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RACERS' EDGE

Losi, Traxxas, and Pacific Coast Hobbies Thrill Crowds at Aviation Nation Losi and Traxxas skied vehicles over big doubles as...

PRO-FILE: RYAN LUTZ

THE TRUCK WAS FORGIVING AND EASY TO DRIVE; IT FELT AS IF I WERE CHEATING DRIVER NAME: Ryan Lutz Age:...

XRAY NT18T

PHOTOS JASON SAMS & GEORGE M. GONZALEZ 1/18-SCALE 4WD NITRO STADIUM TRUCK Big performance in a small package Not too...

CEN MATRIX PRO FACTORY RACE EDITION

1/8-SCALE 4WD COMPETITION NITRO BUGGY WORDS GEORGE M. GONZALEZ PHOTOS JASON SAMS & GEORGE M. GONZALEZ Full-race from bumper to...

TEAM LOSI AFTERSHOCK

1/8-SCALE NITRO RTR 4WD MONSTER TRUCK WORDS MATT HIGGINS PHOTOS PETE HALL Losi adds a new dimension to the Super...

CEN MG1O TR

1/10-SCALE RTR NITRO 4WD STADIUM TRUCK Beginner-friendly, track-worthy stadium racer The CEN team has been racking up wins with its1/8-scale...

PTI GOLIATH ROCK CRAWLER

1/18 SCALE, ELECTRIC, KIT, 4WD ROCK CRAWLER RC's first production rock crawler kit PTI Racing (Performance Technologies Inc.) first got...

HPI RACING MICRO RS4 DRIFT

WORDS CRAIG BIANCO PHOTOS PETE HALL Drift like a pro Today's D1 full-scale drift competition has come a long way...

TAMIYA TAMTECH GEAR FROG

WORDS MATT HIGGINS PHOTOS PETE HALL An RC classic is reborn as a mini Forget the Titans and the Alamo....

XRAY NT1

1/10 SCALE | NITRO | KIT QUICK SPECS Type ª 4WD competition sedan Price ª $450 (varies with dealer) Requires...

SPORTWERKS CHAOS RTR

1/16-SCALE 4WD NITRO BUGGY WORDS GEORGE M. GONZALEZ PHOTOS JASON SAMS & GEORGE M. GONZALEZ Fire-breathing nitro micro-buggy Sportwerks entered...

KYOSHO INFERNO ST US SPORTS READY SET

1/8-SCALE RTR 4WD NITRO TRUGGY WORDS JASON SAMS PHOTOS JOHN CARY & GEORGE M. GONZALEZ Kyosho breaks through with one...

TRAXXAS JATO 3.3

PHOTOS PETE HALL 1/10-SCALE RTR 2WD NITRO STADIUM TRUCK 67mph out of the box, and it does wheelies. Yeesss! When...

AXIAL AX10 SCORPION

1/10 SCALE | ELECTRIC | KIT WORLD EXCLUSIVE! matth@airage.com PHOTOS PETE HALL Quick Specs Type 4WD rock crawler Price $250...

Team Associated RC18R

1/18-SCALE ELECTRIC 4WD ON-ROAD CAR PHOTOS GEORGE M. GONZALEZ & PETE HALL The RC 18 series goes on-road The RC18...

HOBAO HYPER ST RTR

1/8-SCALE 4WD RTR NITRO TRUGGY PHOTOS JASON SAMS & GEORGE M. GONZALEZ Race-bred & ready to run HoBao drivers Greg...

TEAM MAGIC M1

1/8-SCALE 4WD COMPETITION NITRO BUGGY KIT PHOTOS PETE HALL Team Magic puts a new twist on the 1/8-scale buggy When...

KYOSHO YUICHI KANAI TEAM TOOLS

With their precision-ground tips, comfortable high-tech handles and easily identifiable sizes, Kyosho's Yuichi Kanai Team Tools are sure to become...

JAMMIN' CRT.5 PRO

1/12-SCALE 4WD COMPETITION NITRO TRUGGY PHOTOS JASON SAMS & ROBERT IBON The next truggy class? It's hard to believe that...

TEAM LOSI 8IGHT-T

1/8-SCALE 4WD COMPETITION NITRO TRUGGY Team Losi gives the 8IGHT the truggy treatmentóand does the building for you Even before...

HOBAO HYPER 8 PRO

1/8-SCALE, 4WD COMPETITION NITRO BUGGY WORDS GEORGE M. GONZALEZ PHOTOS JASON SAMS 80% assembled, 100% race-worthy OFNA is almost synonymous...

