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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I use a pair of worn-out pantyhose for a chassis cover. The nylon fits snugly over the chassis, keeps most of the dirt out, and allows the heat from the motor and ESC to escape. Gerry Glenn Latham, NY See more pit tips in the October issue of RC Car Action.
Tire foam inserts have a tendency to come out of the package with a crease in them. I have found that putting them in the dryer for a few minutes gets rid of the creases, and gets them back to their original shape. It also makes trimming them easier, too. Rob Langone ›› Clarksville, TN