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Radio Control Car Action

Radio Control Car Action

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 Radio Control Car Action Magazine Back Issues

I was looking back at all my old issues of rc car action magazine... and below is a compilation of RCCA.

Radio Control Car Action January 1999 


Feature 

4WD Sport Touring Car Guide 
Tourings low-dow dozen

New For '99 
All the hottest gear from the Chicago hobby show

Reader's Ride of the Yer 
Greg Mutz's landscaping rig mows'em down

Wedico Peerbilt Truck 
Reality Rig

First Look 

Yokomo YR4-M2 Pro 
a factory ride you can own

Thrash Test 

Kyosho Quad ATV Rider 
Quartter-scale quad

Mugen MBX-4 
Is this the ultimate 1/8-scale buggy?

Tamiya Mini Cooper Racing M-03 
RoboCooper - Tamiya's class-creating mini is reborn

Tech Racing Voggerd GT 
An Alternative Pro Tourer


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Radio Control Car Action February 1999 


Feature 

Budget FM Radio Guide 
Six systems under $230

Fourth Annual Readers' Choice Awards 
You decide who's tops! Vote and WIN!

FSR Nitro Bullet 
Speeding Bullet

Project HPI Nitro RS4 
We build the "ultimtes"

How To 

Tune the Associated RC10B3 
Mark Pavidis' top-secret tuning tips revealed

Thrash Test 

CEC/Yankee 1/5 Competition Car 
Livin' large

Kyosho TF-3 Type R 
Rated "R"

Team Associated RC12L3 
The legend continues

Team Losi Graphite Plus NXT 
NeXT big thing


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Radio Control Car Action September 1999 


Feature 

Exclusive! Team Losi XXX Prototype 
X-Factor

Hitec Lynx 3D Radio 
No special glasses required

Project Baja Champ 
The Champ hits the track

First Look 

Tamiya TRF 414X 
Taking the path more traveled

Race Coverage 

Kyosho East Coast Regional 
Georgia on their minds

Thrash Test 

Kyosho SuperTen Competition III 
Super Freak

Schumacher Nitro S.S.T. 
Supersonic!

Tamiya GT-One Toyota TS-02 
Full-bodied formula


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Radio Control Car Action October 1999 


Feature 

Radio Control Car Action's Car of the year 
Traxxas Nitro 4 tec

First Look 

HPI Proceed 
1/8-scale, 100-percent racing

How To 

Rebuild your off-road suspension 
Get smooth

Race Coverage 

ROAR Off-Road Modified Electric Nats 
Triple wins for the Triple-X

The Reedy International Touring Car Race of Champions 
Fabulous Barry Baker takes the checkered

Homebuilt 

Low Rider 
How low can you go?

Thrash Test 

Kyosho SuperTen Four II 
Kyosho's 4-stroke first

OFNA Racing OB-4 Pro 
Middle man

Tamiya TAO3R-TRF 
Factory ride


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Radio Control Car Action November 1999 


Feature 

Associated RC10GT Factory Team Project 
Blue by you

Hobby Shack Expo '99 
R/C for everyone

Radio Control Car Action Truck of the Year 
Team Losi NXT

Head to Head 

Kyosho GP Spider MK-II World Cup Edition vs. Tamiya TG10 Pro 
Rising-sun racer rumble

Race Coverage 

IFMAR Off-Road Worlds 
Losi wins 4WD fight … Associtated takes 2WD trophy

Column 

Rebuild a transmission 
Simple steps to a trouble -free tranny

Thrash Test 

Kyosho Lazer 2000 
Bashin' buggy

OFNA Ultra Worlds II 
Two front ends; one fast buggy

Schumacher Nitro .21 Xtreme Touring Car 
Orbital Opel


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Radio Control Car Action December 1999 


Feature 

Getting Started Guide 
Become an instant RC expert

Project Gallery 
5 hot mod-mobiles

Sneak Peek 
Go-anywhere Nitro 4x4

The Century of RC 
A history of our hobby

How To 

How To 
5 easy-to-make problem-solving parts

Race Coverage 

1999 ROAR Stock Off-Road Nats 
Who Beat the heat?

Homebuilt 

Munsters Coffin-Car 
Grandpa's wild ride

Thrash Test 

DuraTrax Maximum BX 
Maxed out

Kawada SV-10GT 
High speed; low price

RaceTech G-Force 
Bank on it

Tamiya Rover Mini Cooper Racing 
A not-so-mini Cooper


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Radio Control Car Action January 2000 


Feature 

2nd Look 
Tuning and Modifying the Kawada SV-10 Alcycon

New for 2000 
The latest gear for the new millennium

Parma Hemi Coupe 2 
RC's hottest hot-rod

The Millenium and Beyond 
What's next for RC?

How To 

Care for Bearings 
Put the smooth back in!

