Category Archives: 1/18

Two Fresh Color Schemes Now Available for the LaTrax Desert Prerunner

Two Fresh Color Schemes Now Available for the LaTrax Desert Prerunner

When I think of small-scale R/C models, one brand that often comes to mind is LaTrax. While they’ve been relatively quiet throughout 2019, they have released two new color options for their 1/18-scale Desert Prerunner. While the underlying setup of this truck remains the same, including Traxxas iD battery tech, the Desert Prerunner sports either…

1RC Racing 1/18-scale Eastern Dirt Modified RTR

1RC Racing 1/18-scale Eastern Dirt Modified RTR

1RC Racing has announced a new ready-to-run (RTR) model for R/C dirt track racing fanatics. Based on a 1:1 Eastern Dirt Modified (EDM) racer, this new 1/18-scale racer features real-world details both inside and out. With a polycarbonate body panel set, authentic tube-frame chassis design, and scaled-down replica Hoosier dirt racing tires, the EDM RTR…

Buy One, Get One Half-off During the 1RC Racing Father’s Day Sale

Buy One, Get One Half-off During the 1RC Racing Father’s Day Sale

Hit the track with family and friends with this deal on small-scale R/C racing machines. It takes two to tango and it also takes two to race. During the 1RC Racing Father’s Day Special, when you buy one 1/18-scale Midget 2.0 or Sprint Car at regular price, you can get another for 50% off. 1RC Racing…

Create a Custom 1/18-scale Crawler with the UGR Platform from Ripper RC

Create a Custom 1/18-scale Crawler with the UGR Platform from Ripper RC

I recently came across a new R/C brand that piqued my interest, all because of their recently-launched small-scale crawler. Ripper RC, a maker of unique radio-controlled boats and surface vehicles, has launched their UGR Platform, a 1/18-scale R/C crawler. Combining 3D printed elements with custom-designed chassis components, the UGR Platform offers an array of built-to-order…

Hit the Track for Less: 1RC Racing’s 1/18-scale Midget 1.0 is now $139.99

Hit the Track for Less: 1RC Racing’s 1/18-scale Midget 1.0 is now $139.99

With the release of their 1/18-scale Midget 2.0 racer, 1RC Racing has discounted the price of their first-generation oval track machine. This brushless-powered, ready-to-run (RTR) model features everything you need to get up to speed, including a 2.4GHz radio system, battery, and charger. Supplies are limited as 1RC Racing is trying to make room for…

1RC Racing Releases Their Second-generation Midget Racer

1RC Racing Releases Their Second-generation Midget Racer

If you want to bring the excitement of oval-track racing to your backyard, the lineup of sprint, Silver Crown, and midget cars from 1RC Racing appears to fit the bill. Their latest release is the second-generation of their 1/18-scale, ready-to-run (RTR) midget racer, the Midget 2.0. There are a number of internal updates on this…

First Impressions: Axial Yeti Jr. Can-Am Maverick X3

First Impressions: Axial Yeti Jr. Can-Am Maverick X3

Overjoyed. That’s how I would describe my feelings during the release of Axial’s original Yeti Jr. Rock Racer (and Yeti Jr. SCORE Trophy Truck). It’s hard to believe that those two models were released over two years ago and in that time…both have been discontinued. After Axial lowered the curtain on their two 1/18-scale models,…

Axial Releases an Assortment of Upgrades for the Yeti Jr.

Axial Releases an Assortment of Upgrades for the Yeti Jr.

The emergence of the Axial Yeti Jr. Can-Am Maverick X3 has brought along a series of aluminum and steel hop-up parts from Axial. While there are already a number of aftermarket parts for this model (and its predecessor), it’s nice to see Axial showing some love to their small-scale off-road machine. While most of these parts…

See it in Action: Axial Yeti Jr. Can-Am Maverick X3 [Video]

See it in Action: Axial Yeti Jr. Can-Am Maverick X3 [Video]

Axial’s latest small-scale model builds on their Yeti Jr. platform and tops it off with a scale Can-Am Maverick X3 UTV body. Featuring updated electronics (transmitter, servo, motor), this small-scale side-by-side should provide plenty of performance and visual pop. To see how this little buggy performs, check out this action video from the Axial crew.…

Axial Yeti Jr. Can-Am Maverick X3 1/18-scale UTV

Axial Yeti Jr. Can-Am Maverick X3 1/18-scale UTV

The Yeti Jr. has been reborn! After the Rock Racer and SCORE Trophy Truck versions were discontinued, it looked as if Axial was getting out of the small-scale R/C business. Then, out of the blue, they released hints about a new model release with all signs pointing to another small-scale effort. Say hello to the…