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How to properly transport, care for, and store your LiPo batteries

How to properly transport, care for, and store your LiPo batteries

  When they first arrived on the scene, LiPo batteries were shrouded in mystery. The technology was new, and the industry’s experience was limited. Initially, hobbyists were somewhat confused by LiPos, but now that the industry has enough experience under its belt, we can finally make some solid guidelines on LiPo use. LiPo batteries are […]
How To Wire Like A Pro!

How To Wire Like A Pro!

Turn that rat’s nest into a work of art. Since the day you started in RC, your first cars have probably been ready-to-run vehicles for the ease of plug-and-play action. Then comes the day when you would like to start racing competitively and you want get yourself a kit car that requires manual assembly that […]
How To: Remove Anodizing From Aluminum Parts

How To: Remove Anodizing From Aluminum Parts

An easy way to change up the look of your vehicle Many RC cars these days are identifiable by their anodized aluminum parts. For instance, HPI almost always uses purple or orange; Traxxas vehicles use blue anodized parts and Axial went with green. Sometimes you may be into a vehicle, but not the color used […]
Turning Heads! Easy driver-figure animation

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 […]
How To Glue Tires Like A Pro

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 […]
PIT TIP: Stash Spare Clips With Your TX

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 […]
Make-It Monday: Small-Parts Painting Stand

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: […]
Cut, Trim, Sand, and Buff – Dremeling Basics

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. […]
Pit Tip: Bottom Out

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
6 Easy Fixes for when you forget to mark body post holes

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 […]
Easy DIY Car Rack, Plus more tips from the latest issue!

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″ […]
How To: Get the most out of your brushless motor!

How To: Get the most out of your brushless motor!

How to understand brushless timing Brushless motors have completely taken over racing, and pretty much everyone has switched to brushless. Most racers are hitting tracks with sensored 17.5 brushless setups, but  unlike their brushed 27-turn “stock” predecessors, these motors allow you to change the motor’s timing. The only problem is that motor timing is still […]
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