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Build Log Axial Yeti XL Kit

Build Log – Axial Yeti XL Kit

Our full review of the Axial Yeti XL Kit goes up next week, until then we are posting some pictures from the build process. Overall the Yeti XL went together very well with no need to shave down parts to prevent binding and there were no parts missing, making for an easy build. In total it took us roughly 16 [...]

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RC Gear Shop 4550kV Brushless System Review

RC Gear Shop 1/10th 4550kV Brushless System Review

If you are a basher, chances are you are looking for an affordable brushless system to pump up the power in your car. One of the latest systems to hit the market is the 1/10th 4550kV with 80A ESC from RC Gear Shop. The RC Gear Shop brushless system is street priced at $94. Does it have plenty of power? [...]

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Drift Itch – Scale Drift Track Build part 2

Hey gang, Evol here again with an update on my scale drift track build. If you remember last time around we focused on the easy to get and lower cost options for building the basis of your drift track. You don’t? Well check out volume 1 Here. This time around we are going to look at couple of options for [...]

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Helion Verdikt 112 SC Review

Helion Verdikt 12SC Review

Everybody is looking for an affordable basher that can take a beating without falling to pieces. Helion RC’s latest basher to hit market is the Verdikt 12SC. The Verdikt is a 12th scale 2wd short course truck that promises lots of fun for a small amount of cash. Did they hit the mark? Can it take a hard hit without [...]

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New Team Durango 8th Scalers 1150

New 8th Scalers and SCT from Team Durango

For 2015 Team Durango is going big with four new 8th scalers and a new short course truck. For the brushless crowd, Durango is teasing the new DEX8 buggy (#TD102038) and DEX8T truggy (#TD102039). For you nitro heads, you can look forward to the new DNX8 buggy (#TD102040) and the DNX8T truggy (#TD102041). And finally, for all the short course fanatics [...]

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RC4WD Gelande II Cruiser Kit Review

With the r/c scale movement white hot, previously niche manufacturer RC4WD is quickly becoming a household name among hobbyists. Their latest release, the Gelande II Cruiser, channels the spirit of one of the most famous off-roaders in automotive history, the legendary Toyota FJ40. Is the Cruiser a runner or just a looker? Read on to find out. From: RC4WD Direct Link: Gelande II Cruiser Unboxing [...]

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ARRMA Typhon Buggy Unboxing

Unboxing the ARRMA Typhon BLX Buggy

Hardcore bashers have always gravitated to certain vehicles- monster trucks, truggies, and 8th scale buggies. While most 8th scale buggies are aimed at the racing crowd, the folks at ARRMA have recently released the Typhon BLX, designed from the ground up for the serious basher. While we are finishing up our full review you can check out our unboxing pictures. As [...]

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Capo Racing Jeep Wrangler 1/8th

Capo Racing 1/8th Jeep Wrangler 4×4

Pushing the envelope of scale realism, that is exactly what the new 1/8th Jeep Wrangler 4×4 from Capo Racing does. What does the Capo Jeep have that most other scale rigs don’t? How about reclining seats, doors/tailgate/hood that opens and shuts, and an incredibly detailed scale engine compartment. This big 8th scale beast also has a linear steering wheel and [...]

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Drift Itch – Scale Drift Tracks

I think that the one thing that has grabbed and held me with RC drifting is the scale aspect of it. More and more you see scale drifters decked out with intercoolers, mirrors, wipers, lights, and it doesn’t stop with the cars. The tracks some of these clubs are constructing to drift on are beyond real. Rumble strips, guard rails, [...]

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RC4WD Gelande 2 Cruiser Unboxing

Just last week the folks at RC4WD announced their latest and greatest uber scale builder’s kit, the Gelande 2 Cruiser. As you can see, the truck comes as a kit with several sections preassembled (axles, transmission and transfer case most notably). The star of the show is the injection molded Cruiser body, inspired by the legendary Toyota FJ60. Yep, the body [...]

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ARRMA Raider XL BLX Review

THE ARRMA 1/8 Raider XL BLX Brushless RTR Review

Bigger is always better, right? In the bashing world that is generally true, the bigger the beast, the better the basher. We’ve been testing (read- abusing) the new ARRMA Raider XL BLX for weeks now. The XL version of the Raider is significantly larger than the original buggy but is it a better basher? How durable is it? Does its [...]

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Tamiya Toyota FJ Cruiser CR01

Limited Edition Tamiya Toyota FJ Cruiser with CR01 Chas…

For the rock crawling crowd, Tamiya has announced a limited edition version of a Toyota FJ Cruiser that will come on their CR01 chassis. Their CR01 is a 4wd platform that comes with 4 link suspension and gear diffs that are lockable by simply turning a screw. Some of the other features of the FJ CR01 include- * Comes as a [...]

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Sense Innovations ESS-One Sound Module Review

Sense Innovations ESS One Engine Sound System Review

In an rc world that now revolves around scale realism, it is not just about how scale your wheels are, or just the accuracy of your windshield wipers, it is about the all around package, even the sound coming out of your truck. To be truly scale realistic, your ride has to have it all, from the scale wheel nuts [...]

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HPI Baja 5R Ford Mustang

HPI 1/5th Baja 5R 1970 Ford Mustang

Yes that’s right, HPI Racing has just announced their first on-road 1/5th scale. Being shown at the 2015 Nuremburg Toy Fair is HPI’s Baja 5R Ford Mustang. The Baja 5R uses a completely revised chassis but shares the transmission from the 5B. A 23cc gasoline engine provides the power and the car will initially be sold in RTR form. The [...]

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ECX 4WD Brushless Ruckus AVC

4WD ECX Ruckus and Circuit Get Brushless Power & AVC

ECX has given the 4WD Ruckus and 4WD Circuit two very important upgrades- Brushless Power and AVC stability control. Both trucks receive 4 pole Dynamite 3300kV brushless motors and Dynamite 8.4V 3300mAh NiMH batteries for power. Waterproof electronics come standard and both trucks are equipped with Spektrum DX2E radio systems. The Brushless 4wd Circuit has a part number of #ECX03017, the [...]

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