How To: Remove the clutch bell and shoes from an RC vehicle

In this Hobbies & Toys video you will see how to remove the clutch bell and shoes from an RC vehicle. You will need a 2. 0 wrench, a 3. 0 flat end screw driver, a clutch shoe tool, T wrench, the fly wheel tool and a battery termination puller. The first step is to remove the clutch bell by unscrewing at the very end and it will come off. Now pull the clutch bell out slowly and it will come out. Next you got to remove the clutch shoe using the clutch shoe tool. You can watch the video for the ...

How To: Remove a nitro engine from a remote control vehicle

In this video you will learn how to remove a nitro engine from a remote control vehicle. One way you can do this is by removing your mount from the bottom, this can be done by removing the screws on the bottom. Another way to this is to remove the engine from the mount. Aside from the tools needed to remove certain parts, a lot of the pieces are easy to remove as all you need to do is slide them out or pop them out. Squirrel says that its fairly easy to remove but putting them all in is anoth...

How To: Paint a radio controlled vehicle shell

This video will walk you through the beginning to end on painting a RC (radio controlled) vehicle shell. Everything that you need to know on how to paint a shell is on here, from shaker cans (spray paint) to airbrushes. I use a Iwata by the way and a harbor freight air compressor. The paint used in this is Pactra silver and black. The airbrush paint is Spaz Stix candy apple green, blue, dark blue, and white. The lightning effect came out pretty well in my opinion, but you be the judge.

How To: Install a ProLine Slash Protrac for a Traxxas Slash RC vehicle

If you own a Traxxas Slash RC vehicle and plan on installing a ProLine Slash Protrac, then this tutorial is what you need. In both videos, you'll find out the necessary steps that are needed to help install whatever it is you need on your RC vehicle. The tools you'll need include, the installation piece, some drivers, flat tip screw drivers, and more. It's easy to follow and really helpful, so good luck and enjoy!

How To: Modify gearing on a Traxxas Rustler R/C vehicle

If you're fond of remote-controlled vehicles, you might appreciate this video tutorial on how to modify gearing on a Traxxas Rustler R/C vehicle. The Traxxas Rustler is a proven favorite with a formula for rugged fun that nothing else can touch. The Rustler blows the doors off the competition with more power, smoother control, better grip, and performance that makes it one of the fastest Ready-To-Race electric trucks available. Modifying the gears is an easy way to boost top speed. You can in...

How To: Waterproof a remote controlled vehicle

If you call yourself a hobbyist or a kid at heart, you know that remote-controlled vehicles are more than just fun. If you're a serious R/C man, you'll know all about doing everything to your model truck or car, like fixing wheels, vamping the pinion gears, waterproofing, troubleshooting, electronic diagnostics, setting up, programming and finally... racing. As much as you know about these remote-controlled vehicles, it will never be enough, you'll always be looking for more...

How To: Deal with a flooded Nitro engine on an RC vehicle

Alishan Mao describes how to fix a flooded Nitro Engine on an RC car, remove the excess fuel, and start the engine. Flooding of the engine can occur when priming the engine. If you prime the engine too much, the engine can get flooded, making it difficult to pull the pull start. A simple way to fix this is to remove the glow plug. Cover the top of the engine with cloth or rag and hold it there so that the fuel does not splash all over the place. Pull the pull start several times. The fuel wil...

How To: Install/remove a clutch bell assembly on an RC vehicle

This video is on how to install and remove a clutch bell assembly for a nitro radio controlled engine, and some simple troubleshooting tips. It will show you the proper way of removing the flywheel, installing and removing clutch shoes, and how to ensure that the clutch bell (CB) spins freely. You can use this on any RC kit, and will also help racers in the pit and bashers alike.

