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Traxxas Nitro Slash

When something completely new comes along like the Nitro Slash, the anticipation nearly kills me during engine break-in. The Traxxas break-in method is detailed very precisely in the manual, as proper break-in is essential to the TRX 3.3’s performance and life (that goes for any nitro engine, actually). It takes a bit of time to [...]

Dec 13, 2012 Comments
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Pit Tips: Loose Screw [January]

Loose Screw: It can be tedious to bolt check a car between every run.  After I rebuild my cars and trucks, I put a small line with a silver marker from the head of the bolt and onto the chassis.  If a screw starts to come loose, the line will look disjointed, and I will [...]

Nov 19, 2012 Comments
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Schumacher Cougar SVR [Test Drive - Sneak Peek]

[Click Below For Full Digital Edition Article] Schumacher has been around since the beginning of off-road racing, and yet it is a brand you seldom see on the track here in the U.S.  The company’s history is deep; it has been credited with scouting the winningest driver in RC history, Masami Hirosaka, and inventing the [...]

Nov 19, 2012 Comments
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Readers’ Ride: Losi Micro Crawler [January 2013]

Losi Micro Crawler: This itty-bitty crawler comes to us from Christopher Olson in Robbinsdale, MN.  He just wanted to let us know that he grew up reading RC Car Action but never had anything wortyh of “Readers’ Rides” until now.  His Micro Crawler is molded into the frame of a 1995 Tamiya Jeep hardtop static [...]

Nov 13, 2012 Comments
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Hot For 2013 [Sneak Peek]

    Compiling A List of the hottest products for the year ahead is never an easy task, and 2013 certainly was a challenge.  With so much going on in the hobby these days, it was hard to keep it to just 20 and we found ourselves torn about how limit all this great stuff…so, [...]

Nov 13, 2012 Comments
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Traxxas 1/10 Rally- RC Car Action Magazine Sneak Peek-First Drive

Traxxas Rally When I was first assigned the review of the new Rally I didn’t even know what it was—I was told that the big brown truck would be dropping a new Traxxas vehicle for me to test, and that’s it; the fact that I didn’t have a clue made it that much more exciting. When I got a [...]

Oct 22, 2012 Comments
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Readers’ Rides: Tamiya Mercedes 1850L [December 2012]

Kyle really is a Legomaniac! Believe it or not, this truck started out it’s life as just blue in color.  Kyle repainted it and created custom Lego decals on his vinyl plotter to pull of this super yellow scheme.  Inside, the truck is powered by the stock Johnson motor and a Novak Rooster Crawler ESC [...]

Oct 18, 2012 Comments
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Pit Tips: Stable Revs [December]

I cut out a foam wedge that I put under my throttle trigger for nitro car.  This lets me keep the car at revs that are above idle but low enough to not engage the clutch.  This allows me to put my car on the track and get up to the drivers’ stand without the [...]

Oct 18, 2012 Comments
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