Pit Tips

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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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 [...]

Jul 05, 2013 Comments
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Tip Of The Week: Easy Wheel Balancer

Make a quick and easy wheel balancer out of a worn-out wheel hub and axle, and then add a set of new bearings.  I like to use ceramic bearings because they are super smooth for balancing. Summited by Christopher Perkins, Houma, LA Do YOU have a Pit Tip for us? Share it now! You can [...]

Jun 27, 2013 Comments
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How To: Tune a Nitro Engine – Carb Tech Secrets Revealed!

By far the steepest learning curve for a nitro rookie is learning how to tune a carburetor. It can be awkward at first, but with a little effort, you’ll get it and never forget how to do it. Before we start adjusting needle valves, let’s consider the role of the carburetor and how it works. [...]

Jun 21, 2013 Comments
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How To: Clean and maintain your brushless motor

Eleven steps for best performance One of the benefits of brushless motors is that they require very little maintenance, but they should be inspected regularly and cleaned to provide optimum performance. This article details the steps you should take to keep your motor in tiptop shape, as well as provides tips on how to make [...]

Jun 07, 2013 Comments
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HOW TO: Transmitter Steering Setup

Because you’re probably doing it wrong. Whether your radio is a pro pistol or an econo model, the steering system is its most adjusted feature. Basic radios only offer steering trim and servo-reversing, but many RTR radios also include dual-rate steering, and popular sport-level computer radios offer adjustable endpoints, exponential and subtrims in addition to [...]

May 24, 2013 Comments
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Tip Of The Week: Energy Shot Shock Guards

I have found that empty energy shot bottles make great shock protectors for off-road vehicles.  I cut the bottles in half lengthwise and drill a small hole through the neck of the bottle.  Then I use the lower shock mounting screw to attach it to the control arm.  This keeps my shocks cleaner and also [...]

May 23, 2013 Comments
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