RC Car Action May 2016



46 | Game Changers
The cars, trucks, tech, and innovations that shaped RC
By the RC Car Action team

58 | Pro-File: Frank Root
Racing and developing competitive vehicles in the RC industry
By Carl Hyndman

71 | Editors’ Choice Awards
We name the top car, truck, and innovation of 2016
By the RC Car Action team

80 | 2016 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions
TLR’s Dakotah Phend takes his first Reedy title
By Carl Hyndman


38 | TLR 22 3.0
Rear motor no more: TLR’s groundbreaking buggy goes mid-motor for good
By Carl Hyndman

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

64 | Tamiya TT-02D Toyota Supra Drift
This budget drifter offers surprising extras and solid performance
By Joel Navarro


92 | ECX/Horizon Hobby Temper
This mini crawler offers big performance in a compact package
By Matt Smith


96 › Novak Activ8 V2
and HD8 Combo


76 | Paint and Detail a Stock RTR Interior
Seven steps to go from drab to fab
By Kevin Hetmanski

86 | Tune with Diff Oils
Finding the right fluids to go fast
By Joel Navarro

12 | Starting Line
14 | Feedback
18 | Readers’ Rides
22 | Pit Tips
27 | Tech Center
31 | New & Hot
98 | Tailpipe

SKU: R1605