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.…

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.…

How-To: Upgrade the Steering Servo on the Axial Yeti Jr. Rock Racer

How-To: Upgrade the Steering Servo on the Axial Yeti Jr. Rock Racer

I gauge the interest that I have in a radio-controlled vehicle on how often I reach for it before heading out for a drive. Lately, my go-to machine has been the Axial Yeti Jr. Rock Racer, a vehicle that I didn’t expect to be the level of fun with as I currently am. As I’ve reached…

Traxxas 1/16 E-Revo Sale

Traxxas 1/16 E-Revo Sale

Save money on a small(er)-scale bashing machine. When I stepped into the world of R/C five years ago, I was met with a wave of vehicles and options to sort through. One brand, Traxxas, stood out among the rest and I set out to learn more about them and what vehicles they offered. If you’ve been following…

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…

3D Printed Scale Accessories for the Pro-Line Ambush 4×4

3D Printed Scale Accessories for the Pro-Line Ambush 4×4

The Pro-Line Ambush 4×4 is an outstanding small-scale trail rig in its own right. The details that have been built into it allow it to stand out from the pack and it’s a perfect “grab and go” vehicle for indoor and outdoor driving. The more I’ve been driving it, the more I’ve wanted to add…

Kyosho Pocket Armour 1/60 R/C Tank: The Review

Kyosho Pocket Armour 1/60 R/C Tank: The Review

If I’ve learned anything from this hobby, it’s that you can create a radio-controlled model out of any type of vehicle. While cars, trucks, and plans  are the most common, it doesn’t take long to discover that anything with tires or treads, can be miniaturized and mobilized. Last Christmas, Santa Claus left a unique R/C…

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…

Axial’s Yeti Jr: A 1/18-scale R/C Rock Racer

Axial’s Yeti Jr: A 1/18-scale R/C Rock Racer

A lean, mean, small-scale radio-controlled machine. In nearly five years of being a R/C hobbyist and enthusiast, I can’t remember a seeing larger boom in the world of small-scale radio-controlled cars and trucks, as what we’ve seen this year. Not only have “traditional” vehicle types been announced and released (buggies, short course trucks, touring cars,…

Taking the ECX Torment 1/18 SCT to the Track

Taking the ECX Torment 1/18 SCT to the Track

How does this entry-level small-scale racer hold up after a day at the track? The following is a guest review of the ECX Torment 1/18-scale short course truck by Jacob Dohrmann of Rove RC. ECX Torment 1/18 Specifications Type: 4WD Short Course Truck Scale: 1/18 Length: 12.04 in (306mm) Width: 7.17 in (182mm) Height: 4.21…

Review: Carisma’s GT24B R/C Buggy

Review: Carisma’s GT24B R/C Buggy

Having completed my review of the Carisma GT24T, I turned my attention to another one of Carisma’s small-scale machines, the equally sporty GT24B buggy. Although these two cars share many of the same components, their similarities stop when you mash the throttle. And believe me, there was plenty of throttle-mashing during this review. Carisma GT24B…

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