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RipMax HPI Racing

Ripmax Buys HPI Racing

After weeks of speculation, it has been Officially Announced that Ripmax Has Bought HPI Racing. First off, who is Ripmax? Well, Ripmax is a large hobby distributor from the UK. Ripmax have announced that they intend to change as little as possible and they they will have a dedicated R&D facility in Southern California. Read the full press release below [...]

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Maverick iON XB Review

Maverick iON XB Buggy Review

Maverick RC is new to the US market. In Europe they are well known as a basher line for HPI, but only recently have they decided to make a push here in the good ole’ USA. We tested one of their 1/18th scale rally cars a few weeks ago and this week we are posting our review of the 1/18th [...]

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HPI Racing Europe

HPI Europe News

Emails and phone calls have been pouring in. Yesterday, HPI Europe posted this on their website- “The affairs, business and property of Hobby Products International Europe Limited are being managed by Eddie Williams and Nick Wood, appointed as Joint Administrators on 14 January 2016. The Joint Administrators act as agent of the company without personal liability. Eddie Williams is authorised by the ICAEW [...]

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Maverick iON XB Buggy Unboxing

Unboxing The Maverick iON XB 1/18th Buggy

A couple of weeks ago we busted out our first Maverick RC review of the iON RX rally car, but we’ve also been working on a review for their iON XB 1/18th Scale Buggy. Maverick is a new name to America, but they are already well known in Europe and hoping to make a big name here in the states. The [...]

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Maverick iON 18th Scale

Maverick iON Line Gets Two New 1/18th Scale Vehicles

Over in Europe, Maverick has expanded their 1/18th scale iON line-up with two new vehicles. As you can see by the picture, they’ve added a new RX rally car and a DT off-road buggy. Both come standard with 370 sized brushed motors and put the power to the ground with 4wd. 1200mAh Ni-MH batteries are used for power, the electronics [...]

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HPI Racing Trophy Buggy Flux (1)

Trophy Buggy Flux pops up in Europe

HPI Europe is showing off their new brushless electric version of the euro only Trophy 3.5.  Just like the nitro version, this electric copy utilizes a 4mm 6061 aluminum chassis, aluminum shock towers, extra-long shocks, and more.  Where the Trophy Buggy Flux differs is in the power system.  The buggy is packing a 4s ready Flux Rage speed control matched [...]

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