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RC Cars 2011 Summary

2011 was full of new and exciting radio control cars and trucks. Waterproof, brushless, 4x4 short course, 1/5 gasoline, iPhone rc apps and more. Speeds are now pushing 60mph with the new Traxxas XO-1 going 100mph!

RC car review summary from Xtreme R/C Car and RC Car Action (RCCA) magazine.

RC Car Reviews Xtreme RC Cars RC Car Action
Jan 2011 Losi 810
Duratrax Evader EXT2
Traxxas Rally VXL
Hot Bodies TCX
Kyosho DMT
Traxxas Rally VXL
Feb 2011 HPI Baja 5SC
TQ Racing SX10-SC
Associated 12R5.1
Losi 8IGHT EU
TLR 22
HPI Savage Flux
Traxxas Summit VXL
Kyosho Mad Force Kruiser VE
April 2011  Hot Bodies Hara D8
Xray 808E
Venom's VMX450
Associated SC10 4x4
Losi Mini SCT
Hot Bodies D8 Atsushi Hara Ed.
Hobby People Outlaw
May 2011 The Car
Tamiya M06 Pro
Venom Gambler BL
Associated TC6 FT
Traxxas Monster Jam Trucks
JQ The Car
Hot Bodies TCX
XRAY XB 808E
Jun 2011 Associated SC10 4x4
Losi TLR 22
Durango DNX408
HPI Racing Savage X4.6
Electrix RC Ruckus
Losi Ten SCTE
Axial Wraith
July 2011 Axial Wraith
Kyosho Ultima SCR
Tamiya TA05 VDF
Losi Ten-SCTE
Durango DESC410R
Venom Gambler
Losi XXX-SCT
Aug 2011 Traxxas 1/16 Summit VXL
HPI E-Firstorm 10T Flux
TLR 8IGHT 2.0
Losi XXX-SCB
XTM XC Brushless
Tamiya Avante
Sep 2011 XRAY XB808 2011 Spec
Tamiya TA06 Pro
Duratrax DXR 500
Team Durango DESC 410R
 HPI E-Firestorm Flux
XRAY T3 EU 2011
Traxxas Kyle Busch
Oct 2011 Traxxas Busch Race Replica
HPI Blitz ESE Pro
Integy I10B 4x4
HPI Sprint 2 Flux
Durango DNX 408
Team Associated SC10 RS
Nov 2011   Traxxas Captain's Curse
Axial Wraith
DuraTrax DXR500
Dec 2011   Tamiya Fast Attack
Serpent 811 Cobra-T
Electrix RC Boost Buggy
Team Associated SC10 RTR
XTM Nitro Rail
Team Associated SC10 4x4
Tamiya Blackfoot III

RC Cars 2011 Tips and How-To

Xtreme R/C Cars has their Learn section and Radio Control Car Action Magazine their How-To section to help you become an expert with r/c cars.

Learn and How-To Xtreme RC Cars RC Car Action
Jan 2011 5 Basic Suspension Adjustment
Brazing 101
Be a Better You
Jumping in Your Head
Use an In-Car Camera
Internal Ratios Explained
Create a Crawling Paradise
Pick the Perfect Car
Save Fuel
Adjust Your Slipper Clutch
Feb 2011 Fix My Ride
Drive in Comfort
Mount a New Body
Build the Prefect Ball Diff
Build the Perfect Car
Bomb-Proof Your Body
Tune Shocks Like a Pro
Start That Engine
April 2011  Race Legally
Photograph RC Cars
Prevent/Repair Stripped Screws
Troubleshoot a Nitro Engine
Use Household Items for RC
Fix Tires at the Track
10-Point Checkup
May 2011 Center Servos
Clean Your Ride
Attend a Crawling Event
Rebuild a Brushless Motor
Secret Painting Techniques
Tune for Maximum Performance
Keep Your Motor Running Right
Understand Gearing Like a Pro
Build the Ultimate Shocks
Drive in the Dark
Jun 2011 Go Faster
Paint Better
Eliminate Heat
Practise Better
Understand Caster
Tune with Camber Links
Set Up Throttle & Brake Linkages
Field Repairs
July 2011 Get Sponsored
Weathering Details
Tune Short Course Diffs
Protect Your Electronics
Balance Tires
Free Up Your Drivetrain
Tune a Nitro Clutch
Aug 2011 Get More Traction
Tint Windows
Waterproof It
How to Build a Ramp
The Ultimate RC App
Rebuild Your Engine
Go Fast Tricks
Sep 2011 Know Your RTR
Get More Run Time
Adjust Disc Brakes
Shave Race Weight
   Maintain Your Fuel System
Keep Your Brushless Motor Cool
Oct 2011  Make a Scale Trail
Apply Custom Made Decals
Maintain Your Drivetrain
Know Your Engine
Glue Short Course Tires
Mount Your Switch
Nov 2011
 Electric Tips From the Pros
Go Faster Without Spending a Buck
Get Your Steering Dialed In
Bulletproof Your Ride
Rock Crawling Superhero
Dec 2011  Store Stuff
Tune with Weight
Go Electric or Nitro
Make Cheap Electric LED Lights
Race Prep with Pavidis
25 Best Pit Tips
5 Ways to Save Your Engine
Built To Win 2
Clean Machine

RC Cars 2011 Setups

And finally other topics such as setups, race coverage, guides, project rc cars, equipment reviews and interviews.

Topics Xtreme RC Cars RC Car Action
Jan 2011 New for 2011 RC Combat! Blast Your Buddies
50 Hot New Cars, Trucks & Gear
Feb 2011 2010 Cody King Build on a Budget
Do Some Damage!
Get Airborne - Expert Jumping Secrets
April 2011  Germany
Associated SC10 4x4
2-stroke Gas Made Easy
Total Control Futaba's 4PKS
Scale Realism Tips
May 2011 2011 RCX Coverage 17 Products Tested
Weird Science RC Robots
Racing Special Reviews, How-Tos
Jun 2011 X-Dyno Test: Axial Racign 21RR-1
J-Concepts Indoor Nationals
Brushless: What's Inside
25+ Latest Trucks, Cars & Accessories
RCX
Project Clod Buster
Project Axial SCX10 Honcho
July 2011 Mike Reedy Tribute
2011 Baja Cross
Roar 1/8 Off-Road Nats
Losi XXX-SCB
World's Fastest Nitro Cars
2011 Reader's Choice Awards 
Aug 2011 Associated RC8B National Champ Setup
Trinity Monster Locked Rotors
Speed Freaks - RC Super Cars
Dream Machine - Scale Jeep Build
Hot in Vegas - Monster Jam & MX Finals
Editors' Picks - Car, Truck of the Year
Sep 2011 Know Your RTR
Get More Run Time
Adjust Disc Brakes
Shave Race Weight
Radiopost TS401
Castle Creations Baja 5B Electric
RCX Chicago
Axial MSD Scale Nationals 
Oct 2011  RTR vs. Pro
Axial SCX-10 Hook Up
Roar 1/12 Nats Winning Setup
Nitro or Electric
Axial West Coast Championships
Clash of the Titans
Losi LST Electric Conversion Kit
Nov 2011   Behind the Scenes with the World Champ
Short Course Invades NASCAR Country
Motorcycle Madness
Dec 2011  ROAR On-Road Fuel Nats
Pro-Line Surf City
4x4 Short Course Guide
Clean Machine
25 Best Pit Tips

There is still a lot of great reviews, photos and tips done by print magazines such as Xtreme RC Cars and RCCA. Well worth the subscription.

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