Are you a radio control car enthusiast who's never moved beyond the store-bought toy models from Radio Shack? Then this nine-part series of videos is what you've been waiting for. It breaks down how RC engines work in exhaustive detail, including whole sections on carbs, pipe ...more
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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.
Upgrade the shocks on your RC vehicle to new aftermarket parts with this informative video. This video details how to install the Universal Shock Mounting kit with Proline Power Strokes. Tools needed for this install are a 5.5 driver and a 2.0 hex.
Take one vintage, British made, 20 year old stock mardave meteor car and stick a 11.1v Li-Po battery up it's jacksey! It almost doubled it's speed and didn't seem to melt anything (although I didn't play with it for long, so if you want to try it yourself use extream caution)!
This shows how to use your RC car controller on PC games and RC simulator with RcJoyCon USB-3CH R1. This will let you control the PC using the RC car wheels instead of a mouse and keyboard. This is a very cool hack and the step by step instructions get you up and running and p ...more
Rattling doesn't just sound bad, but can create stress cracks in the body of plastic on an RC car. Use foam cutouts around the body posts to stop the body from rattling around. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to prevent the body of an RC car from rattling by softening ...more
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. This video goes over how to take a Traxxas, HPI, Ofna, Jammi, Losi AE or any other brand of RC truck, ...more
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 ...more
It's simple: if you've got a brushed motor, you'll want to break it in under controlled circumstances before taking it out into the world. Why break in your engine? The main idea of breaking in your engine is to wear down your engine's brush so as to maximize surface contact w ...more
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin Hetmanski shows how to drill holes in any material. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to drill a hole into the metal part of a remote control 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 ge ...more
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 ...more
This video is a Hobby Estore Video Tutorial that will show you how to repair or replace the ACME remote start system in your radio control cars. You will know you need to take this step when your RC car doesn't start or when you push the start button and all you hear is a clic ...more
In this video we are about to see how to optimize a nitro-powered RC car for the weather. First to tune a engine we have to know what all the factors that will affect the engine and know how our engine works. The tuning of the engine varies with the place we go in. The tuning ...more
An important aspect of building your remote controlled car is ensuring you have the proper fuel ratio. This tutorial by the guys at Toyz will take you step by step through the process of detecting and measuring your fuel ratios. Once you have that down pat, be sure to check ou ...more
Paul Onorato shows you how to get more life out of worn hex wrenches. Don't by a new one, just cut off the worn down edge of the old one. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to repair a worn out hex wrench.
First buy a cheap rc buggy, then a cheap wireless camera and receiver off ebay. Then buy a usb TV box and plug it into your laptop. Connect receiver to tv box. Tape camera to car. Switch everything on and drive! My other camera has packed up and I can't see anything through th ...more
This video is on how to install a Revo forward only (or FOC) for your radio controlled vehicle. For this, you will need to remove your 2.5 or 3.3 Revo transmission from the kit and then I will walk you through the rest. You will basically be removing the front gears and then r ...more
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Paul Onorato explains how to submit your RC car or truck to RC Car Action to be featured in Readers' Rides. RC Car Action magazine showcases readers' own cars, but the pictures need to meet certain guidelines. Watch this video tutorial and learn h ...more
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin Hetmanski helps the environment by safely disposing his shock oil and quenches his thirst in the process. An easy way to store the shock oil is in a drink bottle, so the shock oil won't spill out and can be disposed of safely later. Watch th ...more
Chris Chianelli beams in from outer space to give you some tips on how to win races. Don't try to be the fastest or best car; be the smoothest driver. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to win a race on a remote control vehicle.
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 ne ...more
Find your RC cars dull? Want them to look even better than you could dream with a nice shocking effect that will have your friends in amazement? Well you can with this guide on painting lightning effect on your RC Car 1) First take the shell of your car, and draw guidelines f ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to replace the clutch shoes in RC Nitro Trucks or cars. First, stick a screwdriver through the back of the clutch and remove the bolt from the back. Now, you will see the clutch and a spring that is on the side of it. Take this out, then you will ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to paint a water drop effect on your RC cars. This is very easy to do but very easy to mess up as well. Make sure you are careful while you are doing this so results come out well. First, grab your color change paint and spray a coat of it on the ...more
Thanks to its open-source platform and easy-to-use hardware and software, there's literally thousands of Arduino projects detailed online for anyone to make—a magic mirror, DIY polygraph machine, and hotel-hacking dry erase marker just being a few examples. Hell, you can even ...more
In this video, we learn how to clean an RC Nitro Truck or car. First, remove the wheels from the truck, then take an old toothbrush and brush the dirt and dust off. Don't force the brush into small places, just thoroughly brush all the dirty and clogged spots like your filter. ...more
To remove the lexan paint, obtain a bottle of brake fluid. Make sure you read the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for its harmful effects, and put on a pair of gloves to avoid contact with the hands when applying the brake fluid. To remove a large area of paint, pour a littl ...more
Killstreaks: Advantages and Disadvantages 3 Kills – Spy Plane: Advantages: This lets you see enemies on the radar in the upper left hand part of your screen. Though it is one of the lowest killstreaks, it is very beneficial and gives you a huge advantage. Disadvantages: It ca ...more
What if you could have a secret hard drive connected to your computer that only you could activate? You can! Samimy shows you how to hack a remote controlled toy car and make a super secret hard disk drive in your computer, accessed via a secret activation key. This hidden eme ...more
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin Hetmanski shows us how to add decals to your RC vehicle. Decals add a little personalization and decoration to a remote control car. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to affix stickers onto the plastic body of an RC car.
