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Posted by CCxRC | Feb 22, 2018 @ 12:08 AM | 1,026 Views
Feilun FT011 Brushless Race Boat Unboxing (7 min 13 sec)

I'm excited about this unboxing because it's another brushless RC boat! You know how I was shocked by how much fun I had with the Atomic Barbwire 2. This one is brushless as well, but bigger. It's the FeiLun FT011 brushless and watercooled RC Speedboat. It comes in at a great price. Can't wait to run it and get a speed test for y'all.

Check out the FeiLun FT011 Brushless RC Boat at Gearbest ⇨
Posted by CCxRC | Feb 19, 2018 @ 04:43 PM | 1,653 Views
No Limit R/C Monster Truck Racing - Newport News, VA Hobbytown Feb. 10, 2018 (4 min 9 sec)

This video has taken a week to complete because I had a memory card failure and lost all the footage. I spent 2 days and more money then I wanted to trying to recover it. No Limit R/C of VA puts on a good event and the racing was fun to watch and be a part of. Thanks to my buddy Al who was visiting and willing to come to the race...and also help film.

The corrupted files that were restored arenít perfect and were hard to work with, so I did my best to show something for the day. I also couldnít restore all the files because some were completely corrupted and it was too expensive to get every file.
Posted by CCxRC | Feb 13, 2018 @ 07:20 PM | 1,760 Views
R/C Spotlight: Pedar's Scale Garage (14 min 7 sec)

Today we are shining the R/C Spotlight on my buddy Pedar's RC cars and his scale garage. You've probably seen some of his rigs in my scale videos from IPSWICH. I've wanted to get over and film his scale garage for a while and I can now check that video of the list and show you all the cool stuff he is up to. Enjoy. I plan to do more R/C Spotlights to highlight what other people are doing in this wonderful hobby.
Posted by CCxRC | Feb 08, 2018 @ 12:18 AM | 2,542 Views
Custom Son-uva Digger R/C Monster Truck (10 min 58 sec)

I'm so excited to show you guys the "completed" custom Son-uva Digger R/C monster truck sitting on a Donald Jenkins' custom chassis. I'll post a link to his company and Drive RC - who made the body down below. I've wanted a Son-uva Digger RC since the Traxxas Stampede version, but haven't been able to get my hands on one. So when I had to the chance to get Donald Jenkins at Southern Builds & Customs R/C Fabrications to build a chassis...I jumped at the chance. I've been waiting for money to buy the rest of the parts, but decided to use 1 of my 2 Grave Digger SMT10s to outfit the build. This allowed me to assemble the Max-D as a stock (with a small brushless motor) truck. Really, the only thing I really need at this point is Heavy Duty bevel gears in the axles. I'm chewing through the stock ones with the Sidewinder SV3 system by Castle. Take a look and let me know what you think.

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Posted by CCxRC | Feb 03, 2018 @ 07:00 PM | 10,325 Views

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Posted by CCxRC | Feb 03, 2018 @ 12:22 AM | 992 Views
Atomik Barbwire 2 Second Run - 17in RC Speed Boat (4 min 4 sec)

I had an absolute blast with my first run with the Atomik Barbwire 2 -
even though I was nervously holding the controller - so I had to get out and run it again! I had even more fun this time because the location made it a lot easier to see and there were not real boats to worry about.

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Posted by CCxRC | Feb 03, 2018 @ 12:20 AM | 970 Views
Custom R/C Loves To Play In The Mud! (3 min 34 sec)

After starting my day at the Virginia Aquarium, Hobbytown, and Best Buy with my boys, I came home to a muddy yard. It rained and snowed all morning and ruined my plans for RC fun that afternoon...or so I thought. Enter the custom R/C Mud Truck - Snakebite! I fixed the slipper clutch problem and was hoping it could handle up to the abuse...and it did! I did tighten the slipper all the we'll see if we pay any consequences for that in the future.
Enjoy the messy bash. I will note that I did lose my driver. The seat was stuck on with double-sided tap and it came loose. I'll probably add screws on the underside. Have fun RCing this weekend!
Posted by CCxRC | Jan 29, 2018 @ 06:49 PM | 924 Views
Traxxas E-Revo Breaks On First Jump...GOES NUTS ANYWAY! (2 min 20 sec)

