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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Are you ready to tuck into some turkey and get your gratitude on? We are! We’re grateful year-round your support, and we deeply appreciate the time and attention you give RC Car Action in print, on line, and in your favorite social media feeds. It’s our pleasure to share the radio control hobby with you.

We hope you all have a great day with family and friends. We all have a lot to be thankful for.

 

(FYI, the roadster we ‘shopped that turkey into is a Factory Five ’33 Hot Rod, which you should totally check out).

Overview Of The Pro-Line PRO-MT 4×4 [VIDEO]

Overview Of The Pro-Line PRO-MT 4×4 [VIDEO]

From Pro-Line:
Are you ready to Geek Out? Here is an in-depth look at the Pro-Line PRO-MT 4×4 1:10 4WD Monster Truck Pre-Built Roller. Watch and find out why this truck raises the bar.

Every part of this 1:10 Monster Truck was designed from Day 1 to handle today’s extreme brushless power systems, including insane 1:8 Motor Systems and 4S LiPo Power. This has never been done in a truck of this size and Pro-Line is proud to bring it to you! The PRO-MT 4×4 comes as a Pre-Built Roller, so you just install your own electronics by following the included Instruction Manual, paint your body with your favorite paint job, and Go Have Fun! If you are ready to graduate up from the Ready-to-Run vehicles that currently occupy the 1:10 Monster Truck market and you want true next-level Performance the PRO-MT 4×4 is the truck for you.

The PRO-MT 4×4 DOES NOT INCLUDE electronics, paint or the tools required to operate or maintain the truck.

Pro-Line PRO-MT 4×4 1:10 4WD Monster Truck Pre-Built Roller
Product ID: 4005-00
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Locked Up RC 1.55″ AO8 Beadlock Wheels

Locked Up RC 1.55″ AO8 Beadlock Wheels

From Locked Up RC:
These wheels are milled out of 6061 aluminum in the USA. The wheels feature an 8 Lug bolt pattern and a brushed finish. The AO8™ axle flanges bolt to your wheel and allow you to adjust for a wider or narrower stance. 8 M2 Mag acorns are used to bolt the flanges to the wheels. The rings bolt to the wheels with 24 individual 1-64x.25 screws and we do have a few color options for those.

We currently have 3 wheel styles & 1 ring available. Outer rings and hardware are NOT included with the wheel.

#0061a – 1.55″ Iconic AO8 – $16.00
#0069a – 1.55″ JDUB AO8 – $16.00
#0060a – 1.55″ TrailReady HD AO8 – $16.00
#1300-155aIconicagileSS – 1.55” AO8™ Complete Beadlock Packages – $ Varies with selection
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REDS Durabell Clutch Bell

REDS Durabell Clutch Bell

From REDS Racing:
REDS has just expanded their clutch bell range and now is available also for Losi and Tekno cars in 13 and 14 teeth version.

REDS Durabell clutch bell is made of high quality steel and the special coating treatment allows the teeth to last longer than any other standard clutch bell on the market, transferring power from the clutch to the center spur gear and the rest of the drive train with consistency and reliability.

A special vented design also guarantees lower temperatures and more clean shoes engagement for a longer life of both bell and clutch shoes.

Specifications:

Inner Diameter: 26.6mm
Front Bearings Size: 5x10x4mm
Rear Bearing Size: 5x13x4mm
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How to Prep Polycarbonate for Paint [SPONSORED BY TESTORS]

How to Prep Polycarbonate for Paint [SPONSORED BY TESTORS]

Testors’ original Pactra R/C lacquer formulas are specially formulated for application to the underside of clear polycarbonate R/C car bodies. The premium lacquer paints provide superior coverage and color performance, reduced color fading and create a durable, flexible finish that stands up to the extreme demands of R/C racing.

Pactra’s lacquer sprays enable users to personalize their clear polycarbonate R/C bodies with a fresh coat of premium time tested paint. From basic designs to detailed multi-colored special effects, the creative possibilities are endless.