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin Hetmanski shows you how to adjust ride height on your buggy. The height can be changed by adjusting the shocks. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to adjust the ride height on an RC car.
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin Hetmanski shows us how to properly start a nitro engine. The engine needs to be primed and then started, but be careful not to flood the engine. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to start a nitro engine on an RC car.
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Matt Higgins, shows you how to identify and fix a 'hung brush' in a traditional brushed motor. A mystery stop could be from a hung brush, when the brush of the motor gets clogged with dirt. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to repair a hung ...more
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin Hetmanski shows us how the pros shorten servo leads. Sometimes the servo leads come to long, so trimming them better suits the need. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to shorten servo leads on an RC car.
It's always handy to waterproof your RC car because your toy car is going to tread in a lot of dirty - and sometimes wet - ground. This means that any electric circuitry faces the risk of coming in contact with water and fizzing out. So keep things safe by learning how to wat ...more
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Paul Onorato shows how to properly oil your RC engine air filter. An un-oiled filter will decrease the life of the engine on the remote control car. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to oil the engine air filter on an RC vehicle.
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin Hetmanski shows you how to put thread lock on your wheel nuts. Thread lock will keep the nut from loosening. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to secure nuts with thread lock on a remote control car.
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Paul Onorato shows you how to anchor an antenna tube to keep it from falling out. A piece of fuel tubing will solidly affix the antenna to the chassis of the remote control car. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to secure an antenna tube to ...more
RC Car Action Paul Onorato shows you a simple tip on keeping a tab on your suspension setup. Clean a cap and write the oil and piston used in the shock. Easy, and no more confusion! Watch this video tutorial and learn how to keep track of the maintenance of the shocks on a rem ...more
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Matt Higgins shows you how to make painting your RC bodies easier and more effective. Paint can add a personalized touch to your RC vehicle, but there are tips to make the painting easier. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to effectively pai ...more
Using a wireless video camera and an RC Car or Truck, you can make a working spy car that transmits live video to a nearby TV or computer.
Matt Boyd shows you how simple it is to drain a gas engine on an RC car. Fuel belongs in a fuel cannister, not in the vehicle while it's being stored. It will extend the life of the RC engine. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to drain gasoline from the engine of a remot ...more
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 ...more
If your RC car tires are lacking some of the rigidity you'd like them to have, check out this video to learn how to strap your tires. You'll need some duct tape and a flat surface, ad then you'll be back at the track ready to eat up the competition with better traction and sta ...more
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin Hetmanski shows how to properly solder brass tubing to make custom bumpers, chasis, roll cages and more. Once you know how to do this, you can do any sort of custom building. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to solder brass tubing on ...more
RC Car Action Editor Matt Higgins show you how to properly jump your R/C vehicle. To prevent nose diving, use the throttle, or brakes to prevent a nose up too high. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to jump any remote control vehicle.
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Peter Vieira shows us how to easily thread an antenna with some WD-40. The threading can be tricky, but a little bit of lubrication cane make it go smoother. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to thread an antenna on a remote control car.
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Peter Vieira shows us how to convert your Traxxas TQ3 for rear steer. This will open up new driving and maneuvering possibilities. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to install rear steer into a remote control vehicle.
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 ...more
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Peter Vieira show how to properly bend your antenna tube. All you need is a lighter (ask mom and dad first!). Watch this video tutorial and learn how to bend an antenna tube on a remote control car.
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Paul Onorato shows how to properly make equally sized body post holes. All you need is a marker. Watch this video tutorial and learn an easy tip for making even sized post holes on an RC vehicle.
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.
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.
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 ...more
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin Hetmanski shows you how to put after run oil in your nitro engine. Lubrication is essential to keep the parts working optimally and prevent rusting. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to put after run oil in a nitro engine of an RC vehi ...more
RC Car Action Magazine Editor Matt Higgins gives us a tip about body clips. Body clips can be difficult to grab. Watch this video tutorial and learn a trick for how to easily install and remove body clips.
If your cat insists that you do a DIY on how to turn an old mini RC car into a kitty toy that will cause a feline frenzy, check out this video!
Learn how to make K'NEX axles that can hold more weight without bending or breaking for your RC Car Trailers.
Sure, your RC car runs like a champ but does it look the part? With a little bit of customization, it can. In this hobbyist how-to, you'll learn how to add mask and fade detail to an RC shell. Part 1 of 2 - How to Add mask and fade detail to the shell of a toy car. Part 2 of ...more