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Losing grip – There’s an IFS shaped whole in reality

Last column I pondered what (my) children want and expect from a good RC car: durability, capability, good looks and donuts. Now I find myself trying to apply their wishes to my own desires for my next build. I am starting to feel the itch to go on a diet of noodles and stale bread, in order to save up [...]

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Losing grip – Hitting the trail

Yes, that’s an Axial Bomber driving through a puddle. And here goes Viper:Not quite as impressive, but what it all comes down to, is this: shared fun. I’ve had a two month hiatus from RC, due to work being busy and spare time scarce, but today I finally hit the trails again. Drift season is gone now, at least for [...]

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ROC HOBBY 1:18 FIRE HORSE SNEAK PEAK!

The Fire Horse 1:18 scale crawler from Roc Hobby has already had about 12 packs ran through it. And will probably get that much run time this weekend as well. Once again, the scale detail is fantastic, even though its not a licensed body, the Fire Horse looks great.  I have been having so much fun with the smaller scale [...]

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Losing grip – Borderline crawling

Available terrain and prevailing weather are the two main factors affecting my choice of vehicle whenever I feel like trigger time. I have no indoor arena anywhere near where I live, so I am dependent on nice and dry weather for outside asphalt drifting. Well, that’s part of what’s fun with RC, isn’t it? Variety. There’s a vehicle for every [...]

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Losing grip – Gone fishing

If you ask me, the best door is the outdoors, especially now with spring well on its way. The wood anemones have started to bloom where I live, and the birches have started to bud . Lots of reasons to go for walks with the dog. Except that I don’t have a dog. I do, however, have a wife and kids and [...]

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Redcat Everest Gen7 Pro Review

Redcat Racing Everest Gen7 Pro Review

Redcat Racing shook the scale crawling world with their announcement of the Everest Gen7 Pro. The Gen7 Pro is loaded with scale details and the new platform promises serious trail/rock performance. With a low price point and tons of features, how does it stack up against some of the stiffest competition in the industry? Is it worth your hard earned [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – 4 Wheel Steer Talk

Hola scalin’ faithful. Welcome to 2017, a year of great promise. Sorry, perhaps it’s blinding optimism, but I don’t subscribe to thought that seems to permeate with many that “it’s only gonna get worse”. Don’t have time for that! Hey, so this week I want to talk about 4 wheel steering (4WS). 4WS was mainly a monster truck thing until competition [...]

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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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Vaterra K10 Ascender Review

Vaterra 1972 Chevrolet K10 Ascender Pickup from Horizon Hobb…

Scale rock crawlers just might be the hottest product segment on the market right now. There are a number of reasons for that- they look good, they run forever, and they are loads of fun. A couple of years ago Vaterra introduced the Ascender, a scale crawling platform that was designed from the ground up to outperform everything else on [...]

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ECX Barrage Scale Crawler

ECX Barrage 1.9 RTR Scale Crawler

Getting ready to hit the extremely popular scale crawling scene is the ECX Barrage. The Barrage is a 1.9 sized crawler with a scale style chassis and body. The Barrage rides on fully licensed Falken AT3W all terrain tires and is powered by a 370 sized brushed motor. Some of its other details include- * Locked diffs * Multi-link suspension * Waterproof electronics * [...]

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Pro-Line Ambush Review

THE Pro-Line Ambush Scale Crawler Review

Pro-Line is a name synonymous with winning races. However, in recent years, they have expanded their scope. First came their short course truck, then a buggy conversion, then the incredible PRO-MT that was named our vehicle of the year. Now they have expanded their horizon even further with the 1/25 Ambush RTR Scale Crawler. The Ambush is full of scale [...]

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Pro-Line Ambush 25th Scale Mini Scale Crawler

Pro-Line Ambush RTR 1/25 Mini Scale Crawler

Surprise, surprise, Pro-Line has just announced a new Scale Crawler! Called the Ambush, the new P-L crawler packs big fun into a small package. Coming in at 1/25 scale, the Ambush is about 7.8″ long and comes as a ready-to-run, it even includes a 2S 350mAh 25C Lithium Ion battery with USB charger. For scale looks, the Ambush rocks leaf [...]

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Chi-Town RC Crawlers First Outing

It only took the power of social media 11 days and a not-so-typical 60 degree day in February for the Chi-Town RC Crawlers to come out of the woodwork. On February 17, an independent Facebook Group, Chi-Town RC Crawlers, was created giving Chicagoland RC crawler and rock racer enthusiasts a place to call their virtual home. In under two weeks [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – Can You Dig It?

One of the noob questions that routinely shows up on the crawler boards (usually followed by several sarcastic answers) is “What is a Dig Unit?“. It really is easy to forgive the question though because digs have been going the way of the dodo since competition crawling’s popularity took a nose dive following the scale boom. Still, you can find dig [...]

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Everybody’s Scalin’ – I Suck At Comping and That’s OK

As I was grinding my freshly built Axial Dingo on the rock crawling course at my LHS last weekend, a sobering reality washed over me – I suck at comps. Even more startling was the realization that I really didn’t care. I’m a competitive guy by nature, so that sort of struck me. It wasn’t always this way. I used to [...]

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