RC Setup Guide PT 1 (vids 1 through 10) by Squirrel

Squirrel’s RC Set=up Guide PT 1

I have seen a lot of questions about set up or things that could be answered through proper setup. When you build a Pro level kit you will be introduced with a lot of tuning options. The astute builder will notice them and wonder why they are telling you to build the kit this way.

In order to answer these questions I went through a few Pro level manuals that I own. They do not explain all but I have written notes about the adjustments of each through my own research to know what it is exactly I am doing and adjusting. Then, as the years past, I have gained first hand knowledge and also other sources that have popped up that have helped out tremendously. Hopefully these collages of notes will you out as well. This is not complete by any means at all. The 21 subjects that are covered are a tip of the ice berg. However, the ones that I have chosen are either directly related to another or are the meat and potatoes of a good basis of understanding.

The key to a good basher, or a good racer, is a good setup. Racing is 90% skill. And that is very true. However, if your kit is miss-aligned then it will require 110% skill to overcompensate for the lack of setup and tuning. I do believe that the heart of the 90% skill comment is over the trends of buying the biggest and best engines, pipes, and electronics. However, I feel that there is so much you can do for arguably nothing that will make you look better than you could be… and that is set up.

[b[In this series[/b]

Vid 1- Camber- http://www.youtube.com/v/tUQ1xWaNf9g
Vid 2- Caster- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LRNZH3-YV8
Vid 3 Ackerman- http://www.youtube.com/v/i5sY7Q1Hso0
Vid 4 clutchs- http://www.youtube.com/v/tLS1WshkpKI
Vid 5 downstops- http://www.youtube.com/v/Brz8O90v9Sc
Vid 6 Ride Height- http://www.youtube.com/v/W9ZuLn_gNOI
Vid 7 Shocks- http://www.youtube.com/v/wJnGA6Qup8s
Vid 8 Steering servo setup- http://www.youtube.com/v/hz6nTW3llFY
Vid 9 Toe- http://www.youtube.com/v/KyENiQnXpv8
Vid 10 Wings- http://www.youtube.com/v/83j9zluzEU0

Vid 11 through 21 will appear on another guide.

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RC FAQs: Crawler Winch Install Guide by Squirrel

3 Racing Winch; 1/10th scale crawler accessory




The 3 racing crawler winch is designed to give your scaler the look of realism while also providing a functional winch that can actually pull moderately light objects. The link below will take you straight to the winch:


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RC FAQs: Bearings… all you ever wanted to know!! by Squirrel



Bearings have 4 main types of shields. Metal. rubber, teflon, and ceramic:

Metal-This is the cheapest bearing and the seal does a poor job of keeping dirt out. Best for onroad purposes as you will be cleaning regularly to keep dirt out. Also commonly found in clutch bells for nitros.

Rubber- Restricts bearing movement and spin. However, the rubber shields protect the bearing from dirt. This makes up for the metal bearing’s in ability to protect the inner part of the bearing. This is ideal for offroad though there is speed consequences. Best used for casual racing or RTR kits over the reduced performance.

Teflon- Work great for racers and those who want performance. They block dirt and spin very free. They are like the best of the metal and rubber worlds. The difference between teflon and ceramic is cost, ability to seal, and while teflon offers greater heat resistance over metal and rubber it is rivaled by ceramic’s ability.

Ceramic- Most costly. However, it offers a better longevity and also heat resistance over the teflon. Offers the best spinning ability and also blockage to dirt. These are the most expensive but the best out there. Hardcore racers, and Squirrel, strive for these and then teflon if not available.

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RC FAQs: How to solder dual battery adapters for single ESCs by Squirrel

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RC FAQs: How to Solder Traxxas Connectors by Squirrel


Out of all of the connectors out there the Traxxas ones are the easiest!

The main concept to them is:

1) presolder the tab up to the marked line
2) pretin the wire by applying solder onto it first
3) heat the tab and the wire up at the same time.
4) slide the tab into the connector

Place the tabs on a piece of wood (something that is flat and that can take the heat) with the marked lines face up.

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RC FAQs: Maintaining Your RC by Squirrel

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New GPM & Dusty Motors Parts

Earlier this week, we added GPM Shocks and Suspension Links for the Axial Wraith & EXO Terra in black, orange, and silver, as well as a slew of Dusty Motors Protective Shrouds for the Traxxas 1/10 4WD Rally, Slash 4×4 LCG Chassis, Stampede 4×4, T-Maxx, E-Maxx, Ruster, and Bandit. You can find all these parts and more over at our store.

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Welcome to The Toyz RC Blog


Thank you for checking out The Toyz RC Blog, we hope to  make this blog into a go-to source for RC tips, tricks, news and how-to’s. Over the next few weeks we will be transferring many write-ups from the old Toyz Forums, as well as posting new tutorials, new and upcoming products you can find at TheToyz.com, as well as promos, discounts, and giveaways.

Don’t forget to keep up with Squirrel by subscribing to his YouTube Channel, podcast, and Facebook Group. We’ve also got a Facebook Community Page that you can check out and post pictures of your RC, questions, and see all the latest products we’re bringing into the store.

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