Thursday, February 22, 2018

Super Strong Bodyclip Holder

Super Strong Bodyclip Holder

You can find inexpensive, strong, neodymium disc magnets online at sites such as kjmagnetics.com. They are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and strengths and have many uses, including keeping track of you body clips. Duct tape a disc …

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Make Mudguards

Make Mudguards

Mudguards help to keep the rear axles free of dirt and debris, and they’re increasingly popular with truggy and buggy drivers. If you have an old 1/8- scale buggy wing, its ends may make perfect guards. Carefully cut the ends …

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Marker Beats Memory

Marker Beats Memory

If you need to remove your receiver, it can be tough to trace the servo leads so that you’ll remember which channel each lead goes to. Use a permanent marker to put tick marks on the leads: one tick for …

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Receiver Protection

Receiver Protection

Water is the enemy of your electronic components, and many receiver boxes are not considered waterproof. Kitchen plastic wrap works well to keep moisture out. If your box is large enough, you can put a layer of foam around the …

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Table Protection

Table Protection

If you like to watch TV in the family room or spread out in the kitchen while you wrench on your cars, you risk dropping your tools on nice tables, and that can have certain repercussions. Yoga mats are inexpensive, …

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Padded Thumbscrews

Padded Thumbscrews

If your car uses screws to hold the battery strap in place, it can be tough to make quick battery changes. Put a small section of fuel tubing over the screw heads, and you will be able to grip the …

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Hex Tool Revival

Many hex tools that see constant use tend to get rounded off at the tip. This causes the tool to slip and may strip out hex heads. Using a cut-off disc and a Dremel tool, you can renew the tips …

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Neatness Matters

Neatness Matters

Excess servo leads can look messy and may get tangled with moving parts. Wrap them around a screwdriver to make tight little spring-like coils that look cool and keep them out of harm’s way. Tip by Toby Kearns

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Seal the Cap

Seal the Cap

It’s not uncommon for plastic shocks with plastic caps to start leaking after a while. If you aren’t ready to upgrade to aluminum units you can use teflon plumbers tape to help create an airtight seal on the plastic cap. …

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Blue Glue Saves the Pins

Save the Pins

Too many times we’ve all pulled a wheel hex off only to have the pin vanish, never to be found again. A dab of blue Loctite on the pin prior to installation will helps keep this from happening the next …

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Narrow Your Monster Truck Wheels

Narrow MT Wheels

Doug likes the look of a narrow monster truck tire but the tires he had on hand were wide. Using a cutoff wheel chucked into his drill press he was able to cut the outer bead off and glue the …

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Clean and Precise Glue Application

Clean and Precise Glue Application

A small tube is included with most CA glues. This helps to get glue to the spot where it’s needed without gluing everything else around it. These tiny tubes are basically a single use item because the glue cures inside. …

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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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