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Project Split Personalty Short Course Basher And Racer

This is a story of transformations, rebirth, second chances, rebuilding and ultimately new beginnings (yes, use your inner deep movie trailer voice while reading that). No, it’s not a Nicholas Sparks novel tuned into a Hollywood melodrama. I’m talking about a Traxxas Rustler stadium truck that was once reconfigured into a monster truck, bashed at…

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Scale Comp Alternatives You Have To Try

Pop music sucks. It sucks for many reasons, but one of the big ones is the fact that the same songs—often awful songs—get played ad nauseam. We all know hearing or doing the same thing over and over gets old. Scale comps are no different. Take a gander at some of these alternative comp ideas that are…

Rusty’s Off-Road RC4WD Axial Jeep Project
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Rusty’s Off-Road RC4WD Axial Jeep Project

If you’re an off-road enthusiast, you probably know the name Rusty’s. Largely dedicated to the rock crawling and off-road adventure crowd, Rusty’s Off-road is a popular retailer that has its own comprehensive proprietary line of products to accompany the extensive lineup of accessories it sells from other manufacturers. They sell all over the world and…

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Scale Crawler Must-Know Setup Tricks & Tips

Most people don’t start off in the hobby doing any sort of competitive RC such as racing or rock crawling comps. And while most everyone strives to have their RC truck at peak performance, competition is what really motivates us to get the thing dialed in, or at least shows us when it’s not. Running…

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5 Reasons You’re Not Winning

You didn’t win? Again?! You’re foot-stomping mad and about ready to spike your transmitter like you just scored a game-winning touchdown–only in rage. While we wait for the whambulance, let’s take a look at what you’re doing wrong. Yes, I said you’re doing something wrong. I’m not your kindergarten teacher or your mom–it’s all on…

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Project Traxxas Summit LT Scale Conversion

In 2009, as the rock crawling segment was off and running (albeit slowly–get it?), Traxxas released the Summit which it dubbed an “extreme terrain monster truck.” Based on the Revo platform, built to take a beating and equipped with features such as remotely locking differentials and a 2-speed transmission that is also controlled from the…

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Modern Monster Truck Project (AKA The Clod Killer)

Could you imagine showing up to the track with a 25-year-old RC car? Me either. Like all other club racers, I’m a sucker for having the latest and greatest, and when I wanted to build a new monster truck for side-by-side racing, I couldn’t bear to start a new build with outdated equipment. But, that’s…