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
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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, trou ...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
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
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.
This video will show you how to clean the battery cable terminals on your battery. Video: .
Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to clean a car taillight with Autosol Polish. In this demonstration we use Autosol Polish to clean and restore a car tail light. The tutorial includes detailed work instructions and best practices. Materials: Autosol P ...more
In this Autos, Motorcycles & Planes video tutorial you are going to learn how to clean your car windows so they are streak free. You will need ammonia solution and a mixing bottle. Mix one part ammonia with ten parts of water in the mixing bottle. Make sure you take sufficient ...more
Your car is a well-oiled machine...when you first get it. Once the new car smell wears off and the excitement of driving the latest and greatest model lessens, car maintenance becomes a chore and some of us even forget to do it regularly. But cars are expensive and you will s ...more
Sometimes, it takes more than just a sponge and some water to clean your car. Sometimes, it takes a foam gun. This instructional video will show you how to properly use a foam gun to clean your car. Use a foam gun to clean your car. Click through to watch this video on paintca ...more
Most people only ever clean their car's outside. But sometimes, engines need to be cleaned, too. This video will give you some handy tips on how to clean your car's motor.
You might never recapture that new car smell, but you can replicate a new car shine. All you'll need is two clean sponges, a bottle of vinyl cleaner, a bottle of vinyl protectant, a cotton cloth, and a vacuum. Watch this video car maintenance tutorial and learn how to clean vi ...more
You might think keeping your bucket clean isn't very important for cleaning your car. However, this is not the case. All the water you use to clean your car is taken from that bucket. This video will teach you how to properly make a good bucket for washing off your car.
It sucks when you're trying to clean your carpet, but there are a bunch of unsightly stains. This video will teach you how you can clean your car's carpets so that they look nice.
Ballin' on a budget? Mad Mike demonstrates how to get a clean engine with no oil leaks with this car tutorial video. Watch as Mad Mike guides you along the process with step by step instructions. Also covered is how to use an oil gun, which makes it easier to put the oil in th ...more
This how-to video shows a great way to save and earn some money at the same time. Almost 7 out of 10 cars on the road has yellowed, hazy, dull looking headlights. Not only does this look ugly and depreciating but also dims the brightness of the headlight at night. Use polisher ...more
This video demonstrates how to clean the interior of your car. You will need to thoroughly vacuum your car. Vacuum all of the surfaces, the vents, air bag, crevices, etc. Next, clean your surfaces with a good cleaner and a microfiber cloth. Spray the cleaner on your towel. Wip ...more
In this episode the Mighty Car Mod team show you how to remove Human Slime from the interior of your car with steam cleaning. We show you how to restore the original look of the factory seats and interior.
We all worry so much about what the outside of our car or truck looks like, but what about the inside? Do you have layers of dust and grime on everything? Is the floor covered in dirt? In this automotive maintenance tutorial you will learn how to clean the interior of a vehicl ...more
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
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to clean aluminum car wheels. The materials required for this task are: all purpose cleaner, water nose with nozzle and steel brush. Begin by wetting the tire. Then spray some all purpose cleaner onto the dirty parts. Now scrub those p ...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
It sucks when you take the time to clean your car and then find that it's got streaks on the glass. This video will teach you to make completely perfect, streak free windows.
We'll show you how to use an attachment for a power washer called a "Foamer" - you'll never hand wash a car or boat again! Video: . Step 1: Select a Safe Biodegradable Detergent There are many types of detergents out there - the key factor is to consult your users manual to m ...more
Air conditioning systems are cold and wet and make great breeding grounds for bacteria and mold, and adding a nasty odor to the air coming out of the vents. Don't Miss: This Hair Care Product Will Keep Water Spots Off Your Car for Good If the AC in your car is making a foul ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to clean the residue out of a car using Sea-Foam. Sea-Foam is a formula that is used to clean any car's residue buildup. Begin by turning on the vehicle. Add 1/3 of Sea-Foam into the vacuum lines that is connected to the break master h ...more
Leather seats are expensive. Keep them looking that way with a little cleaning and conditioning. You will need a hand-held vacuum (or one with an attachment nozzle), a bottle of leather cleaning solution, a soft, dry sponge, clean, dry cloths, a spray bottle of water, a bottle ...more
In this tutorial, Car Care Products shows us how to clean and condition leather car interior. For this you will need leather shampoo, a soft bristle brush, a clean soft microfiber clothe and leather conditioner. First, take your leather shampoo and spray it onto your seat. The ...more
Polycarbonate headlights are still the most common type of auto headlight. One of their many problems is that after years of use they often fade and turn yellow, sending less light onto the road. Watch this video to learn how to clean your headlights and get them working like ...more
Does your car A/C make a horrible smell when it's on? The most likely culprit is a clogged air conditioning drain. Fortunately for you, all you need to fix the problem are jackstands and a ballpoint pen. This video will show you how to combine the two to clean your drain and g ...more
One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple ...more
Real chrome is one of the world's shiniest metals, and it has defined the world of metal auto body accents. If your chrome has gotten rusty, as it is wont to do, watch this video to learn how to restore it's original shine quickly.
Richpin demonstrates how to clean the throttle body on a Saturn S-series car. First, remove the accelerator cables using a tool like a pen. Next, remove the top hose. Remove the wires from the throttle position sensor. In the back are wires for the idle control valve. Remove t ...more
It's nearly impossible to keep a stovetop clean when cooking, at least, in my experience. No matter what I do, liquid and solid food bits fall to the surface and around the burners every single time, creating a hard-to-clean mess. Scrubbing away the stains and crusty charred ...more
If your car doesn't run very well and sometimes belches black smoke from the tailpipe, you may well have a problem with your air flow sensor. In this video you'll learn how to determine what's wrong with the sensor and then clean or replace it accordingly.
This next tutorial is going to be showing you how to take care of a problem that is very common amongst drivers. If water has ever spilled on you from inside your car, it's probably from your HVAC. When you use your A/C, condensation builds up as well, and this usually goes do ...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 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.
In this how-to video, you will learn how to put back a 2 speed central gearbox in your RC vehicle. Take the time to clean your car. Remember that the shorter dog bone goes to the rear and the longer one goes to the front. Slide the dog bone in and make sure that it spins the w ...more
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 ...more
If you're like me, you were always jealous of the kids with rich parents who got to ride around in their own Power Wheels cars. Now that I am tall enough to sell my body and time, I find myself attaining childhood dreams like buying my own Power Wheels car. I would not have ch ...more