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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,…

Carisma Launches Their Second-Generation MSA-1E Micro Crawler

Carisma Launches Their Second-Generation MSA-1E Micro Crawler

The expanded MSA-1E lineup now features a licensed, 1976 Ford F-150 body design. Originally spotted during coverage of the 2019 NRHSA convention, Carisma has officially released their second-generation, 1/24-scale crawler; the MSA-1E 1976 Ford F-150. Aside from the new, officially-licensed body, this rig also brings a few internal upgrades to the table. The gearing has…

Some Exciting Small-Scale News from NRHSA 2019!

Some Exciting Small-Scale News from NRHSA 2019!

Do you love small-scale R/C news? If so, this year’s NHRSA convention in Las Vegas had a few little tidbits that you might find interesting. After watching (and re-watching) RC Driver’s 2019 HRHSA Show coverage and receiving a tip from a fellow hobbyist (thanks, Adam W.) which pointed to a Facebook post by Competition-X, there are two…

An Outdoor Test of the Carisma Scale Adventure Coyote Pup [Video]

An Outdoor Test of the Carisma Scale Adventure Coyote Pup [Video]

The Carisma Scale Adventure Coyote Pup continues to impress me with every new outing I take it on. Truth be told, while most of my “outings” have been indoors, I felt it was time to get outside with this small-scale trail machine and see how it could handle a bit of outdoor terrain. Taking on…

First-Impressions: Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E Coyote Pup

First-Impressions: Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E Coyote Pup

When Carisma Scale Adventure announced their 1/24-scale MSA-1E lineup, I was immediately drawn to this new machine and hoped it would live up to whatever hype I’d build around it. While I’ve added a number of smaller-scale R/C crawlers to my collection, not all of them have been able to match the level of performance…

Playhouse Fun with the Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E [Video]

Playhouse Fun with the Carisma Scale Adventure MSA-1E [Video]

I can’t tell you how hyped up I am for the release of Carisma’s two new small-scale trail trucks. Although I’ve had hit-or-miss experience with similar 1/24 and 1/25-scale crawlers, I’ve been holding out hope that the Carisma team would sprinkle some magic on their new models. Judging by this teaser footage, it appears that…