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How to Paint a Hard Body

How to Paint a Hard Body

When building the ultimate scale rig, there’s nothing that compares to an injection-molded body. Most often referred to as “hard” bodies, the type is preferred because injection molding offers finer, crisper detailing and allows more complex shapes than the vacuum forming process used for Lexan bodies. However, painting and detailing a “hard” body requires more […]
Racer Profile: TLR’s Frank Root

Racer Profile: TLR’s Frank Root

Sponsors: TLR, Horizon Hobby, JConcepts, Team Orion, Spektrum, Bradley Fine Line Designs, StickIt1 Graphics, LiveRC.com, Pacific Coast Hobbies   A lot of us love the speed, exhilaration, and technical side of RC, but we don’t realize what it takes to bring a vehicle like the TLR 22 buggy platform to market. For most of us, RC […]

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How To: Pre-Set Your Futaba 4PX For Track Conditions [VIDEO]

How To: Pre-Set Your Futaba 4PX For Track Conditions [VIDEO]

From Futaba: With five conditions selection buttons, it’s easy to specify the exact control settings you want for all conditions. Surface Team Manager Brad Brucker shows you just how easy it is, step by step! Visit FutabaRC.com See more posts about Futaba   Never miss an issue of RC Car Action! Subscribe today with a […]
Under the Hood: Jake Thayer’s TLR 22 4.0

Under the Hood: Jake Thayer’s TLR 22 4.0

TLR’s racing program is very important with their vehicles seeing top-level competition around the world. Recently they prepared for the release of their new 22 4.0 as it was being tested and about to hit the market. We got a chance to sit down with Jake Thayer and get a glimpse at his personal TLR […]

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How To: Glow Plugs Dos, Don’ts, Tech, and Tips [PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE]

How To: Glow Plugs Dos, Don’ts, Tech, and Tips [PREMIUM EXCLUSIVE]

Our article about Glow Plugs Dos, Don’ts, Tech, and Tips will be in the July issue, but RC Car Action Premium members get to read it first! CLICK HERE to become a member, or click on an image below. RC Car Action Premium offers members exclusive content and the first look at the latest projects, shoot-outs, how-to’s and more! […]
Pro-Line Explains Powerstroke Shocks [VIDEO]

Pro-Line Explains Powerstroke Shocks [VIDEO]

Pro-Line is always pushing technology and provides racers and passionate hobby enthusiasts with some of the best products around. In this video, they explain the function and parts of their popular Powerstroke shocks and how to tune and adjust them.

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Battery Basics You Need to Know [GETTING STARTED]

Battery Basics You Need to Know [GETTING STARTED]

Batteries! They make everything go in RC, even in nitro-powered models — sure, the engine burns fuel, but you aren’t going anywhere without a battery on board to power the receiver and servos. As with so many aspects of our amazing hobby/sport, you can go super-deep into battery tech if it really interests you — […]

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Grease Is the Word [TECH CENTER]

Grease Is the Word [TECH CENTER]

What’s the best kind of grease for metal gears? Do I need special grease if my truck is going to be in mud and water?   Before we get to the best grease, let’s talk about the worst grease for metal gears, and that’s “no grease.” At the very least, use the grease supplied with […]
How To: Build a Better Turnbuckle [PIT TIP]

How To: Build a Better Turnbuckle [PIT TIP]

Better Turnbuckle Builder Instead of a turnbuckle wrench, use a pair of mini locking pliers to hold the turnbuckle as you thread the cups into place. The turnbuckle won’t walk out of the jaws like it would with a wrench, and you don’t need to use hand pressure to hold the turnbuckle like you would […]

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Essential RC Anatomy [GETTING STARTED]

Essential RC Anatomy [GETTING STARTED]

If you’re a regular RC Car Action reader, you know your way around an RC car and what’s-called-what. This one’s for the noobs who don’t know! Our weekly GETTING STARTED column is designed to help beginners get up to speed (literally) for maximum RC fun. To read this installment, just CLICK HERE or on the image below. […]
How To: Backup Nut Storage [PIT TIP]

How To: Backup Nut Storage [PIT TIP]

  Backup Nut Storage If you’re using nut drivers with hollow handles, stash a few spare nuts in the handle. If you lose a nut, you’ll have a replacement at the ready, tucked away in the tool you’ll use to install it.
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