1/24-scale Micro Buggy Kit

Carisma’s 4Y24 1/24-scale Micro Buggy Kit

Carisma has rolled out a new option for fans of small-scale, go-fast R/C machines with the launch of their 4Y24 kit. This 1/24-scale model provides the foundation for creating a custom radio-controlled buggy. If the design looks familiar, it’s essentially the GT24B chassis minus wheels, tires, and body. Not lacking for power, this kit features…

A Quick Indoor Drive with the Carisma Scale Adventure Coyote Pup [Video]

A Quick Indoor Drive with the Carisma Scale Adventure Coyote Pup [Video]

My favorite go-to rig (at the moment) is Carisma’s MSA-1E Coyote Pup. I’m sold on its performance, scale detail, and overall fun factor. To help illustrate how this little rig performs, I set up a short (very short) crawling course made up of rain gutter insert “foam” and turned this puppy loose. While the performance…

First-Impressions: Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E Coyote Pup

First-Impressions: Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E Coyote Pup

When Carisma Scale Adventure announced their 1/24-scale MSA-1E lineup, I was immediately drawn to this new machine and hoped it would live up to whatever hype I’d build around it. While I’ve added a number of smaller-scale R/C crawlers to my collection, not all of them have been able to match the level of performance…

See it in Action: ECX Barrage UV & UV FPV

See it in Action: ECX Barrage UV & UV FPV

The ECX Barrage UV and UV FPV are designed for indoor and outdoor R/C fun. The FPV-equipped model gives you a chance to experience the hobby from an all-new angle, while the standard model is meant for traditional R/C trail fun. To see what each of these new vehicles bring to the table, here’s a…

Explore Your World with the ECX Barrage 1/24 IV FPV

Explore Your World with the ECX Barrage 1/24 IV FPV

Most small-scale R/C vehicles provide an excellent platform for FPV. With their compact size and relatively capable performance, you can create an indoor or outdoor explorer that can give you a new perspective on your surroundings (and your hobby). ECX has jumped into the world of FPV with their Barrage UV FPV, a 1/24-scale radio-controlled…

Rage RC Mini Q 1/24 R/C Car Kit

Rage RC Mini Q 1/24 R/C Car Kit

Kit builders rejoice! You can now combine your love for small-scale R/C with the joy of building a kit thanks to the Rage RC Mini Q DIY 1/24-scale R/C car kit. With everything you need in one box, this appears to be a fun project for hobbyists of any skill level. Given its small size,…