To learn how to prep your car for Pactra spray paint, check out Rich Morgan’s YouTube video below or on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/fwJYMDdoHhs

Pactra is available in 19 vibrant trendy colors and five color effects: gloss, fluorescent, candy, metallic, and pearl, along with a white fluorescent overcoat that can be used to enhance the brilliance of Pactra’s fluorescent colors. To see the color options, go to www.testors.com and click on Testors Pactra logo.

About Testors:
The Testor Corporation manufactures a wide variety of products for the craft, DIY, home décor, modeling and hobby markets. This includes Testors’ iconic quarter ounce glass bottled paints, Testors Craft brush-on paints, Testors Craft Sprays, CreateFX® paints & textures, Aztek® airbrushes, air compressors, stencils and paint markers. The Testor Corporation is a highly recognized and trusted name in the hobby industry, offering the most complete model finishing systems in the world. The Testor Corporation is now part of The Rust-Oleum® Group, which has #1 brand recognition and market share in the U.S. and Canada in the rust-preventative, decorative, specialty and professional segments of the small-project paint category.

Maxx-Utility Traxxas E-Maxx Tow Rig [READER’S RIDE]

Maxx-Utility Traxxas E-Maxx Tow Rig [READER’S RIDE]

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Mike Eichhorn’s original Traxxas E-Maxx is cool enough to make Reader’s Rides all on its own, but when he told us about the power-tilt trailer he designed to go with it he was a lock. The E-Maxx is fairly stock except for the Pro-Line GMC Topkick body, but Mike also built custom extended bumpers, a trick magnetic hitch assembly, and a custom Warn winch with a wireless remote rigged to operate the tow boom. He also tossed in a 2.4GHz radio and waterproof 16.8V EVX2 controller. The trailer is completely hand-built; the hinged platform can be lowered using an old receiver, battery and servo to provide remote tilt function, allowing the Kyosho Blizzard to drive on completely hands-free.

 

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Ask Me Anything About the Carisma SCA-1E Coyote [KEV’S BENCH]

Ask Me Anything About the Carisma SCA-1E Coyote [KEV’S BENCH]

I thought Carisma’s new Coyote looked like a pretty cool scaler when it was announced, and now I’ve got one for review and it’s a nicely built rig. I’m digging it into it for the RC Car Action review, hit me up in the comments with any questions. If you’re already primed to add a Coyote to your fleet, hit up your favorite hobby store–the trucks are shipping now from HRP in the USA. International readers, you can get where-to-buy info here.

Carisma Scale Adventure SCA-1E Coyote
The chassis uses a ladder frame design and the rails are made out of steel. Rock sliders add body protection and mounted to the bottom of them are LED buckets for rock lights. A plastic cross member adds support to the center of the chassis and it provides a mounting location for the transmission pockets in the bottom reduces its surface area and makes it easier for it to slide over rocks and other obstacles.

 

Carisma Scale Adventure SCA-1E Coyote
A throttle limiter on a scale truck? Yep, that what you get with the Coyote and it’s attached to the radio when you pull it out of the box. It’s a simple slide on piece that keeps the trigger from being pulled as far and according to the label it will reduce throttle travel by 30%. The radio standard features include trim, servo reversing and dual rate, and steering end points.

 

Carisma Scale Adventure SCA-1E Coyote
The body is loosely based on the second-gen Toyota Stout and it has a great flat black finish. The rear view mirrors, door handles, windshield wipers, rear bumper and front grill are injection molded pieces and do a great job of adding realism to the body. LED mounts come with the truck and they are used to light up the turn signal area above the head lights.

 

Carisma Scale Adventure SCA-1E Coyote
The Coyote is RTR right down to the batteries. A 1400mAh NiMH battery with Tamiya connector is included to get the truck running and a USB type charger is included to get it charged up. You even get four AA batteries to power up the radio. Two large Velcro straps are used to secure the pack in the molded battery tray.

 

Carisma Scale Adventure SCA-1E Coyote
Power for the truck comes from a 540-size 35-turn brushed motor and a molded cage adds protection while allowing air to flow.

