You remember HPI’s Bullet MT don’t you? Now it has been updated with waterproofing to make it even more basher friendly. With the latest edition of the Bullet MT you no longer have to avoid big mud holes, now you can jump right in. The Bullet also features a 4wd drivetrain, a brushless Flux power system, 2.4GHz radio gear, and 8 shocks to soak up big landings.
The new Bullet Flux comes with a street price of $345 and has a part number of #107010. These are available right now and you can hit up This Link for full details over on the official HPI website.
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THE Tower Hobbies Cutback SCT Review
The Dallas Cowboys are “America’s Football Team”, just like Tower Hobbies could be considered “America’s Hobby Shop”. While Tower is certainly known more for being a mail order Goliath than being a truck manufacturer, they do have a new 4wd Short Course Truck on the market called the Cutback. How does it handle? Is it fast? Can you slam it around without breaking it? Hit that “Read More” button to find out…
Futaba has long been known to make some of the best transmitters that money can buy. Their latest top-of-the-line transmitter, the 4PX, comes with copious amounts of features, faster speed, a high-zoot screen and telemetry. Is the Futaba 4PX the best radio on the market? Click the “Read more” to find out…
By now you’ve certainly heard about the new 4PX flagship radio from Futaba. With high-end performance and endless features, it truly is top-of-the-line.
We recently unboxed our review unit and took a bunch of pictures while doing so. To see exactly what comes inside the box check out the two galleries below. While doing the unboxing we have already noticed a few things. The box is shorter than previous versions, the 4PX doesn’t come with any batteries like previous high-end Futabas, and it has the ability to make sound.
Our full review is still a couple of weeks away, until then you can hit up This Link to get full details on the 4PX over on the official Futaba website. You can get one on pre-order at This Link
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Futaba 4PX Unboxing 1
Futaba 4PX Unboxing 2
With scale realism being of the utmost importance now days, AquaCraft’s new Atlantic II Tugboat brings it in force. The closer you look at the pictures the more amazed you are with its fine scale detailing.
The Atlantic II is powered by a 550 size electric motor and comes with a 30 amp ESC. When run on recommended batteries (3S 2200mAh), you can expect runtimes of up to an hour. A 2.4GHz Tactic radio system means glitch free performance and a nifty looking display stand is included so it looks as good at home as it does on the water.
Requires- LiPo battery & charger, six AA batteries
The part number is #AQUB5725, its street price is $329, and these are available right now. For more information on everything AquaCraft, hit up their Official Website.
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Aquacraft Atlantic II Gallery
Tower Hobbies has a new RTR short course truck called the Cutback. The Cutback is aimed right at the bashing market with waterproof electronics, an affordable price point, and durable construction. Some of the highlights of the Cutback include-
* 1/10 scale 4-wheel drive
* 3mm aluminum chassis
* Waterproof electronics
* High torque digital metal gear servo
* 80 amp brushless ESC
* 4 pole 3600kV brushless motor
* 2.4GHz radio system w/ fail-safe
* Big-bore shocks with threaded bodies
* Uses 3 sealed diffs
* Comes equipped with bearings
* Uses 12mm wheel hexes
* Pre-painted and trimmed body
* Height- 7.7″
* Width- 11.2″
* Length- 20.9″
The part number is #TOWC0500, it has a street price of just $299, and they should start shipping mid October. For more details or to place an order hit up This Link over on the official Tower Hobbies website.
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THE Kyosho Mad Bug ReadySet Review
You might know Kyosho for their world championship winning buggies or perhaps from one of their classics back in the day. Today Kyosho still has high end race machines, but they also offer a plethora of bash mobiles. We’ve been bashing on their Mad Bug ReadySet for a few weeks now to find out what kind of bash machine it is. Does it have good power? Can you slam it hard without breakage? Is the Mad Bug a solid bash machine? Click the “Read More” to find out…
We recently received a Kyosho Mad Bug Readyset for one of our famous “smash’em up” reviews. Take a look at the pictures below to see exactly what it looks like to crack open the box and to see what comes inside.
Being a Readyset (Kyosho’s term for RTR), the Mad Bug comes with everything you need to get up and going except for AA batteries for the transmitter. An Orion NiMh pack comes standard, as does a wall type battery charger. As you can see from the pictures, an Orion brushless system is used to power the Mad Bug, while a 2.4GHz radio system eliminates any possible frequency conflicts.
