Hobby Reviews

If you haven't played with any radio-controlled cars, airplanes, or helicopters, you are missing out on some serious fun. Personally, I'm an RC-heli guy. I like to fly around the house or back yard. I also have an RC monster truck that is a lot of fun out on the pavement or dirt. Whether you want to race cars against friends, fly a heli around the house, or fly an airplane at the park, there's an RC toy for you.

JR GSR260Z Sports RC-Helicopter

Okay, I now have RC-helicopter envy. I just saw the new JR GSR260Z Sports RC-helicopter. What a beast! It makes my little rc-helicopters look like toys, which in reality, I guess they are toys. But, with a main rotor diameter of 5.86 ft (1.79m), this is one big helicopter. This is definitely … [Read more...]

E-Flite Blade mSR RC Helicopter Review

I've had my E-flite Blade mSR RC helicopter for several months now. Having previously mastered a coaxial heli, but struggled with several larger single-rotor helis, the mSR was pleasantly easy to fly. For a single-rotor heli, I was quite surprised at how quick and easy it was to learn to fly. I … [Read more...]

E-Flite Blade CX3 RC Helicopter Review

The E-Flite Blade CX3 is the rc helicopter that I learned to fly on. That was about 1-1/2 years ago now. It was also after many failed attempts, and considerable damage and replacement parts to another rc heli. When the Blade CX3 was introduced, it almost sounded to good to be true. The marketing … [Read more...]

Traxxas 1/16 E-REVO VXL RC Truck

Traxxas 1/16 E-REVO VXL is a 1/16 scale radio-controlled (RC) monster truck. It makes a good first introduction to the world of RC-racing, or a fun mini-RC truck for experienced RC enthusiasts. It has full-time 4WD capable of 30+ mph right out of the box. It is a scaled-down version of the Traxxas … [Read more...]