The Axial Wraith RTR box says very clearly “Rock Racer”, right on the front in big letters. A fairly bold statement really and after taking it for a quick spin in my driveway I have to admit I was left scratching my head. It was slow. Like, really slow. Don’t get me wrong, I was equally impressed by the caterpillar like crawling abilities of the Wraith, as it balanced seamlessly across the rock garden and mowed over all my yard had to offer but coming from the world of short course and big brushless power I was puzzled how this could be a racer of any kind. It wasn’t until we unleashed the Wraith in the wild west coast woods[…]

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The 2014 Squamish Shootout went off with a bang on September 27th and as always Area99RC.com had the camera out to capture all the fun. Scroll down for highlights or click the links below to see full albums. You can see our epic action album on Facebook here or on Flickr here You can also read our article on the Squamish Shootout here.

The Pro-line Pro-2 Short Course Truck Kit is a 1/10 scale 2wd, electric radio control vehicle designed primarily for off-road racing. This partially assembled kit is Pro-line‘s first foray into the category with a complete vehicle and as it’s name suggests, some assembly is required before operation is possible. Being a race ready model means Pro-line also leave you the option to install your own motor/ESC/servo combo. What do you get in the box? Kit –¬†1x partially assembled short course truck kit. Everything you need to build a Pro-2 short course truck ‘roller’ including> pre-glued F-11 wheels and Blockade tyres in M3 compound> Protrac suspension kit and Powerstroke¬†shocks> Unpainted Flo-Tek body with window masks and a Pro-line decal sheet. Assembly[…]

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On Saturday September 27th short course R/C racing hit Squamish’s Automind Raceway and the old-school off-road action did not disappoint! The first known organized, competitive radio control car race to be held in the Sea to Sky took place under clear blue September skies and drew more than twenty participants from all over the lower mainland, and 30+ R/C vehicles of all shapes and sizes. Hosted by Sea 2 Sky R/C Addicts and race directed by Area99RC.com, the family friendly event was a huge success, hopefully setting a new standard for the R/C hobby in the Sea to Sky region. The Squamish Shootout Sixteen of the trucks present were entries for the first ever Squamish Shootout titles, split between the[…]