LaTrax Teton – Updated Cheaper and Better Than...

It was in 2015 I reviewed the LaTrax SST. Modeled after the full-scale version of the Traxxas-sponsored Super Stadium Truck, it was quite a pleasant surprise to me then and keeps its place in my rc garage today. However, it's not without its faults. And the previous version of this Teton...

Traxxas EZ-Peak Live Charger

I have a lot of years using Traxxas products and still get excited when they introduce something new.  In this case, I’ve been using their EZ-Peak chargers for years and when I saw the new LIVE version, I knew it would land on my workbench. With the same simplicity as the previous...

LaTrax Teton Steering Servo Fail & Fix

It’s never fun when something goes wrong when you’re having fun.  In this case, the steering was erratic on my LaTrax Teton and it quickly became obvious the steering servo was stripped.  Fortunately, replacement is simple and can be completed in only a few minutes.  

R/C Drivers Need Tools – Check out this Duratrax...

DURATRAX ULTIMATE TOOL SET WITH POUCH  I was once told only wealthy people can afford cheap things because they can afford to keep replacing them.  Ask anyone who wrenches for a living and they’ll tell you to invest in a good set of tools.  That’s right, invest.  This is a...

50+ mph Traxxas M41 Widebody

OFFICIALLY LICENSED REPLICA Traxxas has great partnerships in the full-scale world and that’s the foundation for their M41 Widebody Catamaran.  So let’s set the stage by taking a quick look at the inspiration behind this Traxxas boat. FROM DCB: Designed by DCB founder Dave...

Duratrax 19-in-1 Toolkit – Is It Any Good?

I’m guessing most rc enthusiast’s with more than a few vehicles in the rc garage are interested in specific rc tools to work on their stuff.  Of course you can use regular tools from your tool box, but there’s something very nice about having a specific, dedicated set of tools...

ARRMA 1/8 Typhon 6S BLX – Beast Mode Engaged!

The ARRMA TYPHON 6S Speed Buggy is a 1/8 scale electric buggy built to almost do it all. Starting with the spec sheet, the immediate sales pitch from ARRMA-RC is the Typhon is built to thrash, but can handle the track too. Given the 6S build sheet, the claim is 60+mph out of the box.

HPI Racing Savage XS Flux – Don’t be fooled by...

  Before its release in 2011, the HPI Savage XS Flux had been a topic of conversation for many.  Over the years, the truck seems to have held up to the expectations, getting better as the years have passed. Taking a look at the current edition, the Savage XS Flux continues to put...

I knew so little about one of the most successful...

Welcome to the Kyosho Mini-Z.  The worst keep secret in r/c in which I somehow knew very little about until recently.  The Mini-Z market is not generally visible from the surface, mostly because it takes place indoors and often in garages and basements around the world, but there’s...

Axial Wraith Spawn – Packed With Performance

AXIAL WRAITH SPAWN RTR I’ve watched and helped as friends built full-scale jeeps and trucks to handle local attractions.  I’ve driven and been a passenger of many off-road adventures.  I’ve also watched off-road adventure shows and rock crawling competitions on tv.   1:1...