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Tips and Tricks for Building an RC Car

If you have the heart of a kid and are fond of playing with RC cars and don't mind getting dirty, then this article is for you.

Yes, you should definitely engage in building your own radio-controlled vehicle for on-road car racing or off-road car games. It's fun, though it requires a little effort, especially when you have to assemble the car.

They say that assembling your own RC car is complex, but when it comes to maintenance and repair, nothing compares to knowing what you have placed inside your car.

If you like to cut your expenses, try constructing your own toy car. Building your own car is more practical since you can always decide on the parts you will use. In addition, you can also show your creativity in building your own model car. You can also purchase the best parts or accessories at a definitely lower cost. Other costs like fuel and batteries are just the same whether you assembled your own car or bought a car package.

Building your RC car may take longer. But it will still depend on the manufacturer of the car, the type of car, and your knowledge in building a radio-controlled car.

The trick is to always follow and read the instructions carefully. Never expect to finish your own kit in just a matter of time. It is advisable to take breaks from time to time because it can help you think better, plus you'll get new ideas on how to reassemble your kit easily.

Here are some more tips to consider before you start building your own car.

- The car instruction booklet: Read all the contents of the manual before building your RC car. Understand the guidelines properly to get ahead of complicated steps and prevent wasting your time. Check from time to time if you are on the right track and be careful not to skip steps so that you won't have to start all over again.

- Always have a pencil and notepad: Aside from taking key notes in your guide booklet, you should also focus on the screw settings and positions. Pay attention to rights and lefts, rears and fronts. Although they are usually marked, it is still important to make supplementary notes so that you understand them correctly.

- An organized building space: It must have a dry and clean hand towel to avoid car parts from rolling and bouncing and to soak up any fluid you spill or tip out. Be careful to construct your pit where you won't be disturbed. Be sure to cover up the car you made with a towel or cloth when you're not there to avoid losing pieces. And lastly, put ample light, like a desk lamp, for you to see the tiny parts and inside of your car.

- Containers: It is advisable to store your mini parts in hardware trays. Use empty containers, muffin tins, and medium-sized boxes to keep things organized. Be sure to keep everything separated and sorted when you're building your kit.

- Set of tools: You'll need to have good basic tools such as Philips-head screwdrivers, a series of jeweler's screwdrivers, and a 1/4-inch flat blade screwdriver. A pair of slip-joint and needle-nose pliers are also necessary, and nitro models require control-lock pliers for grasping flywheels. A flush cutter is also needed for oil lines and parts that need to be closely and cleanly cut.

If you're a beginner in building RC cars, you must have patience because it is difficult to build one without experience. Keep in mind that building your own RC car can also be fun and rewarding. 

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