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Monster Truck Madness #3 – Lock & Load

Whether you have a Clod or shaft truck, differential preference seems to be the super important subject that no one really talks about. It’s just not as sexy as discussing, say, brushless options or what tires to use. Locked, open, one axle locked and the other open, limited slip…so many choices! Before getting into the r/c discussion, let’s talk about how [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Getting the Most of Your RTR Tires

As Christmas approaches, there is a good chance that a number of you may wind up with a fancy new scaler under your tree. There’s an even better chance that it will be of the RTR variety. And if that is indeed the case, it probably has some bunk tires. Tires are usually the most important thing on any r/c vehicle, [...]

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Firebrand RC SHOWOFF RC Body Display Stand Review

Ask a RC Drifter, any RC Drifter, it’s doesn’t matter if you win by an inch or a mile if you don’t have style. So enter the Firebrand RC SHOWOFF rc body display stand, which allows you to display a static RC car body with a 260-255mm wheel base (though creative types can stretch or chop this a few more [...]

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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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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Looking Ahead to 2017

Crazy to think that it’s already December and 2016 is nearly at an end. It’s been an interesting year in scale crawlers, one that saw the explosive growth of the past few give way to maturity. Most of the big releases were not new platforms but refined and updated versions of previous kits (Axial SCX102, Vaterra Ascender, RC4WD Trail Finder 2). Well, [...]

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Aplastics USA body competition and fox body 5.0 renders

Aplastics USA is running a body competition to showcase their lineup of scale RC car bodies. Check out the rules list below – it’s awesome to see the closing date so far out on November 30th. “Aplastics USA, and www.honocircuit.com is proud to announce our first body competition. 1. It must be a Aplastics body 2. It can be modified how ever [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – California Dreamin’

This past week has been a great one as my wife and I flew to California, rented a sports car and drove up and down the coast. As luck would have it, one of her relatives lives in Paradise, CA, a stone’s throw from Chico. So while she was visiting her uncle I managed to sneak into A-Main Hobbies retail [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Brings a Tear to My Eye

The above picture, shot last week at my LHS, may not mean much to some people, but it was definitely a cool sight for me. The two biggest names in monster trucks, each represented by two of the biggest names in r/c, sitting right there in the display case as two of the hottest items on the market. Brings a tear [...]

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APlastics USA

Aplastics is a manufacturer of RC drift bodies, based out of Ukraine. They have been busy pumping out new body shells, often of cars we haven’t seen in 1/10th scale before. They recently announced USA distribution, based out of Pennsylvania. I am hoarding a few Forester XT body shells, I own a 1:1 XT in real life. Quality is top [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – A Little Baby Leafer, Isn’t It Cute?!

The biggest news that dropped this week was the announcement of the Pro-Line Ambush, a new 1:25 scale RTR crawler. Let’s ignore that Pro-Line is making their own scaler for a minute (that is big news in and of itself) and instead look at the fact that it has a leaf spring suspension. It’s a LEAFER, hell yes! I’ll raise a drink [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Monsterizing a Monster Truck

Hello gang, I hope everyone is having a most fantastic Friday. I’ve spent the past week starting the mod process on my SMT10 and want to show off what I’ve done thus far. Remember those recently announced JConcepts Ford bodies? One of them magically found its way to my mailbox, specifically a ’93 Super Cab. The early 90’s were a glorious time for monster trucking, so [...]

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KMC 1.9 and 2.2 Aluminum Beadlocks From Incision RC

Who likes scale and cheap? *everyone raises their hand*. The new officially licensed KMC XD820 Grenade wheels from Incision RC do just that. With an all aluminum design, you can pick up a set for just over $60 at Amain Hobbies. Whether you choose from silver or black, both give killer scale points to your rig without breaking the bank. Get more [...]

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Everybody's Scalin' - Scaled Out RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Projec…

The time has come for my big fall project, and oh, what a glorious build it shall be. The first RC4WD Trail Finder 2 that I got my hands on was the red RTR rig we used for the review. It’s since been beaten on pretty good by way of numerous product reviews and general usage. She’s in good shape for the [...]

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JConcepts Shows Off New Ford Bodies and Firestorm Monster Tr…

Fresh off the teaser of their new Renegade tires earlier this week, JConcepts is at it again, this time displaying several new bodies as well as another set of monster truck tires at the Trigger King R/C race held this weekend near St. Louis, MO. Up first is their 1993 Ford Supercab, as seen above. It has a wheelbase of around [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – All About the SMT10

Axial has done it. There is finally a legit, ready to run solid axle monster truck about to hit the market. This has been a loooooong time coming. First off, many long time readers know I love monster trucks. Look, I love scale 4×4’s and trailing….but I LOOOOOVE me some monster trucks. Full size monsters are my first memory as a [...]

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