Protect your R/C from run-aways

This is what happens after hitting a trash can caused by a runaway. Imagine what it would look like after hitting a curb, telephone pole, or a tree! It doesn’t have to be this way, there are ways you can protect your valuable RCs from runaways and we’re going to show you how! Charge your…

Waterproofing your RC

Winter is here, and every year people ask in the forums, “How do I waterproof my rc?”. While most will not recommend operating your R/C through snow, ice, rain or mud – it is very possible to run in and through these condition IF you take the necessary steps in protecting your equipment. This quick…

How To De-anodize and Polish Aluminum RC Parts

On my latest RC project I decided to de-anodize all of the aluminum parts of their purple color and reveal the bare metal finish. Personally I like the look of bare metal better over a colored part. Many of you are familiar with the oven cleaner method of stripping off anodizing but in this article…

Savage MP Servo Saver Mod

Benefits: – Improved durability – Improves steering capabilities – Enhances handling and overall performance Parts Needed: 1 Set – OFNA Servo Saver Set (Part # 18034) 1 Set – OFNA Clutch Bell Shim Kit (Part # 10099) 1 Set – OFNA Aluminum Servo Arm (Part # 10732) OR Any Brand of Futaba Servo Arm 2…

Body Clip Pulls

So you’re tired of losing those pesky little body clips? Or perhaps just getting them off of your ride is tough? Here’s an easy solution to your problems. These little babies make them more visible and create a “handle” that is easy to grab and pull, thus the name. Things you need to create RC…

Savage 4 Gear Differential Spider Mod

Benefits: – Improved strength of the differentials – Makes your diffs last longer – The fluid improves traction by attempting to transfer power to both wheels at the same speed – Improves steering capabilities – Enhances handling and overall performance from the differentials Parts Needed: 2 Sets – HPI Bevel Gear Set (Part # 86032)…

Monster GT Forward Only Conversion (FOC) Kit

Many people have been having troubles installing the forward only conversion (FOC) kit for the Monster GT, it seems some of the FOC kit instructions are incorrect. So I’ve made up my own instructions for everyone which should make things a lot easier. I should make a note, these instructions are assuming you’ve got the…

How to remove aluminum anodizing

I recently posted my Traxxas T-Maxx up for sale in the RC classifieds, but before I did I wanted to dress up my used T-Maxx truck. You see, being a bashing truck it had a few scratches and not all the aluminum parts wasn’t the same color. So I decided to take my multi-color aluminum…

T-Maxx Differential Shimming

Whats Needed: 6x9x.5 Teflon shims (# 3981) Tools to remove the diffs from the truck Lets Begin: Obviously, you need the diffs off the truck and fully disassembled. Clean all grease and/or oil off of all parts. You need to shim while the parts are “dry” so the grease isn’t adding false width here and…

Gear Ratio 101: Learn the basics of gear ratio

Definition: gear ratio n. The ratio of the speed of rotation of the powered gear of a gear train to that of the final or driven gear. Gear Ratio’s can be difficult to understand, but with a fairly brief explanation I will attempt to make this often misunderstood equation VERY easy to grasp. Simply stated,…

Cold Air Intake for .21’s

This cold air intake modification is probably the easiest modification I have seen yet. It requires only 3 things. By using the three things together you can pretty much rest assure that your air filter won’t becoming off anytime in the near future while the cold air intake will extend the life of your engine…