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Hobbico Buys Axial, Durango and ARRMA

2012 didn’t take too long to provide some big surprises. Hobbico (think DuraTrax, Great Planes and Tower Hobbies) has acquired Axial, Durango and ARRMA. For those who don’t know, the common tie between these three companies is Kingstar–an RC manufacturer in Taiwan who owned all three companies, but set them up to run independently. When…

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Mike Revill Wins December 2011 Truck of the Month

Mike Revill and his Tamiya King Hauler have earned the most votes in a close and what was often a back-and-fourth race. You can read the original Truck of the Week article about Mike’s truck here. In recognition of his quality build, Mike will be receiving a prize pack from Axial. Since it was such a…

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Truck of the Month Sponsored by Axial

RC Truck Stop is proud to announce our new Truck of the Month feature. We want to recognize the great work being done by none other than you–the real RC’er! Each week, we select a Truck of the Week. When a month concludes, the trucks selected in, said, previous month will be voted on by…

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JConcepts 2012 National Indoor Series

Building off the success of last year’s inaugural series, JConcepts has announced a five race series across the U.S. Racing kicks off with the Winter Indoor Nationals. This race will be held February 4 and 5 at SmacTrac Raceway in St. Louis, MO. The Indoor Nationals series includes a number of classes including two stadium truck…

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Dynamic Concepts Wraith Rubi Body Set

One of the hottest vehicles released recently is Axial’s multi-purpose Wraith, and many owners have been getting pretty creative with the customization of this rock racer in an effort to make their rig stand out. One company looking to help you satisfy your desire to be one of a kind is upstart Dynamic Concepts. Set…

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Ipanema Monster Belted Slicks

Couple of things to report here. First, there’s an RC company by the name of Ipanema that you probably never heard of. Second, they have belted monster truck slicks that are specifically designed for extremely high speed–like over 100mph. The tires come pre-mounted on either white or black rims.   Learn more here.

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RC4WD Orange Glow-in-the-Dark Traffic Cones

Talk about perfect for a scale comp. These 1/10-scale cones from RC4WD are molded out of a flexible rubber and feature realistic glow-in-the-dark bands. RC4WD also offers more traditional cones in blue and yellow. The cones come in a 10-pack for about $9 and measure out at 1.2″ (32mm) tall. The yellow and blue cones…

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Will These Work?

At RC Truck Stop, we applaud innovation, and these AIRBAG tire inserts are from Veggoplastrc are certainly forward thinking and inventive. They come out of Italy, have been available for about a year and are for sale in the U.S. A Main Hobbies has them for sure, but maybe others do as well. They are…

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Trinity (Epic) 4XS Quad Magnet ReVtech Motor

This 540-sized sensored brushless motor features a quad magnet and is made for 4WD short course trucks. What that mean to you is that, despite it not being a 550, it should produce a lot of torque which is good for heavier 4WD short course trucks. Trinity says the motor will be available in January…

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Axialfest 2012 is Announced by Axial

Put this on your calendar! Axial has announced a new event called Axialfest to be held June 22-24 in the Tahoe National Forest in California. This Axial-only event will be specifically at the Cisco Grove Campgrounds (we’ve been; it’s awesome). Axial has designed this event to be fu, family friendly and a true vacation. You…

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Team Associated Slick Mist Short Course Body & New App

Team Associated has released a new pre-painted body and it’s pretty hot looking. This detailed Lexan shell carries Robby Woods’ Slick Mist paint scheme and is a direct fit for the Team Associated Sc10 and SC10 4×4. Of course, it can be made to fit numerous other short course trucks. Team Associated also announced a…

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T-Bone Racing Traxxas Summit A-arm Skids

We recently reported on T-Bone Racing’s chassis skid plate for the Traxxas Summit. Well, they expanded the Delrin offerings for the big all-terrain beast with these new A-arm skids. The concept is simple: the slick Delrin allows the Summit to slid over rocks instead of getting hung up.   See the chassis skid here and learn…

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VP Racing Fuels Master Basher 20 Nitro Fuel

We’re sure nitro nuts are feeling a little neglected these days, so we’re happy to pass some news that is likely to put a smile on their faces. The news we speak of is a new nitro from VP Racing Fuels blended up specifically for bashers–Master Basher 20. Even better, it’s branded under the famous VP…

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Pro-Line 2012 Bulldog Truggy Body

It appears the extremely cab forward bodies are the new standard and Pro-Line is not only giving racers what they want, but thinking forward to the 2012 race season with this new version of the Bulldog. It’s designed to fit the Hot Bodies D8T, but we’re sure other versions will be announced shortly. Pro-Line states…

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Tamiya Mud Blaster II

Tamiya has been making cool monster trucks for as long as most of us can remember and while they’ve had a few race-worthy editions, most Tamiya trucks are built for massive amounts of fun. The Mud Blaster II is one such truck. It’s built on the same chassis as the current Blackfoot III. The Mud…

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