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Tony Phalen

Ask Tony: Mounting Tires to Wheels

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Hey Tony- What is the proper method to mount and glue tires to wheels?

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Short Course Tire Mounting 101

Short Course Tire Mounting 101

Mounting tires is nothing new; mounting them the correct way is a whole different story. While there is, I’m sure, hundreds of different tire mounting articles out there, this subject is always safe to revisit with all the new easy-to-use technology out there to get the job done. I’ve put together a short How To regarding the mounting of 1/10th scale Short Course tires.

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Ask Tony: Maintaining My SC10 4×4

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Hey Tony- I'm new to RC and I just took my Team Associated SC10 4x4 our for the first time last night to my local track. I have looked around for additional information but my main question is about maintenance.

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Savox SB-2270SG and SB-2271SG Brushless Digital Servos

Savox SB-2270SG and SB-2271SG Brushless Digital Servos

In preparation for the 2012 Short Course Nationals, I decided to do something a little different and race-prep a pair of Losi SC trucks for the event. I have a Losi XXX-SCT RTR from a previous article and a badly …

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Install an Upgrade RC Wrap on the Losi 5IVE-T

Install an Upgrade RC Wrap on the Losi 5IVE-T

Being a 1/5-scale junkie, when the news hit that Losi was releasing the 5IVE-T, I knew I had to have one! Lucky for me, Losi caught wind that I had won a few 1/5-scale Nationals and decided they would let …

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DRC Engineering Aurora SK Modified Conversion

DRC Engineering Aurora SK Modified Conversion

It is funny how one thing can lead to another. When I was a kid I remember going to Stafford Motor Speedway in Connecticut and Riverside Speedway in Agawam, Massachusetts to watch the open wheeled modified cars race on the …

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Make your own Mini-T Track

Make your own Mini-T Track!

The excitement of competition, the challenge of man vs. machine: Whatever the reason, RC is simply more fun when you drive on some sort of a track. It could range from a puny indoor oval to a highly technical outdoor …

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Screw Saver for a dollar

RC Tip - Screw Saver

You can’t put your vehicle back together if you don’t have all the hardware that you removed to disassemble it. Too often, screws are lost. To avoid this, check out the dollar store for a bowl that has a magnetic …

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Easy RC Hex-Driver Operation

RC Tip - Easy Hex-Driver Operation

If you have not yet invested in a good set of hex drivers, you are likely still using the ones that were included with your vehicle. If you would like to get a little more leverage, mount a large pinion …

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Revive Wet and Damp Electronics

RC Tip - Revive Wet Electronics

If you expose your electronics to water, they may not work properly. The next time it happens, try this. Empty a box of uncooked rice into a bowl and bury the waterlogged device in it. Leave it there for a …

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Spiral wrap with fuel tubing nice and neat

RC Tip - Keep it Tidy

You can make your own spiral wrap with fuel tubing, an antenna tube and a sharp hobby knife. Slide the tubing over the antenna and place it on the workbench. Place the knife on the tubing and roll the antenna …

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Easy Threading Screws

RC Tip - Easy Thread

Assembling some RC kits requires the use of self-tapping screws that are installed in hard plastic parts. If you first scrape the screws across a bar of soap, you will have an easier time getting them to thread into the …

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RC Parts storage and Stand

RC Tip - Store and Stand

When you’ve finished the oatmeal in the pantry, you’ll have a convenient canister to store tires and wheels in. The canister also makes a quick and easy car stand. You can get creative and paint it, or cover it with …

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RC Decals Made Easy

RC Tip - Decal Application Assistance

When applying decals, avoid touching the adhesive side with your fingers. The oils in your skin can prevent the decals from adhering properly. Use the tip of a hobby knife to lift the decal off its backing. This will also …

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How to Remember which battery is charged

RC Tip - Did I Charge This One?

If you run electric vehicles, you probably have several battery packs to keep track of, and you want to be sure that the pack you just installed is charged. Wrap a rubber band around your packs. When you remove a …

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