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

Bearings!

Seals

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

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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

Hello,

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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