Pit Tips

Turning Heads! Easy driver-figure animation

Kyosho’s Rage VE features a molded-in driver figure with a separate helmet that’s ripe for head-turning action. All it takes is a spare servo and a little mechanical creativity. In the case of the Rage, the headrest proved to be perfectly sized for a micro servo, and a collection of hardware and linkages from the [...]

Oct 19, 2013 Comments
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How To Glue Tires Like A Pro

Before your car or truck’s tires stand any chance of holding the road, track, or trail, they must first have a firm hold of the rim. This article will walk you through the exact steps that top drivers use to make certain their tires are mounted straight and true with the strongest possible bond. Follow [...]

Aug 30, 2013 Comments
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PIT TIP: Stash Spare Clips With Your TX

Bend a piece of scrap lexan or plastic packaging to shape as shown, and attach it to the back of your transmitter with servo tape. Slip a bunch of clips onto the strip, and you’ll always have spares. Submit your Pit Tips! Email your ideas to PitTips@airage.com, post them to our Facebook page, or Tweet [...]

Aug 29, 2013 Comments
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Make-It Monday: Small-Parts Painting Stand

Small detail parts can be blown away by the force of a spray can, or may become stuck to the surface you place them on for painting. To avoid this, make a small-parts holder using stiff wire, an alligator clip, and a block of wood. Or better yet, two alligator clips! And here’s a tip: [...]

Aug 12, 2013 Comments
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Cut, Trim, Sand, and Buff – Dremeling Basics

Choosing and using a rotary tool There was a time when I did not own a rotary tool. I had to cut bolts with a hack saw, and I used a Swiss Army knife to trim Lexan bodies. Then one day I bought a Dremel tool, and the Dark Ages officially came to an end. [...]

Aug 02, 2013 Comments
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Pit Tip: Bottom Out

I paint some Liquid Paper on the bottom of my short course chassis before I run my truck.  This allows me to see if the truck is bottoming out over jumps and lets me know if I need to make suspension change. Federic Cry – Drummondville, QC Canada

Jul 25, 2013 Comments
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6 Easy Fixes for when you forget to mark body post holes

Imagine that you just finished laying down a cool paint job or you just received a custom painted shell from a pro painter; with either scenario you’ve spent a lot of time or money on a new look for your ride. All seems to be going well, until you go to drop the body on [...]

Jul 19, 2013 Comments
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Easy DIY Car Rack, Plus more tips from the latest issue!

Here’s a car rack that’s easy on the eyes and the budget. All you need is 48 x 8″ pre-finished shelf and two 48 x 5/8″ dowels.  Cut the dowels in 8″ lengths and paint them to match the shelf.  Use a 5/8″ spade but to drill holes for the dowels.  Space the holes 5.5″ [...]

Jul 18, 2013 Comments
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