Traxxas Unlimited Desert Racer – Inside Look

Posted by on Jul 18, 2019 in Tech | 0 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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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....

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