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Better Turnbuckle Builder [PIT TIP]

Better Turnbuckle Builder [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 […]
Backup Nut Storage [PIT TIP]

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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Pit Tip: Easy Grill Detailing [VIDEO]

Pit Tip: Easy Grill Detailing [VIDEO]

Injection molded bodies are the best way to make your vehicle look more scale. Painting them is easy to do but the detailing is something that is often left out. One of the hardest parts of an injection molded to detail is the grill, but we show you how to get it done with this […]
20 Top Pit Tips

20 Top Pit Tips

  Do you have a Pit Tip for us? Send your ideas to PitTips@airage.com!  

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Balancing Act [Tech Center]

Balancing Act [Tech Center]

Does tire balancing make a difference? How do I do it? Balancing a race car’s tires helps it produce consistent traction (and more of it) and allows the car to operate more efficiently—important when you’re chasing hundredths of a second. For play-around driving, balancing tires isn’t important, but it’s not hard to do and you’ll […]
10 of Our Favorite Pit Tips

10 of Our Favorite Pit Tips

With any hobby there are always small tips and tricks that will make your experience a better one. We feature great pit tips in ever issue of RC Car Action Magazine to do just that for our friends in RC. Here are some 10 of our most favorite tips to try out. Polarity Protector If […]

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Detail Wheels With a Silver Pen [PIT TIP]

Detail Wheels With a Silver Pen [PIT TIP]

Many truck wheels have molded-in hardware detailing, but since the wheel is all black they don’t stand out much. An easy way to bring out the detail is to highlight the nuts and bolts with a silver marker. Remove the tires and wheels from your truck to make them easier to work on and simply […]
10 Great Pit Tips to Make Your RC Life Easier

10 Great Pit Tips to Make Your RC Life Easier

Pit Tips has been a favorite RC Car Action department since the first issue hit newsstands over 30 years ago, and we do our best to bring you great ideas every month. We’ve published thousands of tips over the years, and below you’ll find ten recent favorites. Don’t forget to send yours to PitTips@airage.com! When […]

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Pit Tip: Stay-Put Slipper Clutch Pads

Pit Tip: Stay-Put Slipper Clutch Pads

If you’re having a hard time keeping your slipper clutch’s pads in place as you stack the pressure plates, pads, and spur gear, just grab a glue stick out of the junk drawer. The glue will hold the pads in place as you build, but releases easily and cleans up with water when it’s time […]

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PIT TIP: Stash Spare Clips With Your TX

PIT TIP: Stash Spare Clips With Your TX

Bend a piece of scrap lexan or plastic packaging to shape as shown, and attach it to the back of your transmitter with servo tape. Slip a bunch of clips onto the strip, and you’ll always have spares. Submit your Pit Tips! Email your ideas to PitTips@airage.com, post them to our Facebook page, or Tweet […]
Pit Tip: Bottom Out

Pit Tip: Bottom Out

I paint some Liquid Paper on the bottom of my short course chassis before I run my truck.  This allows me to see if the truck is bottoming out over jumps and lets me know if I need to make suspension change. Federic Cry – Drummondville, QC Canada
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