OFNA CRT RTR

1/8-SCALE RTR 4WD NITRO TRUGGY WORDS & PHOTOS JASON SAMS The first ever ROAR MT Champ goes RTR A few...

FUTABA MAGNUM 3PM 2.4G FASST

Futaba's mid-level FM radios have always ranked high among my favorite transmitters. The 3PDF was a great radio, the 3PM...

XRAY XB8 EC

1/8-SCALE COMPETITION NITRO 4WD BUGGY words & photos GEORGE M. GONZALEZ The European champ is ready to take on the...

ROBITRONIC MANTIS

WORDS PETER VIEIRA PHOTOS PETE HALL 1/8-SCALE RTR 4WD NITRO TRUGGY Robitronic returns with a rippin' red hot-rod of an...

OFNA DM-1 PRO

1/7-SCALE 4WD NITRO TOURING CAR WORDS GEORGE M. GONZALEZ PHOTOS JASON SAMS & GEORGE M. GONZALEZ A big shaft shifter...

TAMIYA F-350 HIGH LIFT

1/10-SCALE 4WD SCALE TRUCK KIT WORDS KEVIN HETMANSKI PHOTOS PETE HALL A bruiser for the 21st century For years, people...

KYOSHO INFERNO US SPORTS READY SET

PHOTOS JASON SAMS & GEORGE M. GONZALEZ 1/8-SCALE RTR 4WD NITRO BUGGY An RTR buggy with world champion roots We...

CEN RACING MATRIX TR ARENA RTR

PHOTOS JASON SAMS 1/8-SCALE RTR 4WD NITRO TRUGGY The Matrix reloaded as a high-performance truggy CEN has been producing value-priced...

NOVAK CRAWLER BRUSHLESS SYSTEM

Brushless motors are well known for generating big speed, so these days, when someone wants to go fast, they often...

KYOSHO INFERNO GT

1/8-SCALE RTR 4WD NITRO BUGGY/SEDAN WORDS KEVIN HETMANSKI PHOTOS PETE HALL The Inferno 7.5 series enters the rally game Kyosho...

HPI HELLFIRE

4WD RTR NITRO MONSTER TRUCK WORDS GEORGE M. GONZALEZ PHOTOS GEORGE M. GONZALEZ & JASON SAMS HPI's first shot in...

SCHUMACHER RASCAL

WORDS KEVIN HETMANSKI PHOTOS PETE HALL 1/10-scale power in a 1/16-scale package It's an exciting time for RC right now...

MUGEN MBX5T PROSPEC

1/8-SCALE NITRO 4WD COMPETITION TRUGGY KIT PHOTOS JASON SAMS & GEORGE M. GONZALEZ Setup tip: run it stock to win...

NOVAK Velociti 4.5R Brushless Motor

Novak is carving out a huge portion of the brushless market with its large selection of systems, including the GTB...

Kyosho EVOLVA 2005

1/8-SCALE KIT 4WD COMPETITION NITRO ON-ROAD KIT PICS BY PETE HALL Behind the wheel with the IFMAR Worlds winner When...

CEN Mini Madness

1/18-SCALE ELECTRIC RTR 2WD MONSTER TRUCK PICS BY GEORGE M. GONZALEZ & JASON SAMS A little big truck CEN HAS...

READERS' RIDES

YOUR BEST BUILDS sponsored by READER's RIDE OF THE MONTH Tamiya TLT-1 Glenn Castillo ª Honolulu, HI This very cool-looking...

GEARBOX

BATTERIES ON BOARD HPI E-Savage ª The Savage goes electric with the new ìEî model, which carries a full 14.4...

GEAR BOX

Jammin Fans Are Pleazed Pro-Line Crowd Pleazer 2.0 for Jammin' X1-CRT ª This super-sweet shell is molded in tough .060...

READERS' RIDES

YOUR BEST BUILDS sponsored by READER'S RIDE OF THE MONTH HPI Baja 5B Grant Siemens ª Hutchinson, KS Grant has...

READER'S RIDE

sponsored by Team Associated Nitro TC3 Tony Stepney ªEvanston, IL This is Tony's tribute to Jimmy Johnson for his outstanding...

READERS' RIDES

YOUR BEST BUILDS sponsored by READER's RIDE OF THE MONTH Traxxas T-Maxx Angel Ocasio > Orlando, FL A ton of...

READER'S RIDE

YOUR BEST BUILDS sponsored by READERS'RIDES OF THE MONTH Kyosho Nitro Blizzard Christian Hanisch ª Bad Salzuflen, Germany Christian tells...

