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How To : Build an EPP foam RC airplane

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.

How To : Build a cool cardboard RC airplane

Model airplanes are cool and all, but making them out of your typical 8 1/2 X 11 printer paper isn't going to cut it for long, especially if any sort of rain or misplaced foot is involved. Make your awesome model airplanes even more awesome by crafting them out of sturdy cardb ...more

How To : Make an RC snow plow truck

This video details how to construct a front plow for an rc snow plow truck. Using basic materials found at any hardware or hobby stores, you can make a servo lift plow. The video shows the proper way to attach and assemble it to a preexisting rc truck.

How To : Program the ESC for your 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! Squirrel's Twitter- SquirrelToyz Check out Squirrels forum! http ...more

News : World's Largest RC Model Airplane

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. This RC plane is so large it takes three people to fly it!

How To : Build an RC T-Rex 500 helicopter

This is a stop action video showing the construction of a complete model RC helicopter from beginning to test flight. Written directions can be a little tricky to follow, so this how-to video serves as a great visual guide to help put together a remote control helicopter. Watc ...more

How To : Install RC airplane hinges

Model Airplane News Editor Gerry Yarrish shows how to install RC airplane control surface hinges. You'll need an Xacto knife, hinge installation tools, and hinge glue. It's a pretty basic procedure. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to attach hinges onto a remote control ...more

How To : Make an RC plane

In just under 4 hours, leftover parts were used to make a neat RC airplane called "The Junkyard Dog". Using mostly COX airplane parts from models gone by the wayside, you can make one with no plans or a kit.

How To : Make a great RC jump ramp from a box

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 bo ...more

How To : Make a Banner for a Lightweight RC Plane

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 ...more

How To : Apply paint wash weather effects on an RC airplane

Check out this five-part video tutorial on how to apply paint wash weather effects on an RC airplane. 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 some black wash to we ...more

How To : Assemble an RC battery pack

Watch this three-part series on how to assemble battery cells for your radio controlled vehicle. First, see what is needed to assemble cells and to get them glued. Second, see how to solder an entire NiMH and NiCad LiPo cell pack. Then, see how to test the packs and do some ...more

How To : Understand the inner workings of an RC car engine

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

How To : Break in a new nitro engine on an RC toy car

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

How To : Convert an RC bike with a brushless motor

Well I've converted one of these rc bikes into a snarling (ha ha) nitro powered machine. I'm now going to convert my other stock model into a brushless monster. This particular bike had a rather bumpy crossing from the USA when I bought it from ebay. It got damaged in it's box ...more

How To : Take the wrinkles out of an RC airplane

Model Airplane News Editor Roger Post shows you how to iron out the wrinkles in your RC plane. It's important to clean any possible dust or dirt before ironing. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to take the wrinkles out of a remote control ariplane's cover.

How To : Troubleshoot basic electric errors in RC

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, ...more

How To : Start a gas powered RC plane easily

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 p ...more

How To : Prepare a RC helicopter body for paint

Radio Control Helicopter Magazine Editor Klaus Ronge shows how to get a helicopter body ready for paint. Paint will add a personalized touch to the remote control helicopter, but does take some prep work. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to get an RC helicopter body rea ...more

How To : Jump RC monster trucks

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.

How To : Solder wires to your rc car motor

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

How To : Use RC car controller on PC game and RealRace G2

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

How To : Install an RC airplane engine

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 ...more

How To : Solder connectors to batteries on an RC vehicle

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.

How To : Test a nitro RC engine for air leaks

This video is on how to test an RC (radio controlled) nitro engine for air leaks and also gas tanks for leaks. You need to take care of your radio controlled vehicle just as you would your real car.

How To : Trim the reflex on "elevator" RC helicopters

These models are sometimes called "elevator" helicopters because they basically go up and down. There are no cyclic controls, so don't expect much control. Here is a simple explanation of how to trim the Reflex or Helix on your remot control helicopter.

How To : Cut body post holes for RC vehicles

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.

How To : Complete a new RC engine setup

See how to set up a new radio controlled engine from disassembly, cleaning, sealing the engine, and clutch bell assembly. This will show complete tear down, cleaning to avoid metal flakes in the engine, reassembly of the engine, and then sealing the entire engine. This can be ...more

How To : Break in the brushed motor of an RC car

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

How To : Select the right LiPo battery for an 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, trou ...more

How To : Fix common rock crawling problems 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

How To : Make a Mardave Meteor RC car go faster

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)!

How To : Adjust and align the brakes on a Nitro RC car

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

How To : Fly a BAE Hawk RC airplane

In this video, we learn how to fly a BAE Hawk RC airplane. Remember that this is an electric jet so the acceleration is not very quit compared to other airplanes. Treat this as a jet that needs a place to run to get speed before they can take off. Set up the airplane with a ba ...more

How To : Prep tires on an RC vehicle for gluing

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.

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 star ...more

How To : Paint a water drop effect on your RC cars

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

How To : Make a LiPo charger adapter for your RC vehicles

This video is on how to convert your micro LiPo batteries to adapt to a normal LiPo cell charger. The LiPo charger that comes stock sucks, and you will want a better charger for the life of your LiPo. Your radio controlled vehicle will thank you.

How To : Remove and install clutch shoes in an RC vehicle

RC Car Action Magazine Edito Paul Onorato demonstrates how to remove and install clutch shoes using a DuraTrax clutch shoe tool. The clutch show tool makes the clutch easy to install and remove. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to use the clutch shoe tool on a remote co ...more

How To : Start a Thunder Tiger Ducati TT Nitro RC Bike

These little bikes can be rather fiddly to start, but are fantastic when they are going. This is one way of getting them going. (Of course the bike was playing up for the camera and decided to make life difficult for me, but I still got it going). Now all I have to do is learn ...more

How To : Use liquid mask to prep an RC vehicle body for paint

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.

How To : Remove nitro fuel from the tank of an RC vehicle

Kevin Hetmanski shows you how to remove fuel from your tank the right way. Fuel is highly flammable, and if not fully removed can gum up the fuel system. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to remove the nitro fuel from the tank of an RC vehicle the right way.

How To : Install a nitro RC engine

If you ever owned an RC racer (like a 777) and wanted to install a BB (big block) engine other than a bump start.... this video is for you! This will show you ways to install anything onto any platform for your radio controlled vehicle.

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