Hittin The Switches : APRIL 2022 ISSUE

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Smooth Out Your Ride: The Basics of Shock Maintenance

Bearings: Continuing the Momentum

The Monster Returns – A long-term review of the Redcat Kaiju 1/8 Monster Truck

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Associated belt car revealed!

Associated belt car revealed!

Senior West Coast Editor is in Vegas covering the International Indoor Champs, where he snapped this shot of Associated's belt car prototype. Will it be the TC5? Click Here for discussion and a close-up.
Josh Cyrul has joined Team XRAY

Josh Cyrul has joined Team XRAY

Here's the official word from XRAY:
XRAY is proud to announce that top American R/C racer Josh Cyrul has joined Team XRAY to support the team and represent at all international races. Josh is a long-time top RC racer, having been racing and winning for over 16 years.Josh is a full time R/C driver and engineer, and has won over 30 ROAR and NORRCA National Championships in most nitro and electric on-road classes from 1/12th scale to 1/8th scale.

Here is what Josh said about his joining Team XRAY:
'I am extremely happy to be racing for Team XRAY!! With the quality of XRAY cars as well as their desire and dedication to the R/C industry it was a very simple choice for me. I want to take the time to thank XRAY for their interest in me, and I hope to bring them the best results both on and off the track.'

XRAY is very happy to welcome Josh to the team, as Josh is great not only in racing but also in teamwork, public relations, track promotions, and product development.

Young Guns Dominate Cactus Classic

Young Guns Dominate Cactus Classic

Team Associated driver Jared Tebo took the win in the 2WD Mod class at the Pro-Line/RC Car Action Cactus Classic in Scottsdale, AZ, which proves the well-known nitro specialist is an equally talented electric racer. Team Trinity's Ryan Cavalieri won Mod Truck, while Ryan Mayfield finished first in 4WD with his J-Concepts buggy. What do these three drivers have in common? They’re all 19 years old or younger.

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Tamiya Announces Terra Crusher DECEMBER 2001

Tamiya Announces Terra Crusher DECEMBER 2001

Tamiya shocker! Big T is set to release the Terra Crusher, an all-new nitro monster truck that features an electric-start .18 engine, full independent suspension, 8 shocks, and a 2-speed reversing transmission! We'll have a “First Look” in "the March issue of Radio Control Car Action complete with exclusive first-drive impressions, but these pictures and specs will have to tide you over until then! Visit Tamiya for more details!

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Length: 560mm
Width: 440mm
Height: 285mm
Wheelbase: 360mm
Weight: 5,700 grams
Wheel: 87mm x 76mm 5-Spoke w/Chrome plated
Tire Size: 176mm/100mm
Toe-in Rear: Adjustable
Chassis Front Skid: 8 Degrees
Engine: .18ci (approx. 3cc) w/ Blue Anodized Head
Gear Ratio:
FWD 1st 29.67:1
FWD 2nd 20.40:1
RWD 1st 29.67:1
RWD 2nd 20.40:1
Gear Module:
0.8mm pitch for Spur gear and Pinion gear 1.0mm pitch for other gears
Chassis: 2.5mm thickness, stamped plate, duralumin
Body: Pre-painted and Stickered Polycarbonate Body
Fuel Capacity: 150cc
Transmission: 2 Speed Forward and on-the-fly Reverse
Suspension: Double wishbone suspension for Front and Rear
Damper: Plastic-body, Oil-damper w/ Blue colored
Drive Shaft: Plastic Universal shaft for Front and Rear
Center Propeller Shaft: Plastic propeller shaft w/ metal universal joint
Ball Bearing: Full ball bearings (32pcs.) including 2 one-way bearings
Muffler: Resin Muffler w/ Aluminum manifold
Brake: Ventilated double disk brake
Starter: Battery starter with starter unit
Radio: 2-channel transmitter "ADSPEC SPORTS GP"
Mechanics: R/C mechanics sealed in mechanical box
Servo Unit: High torque steering servo included (torque 9kg/cm)
Cooling Fan: Equipped with cooling fan

Team Losi “CR” returns

Team Losi “CR” returns

Before Losi had Kinwald cars, Francis and Drake trucks, and "Graphite Plus" models, there was the "CR" designation for "Competition Ready." Now CR is back with the latest Triple-X buggy--get the full story here .
Trinity Reflex touring car to debut at Reedy Race MAY 2001

Trinity Reflex touring car to debut at Reedy Race MAY 2001

We know for certain that Trinity is currently developing electric and nitro touring platforms to be dubbed the Reflex T and Reflex NT. Jim Dieter, Trinity's motor man, accomplished designer, and skilled racer in his own right, is said to be the primary architect of the project (you may remember Trinity used the Reflex name for a Jim Dieter-designed dirt oval car back in the day). It's rumored that ace driver Josh Cyrul will race a test mule at the upcoming Reedy Touring Car Race of Champions. When we get more information on the cars' details, we'll be sure to let you know, but in the meantime Trinity has confirmed that the nitro-powered Reflex will be the first to hit the shelves.
Corally Wins ROAR Carpet On-Road Nats

Corally Wins ROAR Carpet On-Road Nats

Team Corally's Chris Tosolini gives a victory salute (and a great plug for Airtronics) after winning Touring Mod at the ROAR Carpet Nats, held at West Haven CT's Hobby Chamber. The event also saw victories for Team Trinity/XRAY's Mike Dumas in 19T Touring, and the first-ever win for a brushless system at a ROAR nats as Team Associated's Jon Orr won 1/12 Mod using an LRP Sphere and Reedy NEO-1 brushless combo.

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Tebo wins on two wheels!

Tebo wins on two wheels!

The 3rd annual RC Superbike Challenge just went down at KZ Speedway, and Jared Tebo was the celebrity race winner. Kyosho supplied their super-realistic bikes for the celeb race. More coverage of the other classes soon, More info here.
We drive the Team Losi MUGGY!

We drive the Team Losi MUGGY!

Team Losi's Muggy will be hitting stores soon, but we've already got our first-drive notes. So, is the Muggy more monster or buggy? Get the scoop here!
RCX kickoff!

RCX kickoff!

We'll have "official" coverage starting Monday, but you can satisfy your new-product jones in the meantime by clicking over to "Hot News and New Stuff" at the RC Zone BB. Today is a show-setup day, but we plan to sneak some gear out of the booths when nobody is looking. Click back often!

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