Recently the folks over at ST Racing Concepts released a GT-8/Rally conversion kit for the Slash 4×4. Is your Traxxas Slash 4×4 already collecting dust, and you think you need to breath some new life into it? Would you rather be driving more of a rally car that a short course vehicle? Can you believe that under the hood these are almost identical vehicles? Does STRC have another conversion hit? Keep reading to find out our thoughts… READ MORE
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Traxxas Short Course Shootout iPhone App Review
In an interesting twist for us and the RC world, there are starting to be more and more RC related phone Apps. When we found out there was going to be a Traxxas app, and it was going to be more than a gear checker or wallpaper viewer, it got our attention. So does Traxxas rule the app market with the Short Course Shootout? Keep reading to find out.. READ MORE
So we normally do not do helicopter reviews, and if we did do them, it would probably be from a major manufacturer, but this review is special in a few ways. Every once in a while we get occasional questions asking us about the mini helicopters people see around. They want to know if they are worth it, are they total junk? And there are a lot of bashers out there that seem to have the ‘flying’ bug. They aren’t looking to get into the hobby of flying, but just want something to satisfy this occasional craving. Will the Jin Xing DA help any of this? Is it worth getting? Keep reading to find out….
Intro- Who the heck is Electrix and why do they deserve your money? Well, Electrix is Horizons entry level line-up of rc cars, and by entry level I mean you can walk out the door with the Boost completely ready to roll for under $140. But is it worth the cash? Lets jump right in to the worlds most kick a$# Electrix Boost review…
Thunder Tiger Sparrowhawk DT12 Review
Coming fresh off our Sparrowhawk XXT Review it was time to check out the Sparrowhawk DT12. We were interested to see if the 1/12th scale 4×4 DT had any similarities to the XXT, if was as tough, as good in the air, and could it bash with the best of them? Well keep on reading to find out… READ MORE
Thunder Tiger Sparrowhawk XXT Review
After witnessing first hand Thunder Tigers impressive and aggressive work on the MT4-G3 Monster Truck, we just had to get our hands on some of their other vehicles and put them to the test. Would the Sparrowhawk XXT live up to it’s big brothers reputation? Would it be tougher than nails and have us all fighting for the controller? Keep reading to find out.. READ MORE
The folks over at Axial did a great job of teasing the Wraith to the world. It started off as some silhouette shots, then we got bits and pieces of news leaked out. Nobody was 100% sure of what the truck was, or what it was meant to be, but the hype was building. When Axial finally made the ‘official’ announcement, I think both Evan and Jeff were racing to see who could pre-order the truck first, even before posted we posted the press release. After several weeks of beatings what are our thoughts? Keep reading to find out.. READ MORE
When BigSquid approached me to the do their review of the Helion Animus I jumped at the chance, its not every day a new 18th scaler hits the market these days, nor is it every day when a big name like Gil Losi Jr introduces an entirely new product line. I’ve spent much of my career racing 18th scales for Castle Creations and MaxAmps and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Helion 18SC even if it is not intended for racing. I have been bashing with the BigSquid guys for years now and I thought it was great to see a new 18th scale short course truck made for the bashing crowd. READ MORE
A while back, ST Racing Concepts released their LCG (Low Center of Gravity) kit for the 2WD Traxxas Slash. We got our hands on a kit and have been beating on it at all the local spots for a while now. Does the kit do what it says it will? Will it lower my Slash as well as breathe some new life into my truck? Lets find out… READ MORE
THE Losi 1/10 XXX-SCB (Short Course Buggy) RTR Review
Intro- Yes, I have to admit I’m a biased reviewer on this one folks. When the original gold tubbed RC10 was released I always envisioned the buggy class morphing into something like the Losi XXX-SCB, but for 2 decades it went the way of the Associated B4 and Losi 22. So when news leaked about the Losi SCB I personally saw my “dream” car come true, hence the reason I’m very biased towards it. Of course normally I’m all about objectivity, so I tried my best to review it without bias, but… even I’m not dumb enough to think that was even remotely possible.
Some have regarded the Losi SCB as the most highly anticipated release since the T-Maxx. Others have already deemed it the future of rc. Yet others have said the SCB IS the platform that puts Losi back on top. That is a lot of hype to live up to, does it deliver? With all that said, lets dive in shall we? READ MORE
So we finally got our hands on a early version of the Axial Wraith Rock Racer. They should be shipping to the rest of the world in a few weeks. Out of the box, there were a lot of “oooh’s and aaahh’s” for the details and look. It really does look pretty darn cool in person, and we can’t wait to get it outside! The constant rain and tornado’s around here have been keeping us limited to the office, but that does not mean we aren’t driving it!
Something worth pointing out that we have not seen in any other pictures, even on Axial’s site are the lights. It’s got 4 headlights, two tail lights, and they are not just a bulb. They have a actual housing. Very cool. It’s also a perfect fit for Squiddy who has been driving it around the office all day.
Enjoy the pics!
Axial Wraith Gallery
Axial Wraith Gallery 2
Axial Wraith Gallery 3
Hit the official Axial site for details, and watch for a review coming soon!
So you’ve been bashing and thrashing monster trucks, short course, or 1/8 buggies and truggies, but you’ve grown tired of them and are looking for something different.Â Thunder Tiger may have what you’re looking for in their new 1/8 scale Go Kart, the KT8.Â It’s packed with a brushless system for high speeds, but is it durable enough to live up to a basher lifestyle?Â Click through the break to find out.
Losi isn’t exactly new to the micro game. From their Micro-T, Micro SCT, Rally, and Micro Rock Crawler, Losi is at the forefront of the mainstream micro market (say that 5 times fast). Earlier this year, Losi released the Micro Trail Trekker, a 1/24th scale vehicle with the performance of a crawler mixed with the scale look of a full-size 4×4. Being a fan of micro vehicles, and a “crawling basher” myself (read, non-serious crawler with no intentions on competing) the Micro Trail Trekker was something I really wanted to review.