Category Archives: Reviews

The Review: Dromida 1/18 FPV Rally Car

The Review: Dromida 1/18 FPV Rally Car

If the R/C hobby is addicting, you’ll only find yourself getting pulled in deeper once you experience the thrill of FPV. My journey into FPV began last summer, outfitting an Axial RR10 Bomber and Axial Yeti Jr. Rock Racer with a low-cost FPV setup. This cobbled-together approach was a great starting point, however, I wanted…

First Impressions: ECX Barrage 1/24 Micro R/C Crawler

First Impressions: ECX Barrage 1/24 Micro R/C Crawler

I’m always on the lookout for vehicles that can bring R/C fun both indoors and out. During the winter months (and when the weather doesn’t quite cooperate), having a vehicle that can be driven in a smaller amount of space, while still bringing big-time fun, is always at the top of my “must-have” list. Thankfully,…

First Impressions: Team Associated RC28T 1/28-scale Stadium Truck

First Impressions: Team Associated RC28T 1/28-scale Stadium Truck

Last year’s arrival of the Team Associated SC28 ($49.99) had me chomping at the bit to get one, however, after the first batch sold-out, my interest in this vehicle cooled. Thanks to a guest-review by Zach, “The Inconsistent TechDad”, I felt that I had a solid understanding of this vehicle and decided to hold onto…

First Impressions: Dromida 1/18 FPV Rally Car

First Impressions: Dromida 1/18 FPV Rally Car

Earlier this year, I discovered a new way to experience my radio-controlled vehicles through the lens of FPV. Popular on the quadcopter and drone racing front, FPV has made its way to the surface side of the R/C hobby…and with good reason. It’s incredibly fun. I’ve been singing the praises of this form of driving…

Dromida’s BL Monster Truck: The Review

Dromida’s BL Monster Truck: The Review

“Whoa”. That is the one word uttered by everyone who took a turn driving the Dromida BL Monster Truck during my review. Myself included. On the surface, this 1/18-scale R/C truck may not look like much, but once you mash the throttle, you’ll soon discover that there’s more to this machine than meets the eye.…

First Impressions: Dromida’s BL Monster Truck

First Impressions: Dromida’s BL Monster Truck

More than a simple speed boost, this is a complete performance overhaul. Dromida’s line of 1/18-scale surface R/C vehicles have become popular models for many reasons. Their low cost make them great entry-level vehicles for newbies or perfect add-ons for growing a radio-controlled car collection. Their Speed Series gave these small-scale machines another lease on…

Axial Yeti Jr. Rock Racer: The Review

Axial Yeti Jr. Rock Racer: The Review

A 1/18-scale, off-roading, bundle of fun. One way in which I gauge my interest in a radio-controlled car or truck is how often I take it for a drive. While there’s not enough time in the day to run every machine, I have to go with my gut and grab the vehicle that best-fits my…

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…

Team Associated SC28: The Review

Team Associated SC28: The Review

The following is a guest review of the Team Associated SC28 1/28-scale short course truck by Zach, The Inconsistent TechDad. My first R/C vehicle that I ever got to tinkering with and upgrading was a XMods Nissan Skyline that I bought from a Radio Shack near my home.  That was the vehicle that really set…

Review: Carisma GT24T R/C Monster Truck

Review: Carisma GT24T R/C Monster Truck

Small and speedy sum up this brushless-powered, 1/24-scale, 4-wheel drive monster truck. Smaller-scale (1/18 and under) radio-controlled vehicles can get a bad rap for not being on-par with their larger-scale counterparts. I’ve written, on more than one occasion, how my view of these small machines has changed over the years. Smaller doesn’t always mean less.…