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Inside scoop

Inside scoop Chianelli, Chris “CLOD-STOMPER” from Traxxas THIS IS QUITE LITERALLY!) HUGE NEWS! Traxxas has a long history in RIC trucks but has never tackled the full-on 4WD monster-truck arena-until now. The new, and as yet unnamed, truck borrows nothing from the established mega-monsters of R/C trucking, those being Tamiya’s Juggernaut and Clod Buster and […]

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DuraTrax Nitro Quake

DuraTrax Nitro Quake Hetmanski, Kevin Ready-to-rumble RTR by Kevin Hetmanski Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge fan of RC monster trucks. I love that they can go where other types of RC vehicles can’t. The RC nitro monster truck scene has grown tremendously of late and the newest monster in the […]

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Megatech Nitro Pro 2000

Megatech Nitro Pro 2000 Onorato, Paul Off-road tech meets on-road excitement by Paul Onorato looking to buy a fun, vitro-powered RC vehicle? Years ago, choice was limited, so this would not have been a hard decision. Today, the nitro RC car and truck markets have exploded: many manufacturers offer nitro kits for almost every class […]

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.12 engine hop-ups

.12 engine hop-ups Pond, Steve Eustace Moore-president of Moore’s Ideal Products (MIP*)-has a long history in nitro racing, so it comes as no surprise that his company has developed a line of accessories for the .iz-size nitro engines that are popular here in the U.S. Cylinder head. Designed to enhance performance by increasing cooling and […]

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How to make the most of your mod: Modified-motor basics

How to make the most of your mod: Modified-motor basics Vieira, Peter WINDS AND TURNS– WHAT ARE THEY? There will be lots of discussion about winds and turns in this piece, so let’s nail this down for good. (Hey, Mr. Modified know-it– all, pay attention; we’ve heard you guys get it backwards, too.) “Winds” and […]

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Kyosho Inferno MP-7.5 Yuichi Kanai Edition III

WORLDS WEAPON: Kyosho Inferno MP-7.5 Yuichi Kanai Edition III Vieira, Peter IN THE WORLD OF 1/8-SCALE BUGGIES, the Kyosho Inferno series is legendary, thanks to its six consecutive IFMAR World Championship titles. The original Inferno spawned the MP-5, MP-6 and the most successful of all the Infernos-the MP-7.5. Yuichi Kanai is the designer of the […]

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Daren’s quick set motor lathe

Daren’s quick set motor lathe Vieira, Peter Now that rebuildable stock motors have taken over electric racing, a reliable commutator lathe is more invaluable than ever. I’ve been very slack in the motor-maintenance department, but I’ve resolved to became a hardcore motor man for 2000. To that end, I recently added a (deep breath) Team […]

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S3050 digital metal gear servo

FUTABA: S3050 digital metal gear servo SPEED SHOP Futaba’s new S3050 is a heavy-duty digital servo with a more affordable price. It comes with durable metal gears in place of plastic gears for added reliability, and its digital technology gives the servo a performance advantage over a standard analog servo. The S3050 is ideal for […]

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Readers’ rides

Readers’ rides Readers’ Rides” is our way of recognizing the unique, innovative-and sometimes bizarre!-vehicles that our readers have created. Send us a sharp, uncluttered, well-exposed color photo of your car or truck (no Polaroids, please!, along with a brief description, to Readers’ Rides, R/C Car Action, 100 East Ridge, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4606. if we choose […]

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Kyosho Inferno MP-7.5 Sports ReadySet

Kyosho Inferno MP-7.5 Sports ReadySet Sams, Jason THE READY-TO-RUN 1/8-SCALE BUGGY SCENE is one of the fastest growing categories in RC; when RC /Vitro magazine ran its “RTR 1/8-scale Buggy Guide” in the June 2003 issue, nine models were available from four manufacturers. Surprisingly, Kyosho was not among the four-despite the success of its Inferno-series […]