Detail Your Monster Truck 
Turn your beast into a beauty

Track Test 

Kyosho Inferno MP-6 Sports 
An MP-6 for the masses

Serpent Impulse 
Changing the model for nitro touring car performance

Tamiya Wild Willy 2 
Jeep thrills! Tamiya revisits an RC classic

Yokomo MR4-TC 
The legendary brand enters entry level


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Radio Control Car Action April 2000 


Feature 

2.2 Truck Tire Guide 
Spikes to step-pins to street: more than 40 tires for your truck

Project Team Losi NXT 
Fully loaded Losi

Product Probe 

DuraTrax Real Race RC simulator 
How real is it?

How To 

NiMH Battery Care and Maintenance 
Your top 10 questions answered

Track Test 

DuraTrax Nitro Quake 
Ready-to rumble RTR

MRC/Academy STR-4 
MRC goes TC with a race-inspired chassis

Mugen MTX-2 
Taking sedan racing to a higher level

Yokomo MR-4 Pro 
Mister 4's Dream Machine


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Radio Control Car Action May 2000 


Track Test 

Altech Ignition Racer 
New, different, dependable

HPI Nitro RS4 2 
Pro 2 handling comes to nitro

OFNA Pirate 10 Truck RTR 
A flatbed facelift for the Pirate 10

Team Losi Double-X4 Worlds Edition 
The World's best 4WD buggy

Race Coverage 

HPI Challenge Worlds Final 
RC racers invade American Honda

ROAR Paved Oval Nats 
Battle for the 'bowl

Homebuilt 

Traxxas Sprinter 
The Eagle goes oval

First Drive 

Kyosho SuperTen FW-04 
The best gets better

Team Losi Triple-XT 
Like the buggy, only better 

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Radio Control Car Action June 2000 


Feature 

25 Best Off-Road Upgrades 
Must-have mods

Mod Clod Shootout II 
Now who's king of the hill? 

How To 

Build a Battery Pack 
9 steps to a straight, tight pack

Track Test 

Bolink Nitro Racer 
A noisy new way to turn left

Kyosho Ultima ST Type R EP 
Can this special K wake up the competition?

Schumacher Axis 
Conventional? No. Fast? Yes.

Tamiya Mad Bison 
They should have called it "Nitro Blackfoot"

Race Coverage 

2000 Reedy Race of Champions 
Kinwald takes 10

Tech Insight 

Clutch Tuning 
understanding the critical link between engine and transmission

Gear ratios 
everything you need to know


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Radio Control Car Action July 2000 


Project 

Kyosho MP-6 
That's "MP" as in "Mighty Purple"

Track Test 

Cross Fire Force CF-01 
Will this innovative open-wheeler rekindle the flames of F1?

HPI Nitro MT 
It isn't an electric RS4 MT conversion. Heck, it isn't even an RS4.

Mugen MBX-4RR 
A new Y2K Worlds contender

Yokomo MR-4 BC and MR-4 MT 
The Super Dogfighter 2 and a super play truck, too.

Race Coverage 

Florida Winterchamps 2000 
RC's best converge on Tampa

Homebuilt 

Bad Monkey Jr. 
Mark's $10,000 machined machine


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Radio Control Car Action August 2000 


Feature 

2000 RC Car Action Car of the Year 
Serpent Impulse

Machine-Wound Mod-Motor Shootout 
Facts, features, tuning tips - and dyno numbers

The Total Guide to Big Air 
Hang 'em high

How To 

Rewire your ESC 
Give your speedo a new lease on life!

Track Test 

Kyosho Ultima ST EP and GP Readysets 
Instant Ultimas with your choice of power

Megatech Nitro Pro 2000 
Off-road tech meets on-road excitement

Tamiya Juggernaut 2 
We tried to break it!

Tamiya TB-01 Mitsubishi Lancer 
Testing Tamiya's shaft driver, go-anywhere rally car

Race Coverage 

14th Annual Cactus Classic 
Duel in the desert


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Radio Control Car Action September 2000 


Feature 

RC Car Action's Truck of the Year 
Kyosho Ultima ST Type R

First Look 

Team Losi Triple-XNT 
Inside Losi's all-new nitro burner

How To 

Set up Nitro Bodies 
Trimming tips for performance, convenience and reliability

Track Test 

DuraTrax Street Force GP 
We drive the "Maximum" street machine

OFNA Monster Pirate 
Big horsepower, big tires, big fun

Schumacher CAT3000 
The motor is in the middle for a front-running 4wd

Thunder Tiger TS-4n 
A fast, reliable, and well-equipped entry to the TC scene

Head to Head 

Serpent Impulse versus Mugen MTX-2 
Which on-road inspired nitro tourer is best?

Race Coverage 

Silver State Nitro Challenge 
Billy battles in buggy … Hughes is huge in truck … and Megatech pays up


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Radio Control Car Action October 2000 


Feature 

First Look HPI Rush 
Inside the Nitro RS2 ST

First Look Tamiya TA04 
The TA series gets belted

Project Nitro TC3 
Associated's tourer gets the Trinity treatment

Product Probe 

Hudy Executive Automatic Lathe 
Push-button precision

How To 

Upgrade your Car with Bearings 
Fight the friction

Track Test 

Associated Factory Team RC10GT and RC10B3 
Just like the pro's: we drive Associated's factory rides

Corally C4 Andy Griffiths Limited Edition 
The Eurochamps' top tourer takes on the U.S.

