Maybe you have been looking for a high-end 2wd buggy but just don’t have the time to build a kit. Enter Serpent with their new Spyder SRX-2 RTR. Their new RTR is based on their uber kit version but is ready to hit the track right out of the box. Some of its features include-
* Dragon 2.4GHz radio system
* Pre-painted and cut body
* Waterproof electronics
* Sensorless 9 turn brushless motor
* Big bore 12mm shocks
The part number is #500002 and you can get complete details at This Link over on the official Serpent website.
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Serpent SRX-2 RTR Gallery
While the radical new 2015 Ford Mustang is already making waves in the full size world, we are more stoked for the arrival of the new Vaterra rc version. The Vaterra 2015 Mustang is a meticulously detailed version of the real-deal, offering both incredible scale looks and solid on-road performance.
The Vaterra 2015 Mustang comes on their V100-S 4wd on-road platform that has proven to be both durable base and good handling. The stock power plant is a 15 turn brushed motor and the included electronics are waterproof. The Vaterra Mustang comes completely RTR with nothing else needed to hit the pavement.
* Low profile tires on 54mm wheels
* Officially licensed by Ford
* Spektrum DX2E 2.4GHz radio system
* Realistic brake disc and calipers
* Includes Dynamite 1800mAh NiMH & charger
The part number is #VTR03024, it is street priced at $289, and you can be the first guy on your block to get one by pre-ordering at This Link over on the official Horizon Hobby website.
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Vaterra 2015 Ford Mustang Gallery
All you Volkswagen fans will be stoked to hear about the new Mad Bug from Kyosho. The Mad Bug is officially licensed by VW and comes as a Readset, fully assembled and ready to bash right out of the box.
With 4wd and an Orion brushless system, the Mad Bug was designed to tackle tough off-road terrain. Other standard features include a 2.4GHz radio system, 1800mAh NiMH battery w/ charger, and heavy duty suspension.
* Waterproof electronics
* Aluminum big bore shocks
* 2400kV Orion brushless motor
* Inch up wheels and high grip tires
* Wheelbase- 272mm
* Width- 287mm
The part number for white is #30994T1B, blue is #30994T2B, they have a street price of $299, and they are expected to start shipping at the end of September. Hit up This Link for full details over on the official Kyosho America website.
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Kyosho Mad Bug Gallery
Remember back in the mid-70s when the Lancia Stratos dominated the World Rally Championships? Nope, me neither, I was only 6 years old at the time. However, if you are into race cars then you know the Lancia has become an iconic car from the early days of rally racing.
The people over at Killerbody RC have put out a very nicely detailed version of the 1977 Giro d’Italia Lancia Stratos. It is available in several different trim levels- from clear to full painted and assembled. The Killerbody Lancia is made to fit most touring cars and can definitely make your car stand out in a crowd.
The part number for the body shown above is #48250 and these are available right now. Get more details on all the fine products from Killerbody on their Official Website.
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Killerbody RC Lancia Stratos Gallery
Axial has released the motor from the Yeti to everyone out in rc land. This is a long can 3150kV brushless unit that has loads of torque and is suitable for sustained running on 3S LiPo. The 3150 was designed to propel vehicles like the Yeti and Exo to crazy speeds and should work well in other 10th scale applications like 4wd short course trucks.
* 4-pole, long can design for more torque
* 5mm output shaft
* Black anodized can w/ laser etched logos
* 14 AWG Wire w/ 4mm connectors
The part number is #AX31047, it has a street price of $115, and these are available right now. Get more details at This Link over on the official Axial website.
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The WTF-1 Formula 1 kit from Calandra Racing Concepts is not only affordable, but also one of the fastest cars in its class. The WTF-1 was designed from the ground up to be a racer featuring a low center of gravity chassis, an ultra smooth 16 ball differential, and lightweight materials. For you bashers out there, it was also designed to be rugged with a 3mm quad axial carbon fiber chassis and durable front end parts.
The part number is #1500, it has a street price of $249, and they start shipping in the next two weeks. Get complete details at This Link over on CRC’s official website.
