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 and easy guide will show you a fool proof way of waterproofing your servos.

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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 I’ll cover the often talked about Greased Lightning method for those who have not used it before.

After stripping off the anodizing I will also go over one of the methods of polishing the bare aluminum part to a mirror shine.

So let’s get started.

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Mix Your Own Custom Diff Fluids

What do you do if you’re filling your diffs and your LHS doesn’t stock the exact differential fluid you need? Or what if you’re in a hurry and you can’t wait for the exact one you need to come in on order? Sure, you could make a substitution for whatever you might have on hand and put the right stuff in later, but let’s face it, changing diff fluids isn’t always easy or fun. So how do you do that when you don’t have the exact kind you need on hand?

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