Sunday, April 22, 2018

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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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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Cheap Protection for your Radio

Cheap Protection for your Radio

Your transmitter came in a box with a foam insert that protected the unit during shipping. With a little packing tape and some Velcro, you can use it to protect it on the way to the track. Use the tape …

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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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Wrap it up Protect Your RC Reciever

Receiver Protection

Vet wrap is a stick-to-itself bandage commonly used for pets with injured legs. You may also find something similar for people. Use it to wrap your receivers to help protect them from dirt and to keep them from bouncing around …

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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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Marked for Drilling Your RC Body

If you didn’t drill your body-post holes before paint was applied it can be tricky to do it afterward. Here’s a solution. Gently place a small square of double sided tape on the body post then lower the body in …

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Tape It Up Protect your RC Body Paint

Paint Protector

Some car bodies can rub on the tires or other protruding chassis components under harsh driving conditions and in a crash. This can remove the paint in those areas. A little duct tape can add the protection needed to keep …

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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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