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CRC WTF-1 Gallery
There are scale realism people, then there are people looking for something wild. The new Dual Ridge buggy from Tamiya definitely falls into the wild category.
The futuristic looking Dual Ridge is a 4wd buggy based off the long running Tamiya TT-02 platform. It’s a kit so you get the experience of building it yourself, while long travel oil shocks and 4wd help it conquer some serious off-road terrain.
The part number is #58596, it is street priced at $189, and they are expected to hit hobby shops in late October. Click Here to get more details over on the official Tamiya website.
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Tamiya Dual Ridge Chassis
Are you into rock crawling? Like building your own kits? Is scale realism important to you? If you answered “yes” to those three questions the new ’86 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer from Vaterra should be considered a must buy.
At the heart of the Blazer is the new Ascender chassis. The Ascender chassis features a stamped steel frame, adjustable wheelbase, metal gear transmission, and serious off-road suspension.
For scale looks, the the Blazer comes with a fully licensed 1986 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer body. The body is clear so you can throw on your own paint job and comes with an injection-molded grille with headlight details. Fully licensed Interco TSL SX Super Swamper tires complete the true off-road look.
* 8 spoke 1.9″ wheels
* Aluminum suspension links
* Floating battery tray (holds a shorty pack)
* Crawling style bumpers
* Adjustable side bars
* 4-line rear suspension
* 3-line panhard front suspension
* Low-profile axle housings & locker/ring gear
* HD CV front shafts
* Single speed tranny with slipper clutch
* Threaded oil filled shocks
The part number is VTR03023, it is street priced at $319, and to ensure you are the first person on your block to have one, Click Right Here to pre-order over on Horizon Hobby’s official website.
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Vaterra K-5 Blazer Gallery
THE Carisma M40S Volkswagen Golf 24 Review
Now days it just isn’t enough to put out a solid car, it has to perform well and look exactly like its full scale equivalent. Today we’ll be taking a close look at the Carisma M40S Volkswagen Golf 24, an affordable ready-to-run that promises the precise scale looks everyone is after, as well a fun driving experience. Does it meet expectations? Hit the “Read More” to find out…
Those of you who remember the old Super Champ will instantly recognize the “new” Tamiya Fighting Buggy. The Super Champ was produced from ’79-’82 and was known for its scale realism and wild rear suspension (mono-shock with huge oil bottle). For those of you that missed it the first time around, Tamiya is re-issuing it in all its glory. The new version will sport some upgrades, but will also retain many of its original features like FRP frame, reinforced plastic body, and die-cast a-arms.
The Fighting Buggy has a part number of #84389 and is scheduled for an October release date. For more details check out This Link over on the Tamiya Japan website.
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That’s right, folks! We are teaming up again with our friends at HobbyTown Orland Park for a good ‘ol bash! There will be Obstacle Courses, Shopping Cart Slam, Demolition Derby, and Two-Car Sumo Wrestling!
Join us on Saturday, August 30th as we celebrate the last days of summer in one action packed event! Sign ups will start at 9:30am with events starting at 10:30am.
It’s only a few weeks away, so prep your 1/10th and 1/8th RC vehicles now!
See you then!
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THE ARRMA Granite Mega Monster Truck Review
Being a two time champion of our coveted Bash Vehicle of the Year, the ARRMA Granite packs some serious street cred with the bashing crowd. For 2014 ARRMA announced a new more affordable line-up, the Mega Series, that was designed to give good performance at a reasonable price. To make the price drop happen on the Mega Series, certain goodies had to be taken away (like the aluminum chassis and hex hardware). Is the Mega Series Granite still a capable bash machine? Is it slower than the previous brushed Granite? Has it lost any mojo? Hit the “Read More” to find out…
There are times when you just want to be different, to really stand out in the crowd. If you pick up a Renault Sport Mégane Trophy body from Matrixline RC, you are sure to do just that.
The Matrxiline Mégane Trophy body is formed from .9mm polycarbonate and was designed to fit most 1/10 touring cars. Along with the body it comes with light buckets, a decal sheet, over-spray film, and vacuum formed front/rear fascias.
The part number for the Mégane is #PC201405 and you can get a few more details by hitting up This Link over on the official Matrixline website.
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