Pit Tips

How To: Apply Decals Like A Pro [VIDEO]

Applying decals is a finishing-touch that has nothing to do with function, but is still extremely important. Unlike many RC tasks, decal work is a “one and done” process which cannot be reversed, so it is important to apply decals correctly the first time. A well-decorated body not only looks good, but it can help [...]

Mar 29, 2013 Comments
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Pit Tips: Quick Pins [May]

Quick Pins: Losing body pins can be one of the most frustrating things to happen during a day out with an RC car.  To keep my pins from getting lost, I glue a small magnet to my body.  When I remove the pins, I just put them on the magnet so they do not get lost. [...]

Mar 21, 2013 Comments
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How To: Keep Your Brushless Motor Cool

Heat is the enemy Here’s a fact: a cool motor is a happy motor (unless it isn’t being run). With the efficiency of brushless motors and higher LiPo battery capacities, run times in the 20-minute range aren’t uncommon. But during extended runs, heat build-up can affect your motor’s performance, or at worst, cause total system [...]

Mar 01, 2013 Comments
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Pit Tips: Second Life [April]

Second Life: When the pins wear out on my off-road tires, I do not throw them away immediately.  I save in a special box and when I need to make some shakedown runs in my asphalt driveway or I want to do some pavement running, I do not have to burn out my good dirt tires. [...]

Feb 19, 2013 Comments
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Nine Easy Go-Fast Mods

It’s no question – the sensation of speed is one of the most popular aspects of radio control. Racers and bashers may differ in many ways when it comes to how they enjoy their favorite hobby, but they both share their desire for faster acceleration and higher velocity. From cleaning and oiling bearings to installing [...]

Feb 13, 2013 Comments
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Pit Tips: Pot Car Stand [March]

Pot Car Stand: Terra cotta plant pots make great car stands if you are in a pinch, especially when they are turned upside down. Rob Guest – Irvine, CA

Jan 15, 2013 Comments
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Pit Tips: CA Remover [February]

CA Remover: Gluing tires can be a messy process and CA glue can find its way into places it is not supposed to.  I keep a bottle of CA neutralizer on hand when gluing tires.  If I get flue in an area that I am not supposed to, I can neutralize it quickly before it [...]

Dec 18, 2012 Comments
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Pit Tips: Loose Screw [January]

Loose Screw: It can be tedious to bolt check a car between every run.  After I rebuild my cars and trucks, I put a small line with a silver marker from the head of the bolt and onto the chassis.  If a screw starts to come loose, the line will look disjointed, and I will [...]

Nov 19, 2012 Comments
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