Our full review is still a couple of weeks away, until then please enjoy our unboxing pictures. The Mad Bug is priced at $299 and you can find complete details at This Link over on the official Kyosho America website.
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Kyosho Mad Bug Unboxing Gallery 1
Kyosho Mad Bug Unboxing Gallery 2
The nano sized quadcopter wars are really heating up for the Christmas buying season. The latest entry into the class is from HobbyZone with their Faze RTF Ultra Small Quadcopter.
The HobbyZone Faze is an RTF that comes with everything you need to get flying inside the box. The Faze’s small size makes it easy to fly indoors, while its affordable price point makes it easy on your wallet. Some of its key features include-
* Easy to use flip mode
* Low, medium and high rate select-able from transmitter
* Comes with spare props
* Comes with 100 mAh LiPo and charger
* Weighs only 12.2 grams
* 2.4GHz transmitter that runs off two AAA batteries (included)
* USB charge cable
The part number is #HBZ8300, it is street priced at $39, and it is expected to hit hobby shops in mid October. For complete details hit up This Link over on the official HobbyZone website.
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HobbyZone Faze Gallery
After signing a deal with Tower Hobbies, it is easier than ever to get Graupner products here in the States. One of the latest and greatest products from Graupner is the X-8N transmitter.
The X-8N is a 2.4GHz 4 channel surface transmitter for use in cars, trucks, and boats. The Graupner boasts a laundry list of features, some of the highlights include-
* 128 x 64 pixel TFT display
* Ultra fast 2.4GHz HoTT technology
* Steering wheel can be mounted right or left handed
* Telemetry storage via micro SD card
* Bidirectional communication between transmitter and receiver
* Voice output via headphones
The part number is #S1018, it is street priced at $249, and This Is The Link you want for full details over on the official Graupner website.
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Big gnarly monster trucks are the kings of the bashing hill. They have big tires, big tires, and generally smash over anything (car/truck/buggy) that gets in their path.
The ARRMA Kraton was announced months ago at the Nuremburg Toy Fair. Since then they’ve been finishing the truck up and now it is about ready to drop on US shores. What makes the Kraton a big, mean, bashing machine?
* Fully assembled RTR
* Integrated roll cage
* 2050kV brushless motor
* 180 amp ESC
* 208oz/inch steering servo
* Truck Weight- 177oz
* Width- 18.5″
* Length- 24″
* Height- 7.5″
* 3 gear diffs
* 3mm aluminum chassis
* dBoots tires
* 16mm big bore shocks
* Adjustable battery tray with hook and loop fasteners
* 2 year warranty
The part number for green is #AR106005, they are street priced at $499, and they are expected to hit hobby shops in October.
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To get even more details, hit up This Link over on the official ARRMA website.
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ARRMA Kraton Gallery
With scale realism being all the rage, the crew over at Aquacraft loaded their new Bristol Bay Trawler with scale detailing. It comes with details like a wooden deck, working lights, large fish crib, and fully rigged masts. To make it easy to hit the water, it comes as an RTR, taking just minutes to go from box to water.
* Tactic TTX490 2.4GHz SLT radio system
* 30 amp brushed/brushless LiPo ready ESC
* 550 sized motor
* Display stand
* Painted fiberglass hull
* Hull length- 33.5″
* Width- 8.75″
* Height- 29″
* Weight- 7 lb
* Requires- 11.1V 2200mAh LiPo battery, charger and “AA” batteries
The part number is #AQUB5720, it sports a street price of $279, and they should start shipping any time now. For complete details Click Right Here to head over to the official Aquacraft website.
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The Futaba crew has been teasing their high-end 4PX, but it is nearly here. It has an August release date and should be shipping out to dealers in the very near future.
The 4PX is the most advanced radio system ever developed by Futaba and is 30% faster, and a half ounce lighter, than the previous model. It also has the ability to do telemetry, something that is important for hardcore hobbyists. A 3.5″ QVGA TFT color LCD screen makes it easy to see, while the ability to use a variety of Futaba receivers can help save you cash in the long run.
Futaba has posted every intimate detail along with many more pictures at This Link over on their official website. It has a part number of #FUTK4905, a street price of $549.
You can get one on pre-order at This Link over on Tower Hobbies’ website.
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Futaba 4PX Gallery