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5th scale big air backflip video

Video – 5th Scale Big Air and Standing Backflip

Our guy Craig “The Uber Ramp Guy” Nelson brought it big time to iHobby this year. Below you’ll find a video showing a couple of things you don’t normally see, a 5th scale monster truck doing a standing backflip and also pulling a massive backflip over the spine ramp at our iHobby demo track. The truck Craig used was a [...]


5th scale MT speed run

Video – 5th Scale Monster Truck Speed Run Gone Wrong

What happens when you combine cold/slick conditions with speed running a Castle Creations brushless powered 5th scale monster truck on 8S LiPo? Check out the video below to find out. Our own Craig “The Crazy Ramp Builder Guy” recently took his Redcat 5th scale monster truck out for some top speed runs and I can assure you nothing good becomes [...]


Losi Desert Buggy XL Review

Review – Losi 1/5th Desert Buggy XL From Horizon Hobby

THE Losi 1/5th Desert Buggy XL Review5th scale was once only popular overseas, but now, thanks to companies like Losi and HPI, it has blown up here in the states. Today we’ll be taking a closer look at Losi’s latest 5th scaler, the Desert Buggy XL. Powered by a 23cc gas engine and using 4wd for better traction, the big [...]


RPM Mega Bearing Blaster

RPM RC Mega Bearing Blaster

RPM RC has announced a new, larger sized, bearing blaster. The new unit is called the Mega Bearing Blaster and can handle bearings up to 1.25″ in diameter. That means it can handle the bearings from your 1/5th scale, or even your rollerblade or skateboard. The Mega Bearing Blaster is easy to use and has a part number of #70420. Street [...]


Spektrum 1/5 Scale Digital Surface Servo

2 New 1/5 Scale Digital Surface Servos from Spektrum

The Spektrum crew has been showing off a couple of new 5th scale servos at the Nurnberg Toy Fair. Both servos were designed to fix several problems that 5th scale drivers have like servo fade, low holding power, and crowbar effect. Using patent-pending Back EMF technology designed by Paul Beard, the new Spektrum 5th scale servos are designed not to [...]



Losi 5IVE MINI WRC 1/5 4WD Rally RTR

The next big release from Losi is literally that, another addition to their 5th scale line-up. The Losi 5IVE MINI WRC is a 5th scale rally car that also comes with Horizon’s AVC- Active Vehicle Control technology. The 5IVE MINI WRC has just been shown at the Nurnberg Toy Fair, here are some of its specifications and features- * Officially licensed [...]


2014 HPI Baja 5B SS

2014 HPI Baja 5B SS Buggy

When it comes to bashing, the HPI Baja 5B SS is one of the “Kings of the Hill”. For 2014 HPI has updated the buggy to make it better than ever. Some of the updates include- * Heavy duty front wheel hubs * Aluminum tuned pipe with steel header * One piece rear hubs * Super heavy duty driveshafts, diff shafts and axles The part [...]


Losi Desert Buggy XL 1/5th 4WD Buggy RTR

Losi Desert Buggy XL – 1/5th 4WD RTR Buggy

There is some “big” news out of the Losi camp today, the announcement of their latest 5th scaler, the Desert Buggy XL. The latest addition to Losi’s 5th scale line-up comes with big gas power and is ready to run, no building required. 4wd helps to put all that big gas power to the ground, and it comes in buggy [...]


MCD RR5 Buggy

MCD Racing RR5 1/5th Scale Buggy

In Europe MCD Racing has been a big name for years now. Maybe the new 5th scale RR5 Buggy will help make MCD more popular here in the states. The MCD RR5 doesn’t rely on many parts from older models, it looks to be largely a “new” design. The RR5 looks modern with lots of cool features and should be a [...]


Losi 5ive-T Race Roller

Losi 1/5th 5ive-t Race Roller

Today brings some “Big” news from the crew over at Losi, they are now selling their very popular 5th scale 5ive-T in a race roller form. Selling the 5ive-T as a race roller is great for people who want to use their own motor and electronics or for people wanting to save some cash up front and finish their truck [...]


RB Innovations 1/5th Scale Supercharger

RB Innovations 1/5th Scale Supercharger

Are you the type of person that can’t get enough power? Hey, we know how you feel, and so do the people at RB Innovations. RB has just announced their new Supercharger for 5th scale engines. Whether you are a 5th scale drag racer, you drive in the dunes, or just want a LOT more power to bash with, the [...]


Kershaw HPI Savage Flux 5SC Chassis

Kershaw Designs HPI Savage Flux 5SC Chassis

The crew over at Kershaw Designs are known for coming up with innovative and affordable large scale products. Their latest creation, a new chassis for the HPI Savage Flux 5SC, is a good example of their creativity. The new Kershaw 5SC chassis is designed to not only be stronger than stock, but to also allow the use of larger motors [...]


2013 HPI Baja 5SC

Updated 2013 HPI Baja 5SC

The HPI Baja 5SC has established itself as a popular machine among the bash crowd and for 2013 it gets even better. Recently announced are some updates to ring in the new year. First up is a new gas engine to give the 5SC even more power, and secondly, the 5SC is available in two new colors, matte black and [...]


HPI Baja 5B Version 2.0

HPI BAJA 5B Version 2.0 5th Scale Gas RTR Buggy

HPI Racing has just announced their new Version 2.0 for their immensely popular Baja 5B 5th scale gas buggy. The Baja 5B has been a bashing favorite for years and now it gets a face lift and some updates (like a new engine). Some of its features and specifications include- * Revised 23cc Engine for 2013 * High Flow Muffler * 8000 RPM [...]