RC Truck mods

Hey, I just got a new RC truck that is moddible in like 100 ways. tell me what to do with it besides bigger battery and giant wheels.

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My rc channel!

Didnt know which section to post this in so correct me if ive posted in the wrong ones! Ever since i started in RC a few years ago ive had a passion to help people so ive started a rc channel and would be grateful if you guys/gals could check it out! http://www.youtube.com/user/mrfishin101?feature=mhum Rc world! Im hoping to put videos up daily!

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how to make a rc plane transmitter?

Hi dose anyone know how to make a RC plane transmitter by either making a RC car transmitter have a longer transmitting distance or by building it from scratch thank you.

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R/c plane full guide?

Hello I want a full guide on how to build an r/c planes without a kit .. I want the plane to be simple  thanks,,

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is it possible to repair a glow plug?

I use nitro rcs alot and use quite a bit of glow plugs and at five bucks each . i want to know if these are possible to repair or extend life

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any ideas for a live-feed video camera for a R/C plane?

I am going to get a Super Cub trainer and I want to know how to mount a live feed camera and what type of camera

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can i install a jr racing 3ch75MHz reciver on a traxxas 2.5 revo?

I putt it on and it wouldn work

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blimp help

I am attempting to make a R/C blimp. i don't know what to cover it with. would like to have some help for making the frame. i was thinking about making it out of screen but I'm not sure. suggestions?

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Ditgital RC Boat "RE" Build

This is the start of my first "RE" Build.. An old ('50's) Digital RC boat..going to start with many, many photos.. then move on to part id's.., ect.. will keep updating this..

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is it possible to make a intake or blower for nitro rc?

It would look cool and make better performance

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what is the best way to increase torqe or speed of a nitro rc car?

I want it to be a little stronger

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can someone make a tank super charger for a nitro rc car?

I want the xtra performance out of my car

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havoc=picco z=venom micro rescue?

Im pretty sure that the "havoc heli" and the "picoo z" are the same. the back of the box both say "silverlit", and the helis both look exactly alike. pleez give me your feedback on what ya think. thanx. edit: i found this thing at towerhobbies.com called the venom micro recue, and it has the same exact rotors and IR controller.

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How do you fly an RC plane? Answered

I recently got a P-51D Mustang plane with a 3 foot wingspan. On its maiden voyage I managed to stall right after taking off. Can someone help me. I'm already down 2 propellers and the wings are pretty scratched up. HELP ME

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Flying RC panes, Mustang P51-D

This is my almost new Mustang plane. It is really cool but I could use some advice as I have never flown a large plane or a plane with gears before. Anything would help and could you post a video of YOURS if you have a similar RC plane. Thanks.

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what rc bomber can i use for paintball? Answered

I wanted to know what interferance free type of paintball bomber that is remote controled,can do at least 20 drops with paint greandes like the tippman big boy, that can be shot down with a paintball gun,repaired easily after shot down, can be used to view through the personal computer or tv to fly with sights to aim and costs the cheapest yet still has perfect of  quality, durblity and proformence.i also need to it to be very quiet

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10v+1.5v Batteries in a 12v Tyco RC AirBlade Answered

I purchased a Tyco RC AirBlade today but later found out that it was missing the battery and battery cover. I don't really know to to calculate resistance and amperage and don't really want to destroy it so I was going to ask here. If I hook up a 10v and a 1.5v in serial, would I be able to power it without breaking. For your information it takes 12v dc. Thanks!

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is it possible to make video come through as a radio frequencey?

I was wondering if anyone has managed to figure out how to send video through a radio frequency? i need for an rc project to make a video signal come through a radio frequency, then onto a pc/laptop and can be viewed in / as close to real time as possible.  

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My Tamiya T2 Drift Spec

Hey guys this is my T2 in action.Well what happened was i went to Japan for a holiday, i also wanted to see Tamiya HQ, it is AWESOME! well after that i spotted a rc track in osaka and drifted with some of the guys there.My T2 is the one with the white RX-7 body.

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how do you build a weedeater rc car? Answered

The title says all i would like to be really cheap with no welding or special tools

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RC car batteries 7.2v to higher voltage?

Hi, its me again and i was wondering if you guys could help me. Well i just got this (http://www.nitrorcx.com/brushless-monster-truck.html) electric off road truck and this monster is insanely fast. But i want a bigger battery. In the instructions, it says the trucks input is 7.2 volts up to 16 volts. But thats the problem, my dad and I are skeptical about putting a battery over 7.2 volts in there. I am hoping to get an 8.4 volt battery (http://www.rcsuperstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=VEN15277T&click;=2) like this 7 cell one but am still skeptical about even this 1.2 volt jump. Can anybody tell me if anything  will fry, or be perfectly fine.