Mugen MRX-2 
World-class, super-fast and easier to drive than you think

Team Losi Rally Weapon 
Losi's Weapon returns to its dirt roots

Race Coverage 

Reedy Touring Car Race of Champions 
Ripping it up on Ripon


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Radio Control Car Action November 2000 


Feature 

HPI RS4 Hop-Ups Buyers' Guide 
Mods to make your RS4-series car lighter, faster, stronger, or just plain cooler

Triple Threat: the World's Wildest T-Maxxes 
Cruising, crushing and racing with the Traxxas T-Maxx

How To 

Fix Flameout 
…and other problems that occur when good engines go bad

Paint "Tribal" Graphics 
A quick, new look from a can

Track Test 

HPI RS4 Sport 2 
HPI delivers Pro 2 tech on a "sport" budget

Kyosho PureTen Alpha GP RTR 
Ready-to-run rally with nitro power

OFNA Nitro OB4 
OFNA takes the pivot-ball plunge

Tamiya TGX Mk.1 Rally 
Tamiya takes its mig tourer off-road

Race Coverage 

ROAR On-Road Nats 
Baker and Blackstock invade Florida


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Radio Control Car Action December 2000 


Feature 

Radio Control Car Action Holiday Wish List 
The best stuff to give and get

Sport Peak Charger Guide 
Charge! 11 ways to pump up your packs

First Look 

Traxxas E-Maxx 
The biggest thing to hit nitro goes electric

How To 

Bulletproof your Vehicle 
8 stay-tough tips

Track Test 

Kyosho Ultima RB Type R 
Ready for the Worlds?

Schumacher Big 6 Lotus Elise 
A big-scale exotic on a small scale budget

Tamiya TA04 
Less innovative, but more competitive: track testing the TA04

Yokomo GT-4W 
Yokomo's nitro touring hardware gets serious

Head to Head 

Schumacher CAT 3000 vs. Team Losi Double-X4 Worlds Edition 
The first world champ takes on the latest

Race Coverage 

ROAR Off-Road Fuel Nationals 
Kinwald and Kyosho take command, Saxton cashes in, and the RC10GT just keeps on winnin'


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Radio Control Car Action January 2001 


Feature 

2000 Reader's Ride of the Year 
Donald Cowart's super sprinter

2001 - an RC Odyssey 
The best gear for the New Year

Product Probe 

Tamiya Spray-Work and HG Airbrushes 
Testing Tamiya's budget and pro brushes.

How To 

Rebuild a Stick Pack 
Re-pack your pack!

Track Test 

Alex Racing Club Enthuse 4 
Mid-motor Japanese Exotic

Bolink Nitro Dragster and Funny Car 
Fast, loud and simple straight line machines

Mugen Prime 12 RTR 
Mugen breaks away from belts with a shaft-drive readty-to-run sedan

Schumacher Nitro 21 XT-R 
Too much power? No such thing!

Race Coverage 

2000 IFMAR Electric On-Road Worlds 
Yokomo takes all!

Dyno Test 

Team Orion Chrome Stock RS Rebuildable 
A turn for the better?


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Radio Control Car Action February 2001 


Feature 

Factory Rides 
Pro setups you can use

Project 

Kyosho USA-1 
Making the most of Kyosho's monster

Product Probe 

Multiplex Profi Car 403 & 707 
Set for Stun

How To 

Dial in your Rebuildable Stock Motor 
Trinity's Jim Dieter shows you how

Track Test 

Associated Factory Team RC10T3 
The A-team's ultimate electric truck

Neo T-21 M 
Neo makes an electric touring bid wit a mid-motor machine

Tamiya XB Pajero Rally Sport 
Ready to run gets real

Team Losi Triple-XNT 
Fast laps with Losi's latest nitro rig

Race Coverage 

Pro-Line Endless Summer Classic 
A race to remember


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Radio Control Car Action March 2001 


Feature 

2WD Sport Truck Shootout 
10-car pileup

How To 

Four fast finishes 
Easy paint jobs for all cars

Track Test 

CEN Fun Factor Rally and Stadium Truck 
Two missions, one chassis - and a lot of fun

Shumacher SST Axis 2 
Testing the 7-time national champ

Tamiya TB Evolution 
Tamiya takes its shaft chassis from basic to ballistic

Traxxas E-Maxx 
Plug-in power for the Maxx

Race Coverage 

IFMAR 1/8 Off-Road Worlds 
Kanai kicks with KyoshoMP 7.5 that he designed


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Radio Control Car Action April 2001 


Feature 

2001 Reversing ESC Guide 
Back that thing up!

Product Probe 

Panasonic 3000 Metal Hydride 
High-zap hydrides - all the run time with the voltage of a Ni-Cd

How To 

Build Perfect Shocks 
Get smooth!

