This is going to thrill the old school crowd. The Monster Beetle was a huge hit for Tamiya in the golden age of RC during the 1980’s. It was part of the Frog and Blackfoot family, and like many of Tamiya’s models from that time period, the Monster Beetle was practically a household name. […]
When it comes to performance, nothing is as critical as tires. We tend to harp on this subject because it’s true and too important to risk being under appreciated. Take, for example, the 2015 No Limit R/C World Finals. Lack of traction. That was how the track was being described. Event goers weren’t talking to […]
Traxxas has made some big changes to its 2WD monster truck lineup. Gone are the Monster Jam series of trucks and in their place are two new trucks dubbed Skully and Craniac. If you’re down with the rather famous Stampede platform and the previously mentioned Monster Jam trucks, these trucks will be familiar to you. […]
The Chevrolet Silverado is a popular full-size pickup truck manufactured by General Motors. It was introduced in 1998 as the successor to the Chevrolet C/K line. In the RC hobby, where a lot of people like to build miniature versions of what they own as a full-size truck, or wish they owned, we have had […]
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 […]
This release from RC4WD instantly got our gears turning and we bet we’re not alone. The Digger Scale Monster Truck Axle is perfect for building a scale monster truck. And while we haven’t seen them in action, but based on what we can see, we’re willing to also bet these axles will work as good […]
Solid axle monster truck racing is enjoying a bit of a revival, but even with the increase in attention, monster trucks still don’t get anywhere near the attention the big segments like short course and scalers get. Case in point, while the other segments have more tire choices than they know what to do with, […]
Pro-Line knows Jeep fans aren’t just into going slow over rocks. They can get their kicks out of going big and going fast just like the rest of us, so it makes sense that Pro-Line has a new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon body for monster trucks. Pro-Line lists that the Jeep fits the HPI Savage and […]
Pro-Line has the big tire hook up for 1/16-scale trucks such as the Traxxas Summit and HPI Savage XS Flux. This is just a sneak peek of the soon-to-be-released Big Joe II that Pro-Line recently shared; more details soon. Learn more here.
If you haven’t heard, LaTrax is an offshoot of Traxxas and is designed to provide affordable, easy access to hobby-grade RC. The first release was a 1/18-rally car that RC Truck Stop broke the story on. It was clear that if you were already in the hobby, the LaTrax Rally wasn’t for you–and it wasn’t intended to […]
Tamiya, with its wide array of offerings, doesn’t always release something completely new. Tamiya fans know this. But they also know when the big T does come out with an all new vehicle, it’s often pretty good. Case in point, Tamiya has a new offbeat addition to its fleet of RC vehicles, the GF-01 chassis with Toyota Land Cruiser 40–pick-up […]
It may not be very unbiased of us, but we love this body. We loved the short course version and we’re digging having a classic Ford shell for the Traxxas Stampede and Stampede 4X4. The body comes clear and includes decals, overspray film and window masks. Learn more here.
Usually RC companies come out the souped-up, high-zoot version as a follow up to the tamer first edition. That’s not the case with the Traxxas Stampede 4X4. First out of the gate was the VXL version that is powered by Traxxas’ Velineon 3500 Kv brushless. Now, Traxxas has somewhat unexpectedly followed the brushless truck with […]
Vaterra hasn’t been around for all that long. The Horizon Hobby offshoot brand, meant to create a synergy between RC and full-size for enthusiasts, made a big splash by announcing a pretty well rounded fleet of on- and off-road vehicles all at once. The Twin Hammers arguably stole the show, but there have been some […]
Solid axle monster truck fans are well aware of Crawford Performance Engineering (known as CPE or just Crawford). These guys have been dedicated to the segment or niche for the long haul. Their latest release is something we really dig. It’s called the Barbarian and it’s a chassis conversion for the Axial Wraith or Ridgecrest […]