Top Twenty Five Pit Tips

Extra Protection [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Extra Protection: Many owners of nitro-powered monster trucks spend a lot of time running through the mud and water.  Even though the receiver box is sealed, moisture can still find its way in and possibly damage your receiver.  Place a small silica packets inside your receiver box to wick away any moisture. Guy Smith

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LiPo – Powered Starter Box [Top 25 Pit Tips]

LiPo-Powered Starter Box: If you’re looking for a little extra engine-cranking power, replace the NiMH batteries in your starter box with high-capacity LiPo batteries.  You’ll need to invest in a LiPo charger to charge the batteries, but it is well worth the cost because the batteries provide more voltage, and they do not discharge when [...]

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Cool Glue [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Cool Glue: To keep my tire glue fresh, I store it in the freezer after I open it.  The cold dry air will keep it from drying out in the bottle. David Cutter – Delray Beach, FL

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Never Lose Parts [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Never Lose Parts: Many of today’s RC vehicles come with a bunch of small spare parts and tuning option parts that are easy to lose or confuse with parts from other vehicles you may have in your collection.  Place the parts in a resealable freezer bag and label them with a permanent marker. Joe Hanson

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Drip Stopper [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Drip Stopper: After I run my nitro car, I put an earplug in the exhaust to keep unburned fuel from leaking out. Ben Morgan – Woking, England

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Stop Losing E-Clips [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Stop Losing E-Clips: Place a dab of Shoe Goo on your car or truck’s E-clips, particularly the outboard clips.  The glue will prevent the E-clips from popping off the hingepins. Marin Via Campos – Covina, CA

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Track-Made Bind Clip [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Track-Made Bind Clip: If you use your Spektrum receiver with multiple radios, chances are that you’ll bind it often.  If you forget to bring the bind clip with you to the track, you may be done for the day, or you can easily make one from an old servo lead or servo extension.  Simply separate [...]

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Easy Transponder Removal [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Easy Transponder Removal: Use Velcro to mount to your transponder on your chassis.  This makes it easy to remove so you can install your transponder in other vehicles, or to bring it with you so you can easily see its numbers when you sign up at races. The RC Car Action Editors

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