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What’s cuter than a kitten?

People say that the cutest thing on the Internet is a kitten. Not if you’re into 4X4s.

JUST FOR FUN, check out these couple of videos we made with our 1/10th scale radio control TRAXXAS TRX-4 rock crawler.

And this one:

These aren’t meant to be anything more than lighthearted fun, but with a bit of effort these small 4x4s could be really useful training aids.

It’s always really interesting to look at what skills translate into 4×4 from other sports or recreations. In my experience there’s crossover from track car driving, BMX and even flying. And with these 1/10 scale 4x4s it’s the same. The concept of lines and track building are the same. But with the small cars the use of momentum doesn’t quite scale, and there’s far less penalty for getting it wrong. Seeing kids drive scale 4x4s makes you cringe a bit as what they do wouldn’t scale up, but nevertheless it’s all good experience and a lot of fun.

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Robert Pepper

Robert Pepper

Robert Pepper is the editor of PM4x4, an offroad driver trainer and photographer interested in anything with wings, sails or wheels. He is the author of four books on offroading, and owns a modified Ford Ranger PX which he uses for offroad touring. His other car is a Toyota 86 which exists purely to drive in circles on racetracks. Visit his website: www.l2sfbc.com