Archive for the ‘1/5 Scale Radio Control’ Category

If you’re in the United States and looking for something to do this weekend, or you feel like taking a break from the weekend races to check out what’s on in RC, look no further than the RCX 2011. Held at Fairplex, Pomona, the is THE place to be if you care even an ounce about your hobby. There’ll be lots of 1/5 scale action this year, with Zenoah Engine’s  NATC Championship Series, and even a charity raffle for a highly-modded Baja 5T by Baja Addicts (I wrote about this earlier at Donate $2 to win a $10,000 fully-modded, custom-built HPI Baja 5T! Best thing is… You don’t have to be at the event to participate in it… World-wide hobbyists, read the post to find out how you can be a part of the raffle), it’s no wonder why Large Scale News is doing LIVE coverage of this event. RCP tracks will also be dishing out their mettle for Crawler demos and Kyosho & Auldey Mini-Z racing.  There’s just so much going on..


Read about it from the organizers Air Age Media themselves:

Via RCX Official Website

Horizon Try-Me Track!
Test your skills with hot new products and a hands-on experience!

NASCAR/Lionel Raffle
Enter to win the autographed hood from Tony Stewart’s custom NASCAR racer. Recognized as “one of the finest racers of his generation”, Stewart has won titles in Indy and stock cars, as well as midget, sprint and USAC Silver Crown cars.

Baja Raffle
Sponsored by Baja Addicts. Enter to win a one-of-a-kind Baja 5B! All proceeds from this raffle will go to the American Red Cross.

Traxxas Try-Me Track!
Take a test-drive with Traxxas’ new Monster Jam models—Grave Digger, Monster Mutt, Maximum Destruction, and Grinder! Everyone’s welcome to take a spin—and you just might take a Monster Jam truck home in Traxxas’ daily giveaway!

MHRA Drag Racing
Watch as pro dragsters reach speeds in excess of 115mph!

RC Tractor Pull
Sponsored by Outlaw Hobbies. Watch as nitro tractors pull sleds weighing 400+ lbs. across the dirt!

Drift Track – Sponsored by HPI
Check out mind blowing driving skills and amazing precision as talented gymkhana-style racers tear up the RCX drift track.

Sizzling Supercross Race and Demos!
Come watch the pros compete in this RC Car Action invitational race featuring the best nitro racers in trucks and buggies. Top manufacturers will also be showcasing their hottest new cars throughout the show.

Crawl Mountain!
Sponsored by RCP Tracks.
RC rock crawling is back at RCX 2011! Check out the pros as they climb a 30’x40′ mountain in amazing competition and scale rock crawling.

Die Cast X Collector’s Expo
Buying? Selling? Trading? Collecting? It’s all here at the International Die Cast X Collectors’s Expo! Special collector only ticket package includes one-of-a-kind giveaways, collector’s hours, 2 day admission and raffle entries. Click here

Model Airplane News Expo
Check out the hottest plane and micro heli demonstrations, races and aerobatics both indoors and out! Click here

RCP West Coast Challenge
Sponsored by RCP Tracks.
Some of the world’s most advanced micro RC drivers compete in head to head action on a huge 40′ x 25′ RCP Track.

HPI Drift Challenge #4
2 days of drift battles galore, time attack madness and freestyle drift sessions!

The NATC Championship Series presented by Zenoah
5th Scale racing ventures to RCX for 2-days of pulse-pounding RC action on the outdoor track! All fuel scales, 1/10th, 1/8th, 1/8th GT, 1/5th scale electric motor cycle, 1/5th Super Touring, 1/5th T2 (sportsman) and 1/5th Formula 1.

RCX Boat Pond sponsored by Venom
Take your turn at the helm in the large outdoor boat pond!

The Southwest Armor Group
1/6 scale radio control AFV club brings their light, medium and heavy tanks to RCX! Come experience the sound, smoke and most of all the ability to crush things. Watch as model cars, tanks, cans and whatever else we can run over gets crushed by the large scale armor.

Win a $10,000 fully-modded, custom built HPI Baja 5T for doing a good deed? Thanks to the people behind RCX 2011 Expo, Baja Addicts, TGN Distributing and all the sponsors for this custom build. Simply by donating $2 to the American Red Cross Services, plus a 10-cent admin fee, this work of wonder can be yours! The more you donate, the more chances you have in this raffle draw. This is ALSO open to International Hobbyists – just take heed to foot the shipping bill if you win. I’ve already donated. Full details beneath the event flyer below….

Via American Red Cross Baja Addicts Raffle

Donate $2 to win a $10,000 fully-modded, custom-built HPI Baja 5T!

Donate $2 to win a $10,000 fully-modded, custom-built HPI Baja 5T!

Details as follows:

Grand Prize: $10,000 Custom RTR HPI Baja 5T

First Prize: HPI RTR 1/12th Mini Trophy Truck

Baja Addicts 1/5th scale RC web forum, together with its members and business sponsors, have built a Custom $10,000 RTR HPI Baja 5T to be raffled off by the American Red Cross at this year’s RCX Expo March 19-20th in Pomona California. All proceeds from ticket sales to benefit the American Red Cross Services for Armed Forces.

This RTR HPI Baja 5T is loaded with a massive amount of aftermarket parts and accessories coupled together with an extremely elaborate custom paint job and full mod 4-bolt 27.2cc race engine.

Together with TGN Distributing we are offering ticket pre-sales prior to the RCX Expo for those who can’t attend the show. For $2 and a $.10 transaction fee TGN Distributing will purchase a ticket(s) for you from the American Red Cross the opening morning of the show. Your TGN distributing invoice # will be used to cross reference winning tickets.

Tickets are available now through March 7th 2011 and may also be purchased in person at the RCX 2011 Radio Control Expo.

Pictures of the actual items to be raffled off will be available here shortly.

Baja Addicts will pay shipping to the Lower 48 states. Any winner outside of the lower 48 states will be responsible for shipping charges to your destination and/or any international import taxes. Winners to be announced within 7 days of the close of the RCX show.

If you would like more information about this event or have questions or comments please feel free to email the event coordinator

“Baja Addicts web forum is open to registered users 18 years of age and older.”
** UPDATED 2-18-2011**

Fourth Prize: Bartolone Racing Afterburner Pipe

Fifth Prize: Bartolone Racing 5B Side Mount Pipe

** UPDATED 2-18-2011**


Sneak Peak images of the custom painted body my MR Painting.

Also see concept drawing of the custom Shockwears being made for this special build donated by Outerwears.

** UPDATE 2-16-2011 **

An additional prize has been donated to the raffle, the fine folks over at Castle Creationshave donated a HPI baja Brushless Conversion Kit.

This raffle is over the top! Hope you dont miss out on it, time is running out. Purchase your tickets NOW! CLICK HERE!

** UPDATE 2-14-2011 **

New sponsors

Second Prize: Rc-Skin Helical gear set (for TR clutch)

11,12,13mm pre set rear turnbuckles

HD Dogbones

2 speed shock pistons

Shock covers

Also Donated for the build:

Outerwears with custom filters and shock covers

Hitec with 2.4ghz 3 channel radio steering and throttle servo

RCP with Tripp TT wide body (so winner can do their own paint job)

FullForce Rc with Fuel line kit, Spring spacers extended, Billet side pins

** UPDATE 2-12-2011 **

Raffle gains publicity by being posted on the new blog formatted RC Car Action website. Thanks RCCA! See you at RCX 2011!

Interested? Do a good deed and receive some good Baja- Oops! I meant, Karma, by clicking HERE!

via LSN unboxes the HPI Baja 5SC-SS. 1/5 Radio Control Kit

The HPI Baja 5SC-SS, picture from LSN

The HPI Baja 5SC-SS, picture from LSN

Hey everyone.. Here’s the latest SS Baja-line kit from HPI Racing. Following the current Short Course Truck-fever, HPI decided to put out an “SS” version for their Baja 5SC which debuted just last Christmas. All HPI products marked as “SS” mean they require self-assembly. The SS kits also come with many items often sold as after-market options for their RTR sets. This comes as a boon to hop-up fanatics as the SS kit would allow them to incorporate the gazillion Baja option parts into their 5SC right from the building process. As HPI Racing’s Baja line is well regarded for its durability in bashing, stock parts are in good demand, and kit purchasers will be able to easily recoup costs for unused parts on EBay or Amazon.

HPI Racing Baja 5SC-SS Unboxed!

HPI Racing Baja 5SC-SS Unboxed!

If you’ve never owned a 1/5 scale kit, and keen to explore owning one, this video by the folks at Large Scale News will give you a good idea of what to expect on your order.

– Julian Wong