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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.…

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…

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…