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ARRMA Typhon BLX Review

ARRMA Typhon BLX 1/8 Buggy Mini-Review

With the 10th scale ARRMA RC vehicles becoming legendary among the basher crowd, ARRMA decided to take it up a notch and start producing 8th scalers. We’ve been bash/crash/thrash testing the Typhon BLX 8th Scale Buggy for weeks to see if it lived up to the ARRMA reputation for speed, durability, and handling. How does the Typhon stack up? Is [...]

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RC Gear Shop Brushless Review

RC Gear Shop 1/8 2150kV Brushless Motor System Review

RC Gear Shop is a new line of affordable gear from Tower Hobbies. One of the items in the RC Gear Shop line-up is a 2150kV Brushless Power System intended for 8th scalers. We’ve been bashing the living daylights out of one to find out how it stacks up against the competition. Does it have plenty of power? Does it [...]

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SSD 2.2 Steel Wheels and Scale Locking Hubs - Review / …

SSD is a relatively new name to the scale scene. Despite not being around long, they’ve come out of the gate swinging with a variety of steel and aluminum products to hop-up your Axial trucks. Given that I’m in the process of tricking out my Wraith Spawn, I recently scored a set of their Black 2.2 10 Hole Steel Wheels (part #SSD00019, street [...]

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Hitec HSB-9360TH Servo Review

Hitec HSB-9360TH Servo Review

To build the “ultimate” rc vehicle you have to use top-shelf electronics, the HSB-9360TH from Hitec has been hailed as one of the best servos they have ever produced. The 9360 (and its sibling red case servos) is high-end from the ground up, designed to be the best-of-the-best. From its Steve Neu designed brushless motor, to its titanium gear set, [...]

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Futaba 4GRS Review

Futaba 4GRS 4-Channel T-FHSS Radio Review

Twin stick radios are so old school that nobody uses them anymore, right??? That absolutely isn’t the case, in fact they are making a bit of a comeback thanks to the crawling/trailing and boat crowds. When Futaba announced the twin stick 4GRS it was actually a pretty big deal, it isn’t often when a new surface twin sticker hits the [...]

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Axial Yeti XL Kit Review

Axial Yeti XL Monster Buggy Kit Review

The Axial Yeti XL Monster Buggy is a big, nasty, bashing machine. First introduced as a RTR, the Yeti XL is now available in Kit Form. Is the kit easy to build? Is it any different than the RTR? Is it worth your hard earned cash? Read on to find out the scoop on the Yeti XL Kit… From: Axial [...]

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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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Flyzone Inum (5)

Spotlight on the Flyzone Inum!

As I hide deep in my office, whether at BSRC or at my other job, I couldn’t help but enjoy the larger open spaces we have by flying the Flyzone Inum. This is the IDEAL plane for any pilot: with the throttle and rudder the only inputs available, flight is simple for the beginner pilot. The added bonus is the prop [...]

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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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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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Product Spotlight – RC4WD 2.2 Mud Basher Tires

As a few of you longtime readers may be aware of, I’m a big fan of mud trucks. So when I saw the new RC4WD 2.2 Mud Basher announcement a couple months ago, you know I was clicking the “ADD TO CART” button on their site before I even finished reading the description. So here’s the funny thing. Mud tires (much [...]

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Review - Baller 1/10th scale touring/drifting body by …

From: Fire Brand RC Direct Link: Firebrand RC Baller body Fire Brand RC is a new name on the market that specializes in RC accessories for the Basher/Scaler/Drifter crowd. They recently popped up on the radar at iHobby last year and sent us some product to check out. So far we have reviewed their Icestar XD drift wheel and tire combo [...]

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ECX KickFlip BeatBox Review

ECX BeatBox & KickFlip Review – Horizon Hobby

ECX made a big splash with the announcement of their 1/36th scale KickFlip buggy and BeatBox truck. Not only was their small size big news, but also their very affordable price point. We’ve spent a couple months thrashing the BeatBox and KickFlip to find out everything we could about them. Are they truly hobby grade? Do they have enough power [...]

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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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Rakon Heli 200QX Upgrades (9)

Showing off the Rakon Heli 200QX Frame Conversion and M…

I may have been buried in snow or humbled by the cold these past weeks, but it did not keep me down! The team over at Rakon Heli specializes in upgrades, and I had to take a look at the Blade 200QX main frame, prop nut, and motor lock nut upgrades. The frame sells for around $70, and takes a bit of time [...]

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