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Paul Willhite Pro-Line

Interview With Pro-Line’s Scale Guru Paul Willhite

With Pro-Line putting out more scale and rock crawling gear every day, we decided to reach out to Paul Willhite for an interview. Paul is the scale guru over at Pro-Line and we got with him to learn more about some of Pro-Line’s crawling tires, as well as their new Pro-Forge wheels and their upcoming “By The Fire” scale event. [...]

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Review – 1/12 ECX Barrage RTR

ECX is a brand name that bashers are very familiar with thanks to their reputation for putting out tough vehicles at low price points. They are now looking to make a splash in the scale crawler market with their RTR 1/12 Barrage from Horizon Hobby. In a time where small scale crawlers are red hot, the Barrage is something of an in-between [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Yin to my Yang

Earlier this week in my Monster Truck Madness column, I wrote about the importance of mental toughness when racing r/c monster trucks. If MT racing is my Yin, then scaling is my Yang. Where one is intense and draining (race days are long days), the latter helps me relax and is a great way to recharge my mind. Being out in nature [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Specifications on the HPI Venture FJ

It may of taken awhile, but the HPI Venture FJ is finally about to see release! Ahead of that, official specifications have come out and there are some interesting things to discuss, for sure. I’m going to hit on what I find to be the most interesting aspects of the rig, but you can view the whole spec sheet right here. It’s great [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – The Traxxas Scaler

You guys knew I’d be talking about the Traxxas truck this week, right? When I first saw the photos making their rounds last weekend, I actually thought it was a hoax at first. People have done this several times in regards to Traxxas releasing a scaler. It took awhile before I could confirm it was real, but yes, it was indeed. I [...]

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HPI Venture FJ Video

New HPI Racing Venture FJ Video From The Nuremburg Toy Fair

Frank and the HPI Racing crew have just posted a new video of the HPI Venture FJ. The video not only goes over some of the cooler aspects of the Venture’s chassis, but also includes some new action footage. Even more importantly, the video teases the latest release date for the Cruiser, which is now slated to start shipping this [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Tire Wishlist

Last week Pro-Line made some headlines in announcing their boss looking 1.9″ Interco Bogger tire. The gigantic mud tires got me thinking about what tires I’d like to see done in the future. Many popular off-road tires have already been replicated in r/c size; some, like by several companies even, like the aforementioned Boggers. Still, there are pieces of rubber out [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' - 2.4 ghz Radios Made Modern Scaling Pos…

I was recently at a local racing facility bumming around when I happened to see a relic of a bygone era hanging on the wall- a Frequency Board. That really brought back memories! For those unaware of what a frequency board is/was, it’s a big piece of wood that has clothespins hanging on it. Each section is labeled with a specific frequency of [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Yar, Thar Be Pirates In These Waters

Piracy within the scaler community has gotten pretty crazy of late. No, I don’t mean someone has mounted a Galleon hull to a solid axle truck – though I’m sure someone has done that – it’s foreign made, blatant rip-off parts that I’m talking about. This has always been a thing within the hobby. Heck, last month while Christmas shopping [...]

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HRC Crawler XL Inflatable 2.2" Tires

HRC Crawler XL Inflatable Tires

Just announced by HRC Racing are Crawler XL Inflatable Tires. Yes, you heard that right, the new tires from HRC are inflatable, just like those on your full sized rig. The HRC tires come pre-mounted and are 2.2″ in size. The tires can be aired up using a simple bicycle pump and pressure can be adjusted to give you optimal [...]

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RC4WD Gelande II Cruiser RTR Review

RC4WD Gelande II Cruiser RTR Review

The scale crawling scene is blazing hot right now, to help feed the fire RC4WD is releasing a RTR version of the Gelande II with a Cruiser Body Set. We have been lucky enough to receive an early release unit to bash at our pleasure. Actually, we haven’t been “bashing” it as much as we’ve been using it for what [...]

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Unboxing RC4WD Gelande II RTR Cruiser

Unboxing – RC4WD Gelande II Cruiser RTR

The latest hot release from RC4WD is the RTR Gelande II w/ Cruiser Body. We’ve been working on a review for our test unit, but before it goes live, here are some unboxing pictures to show you at home what it looks like to open one up. First off, we have to say that the newest G2 is absolutely stunning to [...]

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MST CFX 10th Scale Crawler

MST CFX 1/10 Scale Crawler

About a month ago we posted about the 1/8 scale crawler coming from MST, today we get to post about their new 1/10 CFX. The tenth scaler from Max Speed Technology is expected to start shipping in the next few weeks and has numerous cool features. * 1.9″ tires * Adjustable wheelbase- 242, 252, or 267mm * Width- 195mm * Gear Ratio- 31.7~46.7 * Oil [...]

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Gmade RSD Piggyback Shock

Gmade RSD Shocks

New from Gmade is a line-up of RSD Shocks. They come in silver with a piggyback reservoir or in black without. Lengths range from 80 to 100mm to fit a wide variety of applications and they have the scale look that everyone is after. The piggyback shocks have real working reservoirs and use dual o-rings to help prevent oil leakage. [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Please Forgive Me

It’s always interesting to see when certain things I write get people all hot and bothered. Last week was one of those times that I unknowingly struck a nerve. When giving recommendations for a first scaler to an inquisitive noob  I opined that a Sawback should not be on the list. Boy did I catch some hell for that! Comments, e-mails and [...]

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