Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Baja Antenna Relocation

Baja Antenna Relocation

Many Baja 5B drivers use Spektrum receivers. The antenna can be a little too short to make it to the stock antenna- mount position. By placing the receiver directly under the rubber cap in the radio box, you can place …

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What A Crate Idea!

What A Crate Idea

You’ve seen the stacks of trays at the grocery store that are used when breads are delivered. Did you know that these are often discarded? They can be cut to fit your soft track bag and provide a solid base. …

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Micro T Hardware

Micro T Hardware

Losi’s micro vehicles’ spur gears all feature an adjustable slipper. The plastic nut used to adjust it can wear out. Replace it with a 4-40 locknut, and you’ll never have to deal with a stripped nut again. Tip by Josh

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Space To Wrench On

Space To Wrench On

If space is tight and your only table is used for dining, computing and wrenching, you’ll appreciate this info. You’ll need a piece of plywood that’s cut to a size that gives you enough workspace and will fit on your …

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Accessible Charger Leads

Accessible Charger Leads

There are so many types of battery used in the hobby that it makes sense to go with a charger that uses banana plugs. You can then have a lead made for each type of plug you use. Keep them …

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Lint-Roller Mat Cleaner

Lint-Roller Mat Cleaner

If you use a rubber pit mat, you know that it isn’t easy to wipe it clean. Use a lint roller to pick up all the loose dirt, metal or plastic shavings and any other debris that’s left after you’ve …

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Twin Striping

Twin Striping

To make a pair of parallel lines in a paint job, tape two markers together. On the outside of a body, they can give you guidelines for cutting the mask on the inside, or you can draw on masking tape …

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Strip Assist

Strip Assist

The hex on hex screws often gets stripped out, and it’s then difficult to remove the screw. By using a small piece of paper, or even Teflon tape, you can give the hex driver a snug fit to provide just …

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Thread Assist

Thread Assist

If your self-tapping screws don’t tap into plastic parts so well, scrape them across a bar of soap first. The soap will lubricate the threads and help them to glide into the plastic. Just remember to go slowly and do …

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Glow Igniter Grip

Glow Igniter Grip

If your glow igniter has lost its ability to grip the plug, it’s probably because its inner tabs have lost their shape. Using a soldering iron, put a small drop of solder on each of the tabs. After you’ve done …

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A Cure for Bearing Slop

A Cure for Bearing Slop

Over time, a composite bearing carrier may loosen its grip and allow the bearing to fall out and end your day of fun. Aluminum tape, such as the kind used for ductwork in the home, can cure the problem. Cut …

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Runaway Prevention

Runaway Prevention

A runaway nitro vehicle is a heart-stopper. Play it safe and take the necessary precautions to avoid this situation. Here are two options for a throttle-return setup. The idea is to have the throttle pulled shut mechanically if receiver power …

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Baja Window Clasp

Baja Window Clasp

The clips that secure aftermarket Baja 5B windows to the roll cage tend to come off during a collision, and can cause the windows to break. Drill a hole through the clip that’s large enough to fit over the head …

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Trial-&-Error Painting Exercise

Trial and Error Painting Exercise

When you paint your next body, you may want to try something new. You don’t want to start spraying a new body without first practicing a little. Cut sections of clear plastic 2-litre bottles and use them to experiment with …

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Keep your Foams Dry

Keep Your Foams Dry

When you clean your tires, avoid letting water get into your wheels and the foam inserts, or it may throw off the wheel’s balance and possibly damage the insert. Stick tape over the vent hole in the wheel before you …

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