So I took my E-revo out to the BMX trails to test out the new Pro-line Badland MX38s. Unfortunately on the first light jump, one of the front drive shafts broke a pin and left me running rear 2WD only. I decided to bash anyway...and it went nuts! Even 2WD this thing with the Badlands on it was a dream to drive. These tires are fantastic. I had bashed them in my backyard the day before and may have already broke the pin on some hard landings (because this jump shouldn't have done it). Regardless, it is now fixed and ready to go back when the rain stops. Hope y'all are having a great start to your week.
Posted by CCxRC | Jan 28, 2018 @ 10:46 PM | 1,347 Views
SCX10 R/C Mud Truck Makes A Splash (2 min 33 sec)

The CCxRC Snakebite custom SCX10 R/C Mud Truck makes its first splash. My boys and I spent the past week digging a mud pit course in the backyard and keeping it soaked and soupy ( wife is amazing). The 3S Venom Power to the brushless system in this truck was way more than enough to power through the sticky mud that had trapped my boys' boots moments earlier. .

Got some help driving from my 8-year-old son, Dino. He's the one who helped me build the custom truck. It was a fun bonding moment between the two of us.

Hope you enjoy the video.

Watch the longer version that explains more about the truck:
CCxRC SNAKEBITE Mud Truck First Run...MESSY FAIL!!! (9 min 18 sec)
...Continue Reading
Posted by CCxRC | Jan 26, 2018 @ 12:37 AM | 1,169 Views
$150 4WD 1/10 Scale Brushless Buggy - LRP S10 Blast 2 (14 min 22 sec)

I’ve got a new buggy on the bench! Gearbest sent me the LRP S10 Blast 2 to review for you guys. Did you just read tutu too? No, I’m not going to wear a tutu or review one for you guys. Back to the car. I’m guessing that the recent news from LRP might have something to do with Gearbest stocking these cars - even though they (Gearbest or the manufacturer) changed out the electronics listed on the box. That said, you are still getting the LRP roller with some new electronics in it that aren’t terrible. If I were to guess, these cars were made by the same manufacturer that makes the ZD Racing cars. There are too many similarities in the parts to not think so. It might be like the Helion in the US rebranding the VKAR. I’m not in the know on any of it, but trying to deduce what I can from what I’ve seen.

In the same get the LRP chassis, but with are lesser price tag because of the electronics swap.
It handles pretty well for the price. I’ll do more testing and run videos with it soon for you guys. Let me know what you think about the LRP and ZD racing similarities. I honestly don’t know for sure...just speculating, but I could be wrong.

Check it out on Gearbest here: LRP S10 Blast 2 ⇨

Here are the specs on this car from Gearbest:

With new design, 1:10 4WD off-road RC truck will greatly...Continue Reading
Posted by CCxRC | Jan 24, 2018 @ 01:22 PM | 1,733 Views
CCxRC SnakeBite: Custom Mud Truck Reveal (15 min 8 sec)

The custom SCX10-based RC mud truck is finally done (for the most part) and ready to show. It's a pro-line 1980 Chevy Truck body on a Southern Builds custom chassis. I say it's finished for the most part, because I still plan to swap out the front axle with the metal one when the missing parts arrive from the seller, but other than is the complete truck. Oh...wait...I'm probably going to add the servo steering wheel just to trick it out a little more because you mentioned it in the live stream. I'm getting the X DarkDragonWing Motion Steering Wheel by Yeah Racing and hoping it will fit in ok..the battery placement may make it tricky.

The chassis is made by Southern Builds & Custom R/C Fabrications:

The custom vinyl stickers were made by Steve Shumaker. Send him an email if you are interested in having stickers made. His prices are super reasonable and he'll do large or small quanities. Email him at: CobaltBoost (at)

Lastly, we've named the truck SnakeBite which works well with the Venom Battery that is powering the truck and also just joined on to sponsor the channel.

Hope you enjoy the video. Get ready for the mud action coming soon!
Posted by CCxRC | Jan 22, 2018 @ 12:05 AM | 12,148 Views
Atomik Barbwire 2 First Run & Speed Test (9 min 36 sec)

What a fun day we had today. We started work on the mud pit for the new mud truck build and then went out to test out Atomik Barbwire 2 RC speed boat. It was my first experience driving an RC boat and I was nervous. I didn't have a recovery boat of shame to take out if something went wrong and the only place I could think of was a canal that isn't very wide. I'd have preferred a lake, but we mainly have rivers and canals down here. In the end, it was plenty wide and the boat was fast and fun! It's pretty small which makes it very portable and it was very quick for the size. It turns on a dime, dives into the water and pops back up. The self-righting feature works great and saved me several times. The only scares I had were when some leaves go caught around the prop and it could only slowly come back to shore - that's due to the dirty water. I didn't expect to have as much fun as I did. My boys loved watching it and Dino even drove it.