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RC Drone Anteanna Mod Help needed

Hey i got a Syma X5C Clone called Trooper 150. i wanted to do the antenna mod of a old router but came to this problem. i dont know whice one to use for ground. there is a solder point. but on the other side it has smal transistors on it. so im not sure if that is ground for an antenna http://i59.tinypic.com/2n6x4kh.jpg http://i58.tinypic.com/2mg4av5.jpg Notice there are small transistors on the other side of the solder point http://i58.tinypic.com/2cym7pz.jpg

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Can we fight back Big Brother?

Conoy Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; is voting to avoid flying surveillance remote controlled aircrafts above their skies. In a time when the United States government approves the use of drones to spy on the civilian population, I have found interesting how people are responding. This municipal ordinance definitely will not stop the use of drones on this area if deemed necessary for our national security but I wonder if this could be the start of a trend.

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How do you control 2 motors, 4 servos and 2 stepper motors for a RC airplane? Answered

For the upcoming Epilog challenge I was wondering if there is a 4 servo 2 motor controller for a R/C airplane.If there is can you give me the specifications on what to look for? Is there also a way to control 2 stepper motors from the signal from the transmitter, it has to be semi-light, or light enough for a RC airplane. How could a program both the motor/servo control and the stepper controller?

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whare can i find coroplast? Answered

I am bulding a coroplast rc airplane and need to cind coroplast------ please help me

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Brushless motor upgrade for exceed?? Answered

I have an exceed sunfire buggy 1/10th and I am planning on getting a brushless upgrade. I don't know if the battery and car itself can handle the one i want. I have a 7.2v 4200mahNiMh battery pack and the motor I  want to get is a 5.5T 6000kv motor. I was wondering if anyone knew if my car could handle that. If it couldn't, would a 8.5T 4000kv motor be better? And how fast would the second motor go? Please comment soon if you know anything about these motors.

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United States Colonial Marine armor

Hey, does anyone have any idea as how to make this, besides vaccuform? if you do, please PLEASE post!

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everybody can build everything hard so i have an idea 4 you .why not make an rc car like a real car with same functions

Every body can build everything hard here so i have an idea 4 you .why not make an rc car like a real car with same functions.it would b the best and there is nothing like it in the market yetif u r intrested then contact me on this email .i have sum ides if u r intrested then i m sure we could do this in a group .

Question by abdulhameed 


how can I make a tiny (maybe drinking straw sized) rocket launcher?

It has to be able to be mounted on an rc helicopter and detonated remotely and be made out of home materials

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How can i make a R/C (Remote Control) ? Answered

I am trying to make an remote control detonator for a cap. I need someone to help me out P L E A S E ??

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R/C Car

Hi, I had this r/c car, but I had lost the top, can anyone help vme figure out what to do with it? how can I make a top with plastic? And sorry, but the pics were a little blurry, (the camera was out of focus) but you can still see the basic shape

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im not leaving instructables but im not really doing anything either

 for all the 16 followers i have. if u really liked my instructables. fine. but im not really into knex anymore. no im never getting ride of my knex because when i have kids ill give it to them. the reason im telling u this is because i have been working on 2 guns for the last year and still havent completed them. the reason why i haven't been on insturctables in a SUPER long time is because my hobby is rc cars. ones that go 45 mph. 1/8th scale of a real car. super big bore shockes. two batteries. also, if u wanna get into this hobby, you can message me on youtube. (if u have a youtube account) or here on instructables. if u still wanna follow me, u can go to my youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/puffmonster689?feature=mhee

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Can a 7.2 volt battery with 3000 mah substitute for a 8.4 battery with 1100 mah ? Answered

Hi, I am Planning on going airsofting with my echo 1 m4 commando, but do not have enough batteries to make it. The batteries my gun came with were 8.4 1100 mah NIMH rechargable batteries but i have some 7.2 volt , 3000 mah NIMH batteries lying around that i use for my rc car. I would like to know whether using the 7.2 volt batteries will either harm the gun or the batteries.

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How to make a mini power washer?

My friend has some Traxxas RC Cars. One is an electric one that is water proof. He was talking to me one day about making a mini pressure washer to clean it. He is thinking about running it off a hose. He wants to basically use an mechanical pencil tip that you can screw off. Do you know if it will work, or blow the tip apart? or too much pressure. I think it would be too much pressure, but tell me what you think. If we make it, i will post it.

