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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 [...]


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 [...]



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, [...]



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 [...]


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 [...]


Tamiya Toyota FJ Cruiser CR01

Limited Edition Tamiya Toyota FJ Cruiser with CR01 Chassis

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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]



Thunder Tiger K-ROCK MT4 G5 Monster Truck

The G3 line of bashers have become quite legendary, that’s why our ears perked up when Thunder Tiger announced their new K-Rock MT4 G5. The G5 is a big nasty 1/8 scale monster truck that comes stock with an On-Board Sound System. Of course brushless power is under the hood provided by a 2000kV motor and BLC-150C ESC. A Cougar [...]


Losi Gasoline EIGHT Buggy

Losi Gasoline Powers the 8IGHT Buggy and 8IGHT-T Truggy

New from Losi are Gasoline Powered versions of their 1/8th scale 8IGHT-T truggy and 8IGHT buggy. Both models come with a powerful Dynamite 5.1cc gasoline and AVC stability control. To make starting even easier, a Losi starter box comes with both units. A Spektrum 2.4GHz radio is supplied, while waterproof electronics are great for the bashing crowd. The part number for [...]



How to Dye Plastic Parts with Rit

Rit Dye is a super cheap option to customize your vehicle without the need for paint or custom parts that cost big $$. You can usually find Rit in the laundry aisle of your local supermarket. The powder (like I’m using here) is around 90 cents. The liquid stuff costs around $2-$3 a pop. Any light colored plastic part will usually [...]


Losi XXX-SCT Brushless Review

Losi XXX-SCT Brushless RTR with AVC Review

Short course trucks are still hot for good reason, they have great scale looks and typically make solid bashers. Today we’ll be taking a close look at the latest short course truck from Losi, the XXX-SCT Brushless RTR with AVC. Is it fast? How much bashing can it take before breaking? Does it handle well? It is worth your hard [...]



ARRMA Senton 6S 4WD Short Course RTR

We just got the first details on the new ARRMA RC Senton Short Course Truck. The Senton is 4WD, with a brushless system that can handle up to a 6S LiPo. Some specs: Length: 22″ (560mm) Width: 11.6″ (295mm) Height: 7.67″ (195mm) Wheelbase: 12.5-12.67″ (318-322mm) Weight: 127oz (3.6kg) Chassis: Aluminum, with side impact bumpers Drive: Four wheel with CVD driveshafts Radio: 2.4GHz Steering Servo: ADS-15M metal geared with 208 [...]



Big Squid RC 2014 Bash Vehicle of the YEAR!

A HUGE Congratulations to PRO-LINE Racing crew as we have picked the PRO-LINE PRO-MT as the 2014 BASH VEHICLE OF THE YEAR! We did more vehicle reviews in 2014 than ever before, and there were a handful of standouts that we narrowed down as possible winners. This decision was a tough one because this is the first vehicle to win [...]