Super Charge that Stocker! 
Closed-endbell motor power secrets

Upgrade to a Tuned Pipe 
Bolt on Power

Track Test 

GS Racing Sonic 
1/8-scale on-road for everyone

Kyosho Inferno TR 15 
Big-buggy tech in a smaller package

OFNA OB-4 International RTR 
Pro-level chassis in a ready-to-run package

Yokomo MR-4TC World Champion Replica 
For Sale: Hara's winning ride

Race Coverage 

HPI Challenge World Finals 
An International Success!

Column 

4x4 
Brass tubing 101 - easy when you know how!

Body Shop 
Painting carbon fiber

Inside Scoop 
HPI Mondeo, Kyosho's world champ in a box, Associated's Team Builts - and much more!

Piston Power 
Onboard auto-glow for reliable idling and great low-end throttle


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Radio Control Car Action May 2001 


Feature 

First Look: XRAY T1 
Is this the Ultimate 2-belt tourer?

The Need for Speed! 
Behind the scenes at Associated's "Guinness Book" speed record attempt

Micro RC Car Guide 
Little cars, big fun!

Reedy Race of Champions 
The A-Team takes all

Dyno Test: Trinity Green Machine 3 and Reedy MVP 
Back-to-back testing of stock's big guns

Troubleshooting 

Racer News 

Piston Power 
How To: rebuild a pull-starter

4x4 
Building the ultimate Tamiya rig

Chris's Back Lot 
New York , New York!

Track Test 

Team Losi Dirt Spec Triple-X and Triple-XT 
Losi lowers the cost of Triple-X tech

Associated Factory Team TC3 
Instant world-class racer. Just add electronics

Mugen MBX-4 XR 
XR, as in Xtra Racing stuff

Schumacher Big 6 Nitro 
A big car that doesn't cost big dollars

Column 

Inside Scoop 
Hot news, industry insights, absurdities and much more!

Pit Tips 
These are your ideas!


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Radio Control Car Action June 2001 


Feature 

2WD Electric Race Truck Shootout 
We test to find the best

Maxx-imum Racing Performance 
Take your Traxxas Maxx out of the backyard and into battle!

Mike Boylan's 7th Annual Snowbird Nationals 
Trinity's Cyrul and Associated's Silva reign supreme

Time Warp 
Tamiya Avante

Product Watch 
Futaba MC330CR Reversing ESC

How To 

How To: Install an ESC 
Isn't it time you made this critical upgrade

Track Test 

OFNA Ultra GTP RTR 
1/8-scale buggy tech hits the street

Tamiya Ferrari 360 Modena TA04 
The return of the TA tub chassis.

Team Losi Triple-X Kinwald Edition 
We drive Brian's factory replica

Tamiya Mammoth 
Take a load off!

Column 

Inside Scoop 

Pit Tips 

Troubleshooting 

Racer News 

4x4 
Maxx Power for your dual-motor Monster Truck 

Body Shop 
Masking and more

Chris's Back Lot 
Meet the Van Man


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Radio Control Car Action July 2001 


Feature 

Readers’ Choice Awards 
You called it!

Florida Winterchamps 
Team Losi strikes gold 

Touring Car Wheel Guide 
Hoop dreams

First Look 

1st Look: Team Losi XXX-S 
Drop your weapons!

How To 

How To: Install a 2-speed tranny 
2-speeds in 12 steps 

Track Test 

Kyosho Inferno MP 7.5 
It won the Worlds. Will it win for you?

HPI RS4 Pro 3 
HPI's new sedan breaks all the rules

Tamiya TGR 
Big T gets serious about super touring

OFNA Ultra MBX-R2 
Testing OFNA's "middle-high-end" buggy

Column 

Inside Scoop 

Pit Tips 

Troubleshooting 

Racer News 

Ultimate Associated TC3 

Piston Power 
Bring home the chrome

4x4 
Aftermarket Maxx attack!

Chris's Back Lot 
From the other side of the RC world 

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Radio Control Car Action August 2001 


Feature 

2001 Guide to .12 Engines 
From DuraTrax to Yokomo - more than 70 choices!

Product Watch 
Novak Cyclone C2 and TC2 racing ESCs

Radio Control Car Action 2001 Car of the Year 
Associated Factory Team TC3

How To 

Convert a pull-start to bump-start 
Reduce weight and improve acceleration

Un-tweak your suspension 
4 steps to a better-handling car

Track Test 

Corally C4.1 
Race-testing the next-generation C4

DuraTrax Maximum ST and MT Pro 
More speed, more power, more features

Kyosho V-One S 
Sport-spec with race-ready performance

Tamiya Tiger I 
RC Blitzkrieg

Race Coverage 

15th Annual Pro-Line & RC Car Action Cactus Classic 
Racing fun under the Arizona sun

Column 

4x4 
More Power! Testing the Hardcore Racing .21 T-Maxx conversion kit

Body Shop 
Airbrusshing illuminated effects

Engine Test 

XTM Racing pull start 
Performance and Reliability you can afford


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Radio Control Car Action September 2001 


Feature 

2001 Truck of the Year: Traxxas E-Maxx 

Ready-to-run 4WD Electric Touring Car Shootout 
Wheel to wheel with Associated, CEN, Kyosho, OFNA, Tamiya and Traxxas. Which is best?