How To: Assemble a shock assembly on an RC vehicle

Squirrelod shows you how to put together a shock assembly or a shock absorber on a Factory Team remote control car kit. He takes us through building the piston - shaft, dampener, nuts and over rings step by step. Practical tips and tricks involved in building up the shaft and the recommended oil used are presented. This is not something that should be done in a hurry since time is needed to let the oil settle thus removing any air bubbles in the piston. Although the instructions for different...

How To: Replace the glow plug in your RC Nitro vehicle engine

In this how to video, you will learn how to install and replace the glow plug in your RC car. Glow plugs are used to ignite the fuel in the engine. A glow ignition makes the filament in the plug red hot. To check if the glow plug works, place it on the ignition and check if the filament is bright red. This is very easy, as you just need a 4 way wrench. Slide it in the engine and take the glow plug out by spinning the wrench counter clockwise. Once this is done, place the new glow plug in and ...

How To: Dye RC vehicle parts

See in these two videos, how to dye your radio controlled vehicle's parts. You'll see how to properly dye many plastic parts on your RC vehicle like Revo 2.5 or 3.3 rockers, high down force Ofna wings, pro-line rims, and many more parts. The project uses RIT dye that comes in many colors to include black, light and dark blue, green, and more. This will allow you to take any color of part (especially white) and make your RC into something that is customized with little effort.

How To: Get the most out of your RC vehicle LiPo battery

If you call yourself a hobbyist or a kid at heart, you know that remote-controlled vehicles are more than just fun. If you're a serious R/C man, you'll know all about doing everything to your model truck or car, like fixing wheels, vamping the pinion gears, waterproofing, troubleshooting, electronic diagnostics, setting up, programming and finally... racing. As much as you know about these remote-controlled vehicles, it will never be enough, you'll always be looking for more...

How To: Secure batteries in an RC vehicle

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Paul Onorato uses electrical tape to secure the AA's in your receiver pack. A little bit of electrical tape will keep the batteries in place while off-roading the RC vehicle. Watch this instructional video and learn how to anchor the batteries in the receiver of an RC vehicle.

How To: Clean an RC vehicle kit, engine and air filter

If you call yourself a hobbyist or a kid at heart, you know that remote-controlled vehicles are more than just fun. If you're a serious R/C man, you'll know all about doing everything to your model truck or car, like fixing wheels, vamping the pinion gears, waterproofing, troubleshooting, electronic diagnostics, setting up, programming and finally... racing. As much as you know about these remote-controlled vehicles, it will never be enough, you'll always be looking for more...

How To: Buy and sell a used RC vehicle

If you call yourself a hobbyist or a kid at heart, you know that remote-controlled vehicles are more than just fun. If you're a serious R/C man, you'll know all about doing everything to your model truck or car, like fixing wheels, vamping the pinion gears, waterproofing, troubleshooting, electronic diagnostics, setting up, programming and finally... racing. As much as you know about these remote-controlled vehicles, it will never be enough, you'll always be looking for more...

How To: How the Headrest in Your Vehicle Can Potentially Save Your Life One Day

If you ever find yourself in a car that's submerged under water, your first instinct should be to try and open either the window or the door in the first few seconds of touching water. Unfortunately, if you wait any longer than that, the lopsided ambient water pressure subjected to the car will make it impossible to open the car door, and the now ubiquitous power windows will likely short out. Sure, you could wait until the pressure has equalized on both sides of the car, but this usually hap...

How To: Prepare your vehicle for winter weather

When winter rolls around, you get some pretty unpredictable weather: hail, snow, rain, ice, black ice, nasty stuff. Being properly prepared is extremely important because you never know what can happen to you while you're on the road. In this video you will learn how to prepare your vehicle for winter driving.

How To: Make a DIY vehicle immobilizer to stop car thieves

We all know the G-spot as that sensitive area that drives women crazy, but for auto enthusiasts, it has a whole new meaning. The G-Spot, designed by Daniel Davies, is a vehicle immobilizer, which keeps your vehicles safe from car thieves. And you don't need to pay a huge amount of money to get one, either! You can make on yourself, right at home, provided you have all the right materials.

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