Over the last few weeks HPI racing have been posting a number of refreshed vehicles that will be new for 2019. These include versions of the WR8 rally car in Flux and Nitro versions (and colour changing paint), a F-150 Crawler King, new bodied E10, Jumpshot MT, RS4 Sport 3 Flux GT40 and Savage XS.
Head over to the HPI Facebook and website to check them all out. https://www.facebook.com/OfficialHPI/ or https://www.hpiracing.com/
So details of this new radio are starting to emerge, and I gotta say I like what I can see from the video on Horizon Hobby’s youtube channel, check it out here
OMP who distributes for Horizon Hobby in Australia have a great rundown of the radio’s features on their website too https://www.omp.com.au/spektrum-dx5c-rugged-surface-transmitter-w-sr515-receiver.html
So if you are reading lads, i’m more than happy to test one for you !!
Ok, so I saw this one on facebook and honestly, I didn’t know who Jeff Johns was. However it was the crawler that he was holding that got my attention (see below)
This truck it turns out is the new Redcat Racing Gen 8 which looks awesome, and is due out soon, details of the vehicle in the video below. However the importance of the photo it turns out was in the man, not the machine. Jeff was a founder, co owner and president of Axial Racing (after a start with HPI), a somewhat famous name in the crawler scene, and with the purchase of Axial by Horizon Hobbies many have been asking if Axial will stay at the forefront of crawler development or just keep making trucks. However it is quite possible that this appointment will see a new name, Redcat, permeate further and further into the crawler market. Only time will tell I guess!