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Easy Paint-Job for your Old School RC10

When Associated re-released the original RC10, it brought back many fond memories for a lot of people. My memories are more bittersweet. When I was a kid, I had several friends who owned RC10s and I really wanted one. Whenever I brought it up with my dad and tried to show him my catalogs, he would have nothing to do with it.

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How To Install New Electronics in Your RC Vehicle

Getting new gear, be it a new servo or an upgraded aluminum suspension part, can be one of the most exciting parts of the RC journey, quickly removing the old parts, preparing for the install of the new part, and finally getting to try out your new parts.

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Try This Muscle Car Paint Scheme for Your RC Truck

I have noted in this column that Parma’s ever growing lineup of car bodies for short course truck chassis gives you the creative freedom to turn your short course into just about anything you want. Their recent lineup of muscle car bodies have been a hit with the guys at my track.

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How to Tune Your RC Car with Tapered Pistons

Whether you are racing or bashing, tuning your suspension to work the best for the surface you’re driving over is essential to the performance and handling of your vehicle. When trying to get dialed in we often turn to some of the basics because they’re easy to understand.

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HPI Savage Hop-Ups

HPI Savage Hop-Ups: Our picks for performance, durability, and or appearance upgrades 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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Tamiya Land Cruiser Hop-Ups

Tamiya Land Cruiser Hop-Ups: Our picks for performance, durability, and or appearance upgrades 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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How to Set the Gear Mesh on Your RC Car or Truck

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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Trim and Mount Your RC Body for a Better Fit

One of the first changes many people make to their RCs is to swap the stock body out for an aftermarket one. The bodies for our cars are formed out of a single sheet of clear Lexan or polycarbonate. To the untrained eye they may just look like a big bubble rather than a body for a vehicle. They need to be trimmed down

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Painting Medieval Flames: Vinyl Mask Techniques

What is frustrating for me is when you look at a clear Lexan body, it is a blank canvas that could become anything, and I just never know what that will be. Part of that is because of my backwards creative process. Most people will have a particular RC that needs a new body and will order a body specific to that car.

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Six Tips to Hit the RC Track with the Right Stuff

This article was originally published in RC Driver’s May 2015 issue. By Charlie Suangka In many areas, there’s no such thing as a specific racing season. Between backyard tracks, indoor RC facilities and various club-operated racing scenes across the country, you can usually …

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8 Tips for Easier RC Transmitter Control

Although most transmitters offer adequate grip and comfort, there are a few tricks that you can do to make them even better. Improving grip can make a difference in how well you drive your vehicle, which is a definite benefit if you like to compete. Here are a few tricks that you can exploit and they can be that edge you gain over your competition.

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How To: Paint a Checkered Flag on Your RC Muscle Car

Here’s a tip for you. When you you’re picking your next RC, don’t let the body on it influence your decision. Why? Because bodies are wear and tear items that will be replaced and when you replace it, your new look can be anything you want.

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How To: Easily Change Drift Tires Without Damaging Your Rims

Drifting is an awesome part of RC, from customizing your ride to your taste or mastering some awesome driving maneuvers with these gliding and sliding machines. The hard plastic tires mounted to standard sedan style wheels is a big factor in why these cars are so easy to drift, but on the down side, the hard plastic spinning on top of the abrasive pavement takes a toll on the tire and wears it down.

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Secure your foam insert using MIP’s Sticker Adhesive Strips

MIP has introduced Stickeez Strips, a semi-permanent tape strip that bonds the insert to the wheel. We show you how to install these on 1/8-scale wheels. Let’s go!

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How To: Parma Speedflo 2.0 Body Gets an Explosive Look!

Now I have one of the lightweight Parma: Speedflo 2.0 Body versions, I just need to slap a paint job in it so I can see how it drives!

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