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Gem of a Cleaning Tool

Gem of a Cleaning Tool

Cleaning your diffs or other small parts is much easier if you have a simple jewelry cleaning cup like the one shown here. It comes with a basket that makes simple work of lowering small parts into the cleaner and …

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Hinge Pin Quickie

Hinge Pin Quickie

If you happen to damage a hingepin and don’t have any spares in your pit box, just find an old wire clothes hanger. Bend an “L” on one end, insert it through the arm, bend it again and cut it …

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Pull-Starter Limit Reminder

Pull Starter Limit Reminder

A common problem among nitro newbies is that they yank the pull-starter cord too far and break the spring mechanism that pulls the cord back into the case. Quick short pulls are all that is required. Before you ever start …

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Keep it Dry

Keep It Dry

Water … it’s a blast to bash through but can wreak havoc on your electronics. To combat this enemy, use hot glue to seal everywhere moisture can enter your receiver or speed control. It’s easy to apply and easy to …

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Beadlock Buddy

Beadlock Buddy

Make mounting tires on beadlock rims a little easier by using a standard rim to help you. Put the tire on the beadlock rim and put the rim on the standard rim. This keeps the pressure off the tire and …

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Fender Friendly

Fender Friendly

Black fuel tubing on your wheel wells not only hides your less-than perfect trimming but it also adds a cool detail to your ride. Carefully use a hobby knife to slice along the length of the tubing. Slide the tubing …

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Pinion Pal

Pinion Pal

Transform a big cocktail pick into a pinion-gear caddy. Slide a piece of shrink tubing over the pick and cut it to length. After shrinking the tubing, you can add several pinions to keep them organized and easily accessible. Store …

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Transponder Tactic

Transponder Tactic

Many track-supplied transponders are designed to be mounted through a hole in the Lexan body. If you are not in the mood to make a new hole in your custom-painted shell, then try this tip. Cut an approximately 1×2.5-inch strip …

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Crimped Clip Keeper

Crimped Clip Keeper

Make your own body-clip savers out of small-gauge wire and a couple of small solderless connectors. Crimp a connector on each end of a 3-inch length of wire. Using a screw and locknut or a rivet, attach one end to …

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Carbon-Fiber Reinforcement

Carbon Fiber Reinforcement

Carbon fiber (CF) is strong but its layers can delaminate if exposed to moisture. Before installing any CF part, run thin CA glue around all of its edges to form a seal that will prevent water from wicking between the …

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CVD Pin Security

CVD Pin Security

Losing a CVD pin brings the fun to an abrupt end. Using a section of shrink-tubing of the appropriate size, you can prevent the pin from dropping out if the setscrew loosens. It’s always a good idea to use threadlock …

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Mount it with Hot Glue

Mount It With Hot Glue

A great alternative for servo tape is a standard craft style hot glue gun. Use a bead of glue to secure your receivers, speed controls or even receiver batteries to the chassis. It provides a strong hold yet can be …

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Glo Charger Condo

Glo Charger Condo

Isn’t it good to know that when you need to charge your glo igniter you know right where to find the charger? What? You can’t find it? Well you need to read this tip. Pick up some inexpensive wall outlets …

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