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Post up general tips and tricks for RC'ers.

Post by Sypher » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:11 pm

So I was out grillin up lunch and thought I would take some pics of some tricks that I have done to make my RC life just a little easier and to reuse instead of buy.


Cardboard shipping tubes.

First pic is of some tube that I ziptied to a crate to hold smaller stock that gets lost in my longer stock tube. Most of the tubes I have came from ordering round aluminum stock from McMaster-Carr.
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Second pic is using the tube again, but this time under your axles. You can cut notches or round them to fit the axles how ever you want. Also keeps the tires from getting flat spots without having to take the tires off the truck.
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Third pic is for your 1:1 if you dont have a truck bed to throw your dirty RC's in after you run them. I took some leftover carpet and cut it to fit the back of my jeep liberty so that the dirt and grime from my clods wont reach the light colored carpet of the interior. Previously I had been using the front floor mats seeing as I had different ones up front.
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Post by Irio - esos » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:32 pm

Second pic is using the tube again, but this time under your axles. You can cut notches or round them to fit the axles how ever you want. Also keeps the tires from getting flat spots without having to take the tires off the truck
I like that, I currently store my crawler straddling my drill press~

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Post by Halgar » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:54 pm

Irio - esos wrote:
Second pic is using the tube again, but this time under your axles. You can cut notches or round them to fit the axles how ever you want. Also keeps the tires from getting flat spots without having to take the tires off the truck
I like that, I currently store my crawler straddling my drill press~
I've got a chunk of 4x4 fence post that my trucks straddle.
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Post by charliechristmas58 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 12:03 am

I dont have that problem. because i dont run my trucks :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by 132NHAF » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:00 pm

I have tubes that look a lot like that for stands. They are old brittle Clod rims.
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Post by TamiyaTony » Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:20 pm

Thanks for sharing the info Sypher. The axle supports look great. I'm using styrofoam blocks currently, but every so often the weight of my Clods crushes the foam down further and further. Eventually they're gonna start touching the surface which defeats the whole purpose.
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