Top Twenty Five Pit Tips

Perfect Fit Throttle Trigger [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Perfect Fit Throttle Trigger: Install a 1-inch length of fuel tubing on your radio’s throttle trigger to provide a tighter fit with your finger. Steve Allan – Escondido, CA

May 04, 2012 Comments
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Secret Spektrum [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Secret Spektrum: The Spektrum receiver’s shorty antenna wire is still long enough to require a hole in most bodies, but you can eliminate the need for a hole and fit it under the shell by bending the antenna tube.  Heat the tube with a lighter or head gun until it softens, make the bend and [...]

May 04, 2012 Comments
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Transponder Trick [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Transponder Trick: Save your transponder number like it was a phone number on your cell phone.  You’ll always have it on hand when you sign up. Charles Robalo – Austin, TX

May 02, 2012 Comments
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Axle-Pin Keeper [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Axle-Pin Keeper: Use a little Shoe GOO on your axle pins and they won’t fall out anymore when you’re changing tires, but they’ll come right out with pliers when you want. Alain Dreschen – Baltimore, MD

May 02, 2012 Comments
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Stay Clear [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Stay Clear: Over time, the display on your radio will dull from being in the elements.  You can bring it back to life by lightly rubbing it with a little plastic polish and a rag.  It will look like new when you have finished. Roger Carter – Delray Beach, FL

May 02, 2012 Comments
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Clear The Markings [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Clear The Markings: If you’re a racer, chances are you have multiple sets of tires with different compounds.  The problem is that it’s easy to forget what compound is what.  Mark the inside of each wheel with the compound using a marker so you can easily see what you’re grabbing.  You can keep the marker [...]

May 02, 2012 Comments
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Clean Hands At The Track [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Clean Hands At The Track: Ever eaten a burger with dirty hands because there’s no bathroom sink around so you can wash up at the track?  Pack some moist towelettes in your pit box, so you’ll be able to clean your hands.  The towels also work great for wiping down your vehicle’s body after a [...]

Apr 26, 2012 Comments
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Keeping Warm [Top 25 Pit Tips]

Keeping Warm: I zip-tie a piece of aluminum foil over my nitro motor to keep it warm on cold days.  This is also a good trick when you are breaking in a motor and need to keep temperature in the head while trying to run a rich mixture. Liam Cahill – Salt Lake City, UT

Apr 26, 2012 Comments
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