RC How Tos

How To: Steering Upgrade on your Axial RR10 Bomber RTR

How To: Steering Upgrade on your Axial RR10 Bomber

Crawlers, rock racers, scalers and the like are all the rage right now and are what some say is keeping the hobby alive. Custom rigs rule the off-road events, but there is plenty of RTR goodness to be found at your local hobby emporium. Many of those RTRs are courtesy of the dirt fanatics at Axial. Over the last few …

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How To: Install a Screen Protector on your Transmitter

How To: Install a Screen Protector on your Transmitter

Most of today’s high-end computerized radio systems come with large function screens that allow you to filter through their menu systems. It’s great having the large screen, but its large size makes it easy to scratch if you’re not careful. I was in that boat at one time; the moment I got my Futaba 4PX I immediately pulled the screen …

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How To: Apply a FreqEskinz Wrap to Your Futaba Transmitter

How To: Apply a Freqeskinz Wrap to Your Futaba Transmitter

As RC enthusiasts, we’re always finding ways to customize our gear to make it our own. We add flashy paint on our cars, mark our tools for better identification and even sticker up our pit mats, pit lights and chargers to add some character. One item I rarely see addressed, though, is the transmitter. I’m not sure why; it’s one …

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How To: Building a Small Bottle Holder

How To: Building a Small Bottle Holder

Beginner’s Guide to RC – How To Build a Small Bottle Holder How many of you out there have organized home pit spaces? I do, for the most part, however I’m constantly struggling with keeping track of multiple bottles of CA, threadlocker and other small containers. I try and keep them together, but every now and then I accidentally bump …

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How To: Balancing Your Offroad and Onroad Wheels

Balancing Your Offroad and Onroad Wheels

Beginner’s Guide to RC – How To Balance Your Offroad and Onroad Wheels Many of you put in countless hours of preparation and maintenance in your offroad and onroad vehicles, but how many of you actually take the 5 minutes to balance your tires? Unbalanced tires can cause that corner to bounce off the surface, resulting in inconsistent handling and …

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How To: Clean Your Bearings

How To: Clean Your Bearings

Beginner’s Guide to RC – Cleaning Your Bearings I’m like most of you; I love getting my ride out in the dirt or mud and having some fun! I always say, though, that even though you spend the day getting your car dirty or muddy, you had BETTER spend the day cleaning your car as well! Clean cars are happy …

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How To: Change Connectors on Your Battery and ESC

How To: Change Connectors on Your Battery and ESC

Beginner’s Guide to RC – Change Connectors on Your Battery and ESC One of the ways manufacturers help keep costs down is to supply their batteries and ESCs with inexpensive connectors. On the plus side, these connectors can cost fractions of what the good, high end connectors cost, allowing them to pass that savings down to you. Because these connectors …

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How To: Easily Set Your Slipper Clutch

How To: Easily Set Your Slipper Clutch

Beginner’s Guide to RC – Easily Set Your Slipper Clutch Surprisingly, your offroad vehicle’s slipper clutch is one of the most underrated tuning options. It not only helps protect the drivetrain from damage during sudden jolts, it also allows you tune some ‘slip’ into the drive, making it easier to accelerate on slippery surfaces. The process to set the slipper …

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How To: Short Course Tire Mounting 101

How To: Short Course Tire Mounting 101

Beginner’s Guide to RC – 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 …

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