March 2016

The sunny season is quickly on its way, so I hope you all are ready to start running your cars at the track once again. If your old RC cars and trucks are too beat and battle-worn to live through another season, you may want to give them a rest by purchasing a brand new model. You can avoid delays by picking up RTR RC cars that are just raring to blast down the straights, hug tight corners and fly off the jumps. Here are three brand new RTR vehicles available for your springtime track days.

RS4 Sport 3

HPI released their newest RTR model, the shaft-driven RS4 Sport 3, late last year. The original $400 price tag has recently started dropping to affordable levels, depending on the body style and tire configuration you prefer. You can choose from the bright orange BMW E30 M3, urban camo Porsche 911 GT3R or the blue and white Subaru BRZ. The M3 comes equipped with treaded rubber tires, so you can start your street racing journey ASAP. Both the 911 and BRZ come with drift tires to suit their respective Flux and Drift designations. You will pay between $259.98 and 319.98 for these cars.

Team Associated Apex Scion Racing

Team Associated released their Apex with the 2015 Scion FR-S body to encourage serious competition on the tarmac. The four-wheel drive, aluminum shaft driven car can whip around the track without worry about small rocks or other debris in the way. The fluid-filled coilover shocks keep the car hugging the ground while traveling at high speeds or maneuvering around fast corners. The car can use up to a 2S lipo or 6 cell NiMh battery. You can add this car to your collection for just $259.98.


If you prefer a dirt capable short course truck, ARRMA has your back with their Fury BLX. This model comes brushless and ready to run to allow you to blast down the track on the day of its arrival. You can easily upgrade the motor and speed control in the future, as you see fit, of course. The use of strip-resistant hex hardware throughout the chassis allows for easy upgrades that keep your truck in great condition year after year. Drizzly springtime days won’t stop you, thanks to the stock waterproof components used throughout the build. The Fury BLX is just $259.98.

Disclaimer: I shop around for every purchase, but time and time again, Tower Hobbies offers the best deals. If you can find even better prices somewhere else, please let me know.

Do not forget to use the coupon codes for additional savings. For $24 off $199 or more, use 410KD. For $33 off $299, use 410KE.