Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Traxxas 4-TEc2

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Fender Flares

Fender Flares

Many of us love to add details that mimic full-scale vehicles. Black tubing around the wheel wells is an easy addition that provides a bit of scale realism. Use a sharp knife to carefully slit the tubing along its length. …

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Extra Body Support

Extra Body Support

Plane sheets of Lexan are available in a variety of thicknesses. There are many uses for the material. One use is to add strength to the bed of your truck bodies. Cut a piece that covers at least the back …

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Vinyl Bed Cover

Vinyl Bed Cover

To add scale realism to your pickup truck body, try painting the bed on the outside of the shell. You can use standard Lexan paint but for a vinyl-like appearance use Plasti-Dip in the spray can. This can be done …

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Body Repair

Body Repair

If your Lexan body is cracked or split you can repair it and keep it from getting worse with a little effort. Secure the crack with a piece of mesh drywall tape then coat the entire area with Shoo Goo. …

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Blade Disposal

Blade Disposal

Worn X-acto blades all over your pit table or workbench are a safety hazard. Cut a slit in the lid of an empty pill bottle and deposit old blades as soon as you remove them from the handle. This can …

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Easy Fuel Line Clipping

Easy Fuel Line Clipping

If you happen to have these special clippers for trimming Fido’s toenails you can use them for quick and accurate trimming of fuel line for your nitro vehicle. Just slip the tubing through the blades and squeeze. They may not …

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Organized Charge Leads

Organized Charge Leads

You can’t charge your batteries if you can’t find the appropriate charge lead. Keep them organized and at the ready by drilling pairs of 1/8-inch holes in a block of wood. The block can be mounted on the wall or …

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RC Slash Shield

Slash Shield

Minimize the amount of dirt and debris that can enter the chassis on your Slash by creating a small shield from scrap Lexan or plastic. They can be held in place with servo tape or screwed into the chassis. Tip …

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Trigger Finger Fit

Trigger Finger Fit

You can get more accurate control of the throttle and brake when you eliminate the play in the trigger. A small piece of fuel tubing on the brake side of the trigger will provide a snugger fit for smaller fingers. …

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Chip Cans RC Tire Canister

Pit with Potato Chips

Those tall potato chip canisters you’ve been emptying out and throwing away can have a second chance at being useful. Some sizes of tires and wheels will stack inside, just like the chips. Depending on what scale you choose to …

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Simple Soldering Jig

Simple Soldering Jig

A paint can cap makes a quick and easy jig for holding wires together for soldering. Cut two small slices in opposite sides of the lid’s edge. Slide the wires into the slices with the area for soldering centered in …

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