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Why You Clean Your RC After Use

Posted on Monday, September 20th, 2010 | in Electric RC | 8 Comments

I just got home from yet another muddy, dusty, sandy run at the local RC track and I couldn’t be more ready to climb into bed and catch some well deserved sleep.  It occurred to me that I had better spend a little time cleaning up my truck.  The thing is, as you all know tomorrow has a way of never coming and when it comes to the upkeep you don’t really want to let things go too long.  Besides keeping your RC looking fresh there are a lot of moving parts that can experience build up each and every time you use it.  It doesn’t matter if you run a Nitro or an Electric RC there are a few things you can do each time you run it to make sure things stay running smooth.  Were going to look at a few tips on keeping your electric looking good, running good, and lasting long. Read on »»

Painting Lexan Body part 1/2: Preparations, Masking

Posted on Monday, September 20th, 2010 | in How To, News | 3 Comments

Painting a new body can be a daunting task but with some planning and patience you can get your design onto that clear body with ease and have it look like a masterpiece. I will show you how I painted the ATTK-10 body that came with the HPI Blitz ESE. The painting will be done with shaker spray cans. Read on »»

3 Advantages Of Running Stock Equipment

Posted on Thursday, September 16th, 2010 | in Advice | 6 Comments

If you like to spend a little time at the track like I do you will notice two distinct categories of vehicles.  You have people racing either stock or modified vehicles. Stock basically means exactly what it sounds like, everything is as it was from the factory.  There is also a different kind of stock you may have heard of and that is “stock spec” and this is basically aftermarket parts the still qualify as stock equipment.    There are a lot of reasons to run stock parts in your RC truck or car but I am going to give you three reasons you cannot ignore. Read on »»

RC Shock Positioning

Posted on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 | in Mods | 3 Comments

If you are rocking jumps with your RC car or truck you have surely started tweaking the shock positioning of your vehicle.  If you are new to RC shocks, or shocks in general as I was you are going to want to know a few basic things about tuning them.  If you take a close look at where the shocks connect to your vehicle you will notice there are several positions across the top and bottom to adjust.  (not all vehicles are the same)  If you cannot adjust the top, well then I guess you’re doing the best you can with the bottom.  A few basic principals to get you started. Read on »»

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