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Opening Up the Chassis
Chassis cover removed to expose electronics.

Chassis cover removed to expose electronics.

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With most hobby-grade RC trucks, once you remove the body you can start checking out the insides. RC toy manufacturers don't make it so easy with their vehicles. Because they are subject to the rough and tumble ways of little kids, everything is closed up to protect the electronics and delicate wires and to keep dirt out.

But once you have the chassis opened up what you'll find inside will look something like what you see in this RC: the front steering, the circuit board with all its little wires, the motor, and the gears. However, the motor and gears are most likely not fully exposed. They'll usually be inside a gear box to further protect those parts -- and add another layer of plastic and screws to get through.

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