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Horizon Hobby HobbyTown USA Convention

Horizon Hobby at 2014 HobbyTown USA Convention

Horizon Hobby came out swinging with multiple new products in their room, but arguably their biggest news hadn’t made it in time for the show. Horizon has just picked up the Parrot line of rc products, which were not on display but we are told should start shipping in September. If you are unfamiliar with Parrot, they are a big [...]


Great Planes Booth HobbyTown USA Convention

Hobbico/Great Planes at the ’14 HobbyTown USA Convention

What was new in the Great Planes room? A whole lot! Starting on the surface side, the Axial Yeti was in the room and getting tons of love. You’ve seen our review and soon you’ll be seeing them flying off the shelves of your LHS. There was also a sighting of the new ARRMA Typhon 8th scale buggy. It was cool to [...]


Viper RC Xpert Servos

Viper RC Room at the HobbyTown Convention

To support the HobbyTown show, Viper RC had a room to show dealers their complete line-up of brushless equipment and their new Xpert line of servos. We were lucky enough to get a hold of Nick from Viper to give us the tour, and we learning a lot about the design philosophy that Viper uses on their products. The crew [...]


HRP Distributing

HRP Distributing Room, HobbyTown USA Convention ’14

HRP Distributing is one of the biggest distributors of hobby products here in the states, so we dropped by their room at the HobbyTown USA Convention to take a look around. On the air side of things, we found out that HRP now distributes Hubsan and Walkera quadcopter/drones. If you are a local hobby shop looking for a good source of [...]


Hitec at HobbyTown USA

Hitec Booth, 2014 HobbyTown USA Convention

The big news in the Hitec booth was their new Lynx 4S. This is the first surface transmitter Hitec has put out in quite some time, and this was the first chance we’ve been able to lay our hands on it. The ergonomics on the 4S were very nice, it had a nice weight distribution, high quality foam on the [...]


Killer Body RC HobbyTown USA

Killerbody RC at the HobbyTown USA Convention

The crew from Killerbody RC was located in the main show area and had a bunch of new bodies on display. Perhaps the most impressive new product in the Killerbody line-up was their new Alfa Romeo body for the Traxxas XO-1 (the first two pictures in the gallery below). Body choices are pretty slim for the XO-1, so the big Alfa [...]


Pro-Line Racing Convention

Pro-Line at HobbyTown USA 2014

The folks over at Pro-Line Racing are huge supporters of the rc hobby and were out in full force at the HobbyTown USA Convention. Inside the PL room were able to take a look at some of their latest products including their new car/truck stands and the new kit version of the PRO-2 Buggy. As always, the Pro-Line crew was [...]


Firelands Group Hobbytown USA

Firelands Group at the 2014 HobbyTown USA Convention

Firelands Group, which is primarily sold at HobbyTown USA stores, brought their “A game” this year showing a bunch of new products at the convention. Helion RC is Fireland’s surface line-up and they unveiled two new products at the show. The Impakt 12B is a new 1/12 scale buggy designed to be bash worthy, affordable, and fun. While being listed as [...]


RC4WD HobbyTown USA

RC4WD at the ’14 HobbyTown USA Convention

If you are hardcore into the crawling/scaling scene, you known exactly who RC4WD is, and we got the pleasure of hanging out with them yesterday. RC4WD wasn’t showing off any unannounced products at the show, but they did have a wide variety of trucks, wheels, and axles on display. After spending some face time with the RC4WD crew, we were [...]


HPI Hot Bodies Booth HobbyTown USA Convention

HPI/Hot Bodies at the HobbyTown USA Convention

While it may seem that HPI/Hot Bodies has been a bit quiet the last couple of years, their room at the HobbyTown USA convention had multiple new vehicles on display. The newest model in the HPI/HB room was the spank’n new Ty Tessmann edition D8T Truggy. This new nitro truggy kit features new suspension geometry and various lightweight and aluminum upgrade [...]


2014 Hobbytown USA National Convention

2014 Hobbytown USA National Convention Coverage

The HobbyTown USA National Convention is going on right now in Lincoln Nebraska so we are firing up our show coverage. Later today and tomorrow we’ll be doing a series of posts to give you a taste of what it is like to attend their big show. The HobbyTown National Convention is where dealers from across the country gather once a [...]


Helion Dominus Contest

Win a Helion Dominus 10SC V2 from HobbyTown USA

The good folks over at HobbyTown USA are giving away one of the new Helion Dominus 10SCv2 short course trucks. The 10SCv2 features 4wd, a brushless power system, and is made for bashers like you. The contest ends later today so hit up This Link to get your entry in now. Read more HobbyTown USA news at This Link, or check [...]


Orland Park Hobby Town Black Friday Deals Week

Not wanting to leave fellow RC enthusiasts out on the chance for some good old pushing and shoving (and maybe some biting), we just got word that our localOrland Park Illinois Hobby Town store will offer 25% off all Helimax Helicopters! (sorry.. quads are not in on the deal). But if you have been thinking about getting a new [...]


Helion Volition

Helion Volition 1/10th 2wd RTR Short Course Truck

The latest release from Helion is the Volition short course truck. The Volition is a brushed 2wd ready for a beginner or a day of fun at the local bash spot. To save you time the Volition comes RTR, it’s ready to drive right out of the box. Some of its other features and specifications include- * 12 turn 550 size [...]


Orland Park – Hobby Town – Iwata Airbrush Class

We just found out that our local Orland Park Illinois Hobby Town along with Iwata will be holding an Airbrush Class this Saturday from 1-3pm cst. For details, information, and to go sign up call their store at (708) 349-8697. There is a fee of $35, but if you have been thinking about trying airbrushing, but afraid to drop [...]