Category: PRODUCT REVIEW

Feb 19

PRODUCT BUILD: TLR 2wd Aluminium gear diff TLR332067

I have been after a proper TLR branded gear diff for years.  We always had the Losi branded rtr gear diff as an option. It worked really well but leaked for some people myself included. Even when it was not leaking I found the out drives to wear and notch out way to fast.. When …

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May 10

PRODUCT BUILD: MIP Roller Pucks, Bi-Metal Shiny Drive System TLR 22 3.0

I was extremely lucky to get my hands on this kit from Billy Sutton of MIP Racing. Part #15250 The one thing i miss from my touring car days was the blades used on the cva/universals that slid into the out drives. They kept slop to a minimum and gave you a nice direct connection …

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May 10

PRODUCT REVIEW: Xiro Xplorer V Camera Drone Overview – Phantom ‘Killer’

Here is another great un-boxing and first flight video from forum regular Netcruzer. If you have questions hit him up on his thread. Here’s my video overview of the Xiro https://youtu.be/BD9sD1OLl-c Here is flight footage: https://youtu.be/NqNS0qWfZWQ It’s a really good quad, excellent design, and a good value compared to DJI/Solo/Parrot/Yuneeq/Blade Chroma  

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May 10

PRODUCT REVIEW: Traxxas Slash 4×4 #68086-21

Here is a nice un-boxing video done by  Netcruzer from the forum. Follow his thread for more updates. Be sure to check out is channel for other cool content. I got hooked on hobby grade RC and racing thru Traxxas in the mid-90s.  Stadium Trucks, Buggies, Nitro, On-Road, TRX PRO stuff, back when Traxxas used to actually compete …

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Feb 09

PRODUCT REVIEW: VBC Ghost EVO Kit #D-05-VBC-CK09

VBC Ghost EVO Kit #D-05-VBC-CK09 I recently purchased a new in the box shrink wrapped VBC Ghost EVO chassis kit and thought I’d do another build review to share with RCO members. The original VBC Ghost was designed around the company’s D05 chassis and was intended to be an economical racing platform for the Vintage …

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Aug 28

PRODUCT BUILD: 3Racing D4 AWD Advanced Chassis Sakura CS Sport

So I’ve been watching some of the drift action taking place on Saturday afternoons at FredZ Dynamic Hobbies for a few months now and the guys seem to be having too much fun for me to keep ignoring it. I decided to take the plunge and see what this is all about. Fred recently brought …

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Permanent link to this article: http://rcottawa.com/2015/08/product-build-3racing-d4-awd-advanced-chassis-sakura-cs-sport/

Aug 18

PRODUCT REVIEW: Model 9116 1/12 Scale 2WD 2.4G RC Truggy

I was asked by Robert at GearBest (www.gearbest.com) to do a product review of one of their R/C products. A vehicle was shipped and today I received a 12th scale, 2wd R/C Monster Truck for an un-boxing and first run review. My un-boxing video is at the following link; http://youtu.be/LOn6ZcDpPWs First impressions are all very …

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Feb 02

TLR 22 3.0 Conversion Kit

A few weeks ago the Team Losi Racing Facebook page was teasing us over a few days posting pictures of different parts of a new vehical. It made for some entertaining chatter with guys guessing everything from a touring car to a quad copter….. My guess was for a new buggy(upgraded) but it turned out to be …

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Jan 24

Product Review: Team Associated TC4 Club Racer

I haven’t done a review in some time and thought that with the resurgence in on-road lately, that I would do a review of my new Team Associated TC4 Club Racer. I purchased my TC4 locally and was surprised to find that this chassis came fully built from the factory. As a result, there isn’t …

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Permanent link to this article: http://rcottawa.com/2015/01/product-review-team-associated-tc4-club-racer/

Dec 02

Wild One re-release build

Tamiya has re-released so many classic cars over the last few years. Being a 2wd buggy fan I got pretty excited when I managed a trade for this NIB Wild One.  Close enough in vintage to my very first hobby grade buggy back in 1988 the Futaba FX10, I searched my work shop for a …

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