RPP Hobby’s Scale Garage – Part 1

Posted by on Jun 22, 2018 in Tech | 2 comments

RPP Hobby’s Scale Garage – Part 1

It is time to build RPP Hobby our very own 1/10th scale garage! This is something we have wanted to do for a long time. We’ve had different ideas we would incorporate into our vision of a clean, creative scale workshop floating around in our heads for a while now. We recently jotted down a few ideas on paper to get them documented and it went down hill from there. Before we knew it we had an extensive list of items we wanted to add to the shop, with a handful of cool ideas for some custom one-off touches. And our minds just kept going!...

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Vaterra Ascender – K5 Blazer to K10 Pickup Conversion

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Tech | 2 comments

Vaterra Ascender – K5 Blazer to K10 Pickup Conversion

Nothing can change the overall look of your R/C vehicle more than a new body set. That is one of the great things about this hobby! You can completely change the look of your R/C car or truck in no time with option parts like wheels, tires, bumpers, lights, etc. Changing out the body, on the other hand, gives you a completely new look if that is what you are after. In this article we are going to convert our Vaterra Chevy K5 Blazer kit into a custom rock crawling truck/buggy, or “truggy” as some like to call them. This conversion...

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1/12th Scale ECX Barrage RTR – Overview and Trail Run

Posted by on Apr 12, 2018 in What's New | 0 comments

1/12th Scale ECX Barrage RTR – Overview and Trail Run

Scaling on a budget. Is it possible? It really depends on your definition of the term “scale trail run”. There are less expensive options when it comes to entry level RTR R/C vehicles. Some of the options out there can bring great fun in a little package. One of these options is the ECX Barrage 1/12th scale RTR truck. This slightly smaller than 1/10th scale crawler surprised us with its overall performance, especially for the price. You will be hard pressed to find a scale truck in the R/C world for less than $200 that provides...

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Gmade GOM Rock Buggy Kit Build – Part 5

Posted by on Apr 5, 2018 in Tech | 2 comments

Gmade GOM Rock Buggy Kit Build – Part 5

We have been chugging along with our Gmade GOM kit build behind the scenes lately and it is time to wrap this R/C rock racer up! In this installment we will get into painting body panels, detailing the interior, assembly the tube chassis, and finish it up by mounting the tires to the beadlock wheels. The “first-run” anticipation is mounting as we complete this build and prepare to head out for some fun in the sun! Let’s get started!   Begin on page 49 with step 75. Cut the interior, hood and radiator to the factory cut lines...

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Gmade GOM Rock Buggy Kit Build – Part 4

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Tech | 0 comments

Gmade GOM Rock Buggy Kit Build – Part 4

Welcome to Part 4 of the RPP Hobby Gmade GOM kit build! In this installment we will cover how to assemble the driveshaft, install the axles, and build the shocks. Step by step we are inching closer to finishing up this rock racer. Which means it is almost time for us to head out for a shakedown run. Needless to say we are always excited for quality wheel time behind the transmitter. Let’s get started!   Everything require to assemble the u-joints for the driveshafts.   Insert the universal drive coupler through drive hub and universal...

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Gmade GOM Rock Buggy Kit Build – Part 3

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in Tech | 0 comments

Gmade GOM Rock Buggy Kit Build – Part 3

It’s time for part 3 of our Gmade GOM rock buggy kit build! In the previous two installments of our build series we covered building the axles, transmission, and transfer case. In this installment of our series we will cover building the suspension links, installing the transmission and transfer case, as well as start assembling the chassis. Let’s dig in!   Start by installing the pivot balls into the single plastic front upper link.   Assemble the rear metal upper links per step 29.   Front lower links are next.   And lastly...

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Gmade GOM Rock Buggy Kit Build – Part 2

Posted by on Jan 25, 2018 in Tech | 0 comments

Gmade GOM Rock Buggy Kit Build – Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of our Gmade GOM Rock Buggy build! In this second installment of our kit build series we will go over how to assemble the scale two-speed transmission and transfer case. Gmade added a lot of detail here to give the end user a scale look with a couple different options depending on the electronics used. Let’s dive in and see what it takes to assemble the drivetrain in this scale rock racer! Starting with the transfer case, assemble the dig shift fork. The word “dig” is a slang term which means to disconnect...

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Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 6

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Tech | 4 comments

Tamiya Grand Hauler Kit Build – Part 6

It is time for Part 6 of our Tamiya Grand Hauler kit build! In this final installment of our build series we will pretty much dedicate all our time to detailing the extremely scale semi-truck body that is included with the Grand Hauler kit. If you have been following this build you know we originally painted the body blue. After it was painted we wished we had used a brighter color. We then made the decision to order a new body and let an expert paint it this time around. Definitely glad we went this route now that we are finished with the...

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Gmade GOM Rock Buggy Kit Build – Part 1

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Tech | 1 comment

Gmade GOM Rock Buggy Kit Build – Part 1

Seems like 2017 was the “Year of the Scaler” with all the new products, kits and RTR’s that hit the R/C market last year. We are guessing this trend will continue well into 2018 too. At least we hope it does! One product recently released from Gmade created quite a buzz in the scale R/C rock racing world, the GOM Rock Buggy! Gmade nailed the overall look of a class 4400 Ultra4 car with this latest release! This new rock racer kit also includes a two-speed transmission, with front dig, that can be set-up in three different...

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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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