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Updated BeatBox & KickFlip Models from ECX

Updated BeatBox & KickFlip Models from ECX

Proving that size is no factor in the amount of fun you can have with an R/C vehicle, ECX has updated their BeatBox and KickFlip 1/36-scale vehicles with new graphics, and in one case, a new body type.  Keeping with it’s micro-Monster Truck body style, the BeatBox has received a new coat of paint for…

What was the biggest “small-scale” debut of 2014?

What was the biggest “small-scale” debut of 2014?

With the Christmas holiday in the books (and I hope you all have had a great holiday season so-far) it’s time to close out 2014. Before we greet the new year, what did you see as the biggest, smaller-scale vehicle that was released over this past year? A number of models were released throughout 2014,…

Unboxing the ECX BeatBox 1/36-scale Monster Truck [Video]

Unboxing the ECX BeatBox 1/36-scale Monster Truck [Video]

Like some brands of potato chips, “you can’t eat just one” and when it comes to small-scale radio-controlled vehicles, that line rings true.  Although I wouldn’t suggest eating these little machines, they are a blast to drive around and the more you can get your hands on, the better. After spending some quality time with…

A Pint-sized Powerhouse: A review of the ECX KickFlip

A Pint-sized Powerhouse: A review of the ECX KickFlip

I have a confession to make. At one time, I was under the impression that the smaller the R/C car was, the less fun it would be. This thinking was based on a childhood of toy-grade vehicles that ran on four AA batteries and weak motors.  They were fun, yes, but as you get older, your…

KickFlip Cleared for Takeoff [Video]

KickFlip Cleared for Takeoff [Video]

It’s been “all KickFlip, all the time” for the past week as I get to know this little R/C car. Last night, I put together a little ramp and decided to see how it would handle when taking on a few jumps and obstacles. Without giving too much away, I had a blast bashing this…

ECX KickFlip 1/36-scale Buggy Unboxing [Video]

ECX KickFlip 1/36-scale Buggy Unboxing [Video]

As soon as the two newest 1/36-scale models from ECX were announced a few months ago, I knew I had to get my hands on one.  The KickFlip and BeatBox look like amazing little machines and should  be great companions as “take anywhere” R/C cars that you can throw into your backpack or messenger bag…

Get to know the heavy-hitters in the world of small-scale R/C

Get to know the heavy-hitters in the world of small-scale R/C

If you’re just getting into the R/C hobby or are looking at adding a few new vehicles to your garage, it’s good to know who’s- who and who makes what.  While there numerous makes and models to choose from, I’ve highlighted a few of the “bigger” names in the small-scale radio-control universe. With prices ranging from…