Glory Days: Team Associated’s “Jammin’ Jay Halsey” RC28 Replica

If you’re a fan of classic R/C machines and want to keep a bit of history on your shelf, Team Associated has released a “Jammin’ Jay Halsey” version of their 1/28-scale RC28 buggy. Featuring a replica paint scheme to that of Jay’s 1985 RC10 which he used to win the IFMAR Off-road World Championship. While this…

Glory Days: Team Associated’s “Jammin’ Jay Halsey” RC28 Replica

Glory Days: Team Associated’s “Jammin’ Jay Halsey” RC28 Replica

If you’re a fan of classic R/C machines and want to keep a bit of history on your shelf, Team Associated has released a “Jammin’ Jay Halsey” version of their 1/28-scale RC28 buggy. Featuring a replica paint scheme to that of Jay’s 1985 RC10 which he used to win the IFMAR Off-road World Championship. While this…

ECX Micro Ruckus 1/28-scale Monster Truck

ECX Micro Ruckus 1/28-scale Monster Truck

Things have been rather quiet on the small-scale front in 2018…until now. ECX has introduced the Micro Ruckus, a 1/28-scale monster truck that features a retro body design, huge (relatively speaking) tires, and a two-in-one charger/transmitter combo that’s sure to become a hit with R/C enthusiasts. The Micro Ruckus chassis design appears to take a…

Be on the Lookout for Small-scale “Scalers” from Carisma

Be on the Lookout for Small-scale “Scalers” from Carisma

To me, small-scale R/C vehicles are like cookies. It’s hard to have just one and whenever a new flavor comes out, I’m bound and determined to try it out. You can imagine my excitement when I happened upon this post from the folks at Big Squid RC, teasing two new models from Carisma/Carisma Scale Adventure.…

Clearance Pricing on Select Dromida Models at AMain Hobbies

Clearance Pricing on Select Dromida Models at AMain Hobbies

If you’re looking for a fun, 1/18-scale R/C vehicle to blast away boredom, AMain Hobbies is offering up savings on select Dromida models. From surface vehicles to quadcopters, there are a number of discount opportunities to take advantage of. Clearance models include the DT4.18 desert truck, KODO HD quadcopter, and FPV Rally Car. On top…

GL Racing Introduces the 1/27-scale GLR Chassis

GL Racing Introduces the 1/27-scale GLR Chassis

Just when I think I know all of the players on the R/C landscape, a new one appears on my radar. GL Racing, a brand focused on small-scale, high-performance R/C vehicles, has announced a new option for on-road racers. The GLR is a 1/27-scale, rear-wheel-drive chassis kit which serves as a starting point for those…

WPL C24 1/16-scale R/C Trail Truck

WPL C24 1/16-scale R/C Trail Truck

From what I’ve seen, the hottest small-scale R/C models of 2018 aren’t from any of the mainstream hobby brands. No, the maker of some of the most sought-after machines is WPL, a brand that you’ll find on sites such as GearBest, Banggood, and GeekBuying.com. Following up the success of models such as the C14 “Hercules”…

Get a Pro-Line Ambush 4×4 Before They’re Gone

Get a Pro-Line Ambush 4×4 Before They’re Gone

Late last year, I learned that one of my favorite small-scale R/C crawlers had been discontinued. While disappointing, I was happy to see other 1/24-scale crawlers in the market, available to fill the void. If you’d hoped to pick up one of these 1/25-scale trail truck before they become too hard to find, Pro-Line has…

An Outdoor Adventure with the WPL C14 “Hercules”

An Outdoor Adventure with the WPL C14 “Hercules”

The WPL C14 Hercules has proven to be quite an interesting project. Not satisfied with the stock electronics on the ready-to-run (RTR) version, I assembled the necessary parts to convert this 1/16-scale trail truck from a toy into a hobby-grade-like vehicle. Sparing the details (for the time being), I finally had the opportunity to take…

Team Associated Re-launches the MT28 Monster Truck

Team Associated Re-launches the MT28 Monster Truck

Shortly after launching their MT28 Monster Truck late in 2018, Team Associated pulled this model from their lineup. After a short hiatus, the MT28 has re-emerged with some subtle changes. What those changes are might be skin deep as the headlight decals appear to be the only visual change to this revised 1/28-scale truck. Comparing…

Review: ECX Barrage 1/24

Review: ECX Barrage 1/24

The search for a capable and fun small-scale R/C trail rig has been my personal holy grail/white whale expedition for quite some time. While I’ve driven some vehicles that come close to being “spot on” with regards to handling and overall performance, there are small items that cause the overall experience to fall a bit…

A New Graphics Option for the LaTrax Desert Prerunner 1/18 Off-road Truck

A New Graphics Option for the LaTrax Desert Prerunner 1/18 Off-road Truck

The LaTrax Prerunner 4×4 truck has received a splash of color for 2018. This recently redesigned 1/18-scale vehicle now features a “color splash” body design, similar to what Traxxas has been applying to a number of their other models. This new color option is a real eye-catcher and stands out among the standard solid red and…

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