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RC Engine Reassembly

Now that your engine has been fully dismantled, it's time to replace any worn parts. In my engine all that was required was a new piston and sleeve. Yours may differ. If your engine failed...

RC Engine Teardown

You'll eventually run into an engine that just flat won't run anymore, and if it has a fair bit of sentimental value and/or is expensive to replace, rebuilding it is a viable option. Here's how to do that...

Mod Your Transmitter For LiPo

This article will give you a step by step guide on how to easily modify your existing transmitter to use a LiPo battery

How To Create Gate Markers For Crawling

Gate markers are a commonly used item in competition rock crawling, but few just-for-fun crawler guys even know about them or what they are used for. In competition crawling events, they are used to mark where checkpoints are...

How To Make Body Washers

Tired of your body post punching through that new, freshly painted rc body of yours? This tip is a simple way to help prevent this from happening, which will extend the life of your RC body.

How To Cut Tire Foams

For those who don't know, tire foams are pieces of circular foam that fit into the tire to give it support since most RC tires aren't pneumatic, or filled with air. This is a step by step guide...

How To Store RC Tires

People that are new to the RC hobby may not realize how big of deal it is to store your tires correctly, especially if you are planning on decent performance from them. This article will show you a couple different ways...

How To Store Your RC Car

Storing your car - what's the big deal? What could hurt it while it just sits there, not even being driven? Well, a lot of things can happen to your RC car while it is in storage.

RC Electric Engines

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There are basically two types of electric RC model motors available to hobbyists. The brushed electric motor and the brushless electric motor. Confused? We explain in full detail.

RC Batteries

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RC racing can be an expensive hobby, and batteries definitely account for some of the cost. Find out how using rechargeable batteries in your RC vehicle can save you money.

RC Tires

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In order to get the best performance possible from your RC vehicle, it is important to know how to select, maintain, and change your RC car tires. By understanding how the tires work, you will be prepared...

RC Servos and Crystals

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Radio controlled vehicles not only require a transmitter and receiver, but also make use of servos and crystals. We give you a basic outline of what these parts of your RC vehicle do.

2.4 GHz Systems

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In this article we give you a basic ouline of what 2.4 GHz systems are, and how they differ from the older MHz band.

Brief Intro To RC

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Welcome R/C enthusiast! We know that getting started with radio controlled models can be daunting and confusing. There is a lot of new terminology and techniques that you may be unfamiliar with. We provide more info here.

RC Airplanes

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Radio controlled (RC) planes are available with both gas powered and electric engines. 3 and 4 channel receivers are the most common, though some gliders and entry level planes can operate with just a 2 channel receiver.