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    Radio Control Gear Guide 2018

    Radio Control Gear Guide 2018

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    FEATURES

    14 | Guide to Buying Your First RC Car
    Get started in RC with the right ride for you
    By Carl Hyndman

    18 | Project/Traxxas TRX-4
    Taking the Traxxas TRX-4 to the next level
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    24 | Top 10 Homebuilts
    The raddest rides built by YOU
    By the RC Car Action team

    30 | Classic Plastic/Tamiya Bullhead
    One of Tamiya’s unique vehicles is back & ready to provide hours of fun
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    TECH & HOW-TO

    10 1 | How-To/Tune a Nitro Engine
    Get that engine running right every time
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    104 | Getting Started/Essential RC Anatomy
    By the RC Car Action team

    106 | How-To/Get Your Ride Race-Ready
    We show you how to get your rig ready for battle
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    110 | Tech-Know/High Voltage!
    Everything you need to know about batteries
    By Peter Vieira

    DEPARTMENTS

    8 | Starting Line

    10 | Pit Tips

    GEAR GUIDE
    38 | Electric Off-Road Cars & Trucks
    60 | Nitro Off-Road Cars & Trucks
    63 | On-Road Cars & Trucks
    69 | Large Scale
    71 | Electric Motors & Speed Controls
    75 | Engines & Accessories
    76 | Radios & Gear
    82 | Chargers, Batteries & Accessories
    86 | Bodies & Body Accessories
    90 | Wheels & Tires
    97 | Chassis Parts
    98 | Paints, Tools, Hardware & Supplies
    100 | Gear Guide Manufacturers I
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    Radio Control 4x4

    Radio Control 4x4

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    Digital Version Available Soon

    RC Car Action magazine presents Radio Control 4X4. From car-crushing monster trucks and terrain-taming trail rigs to realistic rock racers and high-speed desert machines, Radio Control 4X4 brings the full spectrum of authentic all-terrain excitement.

    FEATURES

    10 | Rock Racing & U4RC Get-Started Guide
    Everything you need to know about RC’s new breed of off-road competition
    By the RC 4X4 team

    36 | Head to Head: Gmade Komodo vs. Vaterra/Horizon Hobby Ascender
    Which RTR trail runner is the top truck?
    By the RC 4X4 team

    52 | Your Best Builds
    20 trick trucks
    By Matt Boyd

    70 | Trail Tricks
    25 tips and techniques for 4X4s
    By the RC 4X4 team

    PERFORMANCE TESTS

    30 | Arrma Nero Big Rock 6S BLX
    Arrma’s multiterrain monster packs 6S power and versatile Diff-Brain tech into a scalelike package
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    58 | Traxxas X-Maxx 8S
    Traxxas’ biggest, most powerful monster ever sets an even higher bar for 4X4 ferocity
    By Peter Vieira

    PROJECTS

    18 | RC4WD Cruiser
    Getting this super-scale FJ40 ready for cruisin’
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    24 | Tamiya TXT-2
    A bigger, brawnier build for Tamiya’s Clod-ternative monster truck
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    64 | Red Rocker
    This truck is the bomb
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    76 | Mod Clod
    A unique take on Tamiya’s signature monster
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    HOW TO

    44 | Mount a Light Bar on the Pro-Line Ambush 4X4
    Give your micro truck major candlepower!
    By Peter Vieira

    48 | Fix a Stripped-Out Wheel Hex
    Five steps to go from rounded out to ready to rock
    By Peter Vieira


    DEPARTMENTS

    8 | Driver’s Seat

    82 | Tailpipe
    RC Trucks Invade the Monster Jam World Finals
    By Kevin Hetmanski
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    Monster and Scale Trucks 2016

    Monster and Scale Trucks 2016

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    Monster trucks and scale trucks are the hottest segments in RC, and we have combined them to bring you the new Monster & Scale Trucks special issue. It’s a magazine that covers everyone from the beginner to the experienced user and gives them the information that they need to know to have the best overall RC experience.

    FEATURE
    42 | RC Monster Jam World Finals
    Full-size meets RC in a full-on Monster melee
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    PROJECTS
    18 | Avenger Clod Buster
    Tamiya’s classic crusher brings the heat to Monster Jam
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    24 | 32 Ford Trail Truck
    The latest trail tech meets custom old-school style
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    48 | Trail-Detailed Summit
    Traxxas’ do-all truck gets a weathered look
    By Peter Vieira

    52 | Tamiya CC-01
    Baja VeeDub with V-8 muscle
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    64 | Mopar Muscle
    This Axial-based monster machine is built for serious side-by-side competition
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    BEHIND THE WHEEL
    30 | Helion Intrusion XLR
    Helion’s first 2WD monster brings unexpected specs for its three-bill price
    By the RC Car Action team

