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Cat. No. 60-4234
Your RadioShack Annihilator is built to
handle the road, whether the road is the
hallway in your house or the sidewalk out-
side. Built to Vio scale, it can reach speeds
of up to 1120 feet per minute! It has super-
size racing wheels to handle the straight-
aways or rough spots, and two gear
speeds to handle most racing conditions.
The Annihilator’s electronically controlled
gearshift lets you change gears at the
press of a button on the transmitter while
the Annihilator is moving. When your
friends stop to change gears on their cars,
you can move right on by!
Note: You need the following items (not
supplied) to power your Annihilator:
• at least one 9.6V rechargeable battery
pack for the car
• one 9V battery for the transmitter
• one battery pack charger
Warning: This car can reach higher
speeds than many other radio-controlled
cars. Be careful to avoid high-impact colli-
sions with people and objects.
THE FCC WANTS YOU TO
Your Annihilator or its transmitter might
cause TV or radio interference even when it
is operating properly. To determine whether
your car or its transmitter is causing the inter-
ference, turn off your Annihilator and its
transmitter. If the interference goes away,
your vehicle or transmitter is causing it.
Try to eliminate the interference by:
• moving the Annihilator and its transmit-
ter away from the TV or radio
• contacting your local RadioShack store
If you cannot eliminate the interference, the
FCC requires that you stop using your Anni-
Changes or modifications to this product not
expressly approved by RadioShack, or oper-
ation of this product in any way other than as
detailed by the Owner’s Manual, could void
your authority to operate the product.
© 1999 Tandy Corporation.
All Rights Reserved.
RadioShack is a registered trademark used by Tandy Corporation.
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USING THE BATTERY
You need a 9.6V rechargeable battery pack
for the car. Before you use the battery pack,
you must charge it using a special battery-
Once you charge the battery pack (according
to the battery charger’s supplied instruc-
tions), follow these steps to install the battery
pack in the Annihilator.
• Use only the required battery pack and
• Do not charge (or recharge) the battery
pack while it is in the car.
• When you disconnect the battery pack
from the charger, do not pull on the con-
nector’s wires. Otherwise, you might
damage the battery pack.
• After you charge or recharge the battery
pack, disconnect it from the charger.
Overcharging the battery pack could
1. Set OFF/ON on the side of the car to
2. Use a coin to turn the two battery com-
partment latches counterclockwise until
they stop, then lift the cover up.
3. Put the battery pack in the compartment
with the battery pack’s connector on the
same side as the car’s matching con-
4. Attach the battery pack’s connector to
the car’s matching connector. Do not
force them! They fit only one way.
5. Close the cover and then turn the latch-
es clockwise until they stop to secure
the battery compartment.
When the car loses power, remove the bat-
tery pack from the car and recharge it ac-
cording to the battery charger’s supplied
Warning: Dispose of old batteries and bat-
tery packs promptly and properly. Do not
burn or bury them.
• Do not recharge a battery pack immedi-
ately after use (while it is still hot). Allow
it to cool first.
• If you will not be using the Annihilator for
several days, disconnect the battery
pack from the car.
Important: Contact your local, county, or
state hazardous waste management authori-
ties for information on recycling or disposal
programs in your area. Some options that
might be available are: municipal curbside
collection, drop-off boxes at retailers such as
your local RadioShack store, recycling col-
lection centers, and mail-back programs.
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The transmitter requires one 9V battery.
• Use only a fresh battery of the required
size and recommended type.
• Never leave a dead or weak battery in
1 . Press down on the battery compartment
cover and slide it in the direction of the
2. Place a battery in the compartment ac-
cording to the polarity symbols (+ and -)
3. Snap the cover shut.
When the transmitter’s range decreases, re-
place its battery. When you finish driving the
Annihilator, be sure to turn off the transmitter
to preserve the life of the batteries.
Insert the telescoping antenna into the slot
on top of the transmitter, then turn the anten-
na fully clockwise to secure it firmly in place.
Warning: Never play with your Annihilator in
Caution: Do not drive the Annihilator in pud-
dles, on a wet floor, on sand, or in mud, rain,
or snow. These can damage it.
1. Pull out and fully extend the transmit-
2. Slide ON/OFF on the Annihilator to ON.
3. Use the transmitter’s speed control trig-
ger and steering wheel to drive and
steer the Annihilator.
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Speed Control Trigger
• Pull the trigger to the left to move for-
• Pull the trigger to the leftmost position
to drive in turbo.
• Pull the trigger to the right to move
Steering Control Wheel
• Turn counterclockwise to move left
• Turn clockwise to move right (R).
• Release to go straight.
4. Press the gear control button on the
transmitter to set the Annihilator’s gear.
• For driving on a smooth surface,
press the button so it stays down
(high gear). When driving in high
gear, the red indicator on the trans-
• For driving on a rough surface or on
an incline, press (and release) the
button so it pops up (low gear). When
driving in low gear, the green indica-
tor on the transmitter lights.