I plan to test the speed again after the batteries and motor have broken in.

Huge "thank you" to my wife for trying to follow my erratic driving with the camera. It's not her favorite thing to do (by a long shot), but she did came out and did great.
Posted by CCxRC | Jan 21, 2018 @ 11:59 PM | 12,073 Views
CCxRC Mud Pit Test With Dual Motor SCX10 (4 min 45 sec)

We're getting ready for the first run of the custom 1980 Chevy Mud Truck we had to build a mud pit in the backyard. Try getting permission from your wife to dig up the backyard and fill it with mud. Haha. My wife rolled her eyes, but was cool with it as she knows how important the channel is to me. So my boys and I set out to make a mess (in hindsight I could've made sure they weren't wearing their brand new pants or best bad). We've never built a mud truck course before, so we wanted to test it with the SCX10 to make sure it wasn't going to be too easy - it was. We did ad more dirt in the mud pits to make it soupier, but it was still easy. However, the more we ran it...the harder it got. So I think we'll keep it wet and soupy and run the SCX10 through it a bunch the really make it hard for the mud truck. We want to show it off, but we also want it to have to work for it.

You'll see that it starts to get stickier as the video goes on. Also, you know that I love Venom batteries, but you'll notice some extra mentions. That's because they've just stepped in to sponsor the channel and keep the vehicles powered.
Posted by CCxRC | Oct 24, 2017 @ 08:30 AM | 1,992 Views
JLB J3SPEED Backyard Bash Session: WICKED FUN!! (4 min 54 sec)

It's meant to be for speed, but the JLB J3SPEED can bash too! I took it out after my last speed run for a little backyard bash session. The car handles great and likes to fly through the air. Hope you enjoy it.

Posted by CCxRC | Oct 24, 2017 @ 08:18 AM | 1,976 Views
HBX Thunder First Bash and Speed Test (6 min 13 sec)

Took the HBX Dune Thunder out for its first bash and speed test . Overall, I found this to be a fun 1/12 scale RC to run. It is well balanced and handles well on cement and in the grass. My 11 year old niece also helped me with some of the driving footage and she loved it. They have a 2WD Ruckus...but I'm pretty sure that her enjoyment of this came from it being 4WD and easier to handle. Enjoy!

Posted by CCxRC | Oct 05, 2017 @ 08:24 AM | 1,894 Views
Post-Apocalyptic RC Monster Truck Body by Bucks Unique Customs (10 min 38 sec)

I am so excited about this new body created by my buddy Buck. He knocked it out of the park with this paint job and his custom accessories he made to tie it altogether. Buck has joined me on a couple of live hangouts on YouTube and reached out to me about the custom work he was doing. After seeing his rigs on Instagram, I knew I had to have one as well. At first I was going to do it with one of my crawlers, but as Iíve tried to find a replacement body for my Ground Pounder, I realized this would be a good fit for his talents. Be sure to check out it his other work and sub his channels and then let us know what you think.


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Truck Body
JConcepts 1979 Ford F-250 Supercab: . (yes...I was born in 1979....and that did impact my decision)
Posted by CCxRC | Sep 19, 2017 @ 03:27 PM | 2,612 Views
4wd Feiyue FY07 Desert Eagle 1/12 Scale RC Rock Racer - Unboxing, Speed Test & Bashing (21 min 4 sec)

Ok! So Gearbest just sent me the new FY07 Desert Eagle to review for you guys.Get some popcorn, because we do it all for you in this video: Unboxing, Speed Test, Bashing, and First Impression. I could go either way about the last Feiyue they sent - the FY-10 - mainly because the transmitter range was so bad on the one I received. This experience was the exact opposite.

From the "get-go" I really enjoyed driving this RC. It's definitely still not the quality of my name brand 1/10 scale vehicles, but it's definitely a much better build than RCs you'll pick up at a big box store. I like that it has metal diffs and a brushless motor. The tires felt good to me, but I'd like to upgrade the shocks and driveshafts. I was a little bummed when I lost the screw for the driveshaft, but that turned out to be an easy enough fix using a screw I had already sitting loose on the workbench. It doesn't really affect my review because that happens all the time with RTR RCs.

