If you're looking for real radio control excitement, you've come to the right place! Whether you want a fast electric car for parking-lot racing or a nitro-powered four-wheel drive monster truck for serious off-road bashing, Hub City Hobby has you covered. We also carry batteries and battery chargers, nitro fuel, glow plugs, wheels and tires, radio equipment, plus repair parts for most major brands.
If the only electric R/C cars you've ever played with came from a toy store, you probably think that "battery-powered" is a synonym for "slow". Don't be fooled; even the most basic hobby class electrics are two to three times faster than the discount store cars, and with recent advances in motor and battery technology, you can now buy an electric capable of speeds topping seventy miles per hour!
Hub City Hobby has a wide selection of hobby quality battery-powered cars and trucks, including many popular micro and mini electrics, such as Team Losi's 1:36 scale Micro-T, an upgradeable ready-to-run truck that fits in the palm of your hand, and the Mini Rockstar, a 1:16 scale short course truck that comes complete with brushless motor, battery, charger and 2.4GHz radio system.
Looking for something a bit larger? We have beginner-friendly choices like the ECX Circuit and the Traxxas Stampede, 1:10 scale trucks that come completely assembled and include battery, charger, and everything you need to get started. If you're feeling the need for speed, brushless powered trucks like the Traxxas Rustler VXL or Traxxas Bandit VXL can top sixty-five miles per hour when paired with the right Lithium Polymer battery pack. For scale racing fun, you can't beat a short course truck like the Traxxas Slash, or the Vaterra Glamis Uno, a sweet 1:8 scale buggy inspired by the sand rails used to race in the desert dunes of Southern California.
If you want something more unusual, why not try a rock crawler from Axial or Team Losi, an officially licensed 1969 Camaro RS street car from Vaterra, or a licensed NHRA dragster like the 1:8 scale Traxxas Funny Car. If you'd like to "go large", a 1:5 scale brushless-powered truck like HPI's Super 5SC Flux would be a great choice. Whatever your interests or budget, Hub City Hobby can help you find the perfect electric R/C vehicle!
If you love the roar of a high-output small engine, a nitro-powered car or truck may be just what you need to satisfy your "need for speed". Nitro vehicles get their name from their fuel, which contains a blend of methyl alcohol, nitromethane, and engine lubricants. While nitro-burning cars and trucks are a great choice if you want to play all day, they do require more maintenance than electrics, and may not be suitable for use by young children.
Hub City Hobby stocks many popular nitro vehicles, ranging from entry level trucks like the Traxxas Nitro Sport and Nitro Stampede to the insanely fast Traxxas Jato 3.3, with top speeds over sixty-five miles per hour! For serious offroad action, we have a great selection of four-wheel-drive monster trucks like the best-selling Traxxas T-Maxx 3.3, the HPI Savage 4.6, and the fully-loaded Traxxas Revo 3.3.
Another high-performance offroad option is a 1:8 scale buggy, like the race-proven Losi 8ight 2.0 or the Team Associated RC8. Truggies bridge the gap between buggies and monster trucks; Losi's 8ight-T and Associated RC8T are great choices in this category. Short course enthusiasts will enjoy the Traxxas Slayer and Team Losi Racing Ten-SCT.
While many people use the term "gas" to refer to nitro-powered vehicles, you can get radio-controlled trucks with actual gasoline engines. These vehicles tend to be more expensive than nitro or electric trucks, but their large size and comparatively easy engine maintenance offer a lot of advantages. Losi's 5ive-T and HPI's Baja 5B are popular options in this class of vehicle.
Remember, if you're ready to stop playing with toys and move into "real" radio control, Hub City Hobby is South Mississippi's source for R/C!
Want to learn some of the basics of nitro engine tuning? Check out this video from Team Losi!
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Some helpful tips on gluing short course tires.
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Some of the many brands of R/C cars, radios, and accessories you'll find at Hub City Hobby: