Dubro has been cranking out RC gear in the USA since 1959, and if you’ve been into the hobby for a while, you’ve no doubt encountered Dubro parts and accessories. With over 1200 different products, Dubro has something for every RC modeler (and even archery and fishing buffs). For surface RC, these three items stand out as some of our favorites:
Body Klip Retainers
Even if you’ve got a whole bucket of spare body clips, it’s always annoying to lose a body clip in the grass and have to fish one out of your toolbox. Dubro’s stretchy Klip Retainers install in about a minute with a single hole, and then you’ll never lose a body clip again. Each pair of Klips includes a complete set of eight body clips: four thin-wire (like Team associated uses) and four thick-wire (like Traxxas and 1/8 scale cars use). You want colors? Klip Retainers come in black, white, yellow, red, blue, purple, pink, orange, and green.
If you’re tired of ball cups popping off, or you’re making custom suspension links, Dubro’s got ball links for the job. They’re available in a variety of sizes, operate with no slop and low friction, and the supplied hardware includes a beveled spacer to ensure free movement. These are high-quality parts proven in countless projects.
Tru-Spin Prop Balancer
Yeah, we know, cars don’t have propellers (most of ’em, anyway). But they do have wheels, and balanced wheels require less energy to accelerate and decelerate, and help your car handle its best. The Dubro balancer is the best out there thanks to its super-sensitive design that features a precision-ground balancing shaft and machined centering cones.
Kwik Start XL Glo Plug Igniter
If you’ve ever struggled with a cheap glow igniter that was unreliable (or just plain broke), you know what a damper it puts on fuel-power fun. Dubro’s Kwik Start series glow igniters are built to last, and are easy to use with their secure spring-loaded clamping design. The XL version is ideal for engines with tall heatsink heads, and you can get the rechargeable unit with or without an AC wall-charger. If you get it with the charger, you’ll also get a convenient Kwik Mount Storage Klip that makes it easy to snap the Kwik Start to your toolbox, bench, or anyplace else you want to keep it handy.