RPP Hobby’s Scale Garage – Part 5

Posted by on Nov 14, 2019 in Tech | 0 comments

RPP Hobby’s Scale Garage – Part 5

It is finally time for the last installment of our scale garage build! It has taken a little longer than expected to finish, but that is ok with us. Today we are installing a vital tool, which will also be the centerpiece to the garage. Enter our new scale RC4WD Bendpak lift. This is possibly one of the coolest scale items on the market for R/C garage builds. The lift has all metal construction, amazing scale details, and a motor in each upright with ball screws that actually drive the lift up and down like the real deal. In this article we...

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RC4WD Trail Finder 2 RTR – Bobbing the Bed

Posted by on Oct 28, 2019 in Tech | 0 comments

RC4WD Trail Finder 2 RTR – Bobbing the Bed

We are always looking for ways to improve performance with any R/C vehicle. Those modifications can come in many different forms, with many different price tags. There are also ways to improve performance by putting time in making personal modifications to fit specific needs. We love wheeling our RC4WD Trail Finder 2 RTR! The super scale body, axles, and leaf springs make it a really fun trail rig! One modification will instantly improve trail performance in technical situations with this particular vehicle. That’s right, we are...

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Option Parts Install – SCX10II Cherokee Kit

Posted by on Sep 19, 2019 in Tech | 0 comments

Option Parts Install – SCX10II Cherokee Kit

We decided it was time to update a few things on our Jeep Cherokee SCX10II kit. Some of you may recall the step by step build we completed back in May of 2017. While it is a great performing vehicle in stock form, there are always room for improvement with any R/C. The option parts we are installing in this particular blog will improve both performance and looks. Ready to see what we have in store? First upgrade we installed was the new silver 1.9 Clutch aluminum beadlock wheels from Pit Bull RC! These wheels are licensed replicas of Raceline...

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RPP Hobby’s Scale Garage – Part 4

Posted by on Aug 8, 2019 in Tech | 6 comments

RPP Hobby’s Scale Garage – Part 4

And we’re back on our scale garage build! We know, this post is a bit overdue and it wasn’t intentional. We have been racking our brains trying to figure out a flooring system for our miniature scale garage. We wanted to do something different that stood out from the crowd. RC4WD came to rescue for us big time! While we were attending Axialfest 2019 a couple weeks ago we noticed the crew at RC4WD displaying something new and it was right up our alley, scale garage flooring! Can you say SOLD!? We knew instantly this was the system...

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Traxxas Unlimited Desert Racer – Inside Look

Posted by on Jul 18, 2019 in Tech | 2 comments

Traxxas Unlimited Desert Racer – Inside Look

Trophy Truck racing is one of the most demanding forms of off road motorsports, both psychically and financially. Owning a Trophy Truck requires extremely deep pockets, a passion for off road racing, a dedicated team, and a large supply of spare parts. Mere mortals like ourselves will probably never even get to experience riding in one of these monsters, let alone own one. The best we can hope for, as R/C enthusiasts, is a scaled down mini version that won’t break the bank! Is that even possible? Enter the Traxxas Unlimited Desert Racer...

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Skip Miller’s Toyota Truck – RPP Hobby Customer Build

Posted by on Jul 2, 2019 in Tech | 0 comments

Skip Miller’s Toyota Truck – RPP Hobby Customer Build

We love seeing what customers do with the parts they buy from us. Everyone has a different vision for their ultimate trail rig. One of the greatest things about this hobby is the diversity of rigs you see on the trail. In the scale trail world you are only limited by your imagination! We’ve enjoyed seeing the evolution of Skip Miller’s Toyota build and we decided to share it with you as well. Enjoy, and let us know what you think in the comments below!   Vehicle Specifications Axial Jeep Rubicon Kit ( AX90027 ) –...

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Cross-RC FR4 Demon RTR – First Look and Trail Run Video

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in Tech | 0 comments

Cross-RC FR4 Demon RTR – First Look and Trail Run Video

The scale R/C scene is growing by leaps and bounds right now! There seems to be a flood of new trucks, manufacturers, and even some well respected names diving into the scale off road market. Cross-RC has thrown their hat in the ring with a few scale trucks and accessories. In this article we will give you an in depth look at the Cross RC FR4 Demon RTR. This platform has a lot of potential right out of the box with aluminum suspension and steering links, aluminum shock bodies, beadlock wheels, lights, and a host of other features. Let’s...

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Scale R/C Wheels, Tires, and Foams – Inside Out

Posted by on May 1, 2019 in Tech | 2 comments

Scale R/C Wheels, Tires, and Foams – Inside Out

We get asked a lot of questions about R/C wheels, tires, and foams. There is a lot of good info out there on forums and social media that can be helpful. Some articles will leave you with more questions than answers. In this article, we will go over some tips and tricks for selecting the proper set-up for your scale R/C vehicle. There are numerous variables to consider when selecting a new wheel, tire, and foam package. The scale R/C scene is still gaining in popularity and because of that, there are almost endless options to choose from in...

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Traxxas TRX-4 Ford Bronco RTR – Inside Look and Video

Posted by on Mar 27, 2019 in Tech | 0 comments

Traxxas TRX-4 Ford Bronco RTR – Inside Look and Video

As most of you probably know Traxxas has been a leader in the R/C industry for years with their monster trucks and ballistically fast brushless truggies. And we are also guessing most of you know Traxxas stepped away from their speedy ways when they recently released the TRX-4 RTR R/C Rock Crawler. In true Traxxas style they hit it out of the park with numerous features included in the RTR version, like cable actuated locking differentials, portal axles, high and low speed transmission, scale chassis, inner fender wells, and much more. We...

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Redcat Racing – Gen8 Scout II RTR – First Look and Video

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in Tech | 0 comments

Redcat Racing – Gen8 Scout II RTR – First Look and Video

The scale R/C craze is alive and well! Redcat Racing recently released their new Gen8 Scout II RTR with a slew of new features, most notably portal axles. If you are not familiar with the term “portal axles” if refers to the solid axles as having extra gear reduction at all four corners. Basically each axle end has its own “gearbox” behind the wheel which provides more ground clearance, extra gear reduction, and less chassis roll from driveshaft torque. All three of these features can help significantly off-road. They...

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