Slip a piece of fuel tubing over the antenna tube where it exits the
body. ;e tubing will prevent the hole’s edges from sawing at the
tube and will make it less likely for a rollover to kink the antenna.
;e silicone boots
Traxxas uses on some
of its driveshafts can dry
out and split over time.
To keep them fresh and
flexible, apply a drop of
shock fluid and rub it into
the silicone. Wipe o; any
excess then rest easy
knowing your boots
won’t go bust.
Electrical tape and fiber-reinforced packing tape are
handy for patching worn wire insulation, strapping
battery packs, and many other uses—but carrying
full rolls in your pit box wastes a lot of space.
Instead, wrap a foot or so of tape around the shaft
of a wrench or a scrap of body post for maximum
convenience in minimum space.
EASY AA REMOVAL
If your transmitter or any other AA-powered device has a tight
or deep (or both) battery holder that makes it di;cult to pluck
the batteries out with a fingernail, just install the batteries over
a piece of ribbon or a wrap of electrical tape. ;e batteries will
come out with just a tug.
Once opened and recapped, a
bottle of tire glue can clog at the
tip if laid on its side. To keep your
glue standing in your pit box, slit a
piece of foam and force the bottle
into it. ;e foam also makes a
good spill-preventer when it’s on