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If your pack uses plug-in power wires
and the terminal polarity is only
marked by molded-in symbols,
it’s very easy to plug the
pack in backward
if you aren’t
hookup a little
more goof-proof, use tape
or paint to mark the
Motor Plate Gasket
If you’re having trouble keeping sand and debris from
getting beneath your car’s gear cover, install a gasket to
seal it against the motor plate. Trace the outline of the gear
cover onto craft foam, then cut it out slightly undersize so
it fits behind the cover. Glue the gasket to the motor plate
using rubber cement.
If your model’s hex hubs don’t snap
onto the axle’s crosspins, they’ll
slide o; as you work on your car
and the crosspins will fall out. You
could thread the axle nuts down to
the hex hubs to keep them in place,
but that’s a hassle. Instead, just slip
a piece of fuel tubing over the axle to
hold the hex hub.
CHEAP & EASY HEADLIGHT HACK
Dollar-store LED flashlights can be quickly pressed into service for nighttime running.
;e lightweight lights are easily taped into place if you don’t mind the “hack job” look, or
you can get creative with zip ties and foam blocks for a slightly more “factory” finish.