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RC Car Action - January 2013

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HOT FOR 2013 TRAXXAS 1/10 RALLY We gave you the scoop on Traxxas’ super-sized Rally machine in the December issue, and you can count on the 4WD, brushless-powered, 60mph hatch to be red hot for 2013. Under the hood, the Rally’s most striking feature is a new low-CG chassis that makes the Rally Traxxas’ best-handling 4X4 yet. Don’t be surprised if the 1/10 Rally launches a new RC fun-class like the Slash did; with its excellent “multiterrain” handling, the Rally can race in a parking lot or on an off-road track with the same amount of ease. traxxas.com DURATRAX ONYX 1/8 AND 1/10 BRUSHLESS SYSTEMS Duratrax is launching a full line of Onyx brushless systems for both 1/10 and 1/8 vehicles. These systems are the infamous powerplants behind the Evader Brushless truck and we’re sure it won’t be long before there’s a RTR DXR8-E buggy with a similar system installed. These systems will be available with your choice of a 3930Kv, 4420Kv, or 5900Kv for 1/10, 2200Kv or 2650Kv for 1/8, and you can choose a pair of 4-pole systems with your choice of 3650Kv or 4500Kv for short course—for the budget-minded racers and bashers looking to take things up a notch ... or 10. duratrax.com HITEC RCD LIPO BATTERY CHECKER AND BALANCER Get the most of your batteries with the LiPo Checker from Hitec. This handy little checker and balancer can monitor and display the voltage and capacity of each cell in your LiPo pack, and it balances them within 0.01V or each other. While most packs’ balancing ports can plug in directly, Hitec also includes an adapter for Thunder Power and Flight Power style plugs. hitecrcd.com PRO-LINE RACING PRO2 PERFORMANCE KIT Designed to complement the popular ProTrac suspension kit that radically alters the suspension geometry of Traxxas’ beloved SCT, Pro-Line Racing’s Pro-2 performance chassis kit and Performance Transmission further transform the backyard brawler into a lean, efficient racer. The low- CG aluminum chassis moves all of the truck’s electronics closer to its centerline for improved weight distribution and greater stability when cornering, while the tranny replaces the stock unit to offer a proper fluid-filled gear differential and higher efficiency slipper clutch. Pro-Line’s Pro 2 upgrades for the Slash are available separately, allowing the racer to choose which parts to install to customize the truck’s performance and appearance. prolineracing.com 32 MORE FROM THIS ISSUE AT RCCARACTION.COM 1/3V.indd 1 10/16/12 9:55 AM

ECX 1/10 V2.0 ECX has been becoming one of the best values in entrylevel RC but now they’ve taken their value packed 1/10 vehicles upped the ante by adding waterproof electronics to the mix and still keeping the price under 0 bucks. These ECX vehicles include a 2.4GHz radio system for extended range and the always reliable Dynamite Tazer speed control, brushed motor and 1800mAh NiMH battery but the power pack has been bumped up with a high-quality Dynamite 2A AC charger to get you out and running in a hurry. ecxrc.com TLR TEN-SCT NITRO 4WD RTR TRUCK Based on the performance-driven TEN-T and ROAR National Champion TEN-SCTE, the RTR 4WD TEN-SCT truck is ready to crank up the volume. The same painstaking engineering that went into the TEN-T aluminum chassis, race-tested suspension, and superb handling characteristics can be found in this new nitro version. tlracing.com TRAKPOWER DUAL VR-1 CHARGER This VR-1 charger looks like it could just about launch things into space. The charger features a backlit tilt screen, dual charging capability, and built-in balancing. The VR-1 is designed to sit on top of TrakPower’s new power supply, has a USB output that’s good for charging your phones and handheld devices, and can save up to 40 profiles. Now that’s a lot of batteries! trakpowerusa.com VIPER RC SOLUTIONS VTX8 Growing off of Viper’s success with the VTX10 series, the VTX8 is ready to take over the 1/8 brushless scene. This heavy-duty speed control is capable of handling 1/8 motors as well as 550 and 540 sized 2-pole and 4-pole motors. A built-in fan system with aluminum housing keeps the ESC cool and collected and pounding out the power lap after lap. viper-rc. com TRAXXAS LINK RACE DAY MANAGEMENT Race Day Management is the latest feature for Traxxas’ unique Traxxas Link application. With it, the app instantly populates elimination ladders just like a full drag-racing event, and manages the race for you. Up to 32 Sportsman drivers or 16 Pro drivers can compete, the same number as in full-size NHRA racing. Traxxas Link wirelessly pushes out race-results data to all the drivers within the app if they’re running it, or via email if they’re not. Traxxas Link is free on the Apple App Store and available now. traxxas.com JANUARY 2013 33 1/3V.indd 1 10/16/12 9:56 AM

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