THE Vaterra Swift Justice 2012 CHP Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 from Horizon Hobby Review
While Vaterra might be relatively new to the marketplace, they are certainly making a splash with their extremely scale looking rc cars. Their latest on-road machine, the 2012 CHP Camaro ZL1 is heavy on scale detailing at a moderate price point. Does the chassis drive well? Is the included brushed motor fast enough to have fun? Can you jump it off a roof and have it survive? Those questions and more will be answered by the end of our review. Click the famous “Read More” button to get the party started…
TLR, also known as Team Losi Racing, has announced a Tuning Kit for the popular 5IVE-T 5th scale gas truck. The TLR tuning kit offers some popular upgrades for the 5IVE-T all in one package to save you some cash. Among the parts included in the kit are new shock bodies, shock springs, sway bars, and tie-rods.
The part number for the TLR 5IVE-T Tuning Kit is #TLR351000, it has a street price of $549, and they should start hitting hobby shops in early November.
So we recently got an unmarked package in the mail. We opened it up to find a parts tree. At the very top, the following words “Choose Your Head Wisely”. So I called my model painter buddy Jack and said it looks like we have a project!
After having these for a few days, we still aren’t 100% sure what to do with them, but we hear all will be revealed soon! The paint has turned out awesome.. more pics shortly. Stay Tuned!
No, it does not really have anything to do with RC, though the aerial footage was probably shot from a quad-copter. I think Adam ‘The Intern’ needs to give up the Suzuki toys and get to work on one of these! At least a RC version.
If you are skipping around the video, the tracks are around the 2:10 mark. Was hoping to see it use those back wheelie bar tires.
The crew over at Sew Crazy RC have a new Car Tote to make your life easier when packing all your gear to your favorite bash spot. The Sew Crazy RC Car Totes come custom sized for your vehicle and are made out of marine grade vinyl that is tough, water resistant, and easy to clean. The car totes also come in a wide variety of colors, allowing you to match the car tote to your vehicle.
Sew Crazy RC is running a special sale on their car totes right now, click This Link to head over to their website and find out what it is.
Happy Friday everyone, HERE is a TGIF Mystery Link for all you hobby shop employees working your tails off behind the counter this weekend. We salute you!
It is getting colder here in the Chicago metro area, snow can’t be too far around the corner. The same is true in many northern parts of the globe.
RC4WD just sent us a hot new release, their Blade Snow Plow. With the RC4WD blade snow plow your scaler becomes a snow pushing machine when it gets nasty this winter. The snow plow is CNC machined and weighs in at 11 oz. A servo is used to make the blade go up and down.
If you want to mount the snow plow up to your Axial SCX10 you’ll need RC4WD mounting kit #Z-S1002, if you plan on putting it on your RC4WD Trailfinder 2 you’ll need #Z-S1003.
The part number for the RC4WD Blade Snow Plow is #Z-X0007, it has a street price of $79, and you can get more information at This Link.
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For details, information, and to go sign up call their store at (708) 349-8697. There is a fee of $35, but if you have been thinking about trying airbrushing, but afraid to drop the $$ on a machine, this is a good way to feel it out!
If I knew about it sooner, we would of had some of the Big Squid RC crew there, we could use the help! Make sure to tell them Big Squid sent ya! Have fun, and paint something!
The folks over at Tamiya have been teasing their next uber touring car for a while, finally they have released pictures and information. As you can see from the pictures the new TRF418 is an aluminum and carbon fiber work of art. If you are looking for a top of the line touring car, the TRF418 has to be on your list. Some of its highlights include-
* Identical front and rear bulkheads
* Separate center bulkhead
* Weight reduction of 2 grams compared to previous model
* Stabilizers now attached with ball connectors
* New steering arms give more linear feel
* Includes 20 tooth pinion
USA Spec version includes-
* Damper Springs – soft & hard, 2pcs. each
* Soft Stabilizer Rods- front & rear, 1pc. each
* 1 additional set of Suspension Arms
* 1 additional set of Front and Rear Uprights
The part number for the new Tamiya TRF418 is #42270, it has a MSRP of (hope you are sitting down for this one) $1116.00, and they should start hitting hobby shops in December. Hit up This Link for more information.
Just like full size cars, XRay has been announcing their 2014 models. Among those models they have just released information on their 2014 XB4 4wd off-road buggy. The 2014 XB4 receives moderate updates, making it even more capable on the track or for blitzing around your cul-de-sac. Some of the updates for 2014 include-
* New chassis
* New Suspension Flex Adjustment
* Narrow A-arms
* Reinforced bulkheads and shock towers
* Stronger slipper
* Updated top deck
For more pictures and information on the 2014 XRay XB4 simply click This Link.
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Futaba has just announced a big sale on a bunch of their receivers, and we all know you can never have enough of them.
If you have been a hobbyist for very long, it is likely your rc garage went from one car, to five cars, to a lot more than that very quickly. The process of pulling out and re-installing receivers grows old fast, with the Futaba sale you can save some bucks and some time. Futaba has marked off up to $50 on their receivers. Check out This Link to see how much you can save on the Futaba receivers that you need.
RB has announced a Limited Edition V2 of their One RTR nitro buggy. The V2 comes with an updated wing, body, and tires to give it a modern look. The Limited Edition V2 also gets a hard coated T6 7075 aluminum chassis to make it even tougher. The V2 retains the long stroked RB engine, and comes ready to run with a 2.4GHz radio system.
The part number for the Limited Edition One V2 is #0230006 and you can get more information at This Link.
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Saddle pack batteries were popular years ago, then they faded away, but lately have been making a big comeback. Reedy has just introduced their 5800mAh 2S SQ Lipo battery. The SQ is a single hard case battery that replaces traditional two piece side-by-side saddle packs in applications where to the two cells don’t have to be mounted separately. Having a single pack eliminates the need for the jumper wire and reduces internal connections, meaning more power makes it to your power system.
How would you like to win a piece of RC History?
We are giving away our Pro-Line Pro-2 Truck that was used in our review. The one for the exclusive announcement of the truck’s release! It is literally one of the first trucks off the assembly line!
We honestly hate to see this one go. It was an honor to be the first to announce the new PL truck, and it represents a lot to us, but we hope one of our readers will appreciate it that much more. It comes as the completed kit with the awesome custom body, but without electronics.
UPDATE: The folks at Pro-Line have been kind enough to supply us with prizes for a Second and Third Place! So, for second place, the winner will get to choose a FULL SET of Tires and Wheels!! Third Place, one pair of tires of their choosing! Awesome!
So here are the details and how it works.
The deadline for entries is October 24th, 2013 at 11:59pm CST. A winner will be announced sometime on October 25th. A random winner will be chosen from all entries received by our software.
Because we have had so many requests, and we don’t have to worry about shipping electronics, we are going to open this one up WORLD WIDE! So all you non USA readers who always send in the hate mail about contests.. you better get your entries in for this one!