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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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Novak Activ8 V2 / HD8 8th Scale Brushless

Novak RC Activ8 V2 / HD8 8th Scale Buggy Racing Br…

The folks over at Novak RC have announced a new Brushless System made for 8th Scale Racing. Their latest system comes with a Novak Activ8 V2 ESC and a Novak HD8 motor. This system was designed to handle the rigors of 8th scale off-road racing is pure sensor-based for a great blend of power, durability, and runtime. The street price is [...]

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TheToyz Brass Pinions for Losi Micro

TheToyz Brass Pinion Sets for Losi Micro SCT/Rally…

Having recently reviewed the latest Losi Micro Vehicles (which should go up any day now), we were reminded how much fun they are to bash indoors when the weather is terrible outside. One of the cheapest/easiest/best mods you can make to any vehicle is to change the gearing. You can “gear down” for longer runtimes, or you can “gear up” [...]

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T-Bone Racing Bumper ARRMA Granite

T-Bone Racing Basher Series Chassis Brace/Front Bu…

All you ARRMA Granite Mega & BLS owners can now rejoice as T-Bone Racing has announced a new Basher Series Front Chassis Brace/Bumper for your truck. Like most TBR products, the bumper is made from heavy duty nylon and was designed to take the worst you can throw at it. A lifetime warranty comes standard, as does everything needed for [...]

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Nano QX 3D BNF

Unboxing the Blade Nano QX 3D BNF!

Being REALLY close to Horizon Hobby‘s main warehouse has its perks, especially when new product hits the hobby shop shelves. As of today the Midwest (and shortly the rest of the country) has received their first taste of the new products from the Nuremberg Toy Fair: the Blade Nano QX 3D, the first mini quadcopter with inverted flight capabilities. Built to do [...]

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SquidInk #20

This week’s SquidInk comic hits close to home for a lot of us.. some people just don’t get it! You can click the image for the high-res version, and feel free to mash those like and share buttons! Want to see the previous comics? Click Here to see all of them to date.

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Max Speed Technology – FXXD-S IFS RWD Drift car

FXXD IFS what?? The name is a bit of a jumble, but I can assure the company isn’t. MST has been putting out some top shelf kits in recent years, and they do it at a pace that will make your head spin. The FXXD VIP drift car has been a very popular, but expensive rear wheel drive option from [...]

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Tamiya Sandshaker

Tamiya Sandshaker TT02T

Looking for an easy to assemble (and drive) kit? Want something with a unique look? If so, Tamiya has announced their new Sandshaker. The Sandshaker is 1/10th scale 4wd kit that comes on Tamiya’s TT02T platform. Some of the highlights of the Sandshaker include- * Newly-designed polycarbonate stadium truck body * Independent double wishbone suspension w/ oil filled shocks * Plastic bushings * Bell [...]

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Dirt Racing Products Brian Kinwald

New Product Line - Brian Kinwald's Dirt Racing Pro…

One of the most legendary racers in rc, Brian Kinwald, has teamed up with JConcepts to release a new line called Dirt Racing Products. The line starts with some tire prep products and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for the future. The initial line-up from Dirt Racing Products includes- * Decal sheet – part number #7999, [...]

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Cubby Quadcopter Shovel

THE Cub Report, 02.09.2015, Version- The New Norma…

There are tons of good people in our hobby, but we also have our fair share of old-school hard-heads. You know who I’m talking about, the people that had a meltdown against brushless motors and LiPo batteries, and are now losing their minds over scale realism. Last week we posted our review of the ESS-One Engine Sound module. While many hobbyists [...]

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HPI Jumpshot MT

More Details - HPI Racing Jumpshot Series of Truck…

Originally seen at the Nuremburg Toy Fair a couple of weeks ago, HPI Racing has announced more details on its new Jumpshot Series of trucks. Not only will the Jumpshot come as a Monster Truck, but also as a Short Course Truck as well as in Stadium Truck form. The Jumpshot looks like a solid new platform for their 1/10th [...]

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Boom Racing Beadlock Wheels

Asiatees Hobbies Sale on Boom Racing's High Mass A…

The folks over at Asiatees Hobbies dropped us a note about a sale they are having on Boom Racing High Mass Aluminum Beadlock Wheels. For a limited time Asiatees is lowering the price of the High Mass Beadlock wheels by 40%. The wheels come in a variety of styles and colors, simply hit up This Link over on Asiatee’s website [...]

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Rakon Heli 200QX Upgrades (9)

Showing off the Rakon Heli 200QX Frame Conversion …

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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FPV Racer Build (8)

Raging Rotors Build Report: 250-Size FPV Racer

Spring is just around the corner, and my fellow coworkers and I are starting the process of getting FPV Racing going at our local flying field. First, I needed a quad! Ok, that might be an overstatement. I have already modified my 200QX for a more FPV ready setup, and I am practicing my racing on a NanoQX FPV. Regardless, I wanted a properly sized, [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' - Applying a Vinyl Wrap to a W…

Happy Friday! I made a post last week about getting a custom wrap for my Axial Wraith Spawn from the folks at FreqEskinz, and late last week a UPS box showed up at my door. What came out of the package is what you see above – a fresh sheet-o-stickers. For those curious on how a vinyl wrap is installed, [...]

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