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”…

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”…

Watch Four Axial Yeti Jr’s Battle to Win the “Hobbico 500” [Video]

Watch Four Axial Yeti Jr’s Battle to Win the “Hobbico 500” [Video]

February not only marks the start of the NASCAR season but it’s also a great opportunity to charge up your R/C machines and flex your competitive muscles. The folks at Hobbico and Keep It RC did just that with the running of their inaugural “Hobbico 500”. This race placed four drivers in a head-to-head battle with Axial…

First Impressions: WPL B-24 “GAZ-66” 1/16-scale R/C Military Truck

First Impressions: WPL B-24 “GAZ-66” 1/16-scale R/C Military Truck

As a fan of scale realism in the R/C hobby, I love to see new models appear that are rich in details and visual flair. What makes these elements more appealing are when they’re packaged in a small-scale setup (simply because you don’t see many of those models on the market). Along with the WPL…

Kyosho Mini-Z McLaren F1 GTR MR-03 RS

Kyosho Mini-Z McLaren F1 GTR MR-03 RS

If your small-scale R/C appeal centers around on-road vehicles, chances are, you’ve taken a look at Kyosho’s Mini-Z lineup. Between their fun performance and an array of ultra-realistic 1:1 bodies, this 1/27-scale radio-controlled car line is tough to beat. A recent update has given these small-scale machines a new controller pairing, packaging this ready-to-run (RTR)/”Readyset”…

RC4WD’s Super-scale Dakar Rally RTR Race Truck

RC4WD’s Super-scale Dakar Rally RTR Race Truck

The folks at RC4WD have released a unique off-road R/C machine that’s sure to be the talk of the trail (or dunes). Their latest release is a well-detailed, 1/14-scale Dakar Rally Race Truck. Whether your a fan of the 1:1 Dakar Rally or just a fan of well-built, intricately-designed radio-controlled machines, this vehicle has something…

RPP Hobby’s Week-long Axial Yeti Jr. Sale (1/19 – 1/26)

RPP Hobby’s Week-long Axial Yeti Jr. Sale (1/19 – 1/26)

While I enjoy running my small-scale R/C machines indoors, I can’t wait for warmer weather to hit the Midwest so I can get my fleet outside (and really have fun). If you’ve had your eye on expanding your own personal collection (or want to get into the hobby for the first time), RPP Hobby is running…

First Impressions: WPL C14 “Hercules” 1/16-scale RTR Trail Truck

First Impressions: WPL C14 “Hercules” 1/16-scale RTR Trail Truck

Over the years, my love for small-scale R/C vehicles has blended with my love for R/C scale and trail vehicles. Unfortunately, there aren’t as many 1/18-scale and smaller “trail rig-style” trucks on the market. When I find one, I tend to gravitate towards it, where it eventually finds a way into my collection. WPL, an…

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…

See it in Action: The ECX Barrage 1/24 Trail Truck

See it in Action: The ECX Barrage 1/24 Trail Truck

The ECX Barrage 1/24 is proving to be an interesting truck. What it lacks in low-end torque, it makes up for in trail-riding prowess. I recently set up an indoor crawling “course” on the top of a table and put both the ECX Barrage 1/24 and the Pro-Line Ambush 4×4 to work. Made up of…

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,…

Team Associated’s RC28 Retro-styled Micro Buggy

Team Associated’s RC28 Retro-styled Micro Buggy

Team Associated has been bulking up their micro line of R/C vehicles, with their latest model throwing back to the glory days. Hot on the heels of the RC28T release comes the RC28 Ready-to-Run, a 1/28-scale replica of the classic RC10 Team Kit. Based on their 1/28-scale chassis, the RC28 features an orange buggy body, high-mounted rear…

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