Handy tips for
Handy tips for Remote Control cars are always welcome for the newbie.
Those especially not from an engineering background but pursue driving
remote control cars as hobby is always on a look out for some handy
By putting Velcro on the bottom of the radio and also at the top of
the toolbox, you can stick the radio that way and walk off coolly to
your speeding alley of your car.
By using 5 to 10 ohm ceramic resistors in your starter box, you can
make your own glow plug driver. Over the time 10 ohms had been good
but now supposedly they have degraded adding another in parallel should
do the job.
Saving the paint in fast racing car has always been problems. A quick
solution to the long standing problem can be to put tape inside the
body where things might rub
One can spool planetary differences by just flipping 2 opposing planet
Make a pigtail for your charger with all the different connectors you
use. This way the TX, Rx, deans, power pole, and alligator can be clipped
all in one off the charger.
One can put a ziptie on for body clips, or clips in general, and for
fuel tanks as well.
If there is more than one car, that uses a removable radio tray like
HPI, instead of buying 2 sets of electronics, stitching the radio tray
in and out does the trick. It takes a little more time, but saves money.
When you buy a new chassis and the old on is not badly damaged if at
all, one can make something out of it, like a radio tray or something
that may be used as another car part. Using old car part is always a
part of creativity. You may never know if you would surprise some judge
in a participating contest.
Something as simple as a silly putty can also become a must presence
in the tool box. It serves several purposes. It seals the receiver from
dirt, dust and moisture.It also insolates and holds car wiring in place.
It works great as a different lock. It also helps make custom chassis.
It really helps to make mould out of the part that needs to be fit in
every time. To add a part, a thin layer of putty can be laid down, press
the piece that needs to be fit in onto the putty. Lifting the piece
off will leave an impression of the part and its bolt pattern Once the
center is punched and drilled, the part will fit perfect every time.
Putting a small piece of zip tie down the hole of a stripped plastic
part will hold the screw in place till it is replaced with a new one.
To goose the runtime of remote control car the simple trick is to charge
them multiple times. If you put your remote control car on charging
and take off the plug two- three times then it might give you a good
run time because the battery gets charged all over again. But doing
it umpteen times might prove lethal to battery life.
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