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Outdoor Crawling Action with the Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E [Video]

Outdoor Crawling Action with the Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E [Video]

The Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E ranks among my favorites when it comes to 1/24-scale R/C crawlers. While it may not be the juggernaut that is the Axial SCX24, it can still hold its own and provide plenty of indoor and outdoor entertainment. My MSA-1E Ford F-150 has been its own fair share of adventures, from…

Boom Racing Announces KRAIT 1.0” Terra and TE37 Beadlock Wheels

Boom Racing Announces KRAIT 1.0” Terra and TE37 Beadlock Wheels

Boom Racing has joined the small-scale R/C crawling club with the release of two new beadlock wheel models; the KRAIT 1.0” Terra and KRAIT 1.0 TE37. Based on its popular 1.9” and 2.2” wheels, these scaled down rims offer style and performance for both indoor and outdoor driving. The KRAIT 1.0” Terra Beadlock Wheel set…

Carisma’s MSA-1E Suzuki Jimny JB74 Now Available in Black and Tan

Carisma’s MSA-1E Suzuki Jimny JB74 Now Available in Black and Tan

Carisma has spent some time in the paint booth, whipping up new color options for their ultra-compact MSA-1E Suzuki Jimny JB74. Joining the lineup of blue and yellow, you can now pick up this small-scale R/C crawler in a tan or black body color. I’ve been a longtime admirer of Carisma’s visual detail prowess, not…

Bang RC Gear “Rocker” Aluminum 1.0″ Beadlock Wheels

Bang RC Gear “Rocker” Aluminum 1.0″ Beadlock Wheels

Looking for a new set of wheels for your 1/24-scale crawler? Bang RC Gear has released its Rocker Aluminum Beadlock Wheels which look like a great upgrade option for the Axial SCX24, Element RC Enduro 24, and the Carisma MSA-1E. Made from machined aluminum and featuring a five-screw design, these 5-spoke wheels have a clean,…

See it in Action: Carisma Scale Adventure’s MSA-1E 2020 Suzuki Jimny JB74

See it in Action: Carisma Scale Adventure’s MSA-1E 2020 Suzuki Jimny JB74

Carisma’s latest rig is the cute, compact MSA-1E 2020 Suzuki Jimny JB74. Riding atop their “gen 2” 1/24-scale crawler platform, this new model offers up a modern-bodied trail machine suited for indoor and outdoor fun. Carisma Scale Adventure Brand Manager, Peter Gray, has posted some action video of this 1/24-scale crawler, so you can see…

Jumpin’ Jimny: Carisma Announces the MSA-1E Suzuki Jimny JB74

Jumpin’ Jimny: Carisma Announces the MSA-1E Suzuki Jimny JB74

Carisma Scale Adventure has added another realistic replica to its line of MSA-1E 1/24-scale crawlers. The MSA-1E 2020 Suzuki Jimny JB74 is a beautifully replicated small-scale trail rig that should look great no matter where it roams. The Jimny JB74 has been described as “cute” on more than one occasion, and this interpretation of the tiny…

Outdoor Action with Carisma’s MSA-1E “GEN 2” [Video]

Outdoor Action with Carisma’s MSA-1E “GEN 2” [Video]

Small-scale R/C crawling truly knows no bounds. Whether indoors or out, most of the sub-1/10-scale models that you’ll find today are capable little machines and excel in just about any type of terrain. In testing the capabilities of Carisma’s latest 1/24-scale crawler, the MSA-1E 1976 Ford F-150, I took this tiny truck outdoors for some…

First-Impressions: Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E 1976 Ford F-150

First-Impressions: Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E 1976 Ford F-150

Carisma tweaks and tunes their 1/24-scale R/C crawler for true trail performance. Last year’s release of Carisma’s 1/24-scale MSA-1E crawler gave me high hopes for the state of small-scale crawling rigs. As a fan of larger-scale R/C crawlers, I’ve amassed quite a collection of scaled-down crawlers over the years, searching for the “perfect” rig for…

See it in Action: Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E Ford 1976 F-150

See it in Action: Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E Ford 1976 F-150

The recently-announced, second-generation Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E builds on the foundation of last year’s model and adds a few new bells and whistles, including lower gearing, a new motor, and an officially-licensed 1976 Ford F-150 body. While all of those upgrades sound nice, the real question remains; how does it perform? To answer that question,…