Pro-Line Nitro Maxx Challenge 
A nitro race like no other

Trackside Quick Fixes 
RC emergency!

How to Speed up your Nitro RTR 
From fast to faster

Product Watch: LRP 
Quantum ESC

Product Watch: Airtronics Blue Blazer 

Track Test 

Mugen MTX 2-Sports 
Sport? This thing is ready to race!

Kyosho Ultima RB Sports ReadySet 
A low-buck buggy with racing roots

Bolink Touring Chassis 
Pan-demonium

CEN Fun Factor 
Behind the wheel with CEN’s bash-worthy, nitro 4WD off-roaders

Column 

Inside Scoop 

Pit Tips 

Troubleshooting 

Racer News 

Ultimate 
Traxxas Stampede

New Kit News 
Tamiya TA04S Corvette C5-R

4x4 
Convert your local 1/8 scale nitro buggy into a monster truck

Piston Power 
Doing it right: how to lock a crankshaft

Chris’s Back Lot 

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Radio Control Car Action October 2001 


Feature 

Mega-Buck Trucks 
Big pimpin’ with Associated, HPI & Traxxas

Reedy Touring Car Race of Champions 
A mini international touring car world cup

RC Tool Guide 
The right tools for the right jobs

How to Rebuild a Traxxas EZ-Start 
Stronger starting made simple

How to Care for Ni-Cd & NiMH Batteries 
Trinity’s Jim Dieter explains it all

Product Watch 
Hardcore Racing Heavy Metal Maxx Accessories; Trinity Off-Road Shock Dyno; Racetech Brush-countouring tool; Rad RC Racing Products Speedometer for Traxxas Max; OFNA Aluminum servo arms

Track Test 

Team Losi Triple-XS 
Behind the wheel with the one-belt wonder

Kyosho KX-One 
One less belt, and a lot less chassis

OFNA Hyper 7 Pro 
Graphite, aluminum, purple—oh my!

Nuova Faor SF501 
Put a knee down, RC-style

Column 

Inside Scoop 

Pit Tips 

Troubleshooting 

Racer News 

Piston Power 
The amazing Wankel

Body Shop 
Airbrushing 101

4x4 
Tearin's it up with the Ripper

Chris’s Back Lot 

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Radio Control Car Action November 2001 


Feature 

First Look: Tamiya TXT-1 
Aftermarket tech, right from the box

Head 2 Head: Traxxas T-Maxx versus OFNA Monster Pirate 
8 rounds of monster mayhem

Race Action: ROAR Stock Nationals 
Sweeping the Stock Nats, Losi takes home all the gold

Engine Test: O.S. Engines .12 CV-R 
O.S. gets on the gas with a race-prepped CV

ULTIMATE: Kyosho Inferno MP 7.5 

Product Watch 
Novak Synthesized FM receiver, DuraTrax ESC-100 reversing speed control, MRC Super Brain 959, and Trinity Team Tools

How To 

HOW TO: Rebuild a Ball Differential 
5 steps to put the smooth back in

HOW TO: Keep your Car Running Right 
10 steps for best performance

Track Test 

XRAY T1 
Inside RC’s first 'luxury” tourer

GS Racing Storm RTR 
Ready to run … with surprising specs

MRC/Academy STR-4 Pro 
Graphite and all the good stuff

Tamiya Mad Bull XB and Mad Fighter 
Can’t-bust-’em beginner buggies

Column 

Inside Scoop 

Pit Tips 

Troubleshooting 

Racer News 

4x4 
Trinity Monster Maxx dyno test

Piston Power 
Sure, it’s nitro—but you still need batteries

Chris’s Back Lot 

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Radio Control Car Action December 2001 


Feature 

Pro Electric Touring Car Smackdown 
Eleven ways to win

2001 ROAR 1/10 Electric Off-Road Mod Nationals 
Losi and Trinity, Francis and Kinwald—unbeatable

Holiday Wish List 
Do elves really make this stuff?

