Category: Reviews

It’s Time to Drift, Drift, Drift

While not really RC-drifting, I had to share with you all one of the most fun experiences I’ve had in a long time.  I picked up for my kids a Razor Crazy Cart, and let me tell you that this thing rocks!  Billed as “The Ultimate Drifting Machine”, which is a fun take on BMW’s longtime motto, it lives up to the claim. I discovered this beast browsing the latest goodies over at Cool Stuff on Amazon, and I’m really glad I did. The video from Razor can explain it...

Traxxas Revo 3.3 vs HPI Savage XL K5.9 Comparison Chart

Trying to Decide Between the Traxxas Revo 3.3 and the HPI Savage XL K5.9? The Traxxas Revo 3.3 and the HPI Savage XL K5.9 RC Nitro Trucks are two of the most popular Nitro RC Trucks on the market right now. Both are just as perfect for backyard bashing as they are for racing.  Both come pre-assembled and Ready-to-Run so you get up and running fast. Both include an engine, a starter and all the electronics. Which is Better? Both Traxxas and HPI offer detailed stats on the Revo and...

HPI Savage Flux HP

The Savage Flux HP is HPI’s electric brushless motor version of it’s ultra successful Savage line of monster trucks. At the heart of the Savage Flux HP is the Flux system which consists of the Tork 2200 brushless motor and Blur brushless electronic speed controller.  The Savage Flux HP is a Ready-to-Run kit which comes with HPI’s 2.4 GHz DSSS Radio System. This kit is sure to deliver all the power of the Nitro engines without all the noise.  For back-yard bashers this means 100% of the power with 90%...

Losi 1/24 Scale Micro Rally 4WD

This rally car comes ready-to-run with a brushless motor. The micro Rally-X includes the Dynamite HyperCharge system. Using the HyperCharge system, the LiPo battery can take a full charge in only minutes. A great 1/24 scale option for someone who’s looking for modern features in a small package. More at Losi.com

Tamiya TRF801X

Tamiya TRF801X

Although Tamiya TRF801X probably targets racers more than RC Car Bashers, I’m a total sucker for any kind of kits that are coming out in a hobby now mostly dominated by RTR’s, so I decided to take a quick glance at this buggy. Besides being another 1/8th scale racing buggy kit, what makes the Tamiya TRF801X different? Well, the first thing Tamiya did differently is they put a 15 degree slant on the engine mount to help optimize the lateral weight distribution of the buggy. The other thing the TRF801X has...

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Axial Infrared Temperature Gun

I bought this Axial Infrared Temperature Gun (AX20000) so that I can monitor the temperature on my nitro engines.  I’ve had it for a couple of years and I’ve found it very useful. I know there are RC Car gurus out there that can tune and tweak their nitro engines just by listening to them hum, but personally I prefer to be able to measure the temperature of my engine so that I can see how any adjustments I do affect the temperature.  Using a temperature gun like this is...

HPI Savage Flux 2350

The Savage Flux 2350 is Savage Flux HP’s “little” brother.  It is the newest addition to the Savage line of monster trucks, and is basically a slightly scaled down version of the Savage Flux HP that’s a bit easier on your pocket book. The main differences between this kit and the Savage Flux HP is that the Savage Flux 2350 comes with an Alphastar 2350 electric brushless motor with Q-Base ESC – as opposed to the Tork 2200 and Flux Blur that comes with the Savage Flux HP –   and...

Traxxas Revo 3.3

Traxxas Revo 3.3 #5309 – First Glance

The new Revo 3.3 is now 10% larger than the previous version of the Revo, making it both wider and taller.  The new size should give it more stability due to the extra 1 inch in width the new Revo 3.3 now boasts.  More importantly, the overall size increase should also make it even more fun for Bashing. New ProGraphix Painted Body The new Revo 3.3 comes with a professionally painted ProGraphix body with fully applied decals.  The body comes in 4 color variations although it may not be easy...