RC Car Action May 2018



32 | First Drive/Traxxas Unlimited Desert Racer
Traxxas sets a new benchmark for true-scale realism and high-power performance
By Peter Vieira

46 | Project/Avenger Clod Buster
Tamiya’s classic crusher gets a comp-truck makeover
By Dan Wyatt

58 | First Drive/Traxxas E-Revo
Traxxas’ mighty monster is nearly all-new and tougher than ever
By Peter Vieira

70 | Classic Plastic/Tamiya Bullhead
Tamiya’s chrome-flashing, 4-wheel-steering, car-crushing monster is gnarly ’90s fun
By Kevin Hetmanski

78 | 2018 RC Chili Bowl
Full-size racing meets RC in a dirt-oval classi
By Carl Hyndman

86 | How To/Troubleshoot a Nitro Engine
Ten tips to get your ride revving right
By the RC Car Action team


40 | Arrma Kraton 6S BLX
Arrma’s 60mph machine blends monster truck and truggy for high-speed off-road action
By Kevin Hetmanski

52 | Losi/Horizon Hobby Super Baja Rey
Growth spurt! The red-hot Baja Rey pumps up to 1/6 scale for even wilder solid-axle shredding
By Kevin Hetmanski

66 | Quick Spin/RC4WD Trail Finder 2 Blazer
RC4WD continues to climb the ladder in the scale game
By Kevin Hetmanski

10 | Starting Line
12 | Readers’ Rides
18 | Pit Tips
23 | Tech Center
26 | New & Hot
90 | Tailpipe

SKU: R1805