 

Carisma Scale Adventure SCA-1E Coyote
All terrain tires are used on all four corners and their scale tread does a good job of adding to the scale look of the truck. They are molded out of a firm compound rubber and supported by foam inserts. The outside of the multi-spoke wheels comes in slightly smaller than a 1.9-inch wheel and come in at about 1.8-inches in diameter the back of the wheels are larger and measure about 2.17-inches. This is similar to a short course style wheel and according to Carisma Scale Adventure this reduces tire flex and improves steering response. They use functional bead lock rings on both sides to secure the tire to the wheel.

 

Carisma Scale Adventure SCA-1E Coyote
The servo is mounted directly to the axle to simplify the design and it helps lower the truck’s center of gravity, but a conversion kit for a CSM setup (chassis-mounted servo) is in the works.  A molded plastic drag link is used to connect the hubs and a short drag link runs from the servo arm to the link.

 

Carisma Scale Adventure SCA-1E Coyote
A 4-link suspension is used on the front and rear of the truck and the links are made out of aluminum rod. Damping is provided by plastic threaded-body shocks.

 

Carisma Scale Adventure SCA-1E Coyote
Unique steel universal driveshafts connect the transmission to the axles. Instead of splines, a pin engages the slotted female half of the shaft to provide telescoping action.

 

Carisma Scale Adventure SCA-1E Coyote
The speed control can be set up for NiMH and LiPo packs via jumper chips, and you can choose Crawler mode (100% drag brake), or Boat mode (yeah, weird) which has no brake–so stick with Crawler mode.

 

Carisma Scale Adventure SCA-1E Coyote
Inside the transmission housings is a set of metal gears and they feature beefy 32 pitch teeth. A combination of bushings and bearings are used throughout the drivetrain. According to Carisma, this was done because bushings won’t rust like bearings do when put away wet.

 

Carisma Scale Adventure SCA-1E Coyote
Even though the entire drivetrain is made entirely of metal parts, a slipper clutch is still included for protection in high-bind conditions.

 

Carisma Scale Adventure SCA-1E Coyote
Several pieces and screws are used to make up the plastic axle housings, and the differential housing has a locker inside.

 

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That’s an inside look at the Carisma Scale Adventure SCA-1E Coyote. Up next: time on the trail! You can see how that went and more by checking out the March 18 issue of Radio Control Car Action magazine.

Full Force RC Kraken Vekta.5 Rear Panels

Full Force RC Kraken Vekta.5 Rear Panels

From Full Force RC:
Kraken Vekta.5 Rear Panels are here and shipping! These panels are made from clear poly material. They attach to the cage using simple plastic clamps. The three piece design allows you to remove the center piece and use the Kraken tire caddy if you prefer. Can be painted to match your body or wrapped with your personal scheme. Comes complete with 3 PCS as well as mounting hardware and stock FFRC decal sheet. Panels are laser cut and come with a protective film that needs to be peeled off.

Fits Kraken Vekta.5

#VKT004 – $20.00
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Full Force RC Kraken Vekta.5 Front Mudguards

Full Force RC Kraken Vekta.5 Front Mudguards

From Full Force RC:

Kraken Vekta.5 front Mudguards are now in stock! The front of this truck is wide open and tends to fill up with all sorts of debris. We’ve got the simple solution right here. Our new Mudguard is available in Black ABS as well as Clear poly. The install is very simple and requires no drilling or alteration of any sort. Simply attaches to the stock cage on the inside of they body and slips in between the front bulkhead area and back of the pull start. Follow this link for install pictures and instruction. Depending on your customization you may need to trim the guard to clear tuned pipes or keep distance from engine blocks. Kit comes complete with install hardware and FFRC decal. Cannot be used in conjunction with our Vekta Windshield without alteration of pullstart.

#VKT011BLK – Black ABS – $18.00
#VKT011CLR – Clear – $18.00
#VKT011CBN – Carbon Fiber – $65.00

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