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Old 03-03-2002, 06:24 PM   #16
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Post Body Clip Tree

Because of their small size, body clips usually become buried among the parts and tools in your pit box. Use a spare body post to create a body clip tree. Now you won't have to go digging next time you need a body clip.
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Old 03-03-2002, 06:26 PM   #17
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Post Recycled Inserts

Before you throw out your worn tires, be sure to carefully cut the sidewall and then remove the insert. This small recycling step can add up to a significant savings over time.
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Old 03-03-2002, 06:29 PM   #18
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Post Better Paint Mixing

IMproperly mixing paint may leave streaks on your RC body, and it can also adhere poorly. Add a few large, clean diff balls to your paint jars so the paint will mix more thoroughly when you shake it up.
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Old 03-03-2002, 06:32 PM   #19
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Post Simple Safety Kit

Small cuts can become infected if not properly treated, and that is often difficult to do at the track. Keep a small zip-lock bag in your pit box to hold Band-Aids, aintiseptic ointment and alcohol wipes -- just in case.
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Old 03-03-2002, 06:43 PM   #20
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Post Honor The Old-Guys

Ask fellow racers at the track for specs and stuff they'll most like be glad to help.
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Old 03-03-2002, 10:22 PM   #21
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Default Quick Fix for Cuts at the Track

Put a drop of CA glue on the cut, it was actually designed for this. (now you know why it instantly bonds skin)
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Old 03-03-2002, 10:24 PM   #22
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If you turn your socks inside out you can get another week on them before you have to wash... It helps on race day, no one wants to pit near you and you have lots of room for your stuff.

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Old 03-03-2002, 10:51 PM   #23
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Old 03-04-2002, 04:33 AM   #24
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4. Always remember to peal off the protective film before applying decals.
i remembered a couple of years ago, i had a newly painted Tamiya Nissan R390GT on my TA03. i carefully cut all the decals (a whole lot of them) then when i went to the track, i saw that the film was still on with all the decals stuck to it! i think i had the only R390 with no head and tailights, and no sponsor decals!
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tougher front bumper: i use a front bumper from a 1/8 gas car trimmed to fit my TC3 (our LHS had a sale on neo parts and i got good deal on a new bumper). it is a bit heavy but its a lot tougher than the stock bumper. for a foam bumper, i used sheets of foam (originally used for soundproofing ceilings, walls, etc.) that i servo-taped on the inside of the body. this bumper setup saved me from destroying a lot of front suspension parts.
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Old 03-04-2002, 07:29 AM   #26
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Default Turnbuckles

1. Assemble your turnbuckles so that they are of the same orientation. i assemble mine so that regardless of left or right, with the car facing towards me, turning the wrench towards me would decrease the length (derease camber/increase toe), away from me would increase the length (increase camber/decrease toe)

2. when assembling, take note of the number of turns you make while putting a ball cup on one end. make sure that you do the same number of turns for the other ball cup on the other end. this will make your turnbuckle sit right in the middle, and you can use the whole thread of both ends, if you need to, while tuning your car.
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Old 03-04-2002, 09:21 AM   #27
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Post Make your foam tires feel new again.

Are your foams sticky and gooey after a quailifing run? Well, get those sticky foams to feel like new again. With Whitester's tip of the week. Spray a liberal amount of motor spray onto foam tire. Then quickly wipe clean with towel. Repeat on all tires.... Walllllaaahhh foam tires now have the "new" feeling.





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Default How not to crash into things

When you are about to hit something, use your transmitter to tell the car to avoid it. Sometimes your car maybe going to fast and it will outrun the signal from the transmitter. This will cause your car to crash into it anyway. If you find your car outrunning your transmitters signal, slow down a little and allow the signal to "catch back up"
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Default Re: Recycled Inserts

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Before you throw out your worn tires, be sure to carefully cut the sidewall and then remove the insert. This small recycling step can add up to a significant savings over time.
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I'll add my little tip here:
When painting, and using liquid mask, always find a brand new blade, or set aside one exacto knife just for painting. Dull blades will start to peal back the liquid mask, where a sharp blade gets the job done perfectly.
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Old 03-04-2002, 12:06 PM   #30
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Post Button Replacement

If the "button" on the end of your transmitterantenna falls off, just replace it with a screw collar.
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