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

Posted by on May 1, 2019 in Tech | 0 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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HPI Racing – RTR Venture Toyota FJ Cruiser – Overview and Video

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

HPI Racing – RTR Venture Toyota FJ Cruiser – Overview and Video

Are you in the market for a new scale R/C truck? A vehicle that is truly “ready to run” right out of the box? Are you a Toyota FJ Cruiser fan too? Then we have the R/C vehicle for you! HPI Racing’s Venture RTR is a scale R/C car that is truly RTR right out of the box and features a very scale Lexan Toyota FJ Cruiser body. We decided it was time to add one of these little FJ’s to our R/C quiver. We will go on record and say right now we are super impressed with every aspect of this truck, from fit and finish to looks...

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Custom Baja Bug Build – Part 1

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

Custom Baja Bug Build – Part 1

Sometimes it is hard to stand out from the crowd in this day of “Ready to Run” R/C vehicles. One thing that catches our eye in the R/C world are custom builds. All it takes the right ingredients to come up with a special recipe for something unique and original. Custom builds don’t have to be handmade from the ground up to catch our eye either. They can be fairly simple, even as simple as changing a body. We enjoy building R/C kits, but we really enjoy customizing and creating something different. That brings us to where we...

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RPP Hobby – 4th Annual RC Jamboree – Event Highlights

Posted by on Oct 25, 2018 in Events | 0 comments

RPP Hobby – 4th Annual RC Jamboree – Event Highlights

It’s that time of year again, time for the 4th annual R/C Jamboree! The staff at RPP Hobby set out to make this year bigger and better than ever with more events, more obstacles, more people, and more R/C madness! We decided to expand Friday’s fun by building a new mud pit for a little down and dirty side by side mud racing. Event attendees were also treated to a new monster truck course that caters to side by side racing and freestyle for a true RPP RC Monster JAMboree experience. And last, but definitely not least, our friends...

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RPP Hobby’s Scale Garage – Part 3

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 in Tech | 2 comments

RPP Hobby’s Scale Garage – Part 3

It’s time for part 3 of our custom 1/10th scale garage build! In our previous two installments we covered the parts we intended to use. Now, after weeks of gathering parts, careful planning, lots of cutting, some painting, and a little shopping we are finally ready to start assembling a couple walls. Ready to see what we have in store? Let’s get busy!   First thing we needed to sort was our cinder block half wall that will run the entire perimeter of the work shop. Sam enlisted a little help from a friend to build the wall.   We...

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RPP Hobby’s Scale Garage – Part 2

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in Tech | 2 comments

RPP Hobby’s Scale Garage – Part 2

It’s time for the second installment of the RPP Hobby scale garage build! In this article we are going to show you more details we have in mind for the garage and/or workshop. We want this project to have a ton of detail so we have been running different scenarios through our minds as to what we want to have in the shop, as well as where it will sit. We are just about to the point where we can actually start assembling everything as we have most of the details we wanted to incorporate planned out now. Here’s what we have laid out...

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Axialfest 2018 Video and Photos

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Events | 2 comments

Axialfest 2018 Video and Photos

Another Axialfest has come and gone, and like year’s past it was a memorable one. We are not sure of the actual attendance numbers, but it had to be record breaking again this year. The Cisco Grove campground was literally crawling with activity! Everywhere you looked there were people driving scale RC trucks through the campgrounds headed to the various trails and challenges. This year we set out to capture a bit of the action through video and photos to show people that have never attended what the event is all about. Enjoy the recap,...

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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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