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Alex Hagberg explains how to prep an RC car for racing in the rain. Many of the tips are relevant for all car classes (how to protect your radio equipment, ESC, wiring, and motor), but the setup tips (flex, camber, etc) are focused on on-road touring cars.
Everyone's favorite Aussie gearhead explains the fundamentals of weight transfer in racing and how it can be used to increase traction or change the front-to-rear relative traction while cornering. In Part 2, he covers roll center and how it contributes to cornering relative to shock springs and shock oil & pistons. A must watch for all tuners!
Tekno's Tyler Hooks shows us how to build an ET48 2.0 like a factory pro.
Ty walks us through how he builds ball diffs to get the best life from the diff and the most traction.
Adam Drake explains why you might want to glue your 1/8 foam tire inserts to the rim, and how to do so properly.
Rajaa111 explains the ins and outs of clutches for nitro cars, and how you can choose whether you want to go with a 3-shoe or a 4-shoe clutch.
Yuichi Kanai shows how to build a gear diff, step-by-step. He doesn't talk in the video, but he demonstrates every step clearly, so you can see exactly what he's doing.
Max Mört goes in depth on anti-roll (sway) bars, explaining how they affect handling for off-road cars, how to choose thicker or thinner bars, how the anti-roll bar affects the car over jumps, how important it is in comparison with other settings, and how ARBs interact with your wheelbase and driveshaft choices.
Ty explains the various shock types, how they affect rebound, and how shock rebound is used in tuning 1/8 scale off-road cars.
Max Mört explains how their friction characteristics can help you decide if you should run constant-velocity driveshafts (CVDs) or universal joints in your car. He uses a 1/8 off-roader for his demos, but the physics apply to all types of RC race cars.
Learn how to properly tune the weight balance of a touring car, and how to improve your handling by re-distributing the weight for better front-rear balance.
Ty Tessman shares off his secrets for ensuring that his car's ride height is exactly where he wants it
Lucas Urbain walks us through maintenance of an Awesomatix damper, specifically with the ADC caps and P63 pistons.
This is the best explainer we've seen on roll center yet - check out these great videos from Max Mört that get into the racing physics of why roll center does what it does. He focuses on off-road, but the principles work across all types of racing. Oh, and get comfy and make some popcorn - these two videos clock in at over 27 minutes.
Max Mört gives a great, in-depth explanation of how wheelbase adjustments affect off-road RC cars and how to use it in your tuning to optimize weight transfer and turning ability.
XRAY's Alex Hagberg explains how to choose and apply the oil for pan car kingpins. He explains using the XRAY X12, but it's applicable to all 1/12th cars.
This is a meaty one, so pull up a chair! In this video, learn about suspension inserts and how toe (inboard & outboard), anti-dive, and sweep affect a car's handling, with Alex Hagberg, tuning expert from XRAY.
TLR's Frank Root gives an intro to adjusting a slipper clutch the right way.
Learn the basics of camber and toe with TLR's lead product designer!