Losi’s Pint-sized Mini 8ight DB

A 1/14-scale off-roader, packing plenty of power. The small-scale R/C landscape has been relatively quiet in 2017. In fact, it’s been too quiet for my taste. Thankfully Losi has shaken things up with their latest release, a 1/14-scale, ready-to-run (RTR) desert buggy that’s loaded with features. The Losi Mini 8ight DB is a brushless-powered desert…

Losi’s Pint-sized Mini 8ight DB

Losi’s Pint-sized Mini 8ight DB

A 1/14-scale off-roader, packing plenty of power. The small-scale R/C landscape has been relatively quiet in 2017. In fact, it’s been too quiet for my taste. Thankfully Losi has shaken things up with their latest release, a 1/14-scale, ready-to-run (RTR) desert buggy that’s loaded with features. The Losi Mini 8ight DB is a brushless-powered desert…

Pro-Line Ambush 4×4: The Review

Pro-Line Ambush 4×4: The Review

Throughout my time spent in the R/C hobby, I’ve come to appreciate certain avenues that I never thought I would. The funny thing about it has been how my appreciation has evolved into an obsession. If you were to ask me what “sides” of the hobby I enjoy the most, my split-second response would be…

First Impressions: Carisma GT24T Radio-Controlled Monster Truck

First Impressions: Carisma GT24T Radio-Controlled Monster Truck

Small and speedy sum up this brushless-powered, 1/24-scale, 4-wheel drive monster truck. Carisma has been a brand of radio-controlled vehicle that I’ve long wanted to take a closer look at. Across their product lineup, they offer a number of attractive on-road and off-road vehicles, in multiple scales and appearance levels. While their larger-scale vehicles feature…

First Impressions: Pro-Line Ambush 4×4

First Impressions: Pro-Line Ambush 4×4

As a fan of both “scale” trail rigs and small-scale radio-controlled vehicles, any model that has those two qualifications is sure to grab my attention. This year has seen a rise in the number of detail-focused, smaller-scale off-road rigs. RC4WD’s 1/18 Gelande II and the 1/14 Thunder Tiger Kaiser XS started this movement, with the…

Pro-Line’s Small-Scale 1/25 Ambush 4×4 Truck

Pro-Line’s Small-Scale 1/25 Ambush 4×4 Truck

While the small-scale R/C arena has  a number of amazing vehicles to choose from, there aren’t many off-road crawlers or “scale rigs” on the market. Plenty of monster trucks, drifters, buggies and truggies can be found, but if you want to slow things down and practise precision obstacle maneuvers, your options, up to this time,…

Team Associated Reflex 1/18 Buggy

Team Associated Reflex 1/18 Buggy

Rounding out the latest from Team Associated and their Qualifier Series small-scale additions is the Reflex, a 1/18 ready-to-run (RTR) buggy. Along with its relatives the Rival 1/18 Monster Truck and the Apex 1/18 Touring Car, the Reflex seems right at home with these other smaller-scale R/C machines. Using the same base configuration as the…

Team Associated Rival 1/18 4W Monster Truck

Team Associated Rival 1/18 4W Monster Truck

Continuing their rollout of smaller-scale radio-controlled machines, Team Associated has introduced the predecessor of their discontinued Rival Mini Monster Truck. The new model, the Rival 1/18 Monster Truck is, like the original, a ready-to-run (RTR) model that features a brushed motor, oil-filled shocks, and beefy tires to help you over the terrain. The difference in…

Team Associated Apex 1/18 Touring Car

Team Associated Apex 1/18 Touring Car

Just when I was thinking there hasn’t been much news on the small-scale R/C front, Team Associated has introduced a number of new, 1/18 radio-controlled vehicles. Leading the charge is their Apex 1/18 RTR Touring Car (@20113). This 4-wheel drive (shaft-driven) car features an attractive bodyshell design (available in white or “charcoal niteline”) exterior and…

Dromida’s Latest 1/18 Rally Cars feature Brushed and Brushless Power

Dromida’s Latest 1/18 Rally Cars feature Brushed and Brushless Power

Following in the tire tracks of their latest 1/18 Touring Cars, Dromida has also released a pair of ready-to-run (RTR) 1/18 rally cars. Not only do these cars share the same scale, they also share the same chassis layout and motor options. The major differences are found in the body style and tire tread design.…

Dromida’s 1/18 Touring Cars with Brushed and Brushless Power

Dromida’s 1/18 Touring Cars with Brushed and Brushless Power

Dromida has recently had their eye on the sky with the release of a few new multi-rotor aircraft. While this has been welcome news for fans of budget-friendly quadcopters, those that want to keep their feet (or wheels) on the ground have been left without much new to dig into. That has changed with the…

Carisma GT24T 1/24 4-wheel Drive Micro Monster Truck

Carisma GT24T 1/24 4-wheel Drive Micro Monster Truck

If I had to name one type of radio-controlled vehicle that had a lock on the “fun department”, it would be the monster truck. While a majority of the machines on the market aren’t super “scale” in appearance, what they lack in exterior details, they make up for in raw power and durability. There isn’t…

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