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TLR GEN III Radio Tray with Adam Drake [Step 3]

TLR’s Gen III radio tray (part #4401) elevates the high performance 8IGHT 2.0 buggy and 2.0T truggy vehicles to new levels.  Designed to move weight forward on the chassis and increase throttle servo life and durability, the Gen III tray is a simple, low-cost performance upgrade.  I spent an afternoon with TRL’s Adam Drake assembling [...]

May 09, 2012 Comments
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TLR GEN III Radio Tray with Adam Drake [Step 2]

TLR’s Gen III radio tray (part #4401) elevates the high performance 8IGHT 2.0 buggy and 2.0T truggy vehicles to new levels.  Designed to move weight forward on the chassis and increase throttle servo life and durability, the Gen III tray is a simple, low-cost performance upgrade.  I spent an afternoon with TRL’s Adam Drake assembling [...]

May 08, 2012 Comments
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Track-Made Bind Clip [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Track-Made Bind Clip: If you use your Spektrum receiver with multiple radios, chances are that you’ll bind it often.  If you forget to bring the bind clip with you to the track, you may be done for the day, or you can easily make one from an old servo lead or servo extension.  Simply separate [...]

May 04, 2012 Comments
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Easy Transponder Removal [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Easy Transponder Removal: Use Velcro to mount to your transponder on your chassis.  This makes it easy to remove so you can install your transponder in other vehicles, or to bring it with you so you can easily see its numbers when you sign up at races. The RC Car Action Editors

May 04, 2012 Comments
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Perfect Fit Throttle Trigger [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Perfect Fit Throttle Trigger: Install a 1-inch length of fuel tubing on your radio’s throttle trigger to provide a tighter fit with your finger. Steve Allan – Escondido, CA

May 04, 2012 Comments
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Secret Spektrum [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Secret Spektrum: The Spektrum receiver’s shorty antenna wire is still long enough to require a hole in most bodies, but you can eliminate the need for a hole and fit it under the shell by bending the antenna tube.  Heat the tube with a lighter or head gun until it softens, make the bend and [...]

May 04, 2012 Comments
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2012 RC Car Action: Readers’ Choice Awards – Winners

Every year, RC Car Action readers just like you vote for their favorite products in the RC industry. Votes are cast online and via a mailed-in ballot. Products with the most votes win our Readers’ Choice Award, which is presented to each winning manufacturer at the RCX show banquet. Winners receive a large crystal award [...]

May 04, 2012 Comments
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Top 25 Essential Pit Tips – From Drivers Around The World

While we don’t pretend to know it all, your faithful RC Car Action editors have, on average, been in RC many decades.  We tend to know a bit more about RC than the average guy because, well, we are old and with age comes wisdom.  And yet, we are regularly surprised and impressed each month [...]

May 02, 2012 Comments
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