Remote-controlled Vehicles

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, trou ...more

How To : Solder brass tubing on a remote control vehicle

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

How To : Install rear steer onto a remote control vehicle

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.

How To : Oil the engine air filter on a remote control vehicle

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.

How To : Fix a hung brush on a remote control vehicle

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

How To : Thread an antenna on a 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.

How To : Shorten servo leads on a remote control vehicle

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.

How To : Counter steer a remote control vehicle

This instructional video demonstrates how to counter steer a remote control vehicle. On two wheel drive remote control vehicles you can retain speed with your vehicle by steering directly into a skid.

How To : Cut perfect body posts for a remote control vehicle

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Paul Onorato shoes a neat tip on cutting perfect body posts. Most cars come with body posts that are too long, but cutting them can warp the post. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to trim body posts for an RC car.

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, trou ...more

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, trou ...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 : Align an RC vehicle 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, trou ...more

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, trou ...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 : 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 ...more

How To : Program a Traxxas R/C electronic speed control

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 o ...more

How To : Assemble a Micro Scout R/C model aircraft

Is your hobby remote controlled vehicles, specifically RC airplanes? Well, check out this video tutorial series to see how to assemble the Micro Scout R/C model aircraft from Plantraco. Yes, These planes are small - with a wingspan of only twelve inches, but believe that... " ...more

How To : Assemble the Micro Racer P-51 R/C model aircraft

Is your hobby remote controlled vehicles, specifically RC airplanes? Well, check out this video tutorial series to see how to assemble the Micro Racer P-51 R/C model aircraft from Plantraco. Yes, These planes are small - with a wingspan of only ten inches and flying weight of ...more

How To : Remotely access the a/c in a 2010 Prius

Prius models that are equipped with tilt-slide moon roof have a remote control button on their smart keys for the remote air-conditioning system. Before leaving the vehicle, make sure the headlights are switched off or set to auto. All windows are closed and check the temperat ...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 : 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 : 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

How To : Paint carbon fiber material the easy way

If you're a fan of remote control vehicles or plan on taking up the hobby, you'll need to know some tricks and tips. From putting together the tires for your vehicle to properly painting certain parts of the car. In this video, you'll be finding out how to paint carbon fiber ...more

News : Mod Your Power Wheels Into WiFi Halo Warthogs

Tim Higgins brings Halo's warthog vehicles to reality with a live action game created with laser tag weaponry, game controllers, and kid-sized jeeps. Feeling ambitious? Tim posted a full rundown of the build over at Microsoft's Coding4Fun blog. Check out the interview below ...more

How To : Magnetize and demagnetize tools

This instructional video demonstrates how to magnetize and demagnetize tools using a magnetizer from PB Swiss Tools. When building or repairing remote control vehicles, there are times when you would like your tools to be magnetized and times when you don't. This tool allows y ...more

How To : Find the proper fuel ratios for your RC car

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

How To : Build a remote-controlled camera mount

Kip Kay, from Make Magazine, shows you how to take your radio controlled vehicle and turn it into a spy car, by mounting a camera onto it. Follow Kip, as he shows you how to remove the body from your radio controlled car, mount the camera inside the chassis using the triPod mo ...more

How To : Apply decals to a remote control car

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.

How To : Anchor an antenna tube to 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

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 ...more

How To : Perform high voltage wiring on your RC kit

This tutorial shows you how to set up the high voltage wiring for your RC kit. Although this is not a basic step for putting together your RC vehicle, it can be used to help make things easier. Be careful though, this can mess up your ability to use a remote control. So pay at ...more

How To : Waterproof a remote-control car

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 ...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

News : Remote Control Demolition Derby Illusion

Warnings no one can get physically hurt just very emotional. Remote Control Demolition Derby Demolition derby cars are wired up with remote controls: 3 of the guys nervously strap themselves into each vehicle, whilst the other jackass's feel ecstatic to have hand held remot ...more

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 : Win a race with an RC car

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.

How To : Stop a nitro engine on a remote control car

RC Car Action Magazine Editor Kevin shows you how to stop a nitro engine. Just bump the flywheel with a screwdriver or pinch the fuel line. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to stop a nitro engine on an RC vehicle.

News : World's Only $68,000 RC Hummer

As Hummer puts it, "The Ultimate Gadget for Grown-Ups".... Dr. James Brighton from Britain's Cranfield University has converted a full size Hummer H3 into a working remote control vehicle. According to U.K.'s the Sun, "It works exactly like a normal vehicle - but is driven ...more

News : iPhone Remote Controlled Car

What will they think of next? iDriver is an incredible iPhone application that enables the user to  remote control a car (essentially drive an unmanned vehicle with your iPhone). The project is a collaboration between Spirit of Berlin and Appirion. Don't miss the video demons ...more

News : Launch Cars Off Cliffs For Fun

More redneck fun. Bob Moravitz plus family and friends have created an 8 hour event of propelling vehicles off cliffs. Held yearly, admission is free but donations are encouraged (to cover insurance costs). "“The idea was inspired last year by boredom and a strong desire to d ...more

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