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LaTrax Introduces the Desert Prerunner 4×4

LaTrax Introduces the Desert Prerunner 4×4

Get your off-road kicks on a smaller scale (and budget) with the latest offering from LaTrax. The LaTrax lineup of 1/18 vehicles doesn’t boast large numbers, but what they do have is a solid fleet of small-scale, fun-filled R/C machines. Recently, their surface machines received small updates in the form of Traxxas iD battery/ESC connectors.…

Change Your POV with New FPV Vehicles from Dromida

On-road or off, these new 1/18-scale machines will give you a new perspective on your hobby. Have you ever imagined what it would be like to see the track or path that your radio-controlled car or truck is traveling on, from the ground level? While on-board cameras such as the Go-Pro and others make it…

Dromida’s 1/18-scale, Brushless-powered Monster Truck

Dromida’s 1/18-scale, Brushless-powered Monster Truck

The lineup of on-and-off-road vehicles in Dromida’s lineup has been steadily growing, making fans of small-scale vehicles (such as myself), very happy. Their latest offering brings another machine to their brushless-powered fleet. Introducing the Dromida Brushless Monster Truck. This 1/18-scale, 4-wheel drive truck is built for high-speed bashing and shares many of the same components…

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…

Wave Goodbye to Summer With These Labor Day R/C Discounts

Wave Goodbye to Summer With These Labor Day R/C Discounts

Sadly, Summer is just about in the rear-view mirror and we’ll soon be saddled by snow, and other joyous weather (in some parts of the world). While this may put a crimp in your R/C plans, it’s also a great opportunity to get started on projects and vehicle builds for the next year. Get started…

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…

Carisma Announces the GT24B

Carisma Announces the GT24B

As the march into 2015 continues, there have been a number of new radio-controlled vehicles announced and released, though most of them have been of the larger-scale variety.  Luckily for your small-scale fans, Carisma is releasing a new 1/24-scale buggy that should be an exciting little machine. Fancy something palm size and stupid fast and runs LIPO…

Optional parts announced for the HPI Baja Q32

Optional parts announced for the HPI Baja Q32

The just-released Baja Q32 from HPI has a few tricks up it’s (small) sleeves.  Taking a different path than the similiarly-sized models from ECX, the Baja Q32 now has optional parts that you can purchase to customize your buggy. There are three categories of option parts that are available: Chassis Components, Drivetrain and Electronics.  From…

Black Friday Savings for R/C Cars

Black Friday Savings for R/C Cars

Updated 11/26/14 with discounts from AMain.com and Pro-Line. One of the best stocking-stuffers that you can give a radio-controlled car enthusiast might be a smaller-scale vehicle (or accessories for their micro machine). With the Christmas holiday right around the corner, deals are popping up left and right and you could stand to save a nice…

Blast away boredom with HPI’s new 1/32 scale Q32 Baja.

Blast away boredom with HPI’s new 1/32 scale Q32 Baja.

As I await the arrival of my pre-ordered ECX KickFlip, I’m happy to see news of another micro-scale R/C buggy, the Q32 Baja from HPI. Made with fun in mind, you won’t find any unnessary parts on this machine. Riding on foam tires that should have enough grip to tackle an office hallway or lunchroom…