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Bashers Basics — How to Paint A RC Body

Hello and welcome back to Bashers Basics. We all know that the process of painting your first RC body is always quite daunting, but don’t fear, Bashers Basics is here! In this tutorial I am going to just do a simple paint job, a solid metallic blue, which will look great on my hypothetical SLASH 4X4.    Firstly I select my [...]

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Bashers Basics — Weight Distribution

I have had quite a few newcomers to the hobby ask me this simple statement, but complex question; “how can I make my crawler perform better”. While there are a multitude of different ways that one can increase the performance and ability of their crawler, one of the easiest and most impactful change that someone can make to their crawler [...]

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Bashers Basics – Heat Management

Hello and welcome back to Bashers Basics! Today we are going to take a deeper look into heat management, what the negative side effects are, and what you can do to combat the issue. Firstly, we must understand what causes heat buildup within the electronics of your RC. Most excessive heat buildup is from inefficiencies in your electronic circuit, these can [...]

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Bashers Basics — Weight Distribution

I have had quite a few newcomers to the hobby ask me this simple statement, but complex question; “how can I make my crawler perform better”. While there are a multitude of different ways that one can increase the performance and ability of their crawler, one of the easiest and most impactful change that someone can make to their crawler [...]

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Bashers Basics – Soldering

The world of RC is a great and vast hobby, but no matter where you travel throughout the hobby, at one point or another, you will come across something that requires you to solder. For someone that doesn’t have previous experience with industrial equipment, it may seem extremely daunting, from the specialized tools needed, to the safety risks. But never [...]

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Bashers Basics – The Bench – Charging Station

Charging RC batteries is probably one of the most dangerous part of the whole hobby (we aren’t renowned for being daredevils), but there is a way to do it right, and a way to do it wrong, not sure if you are safe? Never fear, Bashers Basics is here! There are 3 steps to take to diagnose your battery charging situation [...]

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Bashers Basics – The Bench – Vehicle Transportation

Man you are really enjoying this RC thing! However, it sure is a real pain to drag your whole setup of the truck (maybe two) controller, batteries, tool set, and a whole plethora of different spare parts and extra odds and ends! Whether you are going on a trek with your trail truck, or just going for a good old [...]

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Bashers Basics – The Bench – Parts Organization

So you are starting to get really into this RC thing huh? Well no doubt that by now you have had a few parts breakages, and everyone knows the hopeful call to the local hobby shop to see if the part you need so desperately is in stock. If it is, rejoice that you will be back and running in [...]

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Bashers Basics – The Bench – Edition 1 – The Table

Welcome to Bashers Basics’ “The Bench” series. We will be going over ways to construct, arrange, and improve your rc workspace! In this, the first post, we will be talking about the table. As one of the most crucial and yet basic parts of your rc workspace, you want to make sure that you are in a quiet, low traffic area so [...]

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Bashers Basics — Upgrading Batteries

Hello and welcome back to Bashers Basics! In this post, we will look at batteries, and what you need to know before upgrading. I fondly remember the days where I rocked that 7 cell Nimh battery, trying to extract every last ounce of power out of my “rtr” battery. Hard core guys will say that is nothing, and tell you [...]

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Bashers Basics Quick Tip — Free Scale Realism

We all want our trucks too look as close to the real thing as possible, but it usually takes a significant pile of dough before people will be doing double takes on your face book pictures. Bashers Basics is to the rescue however, with a tip on the cheap!The easiest way to add scale realism to your rig is paint the [...]

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Bashers Basics — Tires.

Hello and welcome back to Bashers Basics! If you have already read the first post, you will know what you are trying to pursue, for those who didn’t, I’ll make it clear, traction. Grip. What converts the rotation of your motor into lateral speed. If you have seen any of the cool slow-motion bashing videos littered around YouTube, you have [...]

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Bashers Basics Quick Tip — How To Mesh A Spur Gear

Welcome to Bashers Basics, and today’s quick tip, how to mesh your spur gear. This can be one tricky task for beginners who don’t do it right, but there are 2 main things that make the difference between a fun run, and another trip to your local hobby shop. Firstly, make sure that your motor mount screws are secured in as [...]

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Basher Basics — Shock Tuning

Hello and welcome to Basher Basics. In this series we will go through many of the basic topics to help you improve your RC’s performance on the track, and in the pit. So without further ado, let’s jump into the topic for this week: shocks. Your truck likely has four, or in some cases eight, but regardless of the number, it [...]

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