Matt Higgins

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Matt has over 25 years of experience in RC and has worked professionally in media for over a decade. Matt enjoys everything from racing to rock crawling to bashing, and he believes RC should be all about having fun. Matt is as at home covering a world championship in an exotic country as he is showing a new hobbyist how to set gear mesh. His desire to share the hobby with as many people as possible inspired him to create RC Truck Stop and RCTruckStop.com.

The Best RC Commercial Isn’t Trying To Sell RC

The Best RC Commercial Isn’t Trying To Sell RC

We all know the Leatherman name that made multi-tools famous. Well, they have a new product called the Leap, which is a multi-tool geared towards a younger 9-years-old and up demographic. That’s all well and good and I like the idea, but what really got my attention was the commercial they are running to promote […]

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Pro-Line PRO-MT Kit

Pro-Line PRO-MT Kit

As the longtime leader in the categories, Pro-Line is best known for its extensive lineup of bodies and tires, but it recently P-L expanded its offerings in a big way with two full kits, the PRO-2 SC and PRO-2 Buggy. Now, taking us by complete surprise, is the unveiling of the PRO-MT, which is a […]

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In Search of . . . Yeti XL? What Does #YetiXL mean?

In Search of . . . Yeti XL? What Does #YetiXL mean?

Forget the Sasquatch, Bigfoot and the Yeti, now the search is for #YetiXL! Axial Racing put out this cryptic message of #YetiXL with a few photos. So, what do you think it is? “XL” is pretty standard abbreviation for extra large, so one obvious possibility is an oversized or large-scale Yeti. Could Axial have developed […]

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Axial Yeti Drivetrain Upgrades

Axial Yeti Drivetrain Upgrades

That didn’t take long. Axial already has some hop ups for its still-new Yeti. The first offerings are all for the drivetrain, which is a pretty awesome place to start on a vehicle that takes a serious beating. The first part is a set of universal front axles. Universal axles, compared to dog bone axles, provide smoother, […]

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Axial Yeti Pre-run Checklist

Axial Yeti Pre-run Checklist

As one of the more unique releases of 2014, the Axial Yeti rock racer has garnered a whole lot interest. Enthusiasts have been clamoring for this vehicle since it was first announced. Now the much-anticipated Yeti is starting get in those eager hands and to support its customers and preemptively answer some possible questions, Axial […]

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Duratrax Picket and Six Pack Short Course Tires

Duratrax Picket and Six Pack Short Course Tires

You’re all a bunch of spoiled brats. You kids these days don’t know how good you have it. Back when I got started in this hobby we had to walk to the hobby store and we didn’t countless brands of tires to choose from. Okay, let’s lose the grumpy old man schtick and roll down […]

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Axial Ram Power Wagon SCX10

Axial Ram Power Wagon SCX10

It appears Axial is listening to its customers (and the scale rock crawling community as a whole) and will be dishing out, what we’re guessing, will an SCX10 based on a full-size pick-up, the Ram Power Wagon. It also appears you be able to modify the body by removing the bed and replacing it with […]

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Vaterra 1986 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Ascender Scale Truck

Vaterra 1986 Chevrolet K5 Blazer Ascender Scale Truck

As soon as Horizon Hobby launched the all-new Vaterra brand (only about a year and a half ago) and the rock crawling community got a look at its Twin Hammers release, there has been a clamor for a traditional scale truck. As overall well received as the Twin Hammers has been, “Yeah, that’s cool, but […]

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Pro-Line Car Stand

Pro-Line Car Stand

Pro-Line has come out with two new car stands inspired by motocross bike stands. Pro-Line’s stands are alloy and come in two sizes, 1/10- and 1/8-scale. They and are laser cut, bent to shape and powder-coated blue. The stands have shock building holes and include rubber grommets to protect your chassis and prevent your car from […]

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Vaterra Twin Hammers Kit Version

Vaterra Twin Hammers Kit Version

You read that right; it’s a kit. Originally, we reported this as a GenRight edition. That isn’t 100% accurate. The kit (the original Twin Hammers was only available as a RTR) includes clear body pieces. But, it also includes GenRight decals, so you can create your own GenRight edition, if you like. About GenRight, if […]

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SCX10 TR Links Set -for 12″ (305 mm) Wheelbase

SCX10 TR Links Set -for 12″ (305 mm) Wheelbase

Axial uses predominantly plastic links on its RTR rock crawlers because doing so reduces costs and for increased durability via flexibility. Aluminum links offer more precise operation (no flex in the steering, for example) and are stronger in the long run. Axial’s SCX10 aluminum link set is compatible with the RTR SCX10 Deadbolt and Jeep […]

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RC4WD Aluminum Tube Front Fender with Body Panel for Axial Jeep Rubicon

RC4WD Aluminum Tube Front Fender with Body Panel for Axial Jeep Rubicon

Tube fenders are a hot mod on full-size Jeeps and now, thanks to the creative folks at RC4WD, you can add metal tube fenders just like the full-size versions to your Axial Jeep Rubicon. As you probably already know, the stock Axial tube fenders are molded plastic. RC4WD’s are made out of CNC-machined aluminum and […]

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Axial Racing SCX10 Jeep Wrangler Falken G6 Edition RTR

Axial Racing SCX10 Jeep Wrangler Falken G6 Edition RTR

Late last year Axial unveiled the G6 Edition of the SCX10. The 2-door Jeep Wrangler has a cool look and tie in with the R.E.C.O.N. G6 series. That version was a kit and now Axial has a RTR, but they gave it the Falken tire treatment and a flashy paint scheme to go with it. […]

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2014 Traxxas Mid-West TORC R/C Race Series

2014 Traxxas Mid-West TORC R/C Race Series

Traxxas “spec” racing is some of the best off-road racing available. The racing is exciting, the competition is close and the trucks are affordable, and if your live in the midwest, a race series may be coming to a full-size short course track near you. Traxxas has announced the Mid-West TORC R/C Race Series, which […]

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2014 Axialfest Preregistration Closing May 26

2014 Axialfest Preregistration Closing May 26

Having been to one, I’m a huge fan of Axialfest, which should be on everyone’s RC bucket list. This year’s event is coming up quickly. Preregistration is closing soon! You must pre-reg by May 26! Again, May 26 is the last day to register. What you get when you preregister: Name printed on Event Pass or […]

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