Category: PRODUCT REVIEW

Feb 24

Product Review: Tamiya Suzuki Jimny Wheelie

Last summer I went ahead and picked up this WR-02 Suzuki Jimny . After chipping away on & off over 3 or 4 months, I rung in the New Year w/the completed build. Canadian street price for this kit is ~$190. An ESC is included, and the first production batch “bonus item” are 8 metal shielded …

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Feb 24

Product Review: Tamiya 84111 Tyrrell P34

Well, I’ve finally had my Tyrrell P34 built and on the practice track a few times. This Tamiya masterpiece of a car seems to attract unusual attention, so I thought I should follow up for any “inquiring minds” curious about this unique model. This is one cool car! The detailing & proportions are immaculate. It’s an absolute …

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Feb 18

Product Build & Review: Tekno RC SCT410

The SCT410 is Tekno RC’s brand new 1/10th 4×4 Short Course Truck. It is built from the successful EB48 1/8th scale Electric Buggy platform.   http://i1212.photobucket.com/albums/cc450/FRONTI3R/SCT410/SCT410_Box_zps5ce9303f.jpg   There are many new parts on the SCT to keep weight to a minimum, including new lighter arms, steering blocks, spindle carriers, rear hubs, and an all new …

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Feb 02

Speed Passion LCD vs LED vs USB?

Speed Passion makes some of the best ESC’s on the market today. For the most part they are very easy to use, but ill be the first to admit it can get confusing when the topic of settings, profiles,programming and firmware comes up. I am going to try to clear up some of the confusion …

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Jan 29

MOD: 4PL 3 Position Momentary Switch Mod

Forum regular and avid Crawler, Richard aka YJ_Driver has a cool mod for “scalers” with the 4PL radio If there’s one feature that is missing in the Futaba 4PL for scalers, it’s a 3 position momentary switch.  Even though the DT switches are mechanically momentary, Futaba didn’t deem it important to let us use them as …

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Dec 31

Product Review: RC Result Analyzer Lite for Android Released

Back in November, Matt gave us a teaser of what would become a pretty cool app for racers. I want to thank Matt for giving us the inside scoop and first view of this new app….  Here is the lite version:   A new Android application was released today called RC Result Analyzer for Android. …

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Dec 30

Product Review: Axial SCX-10 Jeep scale build

Over the holidays many of us received some r/c toys.. Well at least the good boys and girls did! Below is a work in progress from local painter,crawler forum user Dave Jones aka DJ: Well HERE it is.. It is called PORKCHOP. As you can see in the 1:1 it is a 2DR, but I …

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Nov 20

PRODUCT PREVIEW: Sneak Peak (RC Result Analyzer – Android Application)

I was sitting at my pit table one night at a club race. Round 2 had just ended and I was curious about my race results. I raced Round 1 and my car felt like it was pushing, I made a few setup changes and it seemed to improve the cars consistency and the push …

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Oct 20

Product Review: Schumacher Cougar SVR

The following is a review by Matt Stacey: The Schumacher Cougar SVR is Schumacher’s brand new 1/10th 2WD off-road buggy. It is built from the successful Cougar SV and SV2 platforms with a rear motor setup. I have always felt Schumacher had the best carpet 2wd buggy and the release of the Cougar SVR was …

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Sep 25

Product Review: Tamiya Holiday Buggy 2010

Tamiya Holiday Buggy (re-release 2010) Info Source: http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/58470holiday/index.htm Richie’s full step-by-step build gallery: CLICK HERE 1/10 Electric R/C Car Series No.470 Holiday Buggy (re-released in 2010) Item No:58470 Length=390mm Relive the fun This is one of the few variations of a Tamiya “old school” 2wd buggy, complete with suspension, tub chassis, driver and hard shell …

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