Product Watch 
CS Electronic space charger, Vortex 8A power supply, and M-troniks LCD200 discharger

How To 

HOW TO: Build any kit better 
Over 20 tips to get the job done right

HOW TO: Replace a piston and sleeve 
Make your engine run like new

Track Test 

Megatech Nitro Razor XT 
Fast, fully loaded and RTR

Tamiya TA04-R HKS Racing Altezza 
Carbon-wrapped top-of-the-line tub tourer

Kyosho Wild Dodge Ram and Baja Beetle QRC trucks 
Revisiting the original reversing nitro machine

Bolink/Dragmaster Funny Car and Pro-Stock 
Pulling the trigger on RC’s most extreme machines

Column 

Inside Scoop 

Pit Tips 

Troubleshooting 

Racer News 

4x4 
Time Warp: Kyosho Double Dare

Body Shop 
Stringin' the lights

Chris’s Back Lo 

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Radio Control Car Action January 2002 


Feature 

The Hottest Gear for 2002 
Over 80 cars, trucks, motors, engines, batteries, chargers, electronics, tools, parts...more

First Look: Trinity Reflex NT 
Be the first to see what’s under the hood

2001 ROAR Electric On-Road Nats 
The Team Losi Triple-XS scores its first big win

HPI Micro RS4 & Kyosho Mini-Z F1 
We test the biggest little cars in RC

HOW TO: Build a micro-car track 
Easy to set up, easy to take down, challenging to drive

ULTIMATE: Kyosho Mini-Zs 
Mini madness

How To 

HOW TO: Replace the engine in your RTR 
Out with the mild, in with the wild

Track Test 

Team Losi Triple-XT Matt Francis Edition 
Make Matt’s machine your own!

Tamiya TXT-1 
Real monster tech, real monster performance

Kyosho Landmax 2 Subaru Impreza rally 
Large-scale rally action, MP 7.5-style

XTM Racing Baja Outlaw & Baja Blade 
Not your everyday RTRs

Column 

Pit Tips 

Troubleshooting 

Racer News 

4x4 
7 ways to a like-new nitro truck

Piston Power 
You've got questions? I've got answers

Product Watch 
The latest gear tested here

Chris’s Back Lot 

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Radio Control Car Action February 2002 


Feature 

FIRST LOOK: Kyosho MegaForce 
Kyosho gets ready for a Maxx attack!

Mutant Machines 
3 Weird Wild Projects

2001 Kyosho Nitro Challenge 
Kyosho cleans house

HOW TO: Transmitter tuning for nitro 
Dial it in from the drivers’ stand

DYNO TEST: Trinity P-94 
Changing modified racing forever?

HOW TO: Install no-loss connectors 
Pull the plug on power loss!

Track Test 

Trinity Reflex 
Is Trinity’s first nitro tourer the best nitro tourer?

DuraTrax Evader ST 
Race-equipped RTR

Mugen MSX3 
Ready-to-race nitro touring car

Kyosho MP-7.5 Sports 
A Worlds-winner you can afford

Column 

Pit Tips 

Troubleshooting 

Racer News 

4x4 
Rad RC T-Maxx 3-speed conversion

Body Shop 
Patriotic Painting

Product Watch 
The latest gear tested here

Chris’s Back Lot 

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Radio Control Car Action March 2002 


Feature 

Tamiya Terra Crusher 
It’s the biggest. Is it the baddest?

Maxx Tire Guide 
Tread warfare

Tamiya Championship Nationals 
Now boarding for Japan!

Pro-Line Endless Summer Classic 
A clean sweep for Losi—almost

DYNO TEST: Reedy Modifieds Ti 
Reedy Ti’s one on

10 Cheap Micro RS4 Mods 

How To: Snow-proof your car 
Doin' it in the snow

Ultimate Tamiya TA04 
Aftermarket exotica

Track Test 

OFNA Hyper 7 RTR 
Lucky 7

Associated Team Built RC10T3 and GT 
Ready to get ready to run

Bolink Little Red Wagon 
The original wheelstander

Time Warp: Tamiya Dyna Storm 
Still innovative, 10 years later

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Pit Tips 

Troubleshooting 

Racer News 

4x4 
Tuning and modifying the OFNA Monster Pirate

Body Shop 
Incredible Chrome

Alternative RC 

Chris’s Back Lot 

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Radio Control Car Action April 2002 


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Budget Blasters! 
The hottest kits for $100 or less

Low-Buck Racing ESC Guide 
11 easy-to-afford ESCs

ROAR Paved Oval Nats 
Gettin’ crazy on the concrete

Readers’ Choice Awards Ballot 
Vote, and you could win the winner!

How To Stop Radio Glitching 
15 steps to stay in control

How To Bulletproof your Traxxas Trucks 
Making tough trucks tougher

Track Test 

DuraTrax Thunder Quake 
Reinventing the big-block monster truck

Nitro Elements ArtAttack 
Do it in the snow!

GS Racing Storm Pro 
Lightning strike

Technokit TKT99E 
Bigger is better, but huge is best

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Pit Tips 

Troubleshooting 

Racer News 

4x4 
NR/CPTA Worlds

Body Shop 
"It's all in the details"

Chris’s Back Lot 
My school project


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Radio Control Car Action May 2002 


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First Drive: Team Losi Triple-XNT Sport 
Unbelievable RTR performance!

Nitro Monster Double Shot! 
We drive the baddest new big trucks!

