RC4WD Gelande II RTR Preview and Trail Run

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in What's New | 0 comments

RC4WD Gelande II RTR Preview and Trail Run

Are you considering taking the dive into the wild world of scale R/C? Are you looking for an entry level rig that won’t break the bank and can still deliver hours of fun inside or outside the house? We may have a solution for you! In this article we will take an inside look at the 1/18th scale Gelande II RTR from RC4WD. If you are looking for big fun in a small scale package, this RTR may be the one for you. Let’s dig in and take an inside look at what this scale R/C vehicle has to offer. Then, we will hit the trails for some...

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Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 5

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in Tech | 0 comments

Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 5

Welcome to part 5 of our Tamiya Grand Hauler kit build! It has been a while since we have worked on this big rig, so needless to say were excited to get back to it. In this installment of the build we will cover assembly of the rear trailer coupler, install the rear bumper, as well as start painting and installing some of the interior pieces included with the kit. Ready to get started? Let’s do it!   Turn to page 18 of the manual and start with step 36. Locate the coupler for the hitch which is labelled X4. Install the spring and...

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RPP Hobby – Event Recap – 3rd Annual RC Jamboree

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Events | 1 comment

RPP Hobby – Event Recap – 3rd Annual RC Jamboree

Welcome to our highlight reel from the RPP Hobby 3rd Annual RC Jamboree. We would like to start off by thanking everyone that attended and sponsored this year’s event! It was our largest crowd to date, and we are expecting to see even bigger numbers next year! If you missed out on our Jamboree this year here are a few photos and a video highlight reel from the event. Event sponsors spent Friday afternoon setting up booths before the event officially kicked off!   RC4WD’s booth.   Miss Ava showcasing all the scale goodies...

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R/C Soldering 101 – Learning the Basics

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Tech | 0 comments

R/C Soldering 101 – Learning the Basics

Soldering is part of the R/C hobby in general. Learning to solder may seem like a distant goal of newer R/C enthusiasts, but it really isn’t that hard if you have the right equipment and arm yourself with a little knowledge. There are only a handful of variables to learn and once you have those down, you could be one your way to the Soldering Nationals with a little practice. Well, we aren’t sure if there is such a thing but you get the point. Once you get the hang of soldering it becomes a task you look forward to performing...

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New upgrades for our Trail Finder 2 RTR

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Tech | 0 comments

New upgrades for our Trail Finder 2 RTR

R/C upgrades, is there anything better? Well, maybe buying a new kit, but upgrades and option parts are a big part of R/C. By adding a few option parts you can make your popular RTR vehicle stand out from the crowd. One of our favorite aspects of the R/C hobby is spending quality time at the workbench adding upgrades and customizing. We had so much fun on the first trail run with our Trail Finder 2 from RC4WD, that we instantly went into “upgrade mode” with a few new parts. Want to see what they are? First we wanted to add...

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RC4WD Trail Finder 2 RTR Truck Preview

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Tech, What's New | 2 comments

RC4WD Trail Finder 2 RTR Truck Preview

RC4WD is one company that has been involved the the scale R/C scene since the early days. They strive to deliver the most realistic scale products available. RC4WD offers an extensive line of scale trucks, wheels, tires, winches, and pretty much any other scale accessory you can think of. They also support other brand’s too, such as the Axial line of vehicles. For RPP’s next project truck we choose none other than the RC4WD Trail Finder 2 RTR. The TF2 is one of the most scale vehicles you can buy right out of the box. There are...

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Vaterra Ascender Option Parts Install

Posted by on Aug 24, 2017 in Tech | 0 comments

Vaterra Ascender Option Parts Install

Looking to beef up your Vaterra Ascender? We decided to add a few genuine Vaterra option parts to the RPP Hobby Ascender build. The Ascender kit and RTR are pretty durable right out of the box. However, one of the best aspects of this great hobby is adding upgrades to your RC vehicle. The RC industry has come a long way in the past 10+ years, especially on the scale off-road side of the spectrum. There are numerous aftermarket companies out there manufacturing just about any part you need to upgrade, and even add a little bling, to whatever...

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Painting Lexan Bodies – Vaterra 1972 Chevrolet K10 Pickup

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Tech | 0 comments

Painting Lexan Bodies – Vaterra 1972 Chevrolet K10 Pickup

If you missed it the first time we recently completed a step by step build for the Vaterra Ascender K5 kit. Even though we love the awesome scale look of the stock K5 Blazer kit body we wanted something a little more on the aggressive trail rig side of the scale body world. Enter Vaterra RC’s 1972 Chevy K10 Truck Body and Roll Cage which fits our needs perfectly. This body is a little narrower than the K5 body which will provide better clearance on tight, technical trail runs. So, we decided to do a quick tutorial on painting Lexan...

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Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 4

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017 in Tech | 0 comments

Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 4

We are back working on our Tamiya Grand Hauler kit build again. After recently wrapping up our Axial SCX10 II kit build series and our Vaterra Ascender K-5 Blazer build series, we were excited to get back to this semi-truck kit. At this stage of the build, with the chassis assembly 90% complete, we are ready to start adding some of the external scale features. In this installment of the build we will assemble the tires and wheels, bolt on the rear fenders, and get into some of the spot-on scale features. Ready to dig in?   Turn to page...

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Castle Creations CC BEC 2.0 Install

Posted by on Jul 1, 2017 in Tech | 0 comments

Castle Creations CC BEC 2.0 Install

Does your ESC stall out in hard binds with your high torque steering servo? Wish you had a little more power in your steering set-up overall? Castle Creations has just the part you need to solve your steering woes. One of the most common problem when running a high torque steering servo is the draw on the internal BEC of the ESC in hard binds, especially when running a 3S Lipo. If your internal BEC can not supply the power needed to your servo when steering in technical situations the ESC will most likely go into “limp mode”. When...

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