The Jigs Up – Soldering Jig Review
Being the wrench for Big Squid, I am always on the lookout for ways to make my job easier. Getting trucks ready for testing and bashing takes up a good chuck of my time. So, when I see something that can cut that time down, I grab it! Lets see if this thing can help…
THE Zeus 3S 850 mah 25C LiPo Battery Review
There are a zillion LiPo battery companies out there, a new one on the scene is Chi-Town based Zeus Batteries. Today we’ll be taking a good close look at one of their small 3S 850 mah LiPo’s to see how it stacks up. Are Zeus packs indeed a step above “mere mortal” batteries? Come on, lets see!
THE Duratrax DM17.5T Sensored Brushless Motor Review
In case you haven’t noticed there’s a new Duratrax in town. Sure their logo is new, but that isn’t all, they are committed to putting out products that can compete with anything else on the market. How do their new brushless motors stack up? Read on…
THE Radient Primal Charger Review
Have you just bought a RTR that comes with a ridiculously slow wall charger? Want to measure charge times in minutes instead of with a sun dial? Rejoice, as Radient RC has a nifty upgrade charger called the Primal. Today we’ll be taking a look at Radients affordable new Primal charger. How well does it work? Let’s take it for a spin and see…
THE Speed Passion Grand Turismo Version 2.0 LPF Speed Control Review
Speed Passion is one of several speed controller companies that got huge during the brushless revolution. Speed Passion did so more by putting out good solid products than by their impressive racing resume. Is the Speed Passion GT 2.0 a good speedo for your bash machine? Read on…
THE Venom V540 3300 kv + 80 Amp Waterproof Brushless Review
There are a lot of options out there for brushless motor/speedo combo’s, but there aren’t many that claim to be waterproof. Today we’ll be taking a look at the Venom 3300 brushless combo to see how it stacks up. Is the Venom V540 actually “waterproof” as they claim? Does it put out a lot of power? Let’s get down to business shall we?
THE Speed Passion Cirtix Short Course Master 3600 kv Brushless Combo Review
Speed Passion has proven they can power world class touring cars to championships, but can they put out an affordable system that launches your 2wd short course truck to the next level? Read on to find out…
THE Dynamite Passport Ultra Battery Charger Review
Walking around the pits at the local track or bash spot I started seeing a lot of people using the Dynamite Passport Ultra. What in the world? Since when does Dynamite have a popular charger? What makes it so popular? When one dropped in my lap for review I was pretty stoked to find out what all the buzz is about. Read on for the scoopage on the Passport Ultra…
THE Dynamite Speedpack Platinum 2S 7.4v 50C 5200 Mah Hard Case Lipo Battery Review
There is no lack of choice issues when it comes to Lipo batteries. Dynamite, Horizons in-house line of aftermarket products, is one of many companies hoping to win you over in the war for Lipo supremacy. How does their Platinum series pack stack up? Read on…
THE Sunshine Systems RC LED Ground Effects Kit Review
So… I’m up on the drivers stand at iHobby and “Top Jimmy” Swift was standing next to me. I notice Jim’s Slash pulling over to the side of the track and he then proceeds to pull a wireless remote out of his pocket and turns on a set of very bright lights he had mounted under his truck. Jim then proceeds to use the remote to cycles through different colors and “effects”, finally settling on a shade of purple with a strobe effect. I stood there in awe. “You have GOT to be kidding me!” was running through my thick Cro-Magnon skull, it was simply too cool to be believed.
Fast forward to 2 days later when Brian walks over and says “Cubby, I’ve got a set of lights for review, do you want’em?”. I never volunteer for any extra work but this time I piped up and said “Heck yes I want’em! Consider the review done!”.
So here we are… is the Sunshine Systems LED kit worth your hard earned cash? Read on…
THE TrakPower TK 950 Soldering Iron Review
A while back Evan reviewed the Team Checkpoint Soldering iron. A lot of us using the generic irons were impressed, so when the TrakPower iron was announced, we picked one up to see if there were any changes, and because we needed to replace more of the $15 RS ones. So hows the new TrakPower version? Read on…
The Onyx 245 AC/DC Dual Balancing Charger Review
Electric vehicles are currently winning the see-saw battle over nitro, and this means more batteries and more charging. There are a lot of chargers on the market, but with people needing multiple battery packs to run their vehicles, you may want to consider your options. Do you want two chargers so you can be charging multiple batteries? The Onyx 245 lets you charge two packs at once. Lets see if it does everything else we need…
The world of RC is all about electric lately. From micro to 1/5th scale, anywhere you go it seems there are more electric vehicles currently being run than nitro. Over time nitro and electric have ping ponged back and forth over popularity, but at the moment, it’s all about electric. So if you have hopped on the electric band wagon, or planning to, you are going to need a power supply to help get all those packs charged right? That’s the reason we picked up the new TrakPower 12V 25A Power Supply. How’s is it? Does it do what we need? Keep reading to find out… READ MORE