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RC Car Action - January 2013

CONTENTS Volume 28

CONTENTS Volume 28 Number 1 January 2013 Features 30 | Hot for 2013 30+ smokin’ RC products you need to own! ›› By the RC Car Action Team 48 | Project: Class 5 Baja 1000 YOLO-inspired Bug ›› By Kevin Jowett 69 | Tested: VRC Pro Simulator Race RC any time, anywhere ›› By Kevin Deselms 80 | Factory Tour: Hitec RCD Boldly going where only servos have gone before ›› By Aaron Waldron ON THE COVER: It wasn’t easy, but we narrowed it down to almost 40 RC products that will set 2013 on fire! Get a look behind the scenes at this cover’s photo shoot in “Tailpipe” on page 129. (Photo by Michael Vincent) THIS PAGE: HPI’s Trophy Truggy tears through terra firma. (Photo by Joel Navarro) Test Drives 42 | Team Associated Ready-to-Run RC8.2e Ready to rip! ›› By Lito Reyes 60 | HPI Trophy Flux So fun, it deserves an award ›› By Aaron Waldron 74 | Schumacher Cougar SVR One deadly cat ›› By Erich Reichert How-tos 86 | Turn-Marshal Practice the golden rule of RC ›› By Joel Navarro 95 | Care for Your LiPos Everything you need to know about transporting, charging, and caring for LiPos ›› By Michael Wortel 103 | Rebuild Your Castle Creations Brushless Motor Revamp and reload ›› By Erich Reichert

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    HOT FOR 2013 TLR 22SCT One of the b

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    T E S T D R I V E ready to rip! TEA

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    ASSOCIATED RC8.2E Should you want t

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    One of radio control’s all-time f

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    CLIP IT ON I’m trying to run a si

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    BAJA 1000 GET OUR PAINT ON Next, th

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    T E S T D R I V E HPI TROPHY FLUX K

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    HPI TROPHY FLUX HPI Racing’s Trop

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    T E S T D R I V E SCHUMACHER COUGAR

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    SCHUMACHER COUGAR SVR The alloy cha

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    This is just one of the many aisles

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    HOW TO TURN-MARSHAL Practice the go

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    fast laps Models like the Tamiya Bl

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    Left: Concours winners took home tr

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    HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR LiPos Everythi

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    3ONGOING BATTERY CARE UNPLUG PACKS

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    short course newz by Jeremy Losaw S

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    HOW TO REBUILD YOUR CASTLE CREATION

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    PROTECT YOUR RC INVESTMENT! You tak

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    offbeat rc The Olympic Stadium was

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    100% American Made Hassle-Free Guar

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    MOST PRODUCTS AVAILABLE MORE ONLINE

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    Performance Proven TRIED • TESTED

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    Performance Proven PROPEAK SIGMA EQ

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    Performance Proven LRP 20-AMP POWER

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