Tip of the Week: 1/8/2012 Battery Born On Date

When properly cared for, batteries don’t spoil from just sitting around (you store them at 50- to 60% charged, right?), but they do have a lifespan based on the number of charge and discharge cycles they are put through. Marking down each and every cycle may be a little unrealistic, but writing the date (month…

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Tip of the Week: 1/1/2012 Easy Screw Install

Some screws can be difficult to thread into hard plastic. To make it a little easier and avoid damaging the screw or the plastic, rub the screw across a bar of soap before installing it. The soap will act as a lubricant for the screw as it cuts threads in the plastic for the first…

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Tip of the Week: 12/25/2011 Pinion Gear Caddy

While companies such as RPM make gear cases for pinions, most of these do not accommodate larger pinions used on bigger monster trucks and 1/8-scale electric vehicles. The best cases we’ve found for these gears are the jumbo sized pill containers. These cases are easy to find, inexpensive and allow you to store these big…

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Tip of the Week: 12/18/2011 Brushless Motor Temp

Now that everyone is running brushless and LiPo setups at the track, temp guns aren’t just for the nitro guys. This tip comes to us from Jim Campbell of Tekin who advices brushless owners paint a small black area on their motors. This will create an area that will provide accurate results when using a…

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Tip of the Week: 12/11/2011 Radio Reminder

Computer radios with multiple vehicle memory usually allow you to label each model, but when you have a bunch of identical RTR radios, it is easy to forget which radio goes with which vehicle. Take the guess work out of it and use a black permanent marker to label the vehicle on the back of…

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Tip of the Week: 12/4/2011 Stay Tight Wheel Nuts

Almost every 1/10-scale RC truck uses wheel nuts with a nylon insert that is supposed to keep the nut from loosening. This simple piece of hardware usually works exceptionally well. If you have a basher or rock crawler that uses reverse a lot, often one of the wheels will get loose. To fix this problem,…

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Tip of the Week: 11/27/2011 Sticky Pins

Taking a wheel off a RC truck is a pretty common task and an easy one. It only gets complicated when you’re out bashing or at the track and you inadvertently pull of the wheel hex and the axle pin falls out…and gets lost, of course. To prevent this dreaded mishap from occurring, use a…

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