REVIEWS

Review: LRP Pulsar Pro Charger – Professional Battery Management

Review: LRP Pulsar Pro Charger - Professional Battery Management

Taking Advantage of the High Voltage Battery technology has changed leaps and bounds over the years; first there were the NiCds, then the NiMh packs and now LiPos. This advancement has taken the cells from weighty, low-power bricks to packs that are lightweight, have double the power and are only half the size! These ongoing modifications definitely keep charger manufacturers …

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Review: HoBao Hyper MT Sport Plus Monster Truck

Review: HoBao Hyper MT Sport Plus Monster Truck

It Should Be Called Hyper-ACTIVE MT! Being a racer, there are times when I just want to set aside all my competition Touring Cars, Short Course trucks and 2WD buggies and just grab a big, honkin’ RC rig to just play with. That feeling doesn’t come very often (I love the competition), but when it does I want to have …

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Review: Team Associated TC7 Touring Car

Review: Team Associated TC7 Touring Car

The A-Team’s 7-Series TC is Top Notch I’m a big touring car fan – I love the speed, the door-to-door racing and the precision driving it takes to make a pass with less than an inch to spare. I’m also a fan of the complexity involved and the fact that knowing how to tweak your ride to gain maximum performance …

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Review: Kraken RC VEKTA.5 Class 1500 Unlimited 1:5 Scale 4WD Buggy

Review: Kraken RC VEKTA.5 Class 1500 Unlimited 1:5 Scale 4WD Buggy

The Kraken Has Been Unleashed If you’re into large scale RCs, I’m sure you’ve heard about the upcoming release of Kraken RCs new VEKTA.5 4WD 1/5 scale buggy. This is a much anticipated vehicle modeled after 1:1 scale Class 1 desert buggys, complete with an independent front suspension, solid rear axle, mid-mounted 2-stroke gas engine and a realistic roll cage …

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Review: HPI Jumpshot MT

Review: HPI Jumpshot MT

Brilliant Buy for Under 200 Bucks If you’re new to this fantastic hobby, you’ll be happy to know that there are quite a few options when it comes to your first RC car. You’ll find, however, that most people gravitate towards offroad trucks; their big tires, high ground-clearance and go-anywhere ability makes them quite appealing. Once you step foot in …

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Review: Reedy 1216-C2 Dual AC/DC Competition Balance Charger

Review: Reedy 1216-C2 Dual AC/DC Competition Balance Charger

Dual-Port Powerhouse Who remembers the old Reedy Quasar Pro chargers? Those were the hit back in the day – top-mounted LCD screen, 4 UI buttons, single charge port (NiCd or NiMh only) and a pair of big ol’ fans pumping air out the top. It was a great unit … I had two running at all times in my pit. …

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Review: Hitec X2 AC Pro Multi-Charger

Review: Hitec X2 AC Pro Multi-Charger

Dual Port’s And An Optional Iron Hitec has been busy with their charger line-up, adding different levels of top end chargers to suit your needs and budget. Hitec was nice enough to send over one of their new flagship 2-port models, the X2 AC Pro. It’s got all the features you’d ever want, comes in a beautiful red package and …

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Review: Axial Yeti SCORE 4WD Trophy Truck RTR

Axial Yeti SCORE 4WD Trophy Truck RTR

Rock Racer Gone Desert Racer When Axial’s Yeti hit the market, the rock racing scene exploded as everyone rushed out to get this awesome rig. It showed that there is a gap in our industry that people wanted filled; a realistic, 1:1-replicated offroad truck that can do serious work over rough terrain. Then step 2 of Axial’s grand plan was …

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Review: Axial 2.2 Falken Wildpeak M/T Tires

Axial 2.2 Falken Wildpeak M/T Tires for the Wraith

The stock BFG Krawler tires on my Wraith have seen some serious use. They’ve pulled my truck through snow, sand and water as well as over all kinds of rocks and branches. They’ve done a great job, or so I thought. Since they were my first set of tires, I just assumed that the way they worked was normal; scratching …

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Review: TopCad Aluminum 8-Spoke Beadlock Wheels

TopCad Aluminum 8-Spoke Beadlock Wheels

Now that I’ve worked a bit with the suspension by installing new shocks and some aluminum goodies for durability, I wanted to further boost performance by outfitting the Wraith with some new wheels and tires. Aluminum wheels were a must based on the fact that they’re heavier and perhaps more durable than the stock plastic ones … I’ll get more …

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