Christopher Oswald

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Christopher is our Senior Editor and a professional automotive technician by trade, he has been a RC enthusiast for over 20 years and has hobby store experience under his belt. He has closed off many racing seasons with top podium finishes. His favorite is the Canadian National Championship series. He resides in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Good old fashioned competitive racing, scale crawling and some Sunday afternoon parking lot bashing is just some of his favorite ways to enjoy RC. When he isn’t writing, racing or bashing, Christopher spends his time with his wife and kids. Christopher also finds time to contribute other articles and RC tech on a variety of topics around the web. Christopher has his own personal RC project showcase website “R/C Modz Full Throttle” where you can find some of his own personal custom rigs. You can also follow Christopher on Twitter for up-to-date project's and review notifications at @RCTrkStp_Chris If you ever have any questions or comments, email Christopher at rctruckstopchris@gmail.com

ARRMA set to release 3s BLX Granite & Senton 4×4

ARRMA set to release 3s BLX Granite & Senton 4×4

New from ARRMA, the 3S BLX powered versions of the 4×4 Granite and 4×4 Senton. Here are some quick tech notes: -3S capable BLX100 waterproof ESC (100 amp) -BLX3660 3200kV brushless motor (4 pole) -ADS-7M 7KG steering servo (Batteries and charging system not included) Both trucks are scheduled to release and ship early August. For […]

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A New look for the Traxxas Bandit

A New look for the Traxxas Bandit

The Traxxas Bandit (24054-4) now comes in two new colors. (Red & Blue) The Traxxas Bandit has been around for over 20 years. (yes you read that right) it’s the 3rd wheel (of sorts) of the 2wd Traxxas vehicles line up. Next to it’s larger counterparts the Stampede and Rustler ever since the mid 90’s. […]

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Pro-Line Racing 2019 Chevy Silverado Z71 Trail Boss Body (clear)

Pro-Line Racing 2019 Chevy Silverado Z71 Trail Boss Body (clear)

Pro-line Racing has always liked to show off it’s skills in details when it comes to lexan bodies. The new 2019 Chevy® Silverado™ Clear Body for PRO-MT 4×4 & Traxxas Stampede® 4×4. and X-MAXX® are great examples. Both very greatly in size by comparison, but both still pack in the features we like to see. […]

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New Pro-line 1946 Dodge Power Wagon – Clear Body

New Pro-line 1946 Dodge Power Wagon – Clear Body

If you are like most folks in the scale RC scene, you would like to see something other than a box Chevy or Toyota body. Well,  now is your chance to mix things up with the classic 1946 Dodge Power Wagon Clear Body from Pro-line Racing. This First Generation Power Wagon body style comes in […]

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Pro-line Racing Interco Bogger 1.9″ Tire Review

Pro-line Racing Interco Bogger 1.9″ Tire Review

FEATURES: Pro-line has had some great success in recent times when it comes to scaling down some big name off road tire manufactures like Interco® The new 1.9″ Bogger tires are a great example. The Bogger tire delivers some great features such as a directional tread pattern with the patented Interco TSL “three stage lug” […]

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NEW – Futaba CPS-1 Channel Power Switch

NEW – Futaba CPS-1 Channel Power Switch

LED lights have always added an exciting scale realism to any RC vehicle. The CPS-1 Channel Power Switch from Futaba  takes the excitement to another level by letting you turn them on and off from your transmitter. Sounds pretty sweet right? Simply plug it into a vacant receiver channel and assign it to a switch. […]

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Pro-Line Racing Ambush RTR Scale Crawler (1/25 scale) Review

Pro-Line Racing Ambush RTR Scale Crawler (1/25 scale) Review

Pro-Line racing has, and is still best known for being the leading and largest tire manufacturer in the RC industry . They have provided winning products for years. In recent times, they have branched out beyond the tire and body market and brought us some great performing vehicles that have been based on existing platforms. This […]

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STRC Option Parts for Axial SCX10 II

STRC Option Parts for Axial SCX10 II

Looking for some reinforcement and great looking affordable upgrades for the SXC10II? Well, then you need to check out what STRC has for the new SCX10 II. STRC is always striving and further improving the durability and performance of your rig. Check out these latest parts made from high quality CNC Machined Aluminum. The new […]

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Pro-line Racing Destroyer 2.2″ Monster Truck Tire Review

Pro-line Racing Destroyer 2.2″ Monster Truck Tire Review

FEATURES: The new 2.2″ Destroyers are molded in the same M3 compound as it’s bigger brother. They are light weight, perfect for racing and bashing. They come with soft white foam inserts. For great scale looks, the new Destroyers 2.2 are proportioned perfectly with there replicated deep groove chevron design.   INSTALLATION: Because they are […]

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New STRC Option Parts – Axial RR10 Bomber – Yeti & Wraith

New STRC Option Parts – Axial RR10 Bomber – Yeti & Wraith

If you own a Axial Wraith, Yeti or Bomber and you want to add some durability to your rig and still look good, check out these new parts from STRC bellow. STA31156B CNC Machined Aluminum Motor Mount/Motor Cam combo. – Axial RR10 Bomber – Axial Yeti   STA80073B CNC Machined Aluminum Steering Linkage. – Axial […]

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Vintage Tamiya Blackfoot Returns for 2016 Re-release

Vintage Tamiya Blackfoot Returns for 2016 Re-release

The Blackfoot is an ionic nameplate in Tamiya history. Right up there with the Bruiser and others like the Midnight Pumpkin and Lunchbox. They all come from the same generation. This was the start for many kids and adults in the 80’s. Owning one of these in a collection today meant you were able to […]

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Pro-Line Racing Brawler Clod Buster Style Wheels Review

Pro-Line Racing Brawler Clod Buster Style Wheels Review

As a kid, I loved monster trucks. What little boy didn’t? When it came to the RC hobby and the desire to relive the monster truck experience at home, the only option around was the Tamiya Clod Buster. Other trucks followed soon after like the Tamiya Bull Head, Kyosho USA-1, Tamiya Juggernaut and TXT-1, but slowly […]

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STRC Axial Wraith Monster Truck Izilla Chassis Review

STRC Axial Wraith Monster Truck Izilla Chassis Review

If you like monster trucks there are plenty of choices in RC, but if you’re a true fan of the real car crushers and want realism in your RC, which means ditching independent suspension for solid axles, your options are a lot more limited. To make matters worse, the mainstay–the Tamiya Clod Buster–is getting, well, […]

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Pro-Line Racing – Super-Bright LED Light Bars

Pro-Line Racing – Super-Bright LED Light Bars

These new light bars from Pro-line racing feature Super-Bright WHITE LED’s captured in a durable Nylon type housing. They come in 3 different sizes. 6″ curved along with 4″ & 2″ straight. Designed to run off 2S or 3S Lipo Power. They can also plug directly into the radio’s receiver port, making this upgrade easy […]

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STRC Limited Edition Traxxas Slash Option Parts

STRC Limited Edition Traxxas Slash Option Parts

Looking for that special look for your slash? STRC has some great looking limited edition black anodized alloy parts for the slash 2wd & 4wd models. These new CNC Machined aluminum parts including:  skid plates, steering bell cranks, hub carriers, A-arms and motor mounts are all what one might need to add that finishing touch […]

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