RCX GEAR GUIDE

THERE ARE PLENTY OF REASONS TO GO TO RCX, BUT THE BIGGEST DRAW IS THE CHANCE TO SEE THE LATEST...

PROJECT JATO 3.3

PHOTOS PETE HALL PURPOSE-BUILT STRIP MACHINE AT OVER 65MPH, THE TRAXXAS JATO 3.3 IS THE FASTEST 2WD TRUCK ON THE...

HOW TO: UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENTIALS

WORDS PETER VIEIRA PHOTOS BRUCE WARTLIEB What they do, how they work and why they're important Unless you have a...

READY TO RIP: OUR FIVE FASTEST RTRS

EVERYBODY WANTS TO GO FASTóTHERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT. But what's the quickest way to get there? A ready-to-run, of...

2007 ROAR FUEL TRUCK NATIONALS

WORDS & PHOTOS PETER VIEIRA The Drake made the big show in Production Monster, but DNF'd. CEN's Andrew Smol-nick bumped...

HOMEBUILT PROJECT: Juuso Henriksson's: 2WD MINI BUGGY

WORDS GEORGE M. GONZALEZ PHOTOS PETE HALL The custom buggy body was pulled by ìBluegrooveracer,î one of Juuso's Internet RC...

PROJECT MERCEDES G-WAGEN: OFF-ROAD CREATION

WORDS & PHOTOS JAMES BERNATCHEZ Get Real! HAVE YOU EVER GLANCED AT A PICTURE OF AN RC TRUCK AND THOUGHT...

GUARANTEED SUCCESS: ENGINE TUNING GUIDE

NITRO SPECIAL PHOTOS PETE HALL Whether you've been involved in RC for years or you're new to the hobby, buying...

MAXIMIZE YOUR ROCK CRAWLER

WORDS MATT HIGGINS & PAUL ONORATO PHOTOS PETE HALL & BRUCE WARTLIEB 10 tips to better performance 1. GET THE...

HOT FOR '06

Over 100 new cars, trucks, engines, radios, motors and more for the year ahead! Ordinarily, we'd say ìIt's that time...

06 SILVER STATE NITRO CHALLENGE

SPONSORED BY: AIRTRONICS ÔøΩ ASSOCIATED ÔøΩ HITEC ÔøΩ JAMMIN' ÔøΩ KYOSHO ÔøΩ MUGEN SEIKI ÔøΩ O'DONNELL ÔøΩ OFNA ÔøΩ PRO-LINE...

HOW TO: ADD FRONT DIG TO YOUR CRAWLER

Mod your truck like the pros Rock-crawling is really taking off, and as the rigs get better and better, your...

MINI ZONE: RADIO SHACK EXMODS EVO

With their tunable suspensions, fully licensed body kits and ties with full-scale tuners, RadioShack's original XMods were a huge success,...

MINI ZONE

PROJECT: KYOSHO MINI INFERNO ST This month, I couldn't resist showing you West Coast associate editor Jason Sams' awesome Kyosho...

TECH CENTER

Shock talk I was reading RC Car Action, and one of the car reviews said ìthe shocks use bladders for...

TECH CENTER

No acceleration The easiest way to gain access to the clutch for maintenance is to remove the engine from the...

MINI ZONE

MINI DRIFTING TIPS & TECHNIQUES The HPI RTR Micro RS4 drift cars are available with two painted body options: a...

TECH CENTER

First, take the motor out to make it easier to change the brushes. To remove the brushes, depress the spring...

MONSTER SHOP

RCP CRAWLERS HUSTLER I turned this issue's ìMonster Shopî over to West Coast editor Jason Sams so he can share...

TECH CENTER

Won't start 'cause it's stuck Q I need your helpóquick! I bought my first nitro truck, and I can't wait...

Monster Shop

PROJECT SPEED PUMPKIN Some look at Tamiya's Midnight Pumpkin and see a fun backyard basher stunt truck. I see an...

TECH CENTER

Slipping pull-starter I have problems starting the engine in my truck. The pull-starter cord does not feel like it catches;...

MONSTER SHOP

HIT THE ROCKS TLT STYLE Here's the finished product ready for its first ride. In Max Climber or Rock Buster...

READERS' RIDES

YOUR BEST BUILDS sponsored by SEE YOUR RIDE IN READERS' RIDES AND WIN NOVAK GEAR! If we feature your vehicle...

TECH CENTER

Difficult-to-charge Savage pack Q I bought a new HPI Savage 25 SS truck and I love it. It's a blast...

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