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2 Handy Tips, Add Yours Too

Old 01-30-2008, 07:15 PM
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Feel free to add to this list, it may show up something new, for noobs and old hands alike.

These may well be commonly used already but..

Found that the shims with the Proline 23mm adapters were of poor quality and didn`t fit well, so tried a copper washer from a glow plug on my bench, works a treat, got two at each corner now, seems ok, might need 1 proline shim on as well.

Fitting an old 1/8th bash shell from my T Maxx onto my Revo 3.3 I needed to work out exactly where the body posts and ez start plug were on an already painted shell, so I got some tipex and put it on the body posts and around the square rim of the ez plug then just sat the body on and let the tipex mark the holes.
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Hook your body clips to the body so you don't lose them.
Old 01-30-2008, 07:34 PM
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Use blue thread lock on metal to metal connections.
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Clean your tires with simple green. Use a small brush to scrub and rinse with water. The tires come out like new and they becone very tacky for super traction
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don't touch the pipe when Hot

always clean the air filter after ever hour, even if it dosen't look dirty.

I'm sure I'll think of some more later.
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Always keep your batts chrged.


DON'T DRINK NITRO!!!
Old 01-31-2008, 12:35 PM
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haha yeah..

they should have on the manuals:

CAUTION: Avoid Death.
Old 01-31-2008, 01:18 PM
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Things I`ve got to find a uk equivalent to are denatured alcohol and simple green, if anyone could help with some of the chemical ingredients, or some other way of finding the same thing over here, that would be awesome!!
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go to rccaraction.com and look up "pit tips"
Old 01-31-2008, 01:40 PM
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Don't spit into the wind.

Never pet a burning dog.
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the easy off pull tab body clip things are very nice and easy to make.
Old 01-31-2008, 07:27 PM
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umm, don't crash???? oh wait, thats the fun part to watch, lol

seriously though, check the air filter after every crash to make sure its on, saved my bro's truck cuz it did an end over end barrel roll (like 7 rolls) and hit an electrical box, only thing that came off was the air filter. could have been very costly...
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check wheel nuts every now and then,they seem to come off at the worst time
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Fill a small medical syrenge with grease. Makes a nifty grease gun for gears.
To store small parts, screws ect- Lay them on ductape (sticky side up) then lay more tape on top of that. Makes a nice little envelope. You can write on it whats inside. example: "reverse gear parts"
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Fill a small medical syrenge with grease. Makes a nifty grease gun for gears.
To store small parts, screws ect- Lay them on ductape (sticky side up) then lay more tape on top of that. Makes a nice little envelope. You can write on it whats inside. example: "reverse gear parts"
Okay you were on the right track with the first tip then you got all retarded on us. Instead of duct tape, use ziploc bags. T hey come in many different sizes from places like office depot and hooby craft stores. I have some in 2" X 6" and they are perfect for just about anyhting. Shock fluid bottles, air filter oil bottles, spur gears, reverse gear parts, batteries, fuel tubing, etc. I didn't mean to be so mean lean is mean... sorry. But the duct tape idea is a great one if thats all you got to work with. Very creative! But I got all these ziplocs and they are an awesome thing to have. My tool box is nice and tidy. I can find everything I am looking for and it is not messy or wet or dirty. I am a neat freak sometimes for sure. Nitrovenom taught me aberything I know! He is super!!!
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Tips

#1 When you are tearing a rc put your parts to the side in order you are taking them off. That way you dont forget what part goes on next when you are putting it back together.

#2 Use the top of spray paint cans to store small screws when your working on your rc's so they don't roll off your table.

#3 Before you take your Nitro RC out in the Snow start it indoors then take it outside.
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don't forget to charge the batts.
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don't poor sand down the crab

use hose clamps to hold the air filter on[8D]
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Put Teflon tape around pivot ball retainers to keep them from coming out of axle carriers. Put blue glow plug wire through an old piece of fuel line for protection.

Don't glue your fingers to the tires!
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You can also heat shrink your blue glow plug wire. Super tough!!!
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Don't glue your fingers to the tires!
I know a person that did that, if pretty funny and as long as you're not the one that did it
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I always seem to glue my finger nail down to my finger. I hate that feeling and it lasts for a few days too.
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Yeah, heat shrink works good too, I used it on my antenna tube and wire. As for the finger nail glueing...... that freakin sucks too!
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Drink 8 stubbies min, before driving at BMX tracks !
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Use blue locktight on all your metal to metal fasteners!!!!





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