Cleveland Indoor Championships 
Team Trinity takes the gold 

HOW TO: Mount Bodies the Right Way 
Get your lid on straight!

Product Probe: Novak Ionic and Millennium Pro Chargers 
Orange juice

HOW TO: Start your Engine on the First Pull! 

Track Test 

Team Associated Nitro TC3 
Here at last—and it’s fast

DuraTrax Overdrive ST 
Stadium-truck looks & monster-truck features

Schumacher Mission Carbon 
Britain’s best yet

XTM Racing Baja Bullet 
Big fun for small change

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Pit Tips 

Troubleshooting 

Racer News 

4x4 
Tuning & Modifying the Tamiya TXT-1 

Body Shop 
Picture Perfect

Product Watch 
The latest gear tested here


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Radio Control Car Action June 2002 


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Micro-Car Meltdown! 
Performance-testing the newest mini-mobiles

Engine Test: O.S. Engines Max 21R2-V01b 
Off-road rage

NORRCA Off-Road Winter Nationals 
Racing for big bucks

How To 

HOW TO: Port & Polish your Traxxas TRX .15 
Free horsepower!

HOW TO: Install Pro-Line's Maxx Performance Suspension Kit 
Wider is better

Track Test 

HPI Nitro RS4 RTR 3 
More power, no belts & RS4 appeal

OFNA Pirate 10 Monster 
Furious flatbed

Corally SP12M Graphite 
Carpet commando

Kyosho Alpha 2 ReadySets 
Shaft-driven and ready to run—on-road or off

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Pit Tips 

Troubleshooting 

GREG VOGEL & PETER VIEIRA 

Piston Power 
Engine Temping Tips

4x4 
The Big Dig

Body Shop 
Workshop essentials

Product Watch 
The latest gear tested here 


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Radio Control Car Action July 2002 


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First Look: Hot Bodies Lightning RR 
Atsushi Hara’s New Wheels

Power Up! 
The big four upgrades and how much faster you’ll go

First Drive: OFNA Dominator 
A leaner, meaner monster

Readers’ Choice Awards 2002 
The votes are in!

Mike Boylan’s Snowbirds Nationals 
Oval meets on-road at the hot-rod hotel

World’s Quickest Draggers 
The world’s fastest nitro and electric dragsters face off in the quickest race in history!

How To 

HOW TO: Nitro Engine Tough Tasks 
Learn the tricks of the trade

Track Test 

Serpent Impulse Pro 
Super snake

OFNA MBX R2 Plus 
Picco-powered and RTR!

Tamiya F2001 
Four-wheel-drive Ferrari

Dynamite Rocket Racer 
Mini-size pan performer

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Pit Tips 

Troubleshooting 

Racer News 

Piston Power 
Carb restricter pro's and cons

4x4 
Monsterize your canned Tyco in 6 easy steps 

Product Watch 
The latest gear tested here


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Radio Control Car Action August 2002 


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First Drive: Kyosho Mad Force 
3 speeds, 2-link suspension, 1 of a kind!

First Drive: Team Losi Triple-XNT Adam Drake Edition 
Hard-anodized and hardcore!

Radio Control Car Action 2002 Car of the Year 
HPI Micro RS4

How To 

HOW TO: Go Big! 
We Install XTM Racing’s Big-block T-Maxx Kit and 24.7 Engine

HOW TO: Supercharge your Stock Motor 
Simple speed secrets

Track Test 

OFNA 9.5 RTR 
From racer to ready-to-run

Tamiya TB Evolution II 
Shaft sequel

HPI Super Nitro RS4 RTR 
Super-easy super nitro

CEN GX1 Mercedes CLK GTR 
High speed and highly detailed

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Pit Tips 

Troubleshooting 

Racer News 

Piston Power 
Top Fuel Questions Answered! 

4x4 
Return of the Ripper

Body Shop 
Fast Flames Simply Stenciled

Back Lot 

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Radio Control Car Action September 2002 


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Street Muscle 
3 electric-power projects

Radio Control Car Action Truck of the Year 2002 

Inside the IFMAR Off-Road Worlds Winners 
Jukka's and Matt's world-beating Losis

Pro-Line Nitro Maxx Challenge 
Sponsored by Pro-Line & RC Car Action & The Dirt

Cactus Classic 
A clean sweep for Team Losi

How to RTR can mean 'Ready to Race'! 
Everything you need to go from the backyard to the racetrack

Product Probe 

Reedy Quasar and Quasar Pro 
Charging ahead with Mike Reedy

How To 

HOW TO: Shock Rebuild 
Oil-shock overhauls made easy

Track Test 

HPI Nitro RS4 3 Type SS 
More power, 2 speeds, and you get to build it. Kits rule!

