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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
Pit Tips: Dipped Grips [August Teaser]

Pit Tips: Dipped Grips [August Teaser]

Plasti Dip is a great way to personalize your wrenches so they don’t get mistaken for someone else’s at the track, and make them easier to grip too.  Just follow the instructions on the can to add a soft rubber coasting to the handles. To check out all the Pit Tips from the August issue, […]

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Pit Tips: Transmitter Bag On The Cheap [July Issue]

Pit Tips: Transmitter Bag On The Cheap [July Issue]

A padded fabric lunch bag can double as a transmitter bag.  Most have a pocket for an icepack that can be used for spare AA batteries or an extra receiver, Bouns: you can also use the bag to carry lunch. To check out all the Pit Tips from the July issue, view page 24 or […]
Pit Tips: Works Like Magic! [June]

Pit Tips: Works Like Magic! [June]

Works Like Magic: When body and chassis parts get really dirty, I use a Mr.Clean Magic Eraser to get them looking new again.  This works particularly well for 1/8-scale wings where dirt can get crammed into the corners and scratches. Kerry Burch – Charlotte, NC   To view all the Pit Tips from the June issue […]

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Pit Tips: Quick Pins [May]

Pit Tips: Quick Pins [May]

Quick Pins: Losing body pins can be one of the most frustrating things to happen during a day out with an RC car.  To keep my pins from getting lost, I glue a small magnet to my body.  When I remove the pins, I just put them on the magnet so they do not get lost. […]
Pit Tips: Second Life [April]

Pit Tips: Second Life [April]

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. […]

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Pit Tips: Pot Car Stand [March]

Pit Tips: Pot Car Stand [March]

Pot Car Stand: Terra cotta plant pots make great car stands if you are in a pinch, especially when they are turned upside down. Rob Guest – Irvine, CA
Pit Tips: CA Remover [February]

Pit Tips: CA Remover [February]

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 […]

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