Help on RC Cars
Not everyone is a engineering geek and even if one is then sometimes
a quick tip or a helping advice is always welcome. We all want some
kind of help on how to keep all unwanted particles coming into your
car. A simple remedy to the same can be securing your air filter. Anther
option can be to buy du-bro body clip retainers and make sure that they
remain clipped and do not get loose.
Sometimes your car may act fancy. Like if you turn on your car, it keeps
steering to one side. This may happen even if you keep the wheels straight.
A good idea in this case would be to give a check if your car has a
“steering trim” knob/wheel/button option. If there is none then may
be adjusting steering servo armature length should do the trick.
A lot of dirt gets accumulated under the chassis and the most to get
affected are the screw heads. To get clean and sparkling screw heads
under the chassis, spray denatured alcohol on screw heads and then pick
the dirt with the help of paper clip. It is an effective way to clean
your screw heads that are packed with dirt enough so that your hex driver
can have enough meat to grab on. It is recommended to use denatured
alcohol as it seems to work better than the simple green or motor cleaner.
Compressed air also works better for cleaning NTC3after a good day bashing.
But an old sock always does the trick to clean your car sparkling and
shining. The soft wool or cotton wipes off the dirt like magic. But
one has to be sure not leave any lose socks thread going into the car.
A small painter brush always cleans unreachable areas and cleans them
gently. To wipe of sticky mud under the chassis or on the body of the
car using a toothbrush to brush it off also helps. But make sure not
to scratch you car paint with a too hard brush bristles.
Keeping spare starter batteries and giving a rain check on your tx,
rx, glow starts before going out with your car also helps. This is a
must when your batteries or lights etc have been in use for a while.
If you want an alternative way out to shut down the engine in comparison
to du-bro exhaust plug you can use a pencil to plug the exhaust to shut
down the engine fast. Everyone uses the cable tie trick to fasten the
bec plug together so they do not get disconnected accidentally. But
this does not seem practical because every time you have to cut the
tie and use a new one to recharge the cells. To overcome this problem,
a simple solution is to replace the cable ties with the twist tie that
holds your rx antenna. They are reusable and do the job perfectly.
Drilling your tires on the outside edge in the middle, instead of the
rim, keeps the dust and other crap out of your tires. They'll stay in
balance a lot longer as crud gets thrown out as you drive. If you drill
the rims, then every bit o crap will stay in your wheel.
To make your own chassis, blank circuit board or an aluminum plate does
a great job. Use vise grips to clamp the original chassis to the blank
material and drill all your holes by drilling straight through the existing
holes on the original chassis. You'll get everything to mount up nice
that way! If you bother that the circuit board might be too light. No
fret!. It is more or less like a fiber glass board and work well as
top plate on bigger cars too.
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