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    Radio Control Gear Guide 2018

    Radio Control Gear Guide 2018

    $9.99

    • Print or Digital
    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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    PhotoDrone  2017

    PhotoDrone 2017

    $7.99

    • Print or Digital
    The Ultimate in Aerial Imaging
    This special issue from RotorDrone magazine is a
    must-have for anyone who’s interested in aerial
    videos or photography. From the drones and gear
    you need to composition tips and flight techniques,
    PhotoDrone helps new and advanced drone pilots
    get amazing airborne footage.

    FEATURES
    10 | Eight Great Camera Drones
    A guide for the aerial photographer
    and videographer
    By Team Photodrone

    28 | Spied/Tried/Tested!
    41 products every camera drone pilot needs
    By Team Photodrone

    46 | Antarctic Adventure
    Where can’t a drone go?
    By Gavin Garrison

    62 | Monitor Roundup
    The right screen to view your world
    By John Reid

    EXPERT TECH
    20 | Eye in Sky
    Getting started with aerial photography
    By John Reid

    38 | Concepts in Composition
    Pro aerial-photography setup tips
    By George Suresh

    52 | Setting the Scene
    Six easy video moves that all filmmakers should master
    By John Reid and Robert Rodriguez

    68 | Flying for the Camera
    Six advanced moves all filmmakers should master
    By John Reid

    76 | Color Correcting for Professional Video Results
    Get a cinema-quality look and feel in your next project
    By Robert Rodriguez

    DEPARTMENTS
    6 | Top View
    8 | Contributors
    82 | Over the Horizon
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    FPV Racer/PhotoDrone

    FPV Racer/PhotoDrone

    $7.99

    • Print or Digital
    With the rapid expansion of FPV racing, there have been a number of new products, and racing techniques specifically for FPV racers. But how do you figure out which product or racing tip is the one that will win the race? The first half of this issue is dedicated to answering that question. We have tested the latest racers, talked to the pros for their tips, and highlight some speed secrets and gear that every FPV racer needs. The second half of the issue is devoted to shooting video and photos from a drone. For this side of the magazine we queried some of the top video and photo pros for tips on how they go about capturing great images with their multirotors. Then we showcase the top camera drones—perfect for novice aerial photographers as well as aspiring pro shooters. A great double issue that will expand any drone pilot’s skills.


    FPV Racer Table of Contents

    FEATURES
    10 | FPV Essentials
    Expert advice for virtual flight
    By Michael York

    20 | Speed Freaks
    Seven lightning-fast FPV racers
    By John Reid

    29 | In the Winner’s Circle
    Eight top racers tell all
    By David Stock

    38 | Gear Up
    Twenty top racing tools and gear
    By John Reid

    46 | The Final Frontier
    An inside look at the deal to bring
    drone racing to ESPN
    By Patrick Sherman

    50 | Speed Secrets
    Ten tips to faster lap times
    By John Reid

    54 | Freestyle Aerobatics
    A new twist on FPV competition
    By John Reid

    Departments
    8 | Top View
    56 | Parting Shot


    PhotoDrone Table of Contents

    FEATURES
    6 | Aerial Photography 101
    How to shoot your own aerial photos
    of the world
    By John Reid

    10 | Ten Top Camera Drones
    Best buys for aerial videography and photography
    By Team Photodrone

    20 | Above and Beyond
    Take it to the next level with these photo,
    video, and flying tips from the pros
    By Team Photodrone

    30 | Photo Lab
    Best photo, video & field gear
    By Team Photodrone

    36 | Straight Shot
    Camera gimbal setup and installation
    By Gus Calderon

    Departments
    42 | Over the Horizon

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    RC Car Action Gear Guide 2016

    RC Car Action Gear Guide 2016

    $9.99

    • Print or Digital
    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

    $7.99

    • Print or Digital
    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

    $7.99

    • Print or Digital
    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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    World War II's Last Dogfights

    World War II's Last Dogfights

    $9.99

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    Flight Journal’s WW II's Last Dogfights special issue captures those last desperate battles which put VE/VJ days in a whole new perspective in this extended-length bookazine. When you pick up this latest special issue from Flight Journal, you had better have some time on your hands because once you start reading, you won’t be able to stop. Stories like “The Race for the Secrets,” about disarming and digesting the Luftwaffe, are as entertaining as they are informative. “Right to the Bitter End,” which details the final aerial adventures over Europe, will haunt you long after you turn the page.


    FEATURES

    10 ‹ Last Dogfights of WW II
    The last victory was by ... Seafire or Hellcat?
    By Donald Nijboer

    22 ‹ Right to the Bitter End
    Final aerial adventures over Europe
    By James P. Busha

    32 ‹ The Final Casualty?
    The war was over, but he was still gone
    By Robert F. Dorr

    42 ‹ The Race for the Secrets
    Disarming and digesting the Luftwaffe
    By Frederick A. Johnsen

    52 ‹ Surrender!
    JG 1 He 162 Volksjager: combat eluded them
    By Eddie Creek

    62 ‹ The Marines’ Last Dogfight
    The Corsair was one tough bird
    By Eric Hammel

    68 ‹ The Day the Shooting Stopped
    Every nightmare has an end
    By Barrett Tillman

    COLUMNS

    6 ‹ Flight Journal Contributors

    8 ‹ Editorial

    20 ‹ In Theater:
    Chariots of the Vanquished
    By Stan Piet

    40 ‹ In Theater: Game Changer
    By Barrett Tillman

    58 ‹ In Theater: Operation Magic Carpet
    By Barrett Tillman

    76 ‹ In Theater: The Phantoms of War
    Amidst the cleanup, mechanical ghosts were born
    By Budd Davisson

    82 ‹ Tailview
    Ending the Greatest War
    By Barrett Tillman
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    RC Short Course Winter 2015

    RC Short Course Winter 2015

    $7.99

    • Print or Digital
    Features
    14 | Sonic Slash
    We build the ultimate tough truck with on-board audio
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    30 | Under the Hood: Ryan Cavalieri’s Team Associated SC10.2 Factory Team
    Secrets of the ROAR Champ
    By Carl Hyndman

    44 | Project RC4WD Trail Finder 2
    Tricking out the Trail Finder for performance, style, and fun
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    69 | 1/10 Trail & Scale Truck Guide
    31 trail-taming realistic rides
    By RC Short Course & Off Road Team


    Test Drives
    24 | Kyosho Ultima SC6
    Kyosho’s top short-course competitor is built
    on World champ DNA
    By Joel Navarro

    36 | Axial Yeti XL Monster Buggy
    Axial’s first-ever 1/8 scale pushes the limits
    of solid-axle performance
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    50 | Tower Hobbies Cutback
    Tower takes on the 4X4 short-course scene
    with a fun, affordable performer
    By Joel Navarro

    62 | LaTrax SST
    This 4X4 fun-runner packs big-truck
    features into 1/8 scale
    By Peter Vieira

    How -Tos
    22 | 10-Point Checkup
    Get your rig race ready
    By RC Short Course & Off Road Team

    42 | Adjust Your Slipper Clutch
    Don’t waste your time spinning your wheels
    By Lito Reyes

    57 | 4-Link Tuning Tech
    Solid axle setup explained
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    60 | Win in the Turns
    Corner like a pro and bring home the hardware
    By Michael Wortel

    Departments
    10 | Driver’s Seat
    Real Fun
    By Kevin Hetmanski

    82 | Last Lap
    RC in the House!
    By RC Short Course & Off Road Team
    Learn More
     
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