Hit the Beach with the TRX-4 1969 Blazer

December 11, 2020 0 Comments

Want to grab some attention on the beach this holiday season? Unless you happen to be the ‘Hoff, your best bet is to hit the sand with the new TRX-4 1969 Blazer body kit. This hyper-realistic accessory body for your TRX-4 RC crawler captures the perfect blend of classic style and modern performance. Bright chrome …

Is Your Drone Registration Expiring?

December 11, 2020 0 Comments

Drones must be registered with the FAA, whether you operate under part 107 or the Exception for Recreational Flyers. “All drones must be registered, except those that weigh .55 pounds or less (less than 250 grams) and are flown exclusively under the Exception for Recreational Flyers,” says the FAA website – but remember, that even …

Gold Seal Offers Scholarships for Impacted Pilots

December 11, 2020 0 Comments

Gold Seal wants to help—and so it’s offering its comprehensive ground school courseware for private pilots for free to 100 students who have been impacted in 2020 by COVID-19 restrictions and fallout. “We started this program back in May,” said Gold Seal founder, Russ Still. “After carefully going through the stories of over 1,000 students, we selected 100 …

Yokomo YD-2RX RWD Drift chassis

December 11, 2020 0 Comments

Yokomo have announced their new YD-2RX RWD Drift chassis based off their popular R series chassis. Maintaining its overwhelming acceleration with high rear traction thanks its rear mounted motor, the RX has a newly designed main chassis and upper deck and comes equipped with a load of optional parts as standard. The brace that supports …

The Twelve Builds of Christmas: E-Revo Full Option Build

December 10, 2020 0 Comments

Today’s installment of the Twelve Builds of Christmas focuses on the iconic E-Revo monster truck. Born from the award-winning nitro-powered Revo 3.3, the E-Revo VXL takes performance to the extreme with over 25 volts of LiPo power and a blazing 70+ mph top speed. Already an elite high-performance machine, we hit the parts bin for …

Drones for Education: NDAA Provision Makes it Easier for Students to Fly

December 10, 2020 0 Comments

A provision in the current version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would make it significantly easier to use drones for education. As the final version of the NDAA approaches a vote, issues including  a proposed ban of Chinese-made tech have been negotiated.  The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), the largest community-based organization (CBO) …

Introducing The Smellicopter

December 10, 2020 0 Comments

The Smellicopter is an obstacle-avoiding drone that uses a live moth antenna to seek out smells One huge advantage of drones is that these little robots can go places where people can’t, including areas that might be too dangerous, such as unstable structures after a natural disaster or a region with unexploded devices. Researchers are …

Mechanical gripper allows drones to hang from objects

December 9, 2020 0 Comments

Tiny quadcopter drones, or micro air vehicles (MAVs), have notoriously short battery lives. So, if they can “perch” somewhere instead of hovering in mid-air, more power to them. A new gripper mechanism has been designed with that in mind. Developed by a team of engineers at Colorado State University, the device is mounted on top …

Tamiya Vanquish VQS (2020)

December 9, 2020 0 Comments

From Tamiya: The Vanquish is a legendary buggy from our R/C back catalog. It’s now available again in the form of a re-issue assembly kit renamed the VQS. The kit receives tweaks to the original to bring it into the modern age of R/C fun! We have also saved builders some work too, with a …

Traxxas Maxx Now Available With New Solar Flare Paint Scheme

December 9, 2020 0 Comments

From Traxxas:The Traxxas X-Maxx forever changed the face of RC monster trucks. Its radical new design, massive size, brutal strength, and unmatched power transformed X-Maxx into the stuff of legends. There is really nothing else like it… until now. Meet the all-new 1/10 Traxxas Maxx. Maxx expertly packages X-Maxx’s innovative design elements into a lighter, …