Nathan Maat – Online R/C Content Editor since 2001

HPI Racing Savage XS Flux – Don’t be fooled by the size


Before its release in 2011, the HPI Savage XS Flux had been a topic of conversation for many.  Over the years, the truck seems to have held up to the expectations, getting better as the years have passed.

Taking […]

July 10th, 2016|Review|

I knew so little about one of the most successful products in the history of RC


Welcome to the Kyosho Mini-Z.  The worst keep secret in r/c in which I somehow knew very little about until recently.  The Mini-Z market is not generally visible from the surface, mostly because it takes […]

June 5th, 2016|Review|

Axial Wraith Spawn – Packed With Performance

I’ve watched and helped as friends built full-scale jeeps and trucks to handle local attractions.  I’ve driven and been a passenger of many off-road adventures.  I’ve also watched off-road adventure shows and […]

April 8th, 2016|Review|

Meet The Traxxas Aton Plus and Its Multiple Personalities


“Your Easy-To-Use Aerial Photo and Video Assistant. Meet Aton Plus, Your Personal Video Assistant.”  That is the first thing you’ll read when you visit Traxxas Aton website.  What is the Aton all about and who is […]

April 7th, 2016|Review|

Select FOUR 10SC – Serious Specs Serious Performance

1:10 scale short course trucks continue their rise in popularity ever since the category was created.  There are several companies doing well in the category, while other companies that feel that have something to contribute.

Helion-RC is one […]

January 10th, 2016|Review|

Dromida Verso – Flip It Fly It Fun!

Dromida keeps things fresh and new with the introduction of the Verso, the drone you can fly upside down.  I have had my share of Dromida’s and know them to be a quality product, designed […]

January 9th, 2016|Review|

Charging Solved!

One of the lingering frustration’s for power-driver’s is the need to wait on batteries to charge.  With nitro’s, you might let the engine cool a little between fill-ups and go again in a matter of a […]

January 1st, 2016|Article|

You Don’t Want To Miss This! 60+ mph Traxxas Stampede 4×4 VXL w/ TSM

Traxxas has a lot of choices, and it can be difficult to chose just one (no one says you have to); this is especially true since they continue to innovate and improve existing models, like the Stampede. Equipping it with a Velineon 3500 Brushless motor and VXL-3S, Traxxas Stability Management, Auto Battery Identification, with the ability (when paired with the right pinion/spur and battery) to exceed 60 mph is what makes this Stampede special and worth talking about today.
November 22nd, 2015|Review|

Dromida Vista UAV – Dynamically Durable And Worth A Look

The Vista UAV is a radio controlled quadcopter. It's not my usual test subject, but is of particular interest because my 8 year old son started learning how to fly helicopter's with an Axe 100CX. He's well familiar with the Dromida series of cars and was immediately drawn to this quadcopter and it's lights when seeing it attached to the Dromida name.
November 1st, 2015|Review|

ARRMA 1/10 2WD FURY MEGA – Appetite For Adventure You Just Might Want To See

What do you know about ARRMA? I've been watching them for the last couple years, Jonathan Fox did a review on the incredible Senton 6S recently, and I finally have a chance to put myself at the wheel of an ARRMA vehicle with the Fury MEGA. ARRMA doesn't have a long history, but it's one was tied closely wiARRMA FURY MEGAth Team Durango and now also Hobbico, so it's obvious the engineering and support behind the brand is excellent and the company should have a long future.
November 1st, 2015|Review|

Traxxas Slash VXL with TSM and On-Board Audio

In June, I tested and wrote about the Traxxas Slash w/ OBA and how much I enjoyed what the Slash offers. It's been a goto vehicle in my arsenal for all around fun, however the Slash VXL with On-Board Audio (OBA) and Traxxas Stability Management (TSM) is starting to take its place as a favorite.
August 21st, 2015|Review|

Dromida BX4.18 – Building an extreme speed machine!

My son and I have spent a lot of time with the Dromida line these last couple months, exploring both the brushless speed series of vehicles, and most recently the BX4.18 brushed buggies. The experience with the BX4.18 buggy was favorable as we enjoy what they offer. And while the 4.18 series is a great value at $99 they lack the grunt, the horsepower, to really make a dramatic impact at the track. It's time to turn up the volume to 11 and see what we can make of the BX4.18 Buggy.
August 14th, 2015|Review|