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 | 0 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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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 | 4 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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