RC Car Action Magazine Editor Matt Higgins shows how to fix common rock crawling problems such as body repair and a spun hex. Taking a remote control vehicle off road can often result in some damage, like a cracked body or a spun hex. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to fix common rock crawling problems on an RC vehicle.
The video demonstrates how to make a great RC jump ramp free of cost. Firstly for this you have to note that you must learn to control your RC in the air because wrong landings after high jumps can cause severe damage to your RC.To make a great ramp for jumping first take a box, a small box is taken here. The same can be done on a bigger box. Then opening the box cut the lateral upsides of the box. After that just put it down and put a tape at the place it touches the box. A curve as you desi...
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Paul Onorato shows us how to cut wheel wells in lexan bodies. Scissors can mar and warp the edge of the lexan plastic body, try an Xacto knife instead. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to cut the wheel wells from the lexan body for a remote control car.
I decided to make a quick banner for my RC plane. It was basically free, but you might need to get a few materials if you don't have them. My plane is a Hobbyzone Champ, which is a hardy but tiny plane, weighing only 1.3 ounces with the battery. My how-to is modeled after this, which is intended for the Super Cub. It is the bigger version of the Champ, weighing a total of 25.2 ounces, which is more than 18 times the weight of Champ. As you can see, I was faced with a problem. How was I going ...
R/C car manufacturer Losi just recently released the LOSI 1/10 TEN-T TRUGGY RTR, which is apparently the world's most advanced radio controlled car.
Model Airplane News Editor John Reid shows how to soldering connectors on to Lipo Batteries. Proper technique is essential not to heat damage the batteries. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to solder connectors to the batteries on an RC vehicle.
This video tutorial shows you how to program your ESC for your RC vehicle. This is an important tutorial since this will help make your "remote control" vehicle be controlled by a remote. So sit back and enjoy!
Built by three Belgian guys, this bad boy holds the Guinness Book of World Records for largest RC plane. It has a span of 8.9m, 4 X 160cc engine, it weighs 210 kg and is built on a scale of 1/5 of the B29.
Have you ever tried making your own remote-controlled water boat, but were missing all the key parts? Well, now you don't need to worry about expensive ingredients, because this video will show you how to make an RC engine boat with useless junk. You just might have some old used crap lying around, collecting dust, so why not put it to use making this awesome toy? You'll need some basic used parts, a plane toy and power supply fans.
When getting into RC planes the hardest part is actually putting together the plane itself. But don't just pull the cord to try to start the engine, there are a few steps that you will need to go through first. In this video you will get a full walkthrough of how to prep the plane and then how to actually start a small gas powered RC motor.
This video tutorial shows you how to start and break in a new Nitro Engine for an RC Plane. 1. Block the carb and rotate the prop to prime the engine.
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...
Sure, you've folded paper airplanes before. But I bet they don't stay airborne for very long. But they will, thanks to this clever little hack.
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Matt Higgins explains how to modify your antenna cap for better wire protection. Make sure that antenna cap doesn't go flying off. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to secure the antenna cap on an RC vehicle.
This video tutorial shows tips on applying Liquid Mask to your RC car body prior to painting. Liquid mask takes the place of masking tape while painting. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to easily prep the body of an RC vehicle before painting.
This video will help you diagnose and troubleshoot on a basic level, your electric kit. I get asked alot "please fix my rc" and the main issue is that people do not understand how their rc works. While using a multimeter, I will show you how to diagnose battery batteries bars, esc, receiver, antenna, radio on crystals 2.4ghz synthesized modulation motor brushless bl brush less brushed transmission slipper gears pinions cvd dogbones dog bone wheels pins hex and other aspects that will not allo...
Watch this instructional hobby video to properly set up and fly a remote control helicopter. Transmitter switches and servo wires should all be set up this way. Charge the flight pack and you are ready. If you are a beginner, leaving the flybar weights at the outer position will dampen the controls and make the helicopter easier to fly. As you improve, move the weights in for quicker response. The swashplate has a metal ball for reduced wear and precise control. The servos are screwed to the ...
Watch this instructional model making video for a demonstration on how to use a foam cutter to cut a flying wing delta. The foam UFO Roswell Delta is a durable model. You may need your own set of instructions to complete this model airplane project, but the visual guidelines provide useful tips for building your EPP foam model airplane.
Watch this visual guide on how to build an radio controlled airplane.
Check out this five-part video tutorial on how to use fiberglass finish over balsa wood for RC airplanes. If you like building engines and bodies for remote-controlled vehicles (airplanes), then this will definitely help you out, just by learning how to apply simple fiberglass to the balsa wood parts of the RC airplane body. You will learn all of the tricks needed for fiberglassing.
If the servo wires in your RC car are broken or need to be a different size for the setup you're working with, this video will help you out. It will show you how to repair damaged servo wires or, if you aren't happy with the size, swap them out for longer or shorter wires.
