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How to Set the Gear Mesh on Your RC Car or Truck

Set the Gear Mesh

The driveline of an RC car or truck is truly a work of art. Whether you’re dealing with the mesh of a clutch bell or pinion gear and spur or a ring and pinion gear inside a transmission casing, your vehicle’s gears are all about transferring power as efficiently as possible while withstanding the strain placed upon them.

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Fix My RC – Drivetrain/ Transmission Pt 1

Fix My RC - Drivetrain

Welcome to our first video in a new series we’re working on dedicated to help you diagnose and repair problems on your radio control car or truck. In this series we’re going to talk about many different parts of your …

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10 Things You Need to Know Before You Get Into RC

Before You Get Into RC

With any new hobby information overload is a huge problem with people firing off recommendations and advice right and left. While everyone has good intentions, sometimes it can be quite overwhelming and frankly scary. I strongly believe that the radio …

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RC Soldering Basics – What You Need + How To Solder Wires & Connectors

RC Soldering Basics

Having to solder wires and connectors is common in the radio control hobby. At some point you’ll probably want to upgrade your speed control or motor and find out, you’ll need soldering equipment to do so. Many run from this …

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Simple RC Body Painting Tips & Tricks!

Body Painting Tips

We’ve been working on a project truck for awhile and the Pro-Line Racing Ford Bronco body with trail cage we ordered for it just arrived. Since we had to paint the body, Greg decided to turn on the camera and …

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Seal up your sensored motor

Many drivers are bashers only, and have rigs set up for all conditions. I have such a rig in my fleet and folks are always amazed at my scaler’s ability to take on waterlogged trails and water crossings with ease.

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Upgrade Your Traxxas Slash Axles – Pro-Line Racing Pro-Spline HD Axle Install

Traxxas Slash Pro-Line HD Axles

So it’s that time, you’ve added more power to your Traxxas Slash and you’re noticing the stock slider shafts twisting or worse, the universals keep popping out of the yoke. It happens, but luckily there are plenty of upgrade options …

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Don’t Make These 5 RC Car Maintenance Mistakes

Vehicle maintenance is a task that often gets 'put off' for one reason or another. However, to keep our vehicles in top condition, preventative maintenance is something we all must do between enjoyable sessions of racing or running our vehicles! Here are a few tips that will keep you running your vehicles rather than working on them.

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Drivetrain Maintenance

Part of owning an RC vehicle is performing maintenance to keep it running at its absolute best. Wrenching on your ride is actually one of the aspects that makes RC so much fun. Not only are you keeping your car operating at its best, but it also gets you familiar with how it works.

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Installing Gear Head RC Lights on the Axial Yeti XL

I really enjoy my Axial Yeti XL and wherever I take it, it constantly gathers a crowd. People seem to love its enormous size as well as its alarming amount of power! While I don’t run it on 6S much anymore (it was scaring the local children as well as many small animals), I figured it was time to start investing in some hop-ups to bolster its wow factor even more.

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Getting Into Electric RC Cars

If the time has come for you to get your first hobby grade electric RC car and be permanently finished with lackluster toy store cars that are short on performance, durability and upgradability, this guide is for you. The best thing to do is not to just jump right in and buy the first thing you find.

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10 tips for a race-ready RTR

You bought your electric RTR (ready to run) short course truck because you just wanted to play in dirt lots and go fast. But you didn’t count on the racing bug biting you so soon. Do you need to give up on the RTR to buy another vehicle to race? No, sir!

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Gimme Space – Building Your Own RC Workshop How To

A workspace can be something as simple as a bench in your garage or basement, or something as extravagant as an all new exterior building for your hobby. We’ve tried to work in the garage (living in Florida that’s rarely an option without having heat stroke), and our home doesn’t have a basement either.

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Mini BlingZ LED Light Strips

We love our LEDs nowadays. Younger readers may not realize just how far LED technology has come, but LEDs have never been as small, bright, colorful, and efficient as they are now. They make our world much more vibrant and brightly lit, especially for the RC crowd, where weight and power consumption are always a concern. There are several companies producing lights specifically for RCs...

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ECX 1-8 Revenge Type E Hop Up

Our picks for performance, durability, and/or appearance upgrades:ECX 1-8 Revenge Type E Hop Up Here are our accessory and hop-up picks for today’s popular vehicles that can boost performance, durability and/or appearance and leave you with a sweet custom ride.

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