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RC Car Action - January 2013

Letters Email your

Letters Email your letters to RCCA@airage.com Mail to: Letters Air Age Media 88 Danbury Road Wilton, CT 06897 We love hearing your thoughts about the magazine and answering your questions. Please know that even though we can’t reply to every letter and email, we do read them all! FIND US ON LETTER OF THE MONTH THE NEXT BIG CLASS? I read the article on the new Traxxas Rally in the last issue and it looks pretty awesome. I have one on order and am stoked to get it soon. I can see this becoming the next big class! -John Right on, John! When the Rally arrived in the office, I was the first to drive it and I have to say I think they'd make an awesome class as well. I can see them being added to the lineup at short course races for sure. They're awesome on pavement, gravel, and especially on the track so I can see them lining up in the heat right after SC 4WD. —Erich COMING BACK I’m looking to get back into RC racing. I want to go 1/8-scale nitro buggy. However, I’ve been out of the loop so long that I don’t know what’s out there, let alone what’s good. I have a budget of about 0 and would prefer to build it as a kit. I would like to be able to have a car that I can also throw some paddles on and take it to the sand dunes or just bash it around a field sometimes. Any advice you can give me would be awesome. —Chris If it’s 1/8 nitro buggies you’re looking for, Chris, you’re in luck. While short course may be one of the most popular classes right now, nitro buggies are still by far the biggest class in racing. My best advice to you would be to go down to your local track and check out what cars are running the best there. You’ll also want to pick a car that your local hobby shop carries parts for in case something breaks. With that type of budget, you should be more than able to get yourself behind the wheel of a buggy that can do it all. Good luck and let us know how you make out! —Erich ICONIC ARTICLES I read your article on the RC icons in the November issue, and I wanted thank each of them for making this hobby as fun as it is now. I hope everyone who reads this realizes that without them, the RC hobby wouldn’t be as exciting as it is now. —Alfredo B. I completely agree, Alfredo. While there are many more, the five who we got to sit down and talk with are certainly people we all felt have made a huge impact on this hobby. I can tell you from knowing each of them well that they are all great guys and without them, we certainly wouldn’t be where we are today. —Stephen TLR TOP SECRET I was just wondering if you know whether Team Losi Racing plans on coming out with a new 4WD buggy soon? I was just thinking that with the 22 and the 22T, maybe they had something in the works. You can tell me, I swear I can keep a secret. —Walter Oh Walter, we all love a good secret but come on now! In all honesty, we haven’t heard anything about a new 4WD yet, but I always thought the XX4 and XXX4 were great cars, so I sure would love to see one too. I’ll let you know as soon as they tell me, as long as you can keep it on the down low. Deal? —Erich Our pit box here in the office is a disaster these days but I can still find everything I need. What’s the most useful item in your pit box? Credit card :-). –Alasdair Marshall My temp gun when I’m nitro racing. My nitro box is a disaster! My heli stuff seems to stay neatly organized somehow! –Markus Reschny That special order part I forgot to put in the pit box. Occasional screw, thread-lock, and kit itself. – Christopher Godsil That little T tool that comes with every Tamiya kit! – Michael Malmstein Like us on Facebook and weigh in now! MOST EXTREME RESTORATION CHALLENGE I’ve been out of the hobby for a while now and recently found my old Tamiya Bruiser at my parents' house and wanted to get it running again. Where is the best place to find parts, and how much do you think it will cost me? Thanks and love the magazine. – John John, you’re in luck! Tamiya rereleased the Bruiser earlier this year, so you should be able to get all the parts you need. If you’re looking to restore the truck with all original parts, you can also check on eBay, as well as scour around your area for some old hobby shops. As a vintage RC collector, I will tell you that hunting for the parts is half the fun! – Erich 18 MORE FROM THIS ISSUE AT RCCARACTION.COM

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