• The Annihilator might make popping
or grinding noises when you press
the gear control button. This is nor-
• If the Annihilator does not respond af-
ter you press the button, pick it up
and turn its back wheels by hand.
Then try again.
5. When you finish driving the Annihilator,
slide ON/OFF on the car to OFF.
If the Annihilator does not go in a straight line
when you release the steering wheel, adjust
the wheel alignment control on the bottom of
Slide the control toward L if the Annihilator is
pulling to the right, or toward R if the car is
pulling to the left.
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These hints can help you get the most enjoy-
ment from your Annihilator.
• For maximum battery life, we recom-
mend you start (from a complete stop) in
• Running your car continuously for long
periods generates high heat levels. Heat
causes wear and tear on the motor. To
help keep heat levels down, when your
car’s battery power dies, let the car cool
at least 10 minutes before installing a
new or newly charged battery pack.
• The Annihilator uses more battery pow-
er to run in high gear than it does in low
gear. If the battery becomes weak while
you are in high gear, you can usually
drive the Annihilator in low gear for
about 1-2 minutes.
• If the car moves slowly and you have in-
stalled a fully charged battery pack,
check the wheel mechanisms for lint,
thread, hair or dust.
• If someone uses a CB nearby, it might
interfere with control of the Annihilator. If
this happens, move the Annihilator and
transmitter away from the CB.
• You cannot operate your Annihilator
near devices with transmitters that use
the same frequency as your car (27
MHz or 49 MHz). Check the Annihila-
tor’s box to see which frequency your
The following suggestions will help you care
for your Annihilator so you can enjoy it for
• Do not drive the car through puddles or
mud, on a wet floor, or in sand, rain, or
snow. These can damage it.
• Do not expose the car or transmitter to
temperature extremes, and do not store
them in direct sunlight or near a heat
• Do not leave the car or transmitter out-
side overnight. Night dampness can
damage their electronic circuits.
• To protect the car’s mechanisms from
lint and hair, do not drive the car on car-
• Wipe the car and transmitter with a
damp cloth occasionally to keep them
looking new. Do not use harsh chemi-
cals to clean them.
Modifying or tampering with the car’s or
transmitter’s internal components can cause
a malfunction and might invalidate the car’s
warranty and void your FCC authorization to
operate it. If your car is not performing as it
should, take it and the transmitter to your lo-
cal RadioShack store for assistance.
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You can order replaceable parts for this vehicle at your local RadioShack store. Simply identify
the part(s) you need from the exploded view drawing, then find the part number in the “Part
Number Chart” on Page 7.
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Part Number Chart
Transmitter (27 MHz)
Transmitter (49 MHz)
Receiver Antenna Wire*
(Red, 49 MHz; Yellow, 27 MHz)
Receiver Antenna Tube Set*
Car Battery Door
Transmitter Battery Door
Metal Screw 3 x 16 PT (2)
Metal Screw 3 x 22 PT (2)
Front Bumper Guard
Rear Wheel Assembly (Left/Right)
Rear Bumper Guard
Car Body Assembly Label
Not shown in exploded view.
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Limited Ninety-Day Warranty
This product is warranted by RadioShack against manufacturing defects in material and workman-
ship under normal use for ninety (90) days from the date of purchase from RadioShack company-
owned stores and authorized RadioShack franchisees and dealers. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED
HEREIN, RadioShack MAKES NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING THOSE OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE DURATION OF THE WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTIES
CONTAINED HEREIN. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED HEREIN, RadioShack SHALL HAVE NO LIABIL-
ITY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO CUSTOMER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY WITH RE-
SPECT TO ANY LIABILITY, LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY BY USE
OR PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCT OR ARISING OUT OF ANY BREACH OF THIS WAR-
RANTY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM INCONVE-
NIENCE, LOSS OF TIME, DATA, PROPERTY, REVENUE, OR PROFIT OR ANY INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, EVEN IF RadioShack HAS BEEN AD-
VISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion of in-
cidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you.
In the event of a product defect during the warranty period, take the product and the RadioShack
sales receipt as proof of purchase date to any RadioShack store. RadioShack will, at its option, un-
less otherwise provided by law: (a) correct the defect by product repair without charge for parts and
labor; (b) replace the product with one of the same or similar design; or (c) refund the purchase
price. All replaced parts and products, and products on which a refund is made, become the prop-
erty of RadioShack. New or reconditioned parts and products may be used in the performance of
warranty service. Repaired or replaced parts and products are warranted for the remainder of the
original warranty period. You will be charged for repair or replacement of the product made after the
expiration of the warranty period.
This warranty does not cover: (a) damage or failure caused by or attributable to acts of God, abuse,
accident, misuse, improper or abnormal usage, failure to follow instructions, improper installation or
maintenance, alteration, lightning or other incidence of excess voltage or current; (b) any repairs
other than those provided by a RadioShack Authorized Service Facility; (c) consumables such as
fuses or batteries; (d) cosmetic damage; (e) transportation, shipping or insurance costs; or (f) costs
of product removal, installation, set-up service adjustment or reinstallation.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state.
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