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Maintaining, Fixing, and Modifying Radio Controlled Vehicles


Fix a flat. Bang out a dent. Replace a headlight. RC vehicles often need the same care and attention as the family automobile. Get the tools and supplies necessary for maintaining your RC. Learn how to troubleshoot and repair your own RC. Know when to take it to the professionals to get it fixed.
  1. General Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  2. Nitro RC Troubleshooting
  3. RC Tools & Supplies
  1. Hop-Ups & Mods
  2. Build Your Own RC
  3. Painting an RC

General Maintenance & Troubleshooting

Tie up cables with zip ties.

Every RC enthusiast has to keep their RC in tip top shape. There are certain steps that one has to take to get any RC up and running and keep it performing at optimal levels.

Nitro RC Troubleshooting

Adding After-burn Oil to a Nitro RC

There are common maintenance requirements for all kinds of RCs but nitro RCs have some special needs. Learn how to keep your nitro engine running right.

RC Tools & Supplies

Basic RC Tools: Screwdrivers, Hex Wrenches, Pliers, Glow Plug Tool

The right tool for the job makes maintaining and repairing your RC much easier.

Hop-Ups & Mods

Motor Upgrade on an RC

There are a many performance parts to choose from or you could learn to make your own. From speed to suspension, tweak, tune, and top out your RC with new parts, a new look, and better performance.

Build Your Own RC

During Assembly of the Scorpion Rock Crawler

There's nothing like spending time putting a kit together to understand what makes an RC vehicle tick. Building a kit helps with troubleshooting as well. Learn how to build your own RC from the ground up. Buy a kit containing everything you need or, for the ultimate do-it-yourselfer, work from just a set of plans - no parts included.

Painting an RC

Basic Testors Airbrush Kit with paint and compressed air

Whether painting the body that came with an RC kit or painting a new body you've purchased for one of your RCs, learn what kind of paint to use and how to get the best painting results.

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