RC Car Action October 2016



32 › First Drive: Losi/Horizon Hobby Baja Rey
Losi attacks the trophy-truck scene with
an all-new, high-performance design
By Kevin Hetmanski

40 › Kyosho RC Surfer 3 Readyset
This attention-getting surfer takes on the barrels with a genuine Lost surfboard
By Carl Hyndman

46 › First Drive: Helion Select Four 10TR
Helion monsterizes the Select Four platform into a hard-hitting 4×4 truggy
By Joel Navarro

52 › Project: Traxxas Drag Bandit VXL
Traxxas’ ballistic RTR buggy gets stretched, slammed, and slicked for straight-line speed
By Peter Vieria


60 › Tamiya TAO7 Pro
Tamiya goes for something different with this wild and affordable racer
By Joel Navarro

72 › HPI RS4 Sport 3 2015 Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5
Vaughn Gittin down with HPI’s 4WD fun-running street machine
By Peter Vieira

86 › RC4WD Cruiser
RC4WD’s Gelande II gets dressed as
Toyota’s most famous off-roader
By Kevin Hetmanski

94 › Basher BZ-222 Pro 2WD Buggy
Revamped for greater performance and durability and equipped for 17.5-class action, Basher’s econo-racer gets you on the track cheap
By Carl Hyndman


66 › Paint Project: Flat-Out Bronco
It’s easy to shed the shine for a fabulous flat finish
By Kevin Hetmanski

78 › How To: Keep Your Bearings Smooth
Maintaining these unsung heroes in three easy steps
By Brent Fiege

92 › How To: Maintain Your Clutch
Stay engaged!
By Lito Reyes


98 › Hobbywing XeRun XR10 Pro 160A Brushless Speed Control
101 › Dynamite Temperature Recording System
103 › Hitec X2-700 High-Output Dual Multicharger


10 › Starting Line
12 › Feedback
14 › Readers’ Rides
18 › Pit Tips
23 › Tech Center
29 › New & Hot
81 › Race Watch
106 › Tailpipe

SKU: R1610