    36 | Axial RR10 Bomber
    Axial drops the bomb on rock racing
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    58 | Losi/Horizon Hobby LST XXL 2 Electric
    Clear! Losi’s mighty monster gets a heavy dose of high voltage
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    70 | Thunder Tiger K-Rock MT4
    This caged beast gets down with 6S power and synthetic snarling engine sound
    By Kevin Hetmanski


    TEST BENCH
    76 | Pro-Line Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Body for Axial Yeti

    78 | Pit Bull 3.8-Inch Rock Beast XL Tires

    80 | RPM Rock Sliders and Shock Hoop/Body Mounts for Axial SCX10

    81 | WingTote Pro Roller Truck Tote


    DEPARTMENTS
    10 | Driver’s Seat

    12 | Readers’ Rides

    82 | Tailpipe
    Old-School Scale
    By Kevin Hetmanski

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    Offroad & Short Course 2016

    Offroad & Short Course 2016

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    Digital Version Coming Soon!

    FEATURES

    12 | Traxxas X-Maxx
    We Drive the All-New Mega-Monster!
    By Peter Vieira

    26 | Select FOUR 10SC
    Helion Ups Performance with Its Hot New 4X4
    By RC Off-Road & Short Course Team

    56 | 2WD Short-Course Buggy Shootout
    Head-to-Head with Three Flavors of Scale Buggy Style
    By Carl Hyndman

    68 | Short-Course vs. Monster Truck
    Traxxas Stampede 4X4 & Slash 4X4 Head to Head
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    PROJECTS

    20 | Vaterra/Horizon Hobby Ascender
    Jeep Thrills
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    74 | Baja Builds
    Three Custom Cars Designed to Duel in the Dust
    By James Knight

    BEHIND THE WHEEL

    28 | Durango DESC10
    1/8-scale technology in a short-course package
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    34 | Losi/Horizon Hobby 5IVE-T RTR with AVC
    Losi’s biggest rig, now ready-to-run with electronically enhanced handling
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    40 | Team Associated RC10SC5M Team Kit
    Associated surpasses the SC10 with a modern mid-motor machine
    By Carl Hyndman

    46 | Axial Yeti SCORE Trophy Truck
    Genuine trophy-truck tech separates this rig from the short-course status quo
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    HOW TO'S

    52 | Race-Prep Your RTR Short-Course Truck
    Get track-ready with these simple mods
    By Joel Navarro

    64 | Install a New Brushless System
    Out with the old, in with the new
    By Michael Wortel

    DEPARTMENTS

    10 | Driver’s Seat

    82 | Tailpipe
    Your Best Builds
    By RC Off-Road & Short Course Team
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    RC Car Action Gear Guide 2016

    RC Car Action Gear Guide 2016

    $9.99

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    FEATURES

    12 | Baja Builds
    3 custom cars designed to duel in the dust
    By James Knight

    20 | Sand Storm
    Paddle up for some serious fun in the sand
    By Joel Navarro

    108 | Axialfest!
    Camping and competing at the Woodstock of scale RC
    By James Knight

    TECH & HOW TO

    26 | Essential Setup Tips
    Simple steps for a winning setup
    By Lance Taylor

    95 | Brushless Motor Tech Explained
    Everything you need to know about electric horsepower
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    100 | 10-Point Checkup
    Get your rig race ready
    By the RC Gear Guide team

    102 | Easy Rattle-Can Paint Techniques
    Go beyond one-color with these wild looks
    By the RC Car Action team


    GEAR GUIDE

    31 | Electric Off-Road
    53 | Nitro Off-Road
    56 | Electric On-Road
    59 | Nitro On-Road
    59 | Large-scale
    61 | Electric Motors & Speed Controls
    67 | Engines & Accessories
    68 | Radios & Radio Gear
    74 | Chargers, Batteries & Accessories
    78 | Bodies and Body Accessories
    83 | Wheels, Tires & Chassis Parts
    89 | Chassis Parts
    92 | Paints, Tools, Hardware & Supplies
    93 | Sources
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    Monster Trucks Fall 2015

    Monster Trucks Fall 2015

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    FEATURES
    12 | Project HPI Savage X
    The legendary nitro beast gets a good ol’ boy treatment
    By Carl Hyndman

    22 | Project Axial SCX10
    Trail Honcho Monster meets trail
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    32 | Traxxas E-Maxx Brushless Edition
    The original high-performance monster goes high-tech
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    38 | Bari Musawwir: Master Monster Driver, Master Monster Builder
    Inside the Monster Jam pro driver’s custom builds
    By Bari Musawwir

    48 | Project Modern Monster Beetle
    Building a modern-day version of Tamiya’s old-school classic
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    58 | No Limit RC World Finals
    10 years of monster mayhem
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    66 | RTR 2WD Brushed Monster Truck Shootout
    Four-way monster mash
    By the RC Car Action Team


