The RC Newb Podcast
The RC Newb Podcast
Tim Gluth
Radio-controlled cars, trucks, drones, and more. Reviews, tips, how-tos, and more on the R/C hobby.
The RC Newb Podcast – Episode 71: RGT Adventurer V2, Xotik XC324, and FliteTest Mini Sportster
In this episode of the podcast, I’m focusing on two smaller-scale R/C vehicles that I’m currently reviewing. The first is the RGT Adventurer V2 which was provided by the folks at Banggood. This 1/24-scale crawler has been a fun addition to my growing fleet of small crawlers and can hold its own against other heavyweights […]
Oct 7
30 min
The RC Newb Podcast – Episode 70: Totally Random
Time flies when you’re swamped with projects. With quite a few things happening in and around the R/C hobby, I felt it was time to clear the deck. Fair warning, this episode is as random as it gets. New models, R/C news, and a few workbench updates thrown in for good measure. Show Notes: ARRMA’s […]
Sep 4
25 min
The RC Newb Podcast – Episode 69: Talking “Flying Cars” with Dave Hill & Trenton Waterson
It’s not often that I get to chat with folks in the film industry, so when the opportunity arose to chat with the director (Dave Hill) and producer (Trenton Waterson) of the upcoming film, Flying Cars, I knew it was something I couldn’t pass up. The R/C hobby isn’t often highlighted in mainstream media, which […]
May 18
1 hr 12 min
The RC Newb Podcast – Episode 68: DIY Small-scale Crawling Courses & Obstacles
Small-scale R/C crawlers have come into their own in recent years, and with models such as the Axial SCX24 and Carisma MSA-1E, you can replicate the fun of 1/10-scale crawling just about anywhere you go. When you aren’t able to wheel your tiny truck outside, there are plenty of ways to build your own indoor […]
Mar 19
22 min
The RC Newb Podcast – Episode 67: Diving into the Carisma M40S and Pro-Line Pro-Fusion SC 4×4 Kit
Once you’ve popped the lid on the R/C kit-building experience, it’s hard to turn back. Such has been the case for hobby experience. Following my Tamiya Grasshopper project, I’ve been on the lookout for new kits to check out. Over the past few months, I’ve been focusing on an on-road machine from Carisma and an […]
Mar 2
24 min
The RC Newb Podcast – Episode 66: A Closer Look at Axial’s SCX24 Deadbolt, Carisma’s MSA-1E 1976 Ford F-150
Looking ahead to 2020, let’s not forget about two fun, capable small-scale crawlers that arrived on the scene in 2019. Axial’s SCX24 Deadbolt was a surprise release and has quickly become one of my favorite 1/24-scale travel companions. In addition to this little rig, Carisma refreshed their MSA-1E with a new motor and gearing setup, […]
Dec 30, 2019
25 min
The RC Newb Podcast – Episode 65: Element RC Enduro Sendero RTR
One of the biggest surprises of 2019 has been the rise of Element RC and their lineup of ready-to-run (RTR) and kit trail trucks. The Enduro Sendero RTR has become a favorite of mine, both in terms of performance and overall driving enjoyment. In this episode of The RC Newb Podcast, I share my thoughts […]
Nov 15, 2019
16 min
The RC Newb Podcast – Episode 64: Orlandoo Hunter OH32AO3 Kit
Everyone should build a kit. If you haven’t experienced building a radio-controlled machine from the ground up, you should add that to your hobby to-do list. For seasoned pros who have assembled more 1/10-scale (or larger) models than they can count, may I introduce you to a different challenge; a small-scale build. Earlier this year, […]
Sep 26, 2019
19 min
The RC Newb Podcast – Episode 63: Redcat Racing GEN8 International Scout II
I’ve taken the Redcat Racing GEN8 on a number of adventures since it arrived in my R/C garage earlier this year. Between it’s affordability, performance, and appearance, it’s become one of my favorite scale radio-control models to take out on the trail. In this episode of the RC Newb Podcast, I’ll share my thoughts on […]
Aug 26, 2019
17 min
The RC Newb Podcast – Episode 62: Workbench Roundup
This hobby truly has something for everyone. I’ve found myself spending more time at my workbench on a variety of tune-ups and project than I have actually wheeling an R/C vehicle, but I’ll take the calming effects of a hex driver any day of the week. Between upgrading the handling aspects of the Carisma Scale […]
Apr 29, 2019
23 min
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