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What size engine would I need for this aicraft? (details and pictures inclosed)

I am building an R/C extra 300 and am about to buy the engine, but im not so sure what to get. I think I should buy a 30. sized brushless or up engine, by what make should I get. I would like to power it electricly Details: wingspan= 4.5ft Lenth with cowling= 42 inches wieght w/ servos and pushrods but without radio, lipo battery, motor and speed controler. = 1lb 4 oz width (at largest part) 5 inches. Servos: 4.5v 1.5kg torque I would also like to know what speed controler and battey I would need. Thanks Oscar

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Has anyone modified a Minn Kota trolling motor? Answered

I have inherited a pair of MK trolling motors that have been modified to the point that they doin't work any more. The pevious owner wanted to make them remote control, so he attached a receiver from an RC car and an electric gear motor was attached to the end of the throttle handle.  I think the soft rheostat has been damaged, so now it doesn't work anymore. In the attached picture we have a white soft rheostat with a cable to the controller. I believe the controller is okay. I think I want to attach a new potentiomoter to the cable to run the two motors. Has anyone worked on one before? Please don't ask me to ask Minn Kota. They are less than helpful. The board containing teh ribbon cable is no longer made. And the newer versions have one ribbon cable rather than two.

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Power banks and solar cells -could be great Instructable for you to make!

I was lucky to score a nice and real 8000mAh power pack with a solar cell from my local discounter.Realising the solar cell is more a gimmick than of real use I started to wonder....We all love our mobile devices and really hate that they need to be constantly charged up again.On long outdoor trips people used to carry a lot of gear and vital supplies.In todays times it almost seems that solar and battery power start to replace food and water.No trip is complete without pics, selfies and videos, some even take a drone with them.So: are there ways to increase your luggage weight by thinking smarter?Modern technology has come a long way and moves faster ever year.Solar cells are no exception here.Be it foldable setups or now even roll ups of flexible cell systems, you have the total freedom of coice.But then again: You are going on a week long camping trip in the middle of nowhere...Going on foot or using a bike means you need to keep the extras down or hire someone to carry them.Here are some of my yet to be finnished ideas:As long as you don't use them commercially feel free to make an Instructable or just use the ideas!1. Pop up amd normal tents.They seem to be the new standard now.Big with no poles on the inside and even someone who never used a tent can set them up.With the design comes a certain way of folding everything to pack it.Flexible solar cell designs won't break and can often be arranged so they would actually be able to replace parts of the outer tent material.And if it could mean they would get kinked too much and too often they are still perfect to create some "strap on panels" that can be rolled up and included with your foam underlay or mattress.A 200 or even 400W system can be transported easy and has less weight than a 80W fold up solution that you struggle to secure on your backpack or bike.2. Trackers!What is now almost a standard for fixed installations is still not seen in mobile setups.You pop up your panels, connect the power packs or batteries and go fishing, hiking or whatever.The sun moves on, the efficiency of the panels suffer.There are a lot of great Ibles for these solar trackers, from simple to 3 dimensional.Kites loves to use carbon fibre rods to reduce the weight.A tracking frame to hold a good sized flexible panel would count at less than 300 grams....In return you get up to 40% higher effiency and overall output compared to a fixed panel!Roll the panel up, fold the frame and you end up with a quite small roll that is easy to transport and very low in weight.3. Battery backups.No matter how long and well you planned, the weather might let you down shortly after your trip started.For a lot of comitted people that is no problem.The lack of power though can cause some to struggle to keep their video logs running.Your small drone might be great but it only lasts for less then 30 minutes until you need fresh batteries.Similar story if you use stabilizers, automatic tilt and pan gadgets or just a 360° camera.Just your cell phone alone can be a hassle if you use it as the main thing for GPS, pics and videos.At least one set of spare batteries seems to be a must have these days.For a lot of things it does make sense, for others not so much.Unless you really need ongoing power it might be enough to just charge you empty battery at the end of the day.But then the sun is down and options are gone for solar energy.In the RC area we can find a lot of powerful battery packs.Usually around 14V but 40 or more are no problem.And if you check the E-bike and scooter sections you will find some quite powerful and light weight battery packs.If you go outdoors a lot and for longer periods of time then it makes sense to replace the multiple battery options with just a single one.Use a high power backup battery with your solar system.DC-DC converters make it possible to literally combine everything with everything.Select the battery size so it will suit your charging needs and capabiliteis of the solar setup.Once time to close the tent you enjoy electricity to finnish your logs while your batteries are being charged during the night from the backup.4. Emergency generator.We all know these cheap gadgets like crank up torches or cranking mobile phone chargers.Nice to play with, utterly useless if you actually have to rely on them.A full charge for your modern phone might mean you crank for at least half the day - good luck!If you already carry a supply of gas for your cooking needs then these new fuel cells running on butane might be nice.Some of the Kickstarter projects actually made it into production!Prices though are more for real fans or those with enough money...But a small RC engine can drive some nice DC motor with very little fuel....In return you get a pocket sized generator that can charger your phone fully in the same amount of time a wall charger would...

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