    HOW TO
    74 | Tuning and Modifying the Tamiya Clod Buster
    High-performance mods for RC’s most legendary monster
    By Bari Musawwir


    BEHIND THE WHEEL
    18 | Traxxas Craniac & Skully
    Traxxas goes for high-riding monster mayhem with screaming-skull styling
    By Peter Vieira

    28 | Helion Invictus 10MT
    Big brushless power meets econo monster fun
    By Joel Navarro

    44 | Kyosho Mad Force Kruiser 2.0
    Modern nitro muscle meets vintage pickup style
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    54 | DHK Crosse
    Stylish monster fun that won’t crush your budget
    By Joel Navarro


    TEST BENCH
    78 | MaxAmps EOS 7201 Super Duo 3 and Dual Core
    Lipo Battery Combo
    One-stop shopping for big-amp battery power By Kevin Hetmanski

    80 | VG Racing Roll Cage for Losi LST XXL 2
    Real steel rollover protection
    By Peter Vieira

    81 | Pro-Line Destroyer Monster Truck Tires
    Scale looks and great performance for your solid axle monster truck
    By Peter Vieira


    DEPARTMENTS
    8 | Editorial

    10 | Readers’ Rigs

    82 | Tailpipe
    Flashback: Project Speed Savage
    By Kevin Hetmanski
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    Trail and Scale

    Trail and Scale

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    Trail and Scale, the new special issue from the editors of RC Car Action is an all-terrain RC adventure magazine.

    Trail and Scale includes:

    • Four awesome scale project trucks!
    • Hot how tos! What you need to know to dominate the trail.
    • Trail truck shootout: Who comes out on top?
    • We drive the hottest trail trucks.

    Table of Contents:

    FEATURES

    16 | Justin Hilton’s NSP-1
    Real steel trick trophy truck
    By Justin Hilton

    28 | Traxxas Summit
    A more realistic look for the multi-terrain monster
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    40 | Trail Truck Triple Threat
    By RC Trail & Scale Team

    50 | Tamiya Bruiser
    Tamiya’s timeless Toyota, lifted and linked for today’s trail scene
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    66 | James Knight’s Desert Patrol Vehicle
    Super-detailed Sand Striker
    By RC Trail & Scale Team

    TEST DRIVES

    22 | RC4WD Gelande II D110
    Real-truck tech and Land Rover Defender styling combine for a premium off-road scale experience
    By Carl Hyndman

    34 | Axial Yeti XL Monster Buggy
    Axial’s first-ever 1/8 scale pushes the limits of solid-axle performance in kit and RTR versions
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    60 | Gmade Sawback
    Jeep style and scale detailing unite in this rugged trail machine
    By Joel Navarro

    HOW TOS

    72 | Paint A “Hard” Body
    Prime, paint, and polish to a showroom finish
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    76 | Easy Hard-body Weathering
    Seven steps to add more realism to your ride
    By James Knight


    TEST BENCH

    56 | Tekin FX-R Rock & T30 Pro Crawling Power System
    Blazing trails with Tekin’s rock-ready combo By Kevin Hetmanski

    80 | Novak Crusher
    Xtreme sport and rock crawling brushless systems
    By Pete Vieira

    DEPARTMENTS

    8 | Driver’s Seat

    10 | Hot On The Trail
    By RC Trail & Scale Team

    82 | Off The Trail
    Detailed for destruction!
    By RC Trail & Scale Team


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    Monster Trucks 2015

    Monster Trucks 2015

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    FEATURES
    16 | Axial Yeti Monster Truck
    Solid-axle shocked!
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    28 | Traxxas MT Retrospective
    The history of RC’s mightiest monster truck
    By Peter Vieira

    40 | Tamiya Midnight Pumpkin
    Fat-tire ford flashback!
    By Carl Hyndman

    52 | Project Traxxas Revo 3.3
    A big red Revo for nitro monster mayhem
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    TECH & HOW TO
    65 | Independent Suspension vs. Solid Axle
    Understanding essential monster suspension tech
    By RC Monster Trucks Team

    72 | How to: Nitro Power Basics
    By RC Monster Trucks Team

    BEHIND THE WHEEL
    22 | Pro-Line PRO-MT
    Pro-grade specs deliver top-shelf 2WD monster performance
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    34 | Losi/Horizon Hobby LST XXL 2
    Losi busts the nitro status quo with a gas-powered goliath
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    46 | HPI Savage XL Octane
    The Savage goes gas with super-sized displacement for maximum petrol power
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    58 | Vaterra Horizon Hobby Hälix
    Vaterra’s first monster truck is 4WD, brushless and bursting with tech
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    TEST GEAR
    70 | Tekin RX8 Gen2 & T8
    1/8 Scale Power System
    High-output brushless horsepower for monster mayhem

    DEPARTMENTS
    8 | Editorial
    12 | Readers’ Rides
    74 | Tailpipe
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