Overall, the top speed didn't bother me. It felt good for this size car. I'll probably see if it can handle 3S and what that looks like. So far, I'm pleased with this RC and really like the looks of it.

Posted by CCxRC | Sep 19, 2017 @ 08:12 AM | 2,055 Views
JLB Cheetah Extreme 120A Edition 11101 - 4WD Brushless RC Monster Truck RTR Unboxing (13 min 23 sec)

I've got the JLB Cheetah Extreme on the bench for an in-depth unboxing of this 120A 4WD Brushless RC monster truck.
So many of you have asked for my opinion on the original JLB Cheetah 11101, but I haven't been able to offer an advice. That has changed! Gearbest sent me the Cheetah Extreme 120A ESC version of this beast to review for you. I think I'm going to dig it.
Overall, it looks very similar to the JLB 21101 - except IMHO it looks better. I prefer the truck style body of this Cheetah and the lack of the tail fin that just breaks off the 21101 way too easily. This comes with the FlySky transmitter and receiver, so it should have some decent range to run that 120A powered 2500kv brushless motor.


The new JLB Racing 11101 CHEETACH features the more powerful HOBBYWING 120A brushless ESC and FLYSKY FS - GT2E pistol-grip transmitter. Therefore, you are able to drive to your heart's content by advancing at the highest speed and going much farther.
The exceptional 3670 2500KV brushless motor and the 15kg high torque servo guarantee the wonderful vehicle handling of the JLB Racing 11101 CHEETACH truggu. In addition, the 4000mAh high-capacity LiPo allows you to drive continuously for more than half an hour.

Main Features:
● Top configuration - 3670 2500KV brushless motor, HOBBYWING 120A brushless ESC,...Continue Reading
Posted by CCxRC | Sep 12, 2017 @ 09:45 PM | 2,327 Views
DHK Maximus Goes MAX BASH At The BMX Trails (4 min 9 sec)

Tough as nails. Great Control. Dirt Thrower. Ok guys, let's talk DHK Maximus bashing. This truck is nuts! It stomped all over the IPSWITCH BMX trails and wanted more. I want to say I beat it up, but it wouldn't even let me beat it too bad because it would right itself. Even landing on all fours from that height could destroy some cars, but not this guy. If that wasn't enough, I cartwheeled it pretty hard too. Overall, I fell like the tires were great, the suspension could use tuning to reduce chassis slap, the truck was stable in corners and flew straight when you line up the jumps right. Had a blast and will take it back again very soon. Just need to readjust the pinion/slipper mesh as the motor did slip from all the abuse.
Posted by CCxRC | Aug 25, 2017 @ 10:06 AM | 2,214 Views
$165 4WD Brushless 1/10th Scale Truggy: ZD Racing 10423 Thunder (13 min 32 sec)

Looking for an inexpensive first RC that has a brushless motor, can jump and has decent speed? Look no further!
The ZD Racing Thunder 10423 Truggy is a good option that won't break the bank...
Or if you like monster trucks, the ZD Racing Thunder Monster truck delivers the same punch with a little bit different styling.

I am excited about this RC car. Based on what you get for the price, this might be one of the best value RCs I've seen. It's 1/10th scale, goes 25mph completely stock with the included 2S LiPo battery. At the time of this edit, I've already driven the RC and was very impressed. I'll be editing it right after posting this video. The speed felt great, it was quick enough to handle jumps and run through my thick grass. This is definitely one I would look at in the "under $200" price point. Can't wait to share the next video with you. It'll be up soon.


SPECS From Gearbest:

Main Features:
- The 1:10 full proportional RC racing truck has an enormous size
- T3650 3300KV waterproof brushless motor dedicated to the high speed of 50km/h
- Shock absorption and collision avoidance design for stable off-road running
- Three differentials, full ball bearing set and independent suspension assure maximum power transfer
- Runs for 15 - 20 minutes with the 7.4V 2400mAh high-capacity LiPo battery
- 2.4GHz 3-channel radio system supports control range of about 200 meters

Maximum speed: 50km/h
Brushless motor: T3650 3300KV
Brushless ESC: 45A splashproof
Transmitter: T3GMN - 2400
Frequency: 2.4GHz
Channels: 3
Transmitter battery: 4 x 1.5V AA ( not included )
Control distance: about 200m
Power supply: 7.4V 2400mAh 25C LiPo ( built-in )
Racing time: 15 - 20 minutes
Charge time: about 3 hours