Got a broken clutch on your favorite RC car? Don't despair. This video guide will tell you what to do to get your remote control vehicle back up and running in no time flat.
If you're fond of remote-controlled vehicles, you might appreciate this video tutorial on how to program a Traxxas electronic speed control. The Traxxas R/C ESC models you will learn to program are the XL-5, XL-10, EVX-2 and VXL-3S. They all have a single push button to turn on and off the ESC and program it. To get the most out of your Traxxas RC vehicle, learn to set up the programming by calibrating the electronic speed control, transmitter, throttle profile selection.
This instructional video demonstrates how to fix a transmitter antenna that won't tighten. To do this you will have to take apart your remote control radio. Luckily, this is not as difficult as it may seem.
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin Hetmanski shows you how to properly clean you tires before you glue. Glue won't adhere to dirty tires, and can make a giant mess. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to properly prep tires and rims on an RC vehicle for glue.
If you feel like you're too stressed and need something to help you get away from it all, pick up a hobby. Maybe building and flying RC vehicles. This can be a great hobby to pick up on and not only will it help make you relax, but it can be a great way to have some fun in the process by flying planes. So check out the video above, good luck, and enjoy!
If you're looking for a video on how to add weights to your RC vehicles tires, you've come to the right place! In this tutorial, you'll find out what you can do to add weight to your tires as well as where are some of the best places to get them. Weights can help add of course weight down on your tires making them a bit more stable and useful when out in a rocky area. So check out the video and enjoy!
To refill your RC truck shocks the first step is to remove the shock with an alarm key located at the bottom of the shock. The next step is to pull the spring back and remove the lower joint and spring then remove the cap screw and be careful, their might be some oil still in there. Fill all the way up to the top if you want stiffer shocks and pump the shocks a few times to eliminate bubbles in the oil. Then reassemble and check to make sure it meets your needs and you are done.
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.
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...
In this tutorial, we learn how to solder wires to your rc car motor. First, you will put the flux on the out wires. Put a small amount on, but make sure it's evenly coated all around. After this, do the same process for the motor tabs. Then, tin the wire and then wipe off with a damp sponge. From here you will do the same thing for the motor tabs, taking the back off the motor tabs to make it easier to move around. After this, put the wire on top of the tab and pres with the iron. Now you sho...
See how to repair a nitro pull start for your RC (radio controlled) vehicle. You'll need it if you want to be a racer, especially if you don't know how to drive a real vehicle.
Need help figuring out how to align the steering servo on your remote-control car? It's easy once you know how. So easy, in fact, that this hobbyest's how-to can present a thorough, step-by-step overview of the process in just over three minutes' time. For specifics, and to get started adjusting the steering servo on your own RC car, watch this helpful video guide.
If you own a Traxxas Rustler, Stampede Bandit, or Slash RC vehicle, then this next tutorial may be for you. In the tutorial, you'll be finding out how to clean the transmission to your machine. Just like a car, keeping your RC vehicle in tip top shape is important for ensuring that your machine will last for a very long time. So if you need help with cleaning out your transmission, check out the tutorial above and good luck!
Watch this instructional model making video to begin building an RC airplane out of EPP foam. You may need to use your own set of instructions to complete this model, but the visual guidelines provide helpful tips for making a smooth, aerodynamic foam airplane.
Chris Chianelli gives you some tips on breaking in your nitro engine. RC cars require maintenance, just like a real car, and also need to be broken in, just like a real car. Watch this video tutorial and learn the proper steps and precautions to be taken when playing with a new RC toy car in order to not break the nitro engine.
Installing clutch shoes is very simple. What you need are the clutch shoes, clutch shoe installation/removal tool which costs about $5 or a flat tip screwdriver. First, line up the clutch shoe. Plastic shoes wear out faster. Aluminum last longer. With the screwdriver method you bend the spring out. Take the bent out spring and push it down. Push it straight down. This is not the authors favorite method. Using the clutch shoe installation tool, simply push the spring out and push straight down...
In this tutorial, we learn how to adjust and align the brakes on a Nitro RC car. It's very important to adjust and align your brakes so your RC car stays in top shape and doesn't get ruined while you are using it. Take the caliper out and see what the strength of it is, if it needs to be tightened, tighten it on both sides. Make sure everything is hooked up to a radio, then look to see if everything is reacting in correct order. When you pull the throttle back, everything should be moving in ...
So you want to waterproof an RC vehicle, eh? I like the way you think. In this four-part video, you'll learn everything you'll need to know to transform your remote-control car into a submarine car. The first video in the series demonstrates how to waterproof a servo, the next how to waterproof a speed controller and the third demonstrates how to waterproof your receiver. The fourth, and final, clip from the series demonstrates a waterproof RC car in action.
If you need help balancing our tires on your RC vehicle, this tutorial should help. Like a regular car, tire balancing is very beneficial since it can make things last a lot longer and make your RC drive smoother.