Our guy Craig “The Uber Ramp Guy” Nelson brought it big time to iHobby this year. Below you’ll find a video showing a couple of things you don’t normally see, a 5th scale monster truck doing a standing backflip and also pulling a massive backflip over the spine ramp at our iHobby demo track. The truck Craig used was a Redcat Rampage MT-e powered by a Castle Creations 2028 brushless motor using a Mamba Monster XL 2 ESC. Check out the video below to see 5th scale electric being taken to all new heights.
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Happy Friday and Merry Halloween, why not check out another Halloween themed TGIF Mystery Link?
THE VRX Racing XR4 Rally Car Review
Who is VRX Racing? They are an Asian company that makes affordable basher type vehicles, that’s who. They were recently picked up here in the states by IMEX RC so we received an XR4 Brushless RTR Rally Car for testing. Is a VRX worth considering? Could it stand up to the BSRC Bash Crew? Did we turn it into a pile of rubble? Hit the “Read More” button to find out…
Want to save some cash on some uber gear? The Pro-Line crew is having a Halloween Sale this weekend. During their sale you can get $5 off a $50 order, $20 off a $150 order, and $40 off orders over $250. To get more details on Pro-Line’s Halloween Sale simply hit up This Link to head over to their website.
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The folks over at Asiatees Hobbies are big fans of scale accessories and the tv show The Walking Dead. They have put together some accessories that would help your rc scaler survive a zombie filled world. Hit up This Link over on the official Asiatees website to find out more.
Happy Friday everyone, the weekend is soooo close to being here! Click Here for a Halloween themed TGIF Mystery Link.
All across the world people grab their rc car and make speed runs on the weekend. Some do it in their driveway, while others meet up with friends in parking lots to see who can go the fastest. It looks like all those people now have a new record to shoot for. A video has been released showing Nic Case and his RC Bullet going 202 mph. Nic has been the king of the high speed hill for years and now he has put his car past the 200 mph barrier. Click on the video below to watch Nic pilot his Castle Creations, NeuMotors,, and Dinogy LiPo powered car up to 202 mph.
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Asiatees Hobbies wanted us to let you know they are giving away two high-zoot 3Racing Sakura D3 drift cars for Halloween. The first you will be entered to win by simply placing an order at Asiatees, while entry to win the second is much more fun. Entry to win the second car mandates that you post a picture of your Halloween costume on the Asiatess Facebook or Instagram page. Get all the rules and full details by hitting up This Link over on Asiatees website.
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Just in time for indoor season, HRP is a having a huge sale on Team C products. During their Oktoberfest Sale you can get some pretty big savings on just the type of products that you would be racing indoors, or bashing outside. For example, the latest high-zoot 1/10th 2wd buggy from Team C is the mid-motored TC02C Evo. They normally sell for $209 but are Oktoberfest priced at just $99. To check out all the Team C specials simply hit up This Link.
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What happens when you combine cold/slick conditions with speed running a Castle Creations brushless powered 5th scale monster truck on 8S LiPo? Check out the video below to find out. Our own Craig “The Crazy Ramp Builder Guy” recently took his Redcat 5th scale monster truck out for some top speed runs and I can assure you nothing good becomes of it.
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Back in the day, I spent many hours throwing down laps with a Yokomo Super Dog Fighter. It sure could bust out some fast laps in those glory years for Yokomo here in America. While Yokomo might not be the powerhouse it once was, they are still big in Asia and you can still get their products here in the states.
Yokomo recently announced their latest 1/10th 2wd buggy, the B-MAX2 MR Version 3. It comes with a tough aluminum chassis and can do both mid-motor and rear motor configurations. Other highlights from the V3 include a new rear suspension mount, new bottom shock caps, and a new cab-forward style body. It has a part number of #B-MAX2MR3 and you can hit up This Link for more details.
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Yokomo B-Max2 MR V3 Gallery
While 10th scale pan cars don’t make good outdoor bashers, they sure can be fun indoors on carpet. What is the latest pan car to hit the market? The Lightning10 from VBC Racing.
The tenth scale Lightning10 is perfect for the popular World GT class held here in the states. The Lightning10 was designed with versatility in mind. For example, it comes with two different servo mounts, one for regular size and one for a smaller 12th scale style servo. Its chassis also makes it easy to change weight bias when using a shorty style LiPo battery. Some of its other features include-
* 2.5mm carbon fiber chassis
* Adjustable bumper to fit a wide variety of bodies
* Adjustable wheelbase
* 7075 aluminum bulkhead, caster blocks, steering knuckles, motor mount, rear axle mount & chassis brace mount
* Slop free composite materials
Street price is $299 and they should start shipping in early November. Complete details can be found over on the official VBC Racing website.
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VBC Lightning10 Gallery
Can’t get enough bling for that Gmade R1 of yours? The folks over at Boom Racing have 5 new aluminum upgrades to set your Gmade apart. The upgrades include aluminum front & rear link mounts, servo mount, rear axle lock-out, steering blocks, and a center skid plate. All of these are available in three different colors and you can get complete details at This Link over on the official AsiaTees website.
TGIF, the work week is nearly over! Have a go at a BSRC Mystery Link.
In the beginning there was the Estes Proto-X. It blew away consumers and was the big sales hit of X-mas 2013. Since then a dozen different companies have put out nano sized quads. To help protect and keep all your nano quadcopter gear organized, the fine folks over at TheToyz have announced a new storage case.
The storage case features heavy duty construction and a Velcro strap for easy attachment to your belt or backpack. With plenty of room for extra blades, batteries, and the controller, it makes short work of holding all your gear.
The part number is #TOYZ 99, it is street priced at $13, and these are available right now. For the full scoop hit up the official TheToyz Website.
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VRX Racing is an affordable line-up of cars and trucks that our next door neighbor at iHobby, IMEX RC, had just picked up. The guys at IMEX set us up with a review car so we could give it a good thrashing and see how it held up. We haven’t started testing on the VRX XR4 Rally Car yet, but we did take a bunch of pictures when we unboxed it. Take a look at the two galleries below to see what it looks like to crack open the box on the XR4 and expect our full review in about 3 weeks.
Head on over to the official IMEX RC website to view other VRX vehicles, or you can hit up This Link to visit the official VRX USA website.
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VRX Rally Unboxing Gallery 1
VRX Rally Unboxing Gallery 2