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The Radio Control Show 156

Episode 156 of The Radio Control Show is up, this week features an RC dragster and footage from Traxxas’ TORC series in Charlotte, NC.

Apr 27, 2012 Comments
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Clean Hands At The Track [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Clean Hands At The Track: Ever eaten a burger with dirty hands because there’s no bathroom sink around so you can wash up at the track?  Pack some moist towelettes in your pit box, so you’ll be able to clean your hands.  The towels also work great for wiping down your vehicle’s body after a [...]

Apr 26, 2012 Comments
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Keeping Warm [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Keeping Warm: I zip-tie a piece of aluminum foil over my nitro motor to keep it warm on cold days.  This is also a good trick when you are breaking in a motor and need to keep temperature in the head while trying to run a rich mixture. Liam Cahill – Salt Lake City, UT

Apr 26, 2012 Comments
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Easy-To-Remove Deans Connector [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Easy-To-Remove Deans Connector: Deans connectors work great, but they can be a pain to pull apart after you’ve run your car or truck.  Slide an O-ring or a 2mm slice of fuel tubing over each of the gold connecting tabs on the male connector so that there is a small gap between the connectors; that [...]

Apr 26, 2012 Comments
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Cotton-Swab Grease Applicator [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Cotton-Swab Grease Applicator: Use a cotton swab to grease your vehicle’s rotating parts.  A swab will allow you to apply grease lightly and evenly, and you’ll make less mess. Brian Park – Florence, AL

Apr 26, 2012 Comments
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No-Spill Tank Maintenance [Top 25 Pit Tips]

No-Spill Tank Maintenance: If you have to remove your fuel tank in the pits to make a quick repair on your vehicle and you don’t want to drain the fuel from the tank, attach one end of a fuel line to the pressure-line pick-up and the other to the fuel pick-up.  This will seal the [...]

Apr 26, 2012 Comments
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The Radio Control Show 155

Episode 155 of The Radio Control Show is online!  This time we take a look at a scale rally car, vintage race footage, motorcycles, and much more. Watch the full episode in the player below:  

Apr 20, 2012 Comments
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Super-Secure Outdrives [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Super-Secure Outdrives: It isn’t unusual to lose the drive pins in a buggy’s center CV driveshafts when the setscrew that holds them loosens.  Here’s a way to avoid this: slide heatshrink tubing over the outdrives to prevent the pins from sliding out if the setscrew loosens.  As a further precaution, put heavy-duty liquid thread-lock on [...]

Apr 19, 2012 Comments
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