Tamiya TRF414MII 
We test Tamiya's world championship winner

HPI Super Nitro RS4 RTR 
Super-easy super nitro

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Pit Tips 

Troubleshooting 

Racer News 

4x4 
How to polish aluminum 

Piston Power 
Lord of the ring

Body Shop 
Complex designs and do-it-yourself decals


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Radio Control Car Action October 2002 


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Big Time! The Battle for Big-Block Sedan Supremacy 
Kyosho LandMax 2 vs. OFNA Ultra GTP vs. Schumacher Nitro Big 6

First Look OFNA Titan 
Raising the big-block standard

First Drive Yokomo Puchi Maru 
Fully proportional, FM-equipped and under 3 inches long!

ROAR Fuel Sedan Nationals 
Finally, the answer to who's got the baddest car...and driver!

Reedy Invitational Touring Car Race of Champions 
TC3 takes all 3!

Go Digital 
2002 digital servo guide

HOW TO: Crash-Proof your Nitro Car 
10 easy ways to increase durability & reliability

How To: Body Trimming Tips & Tricks 
Learn to lop off Lexan the right way!

Track Test 

Associated RC10GT Plus RTR 
It's the GT, plus a Factory Team chassis, a new body & a better radio

SpeedMind Daytona RS 
Japan's latest pro performer

Tamiya M1025 Humvee XB 
4WD freedom fighter

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Pit Tips 

Troubleshooting 

Racer News 

4x4 
Time warp—Tamiya Bruiser

Piston Power 
Maintaining engine filters

Body Shop 
Computer-aided painting


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Radio Control Car Action November 2002 


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First Drive Traxxas' TRX 2.5 T-Maxx 
Bigger, faster, wider, better!

Project Hardcore TC3 
Aftermarket assault!

2002 ROAR Mod Nats 
Big wins for Losi's mod squad

How To Easy Engine Tuning 
Tune in to these simple steps

Dyno Test Trinity Speed Gems Pro 
The most powerful Gems mods yet! 

How To Avoid the Top 10 Beginner Mistakes 
Become a smarter RC guy today!

Track Test 

Tamiya Toyota MR-S TA04-SS 
A 'short' car that?s long on features and fun

Thunder Tiger FM-1e 
Bikes are back!

CEN Fun Factor MT2 
Fast factor—now it's got a 2-speed

XRAY Evo 2 
The T-1 evolves for the better

Pit Tips 

Troubleshooting 

Racer News 

4x4 
Testing New Era's RC10GT .21 conversion kit 

Piston Power 
4 bolt-ons to improve engine performance

Body Shop 
No more sticker shock!


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Radio Control Car Action December 2002 


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Hot, New, Now 
100 must-have items for 2003

First Look: HPI Savage 21 

First Look: Team Associated Monster GT 

Head to Head: Team Losi XXXS & Associated TC3 Team 
Battle of America's best

ROAR 1/10-Scale Off-Road Stock Nationals 
Goin' for gold in Utah 

How To 

How To: 8 Cheap Speed Tricks 
Low-cost tricks that work

How To: Tire Gluing—the Right Way 
4 steps to stick with

Track Test 

OFNA Titan 
Orange Crush

Tamiya Beams Integra TL-01LA 
Long-armed for battle

Mugen MST-1 
Mugen goes from big buggies to a trick truck

Bergonzoni Brave 2 
Brave new world—for affordable 1/5 scale

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Pit Tips 

Troubleshooting 

Racer News 

4x4 Hardcore Racing Components 
Mutant Maxx! 

Piston Power 
Thinking outside the starter box

Body Shop 
No fear fades 


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Radio Control Car Action January 2003 


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The Lust List 
We know what you want

Reader's Ride of the Year 
Mike Villena's Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GTA

ROAR Electrics On-Road Nats 
Associated Sweeps the Carpet!

HPI Micro RS4 Tuning Guide 
Where, what and when to adjust your Micro

Product Probe 

LRP Pulsar Competition 
World-Champion charger

How To 

Matched Packs Explained! 
Why big-dollar batteries are worth the bucks

First Drive 

XTM Racing X-Factor 
X Marks the Spot

Team Losi Triple-X4 
Fast Four Wheeler


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Radio Control Car Action February 2003 


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Get the Drift 
RC drifting: the sideways setup

Fourth Annual HPI Challenge 

The 10th Annual Pro-Line Endless Summer Classic 
The Adam Drake Show

Product Probe 

Airtronics MX-3 & JR Racing XR3i 
Sharp Shooters

Novak GT7 
Programmable performance

How To 

Post-Run Nitro Maintenance 
8 steps to protect your ride

Build a Kit 
Driving is only half the fun

Track Test 

OFNA 9.5 MBX 
Orange peel-out

Schumacher Nitro Fusion 
Touring's 75mph king of speed

Traxxas SportMaxx 
Less money, all Maxx!

Tamiya Integra Type R XB Pro 
Accurate Acura with RSX-appeal

Dyno Test 

Team Orion Core Modified & Core Stock 
Hard-core racing power

Trinity D5 Flatline Modified & Monster Horsepower Stock 
Up close with Trinity's power pair


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