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RC Car Action - January 2013

Pit Tips NO SLOP

Pit Tips NO SLOP STEERING ROY TAKUNAGA ›› LUBBOCK, TX Ball cups are the source of much of the slop in a steering system. I have found that adding a rubber band around the pivot balls takes out the slop for smoother steering and better response. HOT IRON JESSIE PRYOR ›› RUSSELLVILLE, KY I run outdoors, and when it gets cold and windy it is difficult to keep my soldering iron warm. To keep it hot in these conditions, I cut a beverage can in half and wrap it around the iron holder. This makes a wind barrier so that my iron is always hot when I need it. FAST CHARGE IGNITER BILL BRANDON ›› WAUSAU, WI It is annoying having to wait for the low amp igniter chargers to charge the igniter battery. I cut the DC converter off the charging lead and put banana plugs on the end so I can charge it with my normal charger at a higher rate. LOOSE SCREW JOSH BAUER ›› LETH- BRIDGE, ALBERTA, CANADA It can be tedious to bolt check a car between every run. After I rebuild my cars and trucks, I put a small line with a silver marker from the head of the bolt and onto the chassis. If a screw starts to come loose, the line will look disjointed, and I will know right away that it needs to be tightened. BODY LOCATION NICK BURCH ›› MYRTLE BEACH, SC I like to paint my bodies first and drill the mounting holes after the paint is finished. To get the holes in the right spot, I dab a little bit of ketchup on the top of the body posts and then lower the body on top. The ketchup transfers to the body and I get the perfect hole location every time. ! RC CAR ACTION IS NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU MESS UP YOUR GEAR, OR YOURSELF, BY USING THE TIPS GIVEN HERE. IF YOU AREN’T COMFORTABLE FOLLOWING ANY TIP WE SHOW—DON’T! WE WANT YOUR TIPS! Email your tips to RCCA@airage.com and please include a photo or scan a sketch if you can. Snail mail? Write to Pit Tips, Air Age Media, 88 Danbury Rd., Wilton, CT 06897 USA. 22 MORE FROM THIS ISSUE AT RCCARACTION.COM

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