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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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How To: GO RACING [April Sneak Peek]

How To: GO RACING [April Sneak Peek]

First-timer tips for joining the racing scene Each person’s first race experience is very different. I’ve been fortunate to have two first race days … let me explain. My son, who has been interested in RC almost since birth, decided he wanted to try racing after spending a few years driving around the yard or […]
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

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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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3 Nitro No-No’s

If I’ve learned anything over the years racing nitro vehicles, it’s that there’s no replacement for lots of expendable cash experience. Over time, nitro guys develop a sixth-sense, knowing when an engine is too lean or rich just by the feel of the trigger in their hands.  On the other side of the coin, there […]

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Drifting 101

Author: J.P. LeBlanc RC Car Action Contributor Drifting; its fresh, its fun and we in the U.S. are catching on to the hottest competition from Japan.  If you don’t know what it is, you soon will as there are more and more events coming to a parking lot near you. Sliding your car sideways is here […]
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